Free music distribution for Chinese artists

RouteNote operate worldwide, publishing artists and labels, large and small, to stores and streaming service around the world.

What does Xiami Music closing mean for my music?

RouteNote distribute thousands of artists and label’s music to Alibaba owned Xiami Music via Kanjian. What steps as an artist do I need to take?

Alibaba owned music streaming service Xiami Music is shutting down

Launched in 2008, Alibaba have announced they will be shutting down their Chinese music streaming service Xiami Music in February.

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…

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,…

Alibaba has bought a $700m stake in giant music streamer Netease

NetEase is quickly becoming one of the world’s biggest players in world music streaming as Alibaba join their stakeholders. China’s internet company boom has seen a lot of massive global players emerge. One of the…

Alibaba and Tencent precede $10bn IPO by sharing Sony and Universal music

Before embarking on Tencent’s rumoured, enormous $10 billion IPO they have secured a deal with Alibaba to share each others music. Tencent are a giant investment company with their fingers in a multitude of pies, including…

Alibaba Enters the Smart Speaker and Virtual Assistant Market with Tmall Genie – The Amazon Alexa and OK Google Competitor

Alibaba has followed the likes of Amazon and Google into the smart speaker market with the new Tmall Genie. The Tmall Genie has the AliGenie voice assistant inside, which is similar to Amazon’s Alexa. Feature-wise,…

China’s Alibaba look to buy Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter

Following Billboard and Hollywood Reporter’s acquisition of Spin, Vibe and Stereogum they themselves are now being eyed by the Chinese media conglomerate Alibaba. Rumours have begun circulating that Alibaba are interested in purchasing the Hollywood reporter…

Alibaba consolidates it’s entertainment offerings with $1.5 billion to spend

Chinese tech company Alibaba are looking to bring all of it’s entertainment together into one place with a massive amount of funding to push new projects. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. have revealed their new push in…