November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s an interesting deal in the making: Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba is reportedly planning to invest at least $90m in a stake in South Korean music firm SM Entertainment. The latter is one of the...

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November 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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China has long been one of the most fascinating yet problematic markets for recorded music, certainly from the perspective of western labels and artists. Potentially huge audiences, and plenty of innovation...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Outdustry and China Music Business boss Ed Peto has been blogging about the evolving intellectual property rights space in China, and his thoughts are well worth reading for any music company active there....

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September 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group has followed Vevo in partnering with advertising technology firm MirriAd, which specialises in digitally inserting ads into music videos. The Financial Times notes that the partnership...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Chinese messaging app WeChat is hot on the heels of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, with its parent company – internet giant Tencent – revealing yesterday that WeChat now has 438m monthly active users. That’s...

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June 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve been trying to write more about the role music can play in the massive messaging apps taking various parts of the world by storm. The latest example is a campaign not from an artist, but from a...

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March 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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MixRadio has been an interesting turnaround for Nokia's digital music business. Where Comes With Music was widely hyped but underperformed in the market, MixRadio has been relatively under the radar for...

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March 14th, 2014 by Music Ally

China smart

There were 700m smart devices in China by the end of 2013

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March 6th, 2014 by Music Ally

In our cover feature, Ed Peto of Outdustry gives us the inside track on digital music's development in China where huge changes are afoot in terms of how Chinese consumers

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