How much of the music industry does Tencent really own?

Beyond their own huge music services Tencent has huge stakes in Universal, Warner, Spotify and others. Tencent is a huge Chinese company and with their music sector, Tencent Music Entertainment (TME), they are making its…

Tencent confirm $100 million stake in Warner Music Group

The Chinese conglomerate has confirmed a considerable stake in WMG following the launch of their IPO earlier this month. Chinese music giant Tencent Music Entertainment have spread their fingers into yet another pot of the…

TikTok competitor Zynn pays users for watching videos

New app Zynn has gained a huge amount of traction for its approach to rewarding users for watching videos and inviting friends. After publicly launching under a month ago, Zynn has since hit the number…

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…

Splice may be developing music making apps

Sample, loop, preset, plugin and DAW project sharing site Splice have recently acquired Superpowered, a company that helps developers build audio functionality into apps. Subscription based service Splice has been a favourite for producers sharing…

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,…

Is the Coronavirus boosting music streaming?

Social distancing and self-isolating are having huge impacts on our lives – are they also affecting how much we listen to music online? People are spending a lot more time at home now, you can’t…