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Alibaba-Kugou dispute may signal China digital shift

Stephy Tang, Hong Kong

Alibaba Music and Kugou’s fight over copyright licences may be a sign of a maturing digital music market

Early this year, Alibaba restructured its two online music platforms XiaMi and Ttpod, forming Alibaba Music. Since then, most of the online music copyrights are held by three entities – Alibaba Music, Kugou and Tencent Music.

In May, Alibaba Music sought...

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