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
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
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
Kuaishou has 305m daily users – and now licensed music too
Chinese social videos app Kuaishou is huge: it has more than 760 million monthly active users, and 305 million daily active users. Now it has licensed music for those people to use. The company has signed a two-year deal...
March 12, 2021
Universal Music hails China sales success for Linong Chen
The major western music companies are, it’s fair to say, very keen to expand their foothold in the Chinese music industry. From beefing up their offices in China to taking investment from its digital industry’s...
June 22, 2020
The next TikTok? 10 more short-video apps taking China by storm
TikTok is currently one of the most popular social apps globally, and it’s making plenty of waves in the music industry, from playing an early role in making ‘Old Town Road’ a hit and becoming an exciting platform for...
July 31, 2019
China to introduce ‘youth mode’ time limits for short-video apps
The challenge of levering children off their favourite app is one being grappled with by parents across the world, whether it’s YouTube, Fortnite, TikTok or Roblox. Now the Chinese government is introducing regulations...
April 3, 2019