New deal between Sony Music and NetEase disrupts Tencent’s hold on Chinese music

A fairer deal for the music industry in China? Tencent loses exclusive licensing agreement with Sony Music as NetEase Cloud Music and Sony sign a new distribution deal.

Free music distribution for Chinese artists

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

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.

NetEase Cloud Music have doubled the number of independent artists on their platform in one year

A recent report from the Chinese streaming service claims they now have 200,000 independent Chinese artists, up from 100,000 in 2019. In 2019, NetEase Cloud Music generated over 273bn streams of songs from independent musicians,…

NetEase Cloud Music saw huge revenue growth – Q2 2020 earnings call

Internet technology company NetEase hint at big numbers from NetEase Cloud Music in their Q2 2020 earnings call. NetEase Cloud Music is one of the big three music streaming service in China, along with Tencent…

Universal sign deals with Chinese companies Tencent and NetEase

Universal sign two deals with major companies Tencent and NetEase, showing a positive move towards fairness for streaming in China. Universal have signed deals with two Chinese companies, massive in the online streaming market. Chinese…

NetEase have made a large investment in an AI music composer

NetEase, a notable rival to Chinese tech company Tencent, have just made a $1.68 million investment in a new music AI company. NetEase are a China-based company who are most notable for running NetEase Cloud…

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…

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…