Is the Chinese Music Streaming Market a Duopoly?

Short Answer: Yes. Tencent Music Entertainment and Netease Cloud Music control the chinese music streaming market. Between Tencent Music Entertainment (which owns QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo) and Netease Cloud Music they have over 80%…

ByteDance plan to take Spotify on with a free streaming service

TikTok’s parent company and Chinese conglomerate ByteDance are planning to make their entry into the world of free music streaming. Chinese software giants ByteDance have made a massive mark with their phenomenally popular video app…

Chinese Music Distribution

RouteNote is one of the first music distributors in the world to ink deals with Tencent (QQ Music, Kugou, Kuwo), Netease and Kanjian (who cover over 30 different music streaming services). RouteNote has been working…

RouteNote partners with China’s biggest music streaming services through Tencent

We are thrilled to announce that Tencent Music Entertainment will be joining our ever-growing list of partners. Tencent Music Entertainment are leading the way for digital music in China. Their massively popular apps include QQ…

Tencent take Siri on with their own voice assistant

Watch out Siri, you may be about to launch in China in the shape of Apple’s smart speaker but Tencent are looming with their own artificial intelligence on the way. As Apple build up to…

Should I distribute my music in Asia?

You can distribute your music for free to all of the major streaming services in the world. This includes the incredibly popular services in Asia’s emerging markets, here’s why you shouldn’t be keeping your music…

Tencent’s new app is funny but Bytedance aren’t laughing

Short video is the hot thing in China right now and Tencent are taking on apps like Bytedance with their own social video network. Tencent are getting in on the short video game thanks to…

RouteNote helps independent artist get to No.2 in charts

We’ve been helping artists get their music around the world for over 10 years now and we’re seeing more and more success stories from artists who didn’t need a label to make it big. Two…

NetEase just raised a dollar for each of their 600 million listeners

NetEase have a LOT of listeners streaming music on their services and they’ve just gained a LOT of funding to help to expand and grow their user-base. NetEase Cloud Music is the Chinese music streaming…

Xiaomi made $2.1 billion profits in first quarter as a public company

Chinese smartphone makers and music streamers Xiaomi have just posted their mammoth profits from their first quarter as a public company. Xiaomi are renowned in China with their smartphones in the pockets of millions and…