Get the free version of Marbridge Daily delivered to your inbox

Click here to subscribe

Tencent Music Halts Content Sublicensing Agreement with NetEase Cloud Music

Mydrivers, 8/12/17

Chinese internet and mobile services firm Tencent's (0700.HK) entertainment business, Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME), has temporarily halted its content sublicensing agreement with NetEase's (Nasdaq: NTES) music service over copyright infringement. Tencent Music Entertainment Group has also filed a lawsuit in Shenzhen to directly eliminate the piracy problem.

NetEase Cloud Music recently took down a large number of songs, which when clicked display "The media is currently unavailable due to partner request." Most of the songs are from famous Hong Kong and Taiwanese artists, the licensing rights to which are owned by Tencent.

NetEase Cloud Music responded to the online discussion by noting that the delisted music only accounts for about 1% of the company's music library, and said that the platform and Tencent Music are currently in negotiations for copyright license transfers.

Keywords: online music NetEase Internet copyright 0700.HK NTES Tencent Music Entertainment IPR infringement litigation law


Please note, all fields are required.
None of your personal information will be shared with third parties.



The information contained in this newsletter is based upon sources that Marbridge Consulting believes to be reliable, and we have made every effort to translate the original articles or article excerpts as faithfully as possible. However, Marbridge Consulting makes no warranty of and assumes no legal responsibility for the accuracy of either the original source material or the English language translations.

Marbridge Daily Premium

Interested in gaining full access to all newsletter articles and the Marbridge Daily archive? To learn more about premium subscription options, including pricing, please:

Click here

Marbridge Consulting RSS Feed

Marbridge Reports