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Tencent Music’s QQ Music turns into China’s first home streaming service to help Dolby Atmos sound

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Tencent Music Leisure Group (TME) has partnered with Dolby Laboratories to make its Dolby Atmos service out there on QQ Music, one among China’s largest home music streaming companies.

In accordance with a press launch saying the partnership, TME-owned QQ Music would be the first home music service in China to combine Dolby Atmos sound, which adopts spatial audio expertise for immersive sound experiences.

The service is accessible now to QQ Music SVIP subscribers.

TME says that the announcement marks the “begin of a strategic partnership between TME and Dolby” that may “make music in Dolby Atmos extra accessible in China”.

In accordance with the press supplies,  the catalog of music and artists out there on QQ in Dolby Atmos contains the likes of Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Roddy Ricch, and Sia.

Music from home artists equivalent to Buyi Mao, Charlie Zhou, Mayday, Jam Hsiao, Tia Ray, Nana Ou-yang, and INTO1 can be out there within the format.

 

At launch, TME says that Dolby Atmos is accessible to QQ Music SVIP subscribers with a Dolby Atmos-enabled Android smartphone, and contains Android units from manufacturers equivalent to Lenovo, moto, OPPO, OnePlus, realme, Redmi, Samsung and Xiaomi.

TME additionally says it plans to roll out the service quickly to extra use circumstances, equivalent to automobiles outfitted with Dolby Atmos.

“As China’s first home music service supporting Dolby Atmos, QQ Music is a frontrunner in offering progressive listening experiences for music followers.”

Alan Zhou, QQ Music

Alan Zhou, Vice President of Expertise, QQ Music, Tencent Music Leisure Group, stated: “Our collaboration with Dolby permits us to supply QQ Music subscribers with an unimaginable music listening expertise.

“As China’s first home music service supporting Dolby Atmos, QQ Music is a frontrunner in offering progressive listening experiences for music followers in China.

“Customers will really feel sound from throughout with crystal clear particulars when listening to music in Dolby Atmos and expertise the fantastic thing about music extra vividly and realistically.

“TME will work intently with Dolby to carry extra high-quality content material in Dolby Atmos from numerous artists and labels to the service, providing creators and followers a brand new world of music dropped at life in Dolby Atmos.”

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with TME.”

Jeff Wong, Dolby Laboratories

“Dolby Atmos is reworking how music is created and loved.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with TME and convey this revolutionary music expertise to extra Chinese language music followers via QQ Music.

“We sit up for extending that have with TME to extra eventualities the place music is important.”

“I hope that music followers on QQ Music will benefit from the phenomenal expertise I loved once I first heard my music in Dolby Atmos.”

Tia Ray

Tia Ray, Singer, stated: “Dolby Atmos allows us to open our thoughts when creating music, introducing new wealthy depths of sound.

“It permits me to see my music in a brand new manner.

“I hope that music followers on QQ Music will benefit from the phenomenal expertise I loved once I first heard my music in Dolby Atmos.”

“Dolby Atmos gives limitless house for creativity.”

Lei Qian, Composer and Music Producer

Lei Qian, Composer and Music Producer, added: “Dolby Atmos gives limitless house for creativity.

“Consequently, I can categorical feelings and footage in music extra freely than I might earlier than.

“Now, with QQ Music supporting Dolby Atmos, music followers will have the ability to really feel the creativity and expression in my music in a deeper manner.”

“Dolby Atmos makes music really feel extra vibrant and immersive.”

Kevin Shin, WAJI Music

Kevin Shin, Normal Supervisor of WAJI Music, stated: “My first expertise with Dolby Atmos was listening to Buyi Mao’s newest album Lonely Planet.

“Dolby Atmos makes music really feel extra vibrant and immersive whereas permitting artists to share their inventive intent in new methods. It’s a significant step ahead for music.”

“As an business, we’re continually searching for methods to supply music followers with a greater listening expertise.”

Sam Hu, Taihe Music Group

Sam Hu, Vice President of Taihe Music Group, stated: “As an business, we’re continually searching for methods to supply music followers with a greater listening expertise.

“Dolby Atmos is one among our options.

“Now, music followers can really feel a deeper emotional connection when listening to their favourite music from Taihe in Dolby Atmos on QQ Music, like Charlie Zhou’s Brightness from the documentary Forbidden Metropolis or Nana Ou-yang’s upcoming new album.”


By partnering with Dolby to permit for spatial audio streaming, TME follows within the lead of Amazon Music and TIDAL, who each launched Dolby Atmos-mixed tracks to its companies in 2019.

Apple Music‘s spacial audio format, with help for Dolby Atmos, was rolled out in June 2021.

