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
NetEase Cloud Music gets approval to be spun off from NetEase and listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
We reported in May that NetEase was aiming to spin off its music streaming subsidiary, Cloud Village – which runs China’s second-biggest music streaming platform NetEase Cloud Music – and it has now secured approval...
August 3, 2021
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
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
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
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