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KuGou

KuGou
KuGou app icon.png
Developer(s) Tencent Music
Initial release 2004; 16 years ago (2004)
Operating system Android, iOS, Web, Windows
Type Music streaming
Website www.kugou.com

KuGou (Chinese: 酷狗音乐) is a Chinese music streaming and download service established in 2004 and owned by Tencent Music.[1][2] It is the largest music streaming service in the world, with more than 450 million monthly active users.[2] KuGou is the largest online music service in China, with a market share of 28 percent.[1]

It has more than 800 million users.[1] A merger between China Music Corporation and Tencent's QQ Music (QQ音乐) was announced on July 15, 2016.[1][3] The services are expected to continue being offered separately.[1] Together with Kuwo (酷我音乐), another online music service also owned by Tencent Music and the third largest one in China,[1] KuGou holds a music award ceremony, the KU Music Asian Music Awards,[4] also known as Cool Music Asia Festival Award.[5] Only available in Mainland China.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Zen Soo (July 15, 2016). "Tencent to merge QQ Music service with China Music Corp to create streaming giant". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on September 13, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Jubb, Nathan (October 19, 2016). "The Future of Music Streaming Lies in China's Small Cities". Sixth Tone. Archived from the original on October 27, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Millward, Steven (July 15, 2016). "In China, 'Spotify' is free". Tech In Asia. Archived from the original on September 15, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Kim Dong-Joo (March 31, 2016). "Kang Ta & SHINee garner awards at 'KU MUSIC ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS'". sg.style.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on September 19, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "FTISLAND Wins "Asia's Popular Band" Award at Cool Music Asia Festival Award". Soompi. April 23, 2015. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.

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