Court Stops TikTok App Ban, For Now

A judge has blocked an order from the Trump administration that would have banned TikTok from being downloaded from the Apple and Android app stores in the U.S. as of. Continue reading

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Trump Says TikTok Deal Off If ByteDance Keeps Control

A series of on again off again deals to acquire TikTok’s US operation hit another roadblock Monday courtesy of President Trump who said that TikTok must be fully in US. Continue reading

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TikTok Chooses Oracle Partnership Over Microsoft Sale

Oracle edged out Microsoft in negotiations for the U.S. operations of TikTok, according to multiple sources. The deal must still receive White House approval. But it won’t hurt that Oracle. Continue reading

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UMG Strikes New Deals With Tencent, Netease

Universal Music Group has signed multi-year licensing agreement with two Chinese tech giants – Tencent Music Entertainment and Netease. For Tencent, the deal was a renewal and will allow the. Continue reading

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What Is Tencent’s Music Endgame? [MARK MULLIGAN]

MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan looks at Tencent’s recent $3.8 billion investments in WMG and UMG and what the mean for the music industry. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the. Continue reading

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TikTok Adding 100M Users Every Month To Pass 2B Downloads

Social video app TikTok has been downloaded more than 2 billion times globally, according to Sensor Tower. The milestone comes just five months after TikTok passed 1.5 billion downloads. In. Continue reading

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Tencent Music Reports Impressive Q3 Revenue, Subscriber Growth

China-based streamer Tencent Music reported impressive revenue and subscriber growth for the third fiscal quarter of 2019. According to unaudited financial statements from Tencent, revenue for the quarter hit $910. Continue reading

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U.S. Opens Investigation Of TikTok, $1B Musically Acquisition

The U.S. government’s Committee on Foreign Investment has reportedly launched a national security review of TikTok and it’s China-based owner ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social music. Continue reading

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HOW TO: Basics Of Chinese Social Media For Musicians

While popular artist platforms like Instagram and Facebook aren't accessible in China, musicians in the US are capable of bridging the global divide and reach fans overseas, simply by creating. Continue reading

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CD Baby, Tunecore Add China For DIY Music Distribution

Tunecore and CD Baby have each just added China's largest streaming music service – Tencent Music, its subsidiaries and partners – to their indie and d.i.y. music distribution networks. When. Continue reading

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