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June 25, 2022

Twice Breaks USA with JYP Entertainment. Music Press Asia
[Twice, signed to JYP Entertainment, gained a spot in Billboard Hot 100 two years ago.]

JYP Entertainment & Republic Records Expand Partnership

K-pop powerhouse JYP Entertainment has recently announced a strategic partnership with Republic Records to extend global reach of its label artists – Stray Kids and Itzy. Republic Records, a U.S. American record label owned by Universal Music Group, announced its expanded alliance with JYP that began in 2020 with K-pop girl group, Twice. Under the new partnership, the US music…

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…

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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