Why is Tencent’s WeSing karaoke platform so popular in Asia?

WeSing, from Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent, is a social karaoke app, thriving as many KTV venues around Asia close during the pandemic. Karaoke is popular in all forms and among all ages in China. The…

Sing-Along with Deezer on Desktop and Mobile

Deezer want to rope in karaoke lovers as they’re now the first service with real-time lyrics on all platforms without a music subscription. Deezer have added real-time lyrics to listeners tuning in on desktop. So…

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…

How to collect YouTube royalties

At RouteNote, we have two programs that can help you monetize your music and videos on YouTube. Which benefits you the most? Simply put, YouTube Content ID will help you monetize your music across all…

Tencent Music Entertainment Financials – Karaoke App Strong! Music Subscribers Growing

Tencent Music Entertainment had 652 million mobile monthly active users across QQ Music, Kugou Music and Kuwo Music, which was only 1.2% up year on year. However, paying subscribers grew by 33% year on year…

The most successful startup in the world runs karaoke apps

When you think startups, you think pioneering design and revolutionary tech. so would it surprise you to find out that the most valuable startup in the world is the owner of a karaoke app? TikTok…

Sing your heart out as Smule gets bigger with $20m investment

Smule’s founder once said that “music was the original social network” and with major new funding they’re making music more social around the world. Smule started with a humble mission, to draw people in with…

Tencent Music Entertainment Pauses Their IPO Until Early in November at least

Tencent Music Entertainment has announced that they are going to pause on their US initial public offering until at least November. Tencent Music Entertainment states that they want to wait for global stock markets to…

WeSing Karaoke and its livestreaming-video Apps Are The Biggest News from Tencent Music Entertainment IPO

Tencent Music Entertainment have just announced their IPO, but the biggest news is their ‘social entertainment’ services. WeSing karaoke and its livestreaming-video apps generated $1.18bn from 228 million users. Thus, WeSing and its livestreaming apps…

Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) – Files for IPO in United States – Owns QQ Music, Kugou, Kuwo and WeSing

Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) has filed their IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States. TME listed a placeholder registration for $1bn and applied to list on the New York Stock…