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October 22, 2019

Music Press Asia: China's tech giant Tencent in talks with Vivendi to buy 10% stake of Universal Music Group whose artists include Marion Jola (pictured above), Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga.
Music Press Asia: China's tech giant Tencent in talks with Vivendi to buy 10% stake of Universal Music Group whose artists include Marion Jola (pictured above), Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga.
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Tencent Music Under Investigation By China’s Regulators

Report – China’s antitrust regulator is currently investigating Tencent’s exclusive deals, according to a report in Bloomberg published on August 27, citing concern over its music-licensing practices and possibility of threatening a competitive music market.  In less than a month after a statement from Vivendi announcing its talks of parting 10% of Universal Music Group to Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment…

Tencent to Expand Streaming Service Joox

While the service is currently available in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong, Tencent has plans to launch it in at least two more countries this year, including India. This…

Tencent’s QQ Music and China Music Corp, operator of the popular KuGou platform, merged their businesses in July 2016 to pave way for an initial public offering.

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