Triller rise to the top of the App Store in India after TikTok ban

US-based short form video app Triller takes the number one spot for Photo & Video on the App Store in India, after last week’s TikTok ban. Last week saw TikTok and 58 other Chinese-owned apps removed…

ByteDance closes Indian short-form video app Vigo to promote TikTok

ByteDance hopes the move will encourage the 5 million monthly active users to migrate to TikTok which currently has 200 million users in India. Flipagram was a US-based brand, before being purchased by Chinese company…

Ultimate music distributor in China

RouteNote is available worldwide, giving all unsigned artists and labels access to powerful distribution tools for free. Distribution Get your music on top stores and streaming services (Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music,…

China’s video streaming platform Bilibili boast staggering numbers

Bilibili has been called China’s YouTube, with millions of content creators and users. Bilibili’s Q1 results show over 172 million monthly active users, a 70% year-on-year growth. Launching as a platform for a niche youth…

Tencent have gained 50% more paying users in the last year with 657m total users

Tencent’s latest report shows paying users are growing steadily converting more of their almost 700 million users than last year to pay for music. Chinese music streaming company Tencent Music are behind some of China’s…

Former head of streaming at Disney Kevin Mayer leaves to become CEO of TikTok

Head of The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International business is leaving Disney to become CEO of TikTok and COO of parent company ByteDance. Founder Yiming Zhang will remain as CEO of ByteDance. President of…

Netease Cloud Music just licensed over 1 million Warner tracks for nearly 1 billion users

The huge Chinese music streaming platform has just gained the rights to a huge catalogue of music from Warner Chappell. NetEase Cloud Music is a giant in the music streaming landscape. With over 800 million…

Tencent have just made an undisclosed investment in another Chinese music company

Tencent have made a new equity investment in another Chinese music-for-business company with the potential to take a controlling stake.  Tencent Music Entertainement are the Chinese company behind China’s biggest music services QQ Music, Kugou,…

Sony invests $400 million in Chinese streaming company Bilibili

Sony Corporation buys $400m stake in Bilibili, a Chinese platform offering mobile games, livestreaming and video/animation. Currently partially owned by Tencent and Alibaba, Sony invested 17.3 million shares in a 4.98% stake in the company,…

Resso, music streaming service from the creators of TikTok, is getting a major boost of new content

A new licensing deal with Shemaroo Entertainment builds upon Bytedance’s brand new music service Resso. Bytedance are the company behind the massive social video app TikTok and it’s Chinese equivalent Douyin. This year they launched…