Tencent Music to Buy Audiobook Platform Lazy Audio for $416 million

 /  Music  / 
Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME), a unit of internet giant Tencent, is expanding its business scope with a deal to buy Lazy Audio, a Chinese provider of audio entertainment including audiobooks, comedies, podcasts and radio shows. Read More

China’s Music Aficionados Lament Loss of Streaming Service Xiami

 /  Music  / 
The Alibaba-backed company will suspend its operations after more than a decade due to “operational adjustments.” Read More

2020 Sees Hit Chinese Band Emerge From 10-Year Hiatus

 /  Music  / 
Wanneng Qingnian Lü Dian has returned with an album that has instantly won hearts. Read More

Tencent-Led Consortium to Increase Stake in Universal Music Group to 20%

 /  Money  / 
A consortium led by Tencent will buy an additional 10% stake in Universal Music Group (UMG) from French media conglomerate Vivendi, increasing their holding in the record label to 20%, as Tencent aims to dominate the Chinese music streaming market, according to a statement on Friday. Read More

Chinese Song Amplifies Awareness of Violence Against Women

 /  Music  / 
Tan Weiwei’s latest album revolves around the everyday struggles faced by women from diverse backgrounds. Read More

Tencent Music Goes Live in Partnership with U.S. Virtual Gig Master Wave

 /  Music  / 
Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) is entering the virtual concert arena in partnership with a U.S. startup, as it extends its offerings beyond simply providing songs licensed from third parties. Read More

China’s Short-Video Apps Urged to Crack Down on Unauthorized Music

 /  Music  / 
Major social platforms including Douyin and Kuaishou were found to be rife with songs users did not have permission to use. Read More

On China’s ‘Rap for Youth,’ the Medium Is the Message

 /  Music  / 
The mainstreaming of rap is part of a broader effort to reach younger audiences through their favorite genres and hobbies. Read More

The Band That Rocked China’s Internet

 /  Music  / 
How a viral TV stunt thrust folk-rockers Wu Tiao Ren into the center of a debate about language, culture, and authenticity in Chinese music. Read More