NetEase Cloud Music holds second Galaxy Album Music Camp
Chinese streaming service NetEase Cloud Music has been holding ‘season two’ of its Galaxy Album Music Camp, a seven-day music workshop. It’s an interesting insight into how the service is working with independent musicians...
July 20, 2021
Tencent Music regulatory crackdown milder than feared
Well, we say 'milder': China's biggest music streaming company isn't completely out of the woods in the Chinese government's regulatory crackdown on various technology firms. After the latest announcement of fines for...
July 12, 2021
ByteDance rival Kuaishou’s apps have more than 1bn active users
We wrote about Chinese short-video app Kuaishou in March this year, when its parent company announced that it had more than 750 million monthly active users, and 305 million daily active users. Now the company, Kuaishou...
June 24, 2021
China now has 873m people watching short-form videos
Earlier this month, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released one of its regular and wide-ranging reports on the development of China's internet network, and the ways its “netizens” use it. The...
June 16, 2021
NetEase Cloud Music to go public in spin-off listing
Another day, another music-related company preparing to go public. This time it’s NetEase Cloud Music which is set to spin off in a public listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The listing will be for Cloud Village,...
May 27, 2021
Music and social apps included in Chinese privacy crackdown
The Chinese government is on a run of varying degrees of crackdowns on the technology sector, with the latest one including some key apps for the music industry. 105 apps have been called out by China's internet regulator...
May 24, 2021
China latest: Sony Music deals and Tencent Music financials
Dealmaking in China’s digital music ecosystem is changing fast, moving on from the time when big labels would license their catalogues exclusively to one streaming company, which would in turn sub-license it to its rivals....
May 18, 2021
Tencent Music may be forced to sell Kuwo and Kugou services
There may be trouble ahead for Tencent Music in its homeland, although that trouble could bring some intriguing competition to China’s music streaming market. As part of a wider crackdown on technology companies, the...
April 30, 2021
Pink Floyd launch profiles on Bilibili and Sina Weibo in China
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our coverage of the Chinese music industry in recent years, it’s the importance of artists fully engaging with China’s social media landscape: from the biggest...
April 27, 2021
China continues anti-competition crackdown on technology firms
Some of China’s biggest internet companies, including Tencent Holdings and ByteDance, have been put on notice of a crackdown by the Chinese government on “abuses of information and market dominance”. The...
April 14, 2021
ByteDance withdraws one of its lawsuits against Tencent
ByteDance, the owner of TikTok and its Chinese sibling Douyin, has been tangling with fellow tech giant Tencent for some time in the courts with a series of tit-for-tat lawsuits. ByteDance has just withdrawn one of the most...
April 13, 2021
LyricFind targets China expansion with Kanjian Music deal
LyricFind is expanding its business globally again, this time with a partnership in China with music services company Kanjian Music. The latter will be LyricFind’s sales representative in China, hunting down deals to...
March 26, 2021