NetEase Cloud Music now has 200k independent Chinese artists
Chinese streaming service NetEase Cloud Music has published a report hailing the fact that the number of Chinese independent musicians on its platform has doubled in the last year. There are now more than 200,000 of them,...
November 6, 2020
NetEase Cloud Music saw ‘triple-digit revenue growth’ in Q2
Chinese technology firm NetEase published its latest financial results last week, with no new figures for its NetEase Cloud Music streaming service. However, the service was mentioned in the subsequent earnings call with...
August 17, 2020
China gets new ‘Music Industry Legal Professional Committee’
Last week, a panel of Chinese copyright legal experts and representatives from various DSPs and majors formally established a "Music Industry Legal Professional Committee" to create a strengthened legal backbone for the Chinese...
August 13, 2020
NetEase Cloud Music says it’s tops for Japanese music in China
China has become an important market for Japanese artists and labels in recent years. Now streaming service NetEase Cloud Music is staking its claim to be the "platform of choice for fans of Japanese music" in China. It's...
August 12, 2020
UMG signs NetEase deal and launches label with Tencent Music
It was a busy day for Tencent Music, and for China's digital music industry as a whole. Universal Music Group made two announcements about its latest deals there: one with NetEase Cloud Music, and the other with Tencent Music. The...
August 11, 2020
NetEase Cloud Music ups moderation after ‘NetEmo’ meme
We've written before about one area where Chinese music streaming services like NetEase Cloud Music beat most of their western equivalents: they have a thriving comments ecosystem where listeners are giving their views on...
August 5, 2020
AI music startup Aiva raises €1.5m funding from NetEase
It’s been a little while since we last wrote about Luxembourg-based startup Aiva and its software for creating music using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. We covered its pitch in the 2018 Midemlab startups...
June 16, 2020
NetEase Cloud Music gets rights for Studio Ghibli soundtracks
If we are all about to go into remote-working self-isolation for a few weeks, there’s no better time to get a Netflix subscription to work through the wonderful back catalogue of animation firm Studio Ghibli. The...
March 13, 2020
NetEase still keen to take its Cloud Music service public
Chinese technology company NetEase has just taken its online-education subsidiary Youdao public, but it’s already thinking ahead to similar plans for its music-streaming service NetEase Cloud Music. CEO William Ding told Bloomberg that...
October 28, 2019
NetEase’s Mathew Daniel talks China, artists and publishing as ketchup
Mathew Daniel, VP international at Chinese streaming service NetEase Cloud Music, has criticised collecting societies while suggesting that direct payments to publishers could be a better model in China. “I have an analogy....
June 10, 2019
NetEase Cloud Music inks deal with Japanese label Nippon Columbia
China is a hugely-appealing market for Japanese labels seeking international growth for their artists. Here’s a new example of the kind of partnerships that are being struck to achieve this: streaming service NetEase Cloud...
April 23, 2019
Report predicts 530m electronic-music listeners in China by 2021
NetEase’s electronic-music brand Fever has worked with research firm Nielsen on a report that tries to quantify the market for dance music in China. Among its claims: that there will be more than 530 million people listening...
March 27, 2019