ByteDance are considering Douyin IPO in Hong Kong

Douyin and TikTok’s parent Beijing-based company ByteDance are reportedly considering taking Douyin public in Hong Kong. Douyin is the Chinese version of TikTok from ByteDance. According to a report from 36Kr, ByteDance are supposedly in…

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…

Top 5 free music marketing products

Sites such as Push.fm, Linkfire, Linktree and Show.co offer tools specifically designed to improve your artist campaign’s effectiveness. One platform offers great features, in-depth statistics and a clean interface at an unbeatable price. 1. Push.fm…

Free alternative to Linkfire – create fan links and pre-saves for free with Push.fm

Linkfire offer smart links for your music campaigns, but pricing can get very expensive for some of the most basic features Push.fm offer for free. Smart links (or fan links) collate all of the stores…

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,…

7digital needs £4.5 million before next month or faces administration

7digital’s future is on the line as it needs to raise a load of additional funds as July approaches on the brink of administration. B2B music service 7digital is on a shaky precipice that requires…

Pandora’s grip on American music streaming to give way to Spotify in 2 years

Pandora have long been the favourites for online music in the US but eMarketer reckons their rein is coming to an end. Spotify are easily one of the world’s leading music streaming services with hundreds…

Anghami has over 21 million people streaming music in the Middle East

With the Spotify’s expansion beyond the Western world, local streamers Anghami aren’t worried thanks to their dedicated subscribers. Anghami are a native Middle Eastern music streaming service that have been helping to open the region’s…

HMV isn’t going anywhere as Canada saves the UK music shop

The high street is dwindling and HMV are teetering on the edge, but Canada have saved the day for the UK’s biggest music retailer. HMV had a bad start to 2019 after a disappointing holiday…

Deezer’s CEO wants to make their mark in 2019

Deezer have held their own whilst rivals like Spotify and Apple Music dominate music streaming and after their best year yet they’re on track to carve their niche this year. French music streaming service Deezer…