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This report provides a detailed analysis of all the main music industry sectors in China.


  • Aside from China's well-documented problems with music piracy, spending on recorded music has shifted in the last 10 years or so, from mobile personalization formats (ring tones, ring-back tones etc.) to streaming services.

Features and Benefits

  • Details all aspects of China's music industry.
  • Covers recorded music, music retail, digital access, addressable market size, royalty collections, and live.

Key questions answered

  • Which of China's music subscription services accounts for the biggest share of the country's subscriber total?
  • What are the biggest factors in determining China's digital music opportunity?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • China now realizing long-held growth potential
  • High digital use but low rights returns
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • China starting to live up to the emerging market tag
  • Assessing China's digital music opportunity

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Piracy still a major issue
  • Royalty collections


  • Valuing live-music sales


  • Methodology
  • Author