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China Music Industry Update, March 2018 - a detailed analysis of all the main music industry sectors


  • In line with the optimism surrounding the Chinese economy, certain sections of the country's music industry are starting to show signs that it is living up to the long-held potential.

Features and Benefits

  • The report details all sectors of China's music industry
  • The report looks at recorded-music sales, the live sector, rights collections and copyright protection

Key questions answered

  • What share of China's recorded-music trade sales are generated by streaming?
  • What share of authors rights come from digital music?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Trade sales set to keep rising, but at a slowing rate
  • High digital use but low rights returns
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • China starting to live up to the “emerging market” tag
  • Mobile the key to China’s recorded-music future

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Piracy still a critical issue
  • Royalty collections


  • The evolving radio broadcast sector
  • World’s biggest TV market


  • Valuing live music sales


  • Methodology
  • Author