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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...
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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?
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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UMG steps up its China ambitions with frontline label launches

UMG is launching Republic Records China as a frontline label, and relaunching EMI China, PolyGram Records China and Universal Music China to sit alongside it.