TikTok’s sister app Douyin limits children’s usage in China
Douyin is the Chinese version of TikTok, and like other apps that are popular with young people in China, it’s facing pressure to limit the time they spend on its service. Cue what Douyin described in a blog post as...
September 21, 2021
ByteDance tipped to launch music streaming app Feile in China
Could TikTok’s parent company ByteDance be about to provide competition in a streaming market dominated by Tencent Music and NetEase Cloud Music?
September 20, 2021
MQA founder talks music quality, streaming and immersive audio
As the founder of music technology firm MQA – and before that of Meridian Audio – Bob Stuart has plenty of views on audio quality and the evolution of music services. This week, he shared them in a keynote interview...
September 10, 2021
Collabs, socials and more: international marketing for Chinese artists
The inaugural Music Ally China Digital Summit is taking place this week, and a panel session today focused on international marketing, with a particular focus on Chinese artists. "Outside of China, the main Chinese music...
September 8, 2021
Blokur boss talks music data and startup challenges
Blokur CEO Phil Barry has been talking about the startup's evolution, in an appearance at the Music Ally China Digital Summit this morning. The company now processes data for around 70m songs from "trillions of streaming...
September 7, 2021
Fuga boss sees bright future in local DSPs and blockchain technology
Fuga boss Pieter van Rijn has been outlining where he sees future revenue growth coming from, in his speech at the Music Ally China Digital Summit. “The continuous rise of UGC and social platforms in combination with...
September 7, 2021
Tencent Music ends its exclusive deals with labels
Tencent Music has announced an official end to its exclusive deals with music labels, in response to regulatory moves in China.
September 2, 2021
Warner Music Group signs deal with short-video firm Kuaishou
The major labels are striking licensing deals with a variety of players. The latest example is WMG's new agreement with China's Kuaishou.
September 1, 2021
China cracks down on idol worship and children’s gaming
It will soon be quicker to report on which aspects of the technology industry the Chinese authorities are NOT cracking down on...
August 31, 2021
Hong Kong-based Allsaints Music Group raises $60m funding
It’s not every day that a digital music company raises $60m, especially one that Music Ally hasn’t written about before. Meet Allsaints Music Group...
August 25, 2021
Tencent Music now has 66.2 million paying users online
Tencent Music (TME) has been dealing with the close interest of the Chinese authorities in its business practices recently...
August 17, 2021