Amongst its many hats as a tech big, Tencent Holdings, proprietor of TME, additionally owns the social app WeChat, which has over 1.2 billion energetic customers as of Q1 2022.

In June, the WeChat platform hosted a free livestream efficiency from the Backstreet Boys. It was watched by 45 million viewers in China, the highest-attended livestream on WeChat from a global artist.

TME additionally grew to become a worldwide music distributor in April with the launch of its ‘One-Click on For All’ service, which permits impartial musicians registered to its platform to distribute music to over 150 platforms globally, together with Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music.Music Enterprise Worldwide

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Triller secures $310 million funding forward of deliberate This autumn IPO

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A lot of the worldwide financial system is in disarray and main leisure industries are having a tricky time of issues: Witness the US film Field Workplace, the place month-to-month September income is about to fall to its lowest level in 25 years (exterior the pandemic).

Within the music business, nevertheless, the massive cash retains on shifting.

Earlier this week, Harmony confirmed it was shopping for a catalog from Phil Collins and his fellow Genesis members for a reported $300 million-plus.

In the meantime, previously 48 hours, Triller – the oft-controversial TikTok rival– has confirmed that it’s secured a binding USD $310 million funding from GEM (World Rising Markets), a Luxembourg primarily based different funding group.

Confirming the deal this week, US-based Triller reiterated that it now expects to execute a public itemizing on the inventory change in This autumn 2022, and claimed that it’s on monitor to clear $100 million in income this yr.

Below the brand new settlement, GEM will present Triller with as much as $310 million in fairness capital for a 36-month time period following a public itemizing of Triller’s frequent inventory. (Or to place it in less complicated phrases: Triller has agreed to promote a bunch of inventory to GEM for $310 million post-flotation.)

Triller mentioned in a media assertion that it’s not obligated to attract the complete $310 million from the GEM settlement however can accomplish that partially or in complete at its discretion.

Triller added that it intends to make use of the capital “to make further acquisitions to strengthen [our] toolbox for the creator neighborhood and attain break-even or profitability within the short-term”.

Triller confirmed that, if it banks the complete $310 million fairness facility from GEM, it’ll have raised greater than USD $600 million so far. The corporate added that drawing the complete $310 million would additionally imply “upon [our] IPO, [we] will probably be just about debt free.”

One probably pricey occasion may presumably put a wrinkle in that plan: Triller is presently being sued by Sony Music Leisure. The foremost music firm claims that Triller used its recordings with out a license, in addition to “fail[ing] and refus[ing] to pay hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in contractual licensing charges”.

Earlier this month, Triller settled a separate lawsuit with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz; the producer duo alleged that they had been owed missed funds following Triller’s acquisition of their track battle platform Verzuz in 2021.

Relating to the GEM deal, Triller claims that it’s going to “management each the timing and quantity of all drawdowns and can challenge inventory to GEM on every drawn down from the power”. Triller may also challenge warrants to GEM.

“Triller has been rising tremendously,” mentioned Mahi de Silva, CEO and Chairman of Triller. “At our inception in 2019, we had been a zero-revenue firm; now we’re on monitor to interrupt $100 million in income this yr.

“The Triller app has been downloaded greater than 350 million occasions, and the corporate works with dozens of the world’s largest manufacturers and 1000’s of prime artists, disrupting your entire creator neighborhood.”

Triller claims to presently run 10 separate enterprise traces, “eight of that are at break-even or worthwhile”. These sub-businesses incorporate acquired firms/platforms corresponding to Verzuz, Amplify.ai, Thuzio, Fangage, and Julius.

Triller says that it now attracts 750 million separate consumer interactions per quarter “every of which is a possible monetizable transaction for the corporate sooner or later”.

“The explanation the [entertainment streaming] business is so set on MAU, DAU and the like is that’s how a lot time somebody spends inside one firm’s specific closed backyard and signifies that the social networks ‘personal’ the consumer, income, model and knowledge. Triller breaks that system vast open.”

Mahi de Silva, Triller

“Triller is breaking all the principles of the closed backyard methods. It’s difficult the best way the previous institution takes benefit of creators and customers by conserving 99 % of the cash throughout the system for itself,” added De Silva.

“The explanation the business is so set on MAU, DAU and the like is that’s how a lot time somebody spends inside one firm’s specific closed backyard and signifies that the social networks ‘personal’ the consumer, income, model and knowledge.

“Triller breaks that system vast open. As an open backyard, our aim is to place the ability again within the palms of the creators and customers, permitting creators and types to attach straight.

“We offer instruments to maximise these connections and the way effectively every may be monetized. As well as, trying on the variety of interactions we facilitate helps us to forecast future income since every a kind of is a possible transaction charge for us.”

Triller says its journey to the Nasdaq goes easily. The agency filed a non-public S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Trade Fee final month. This week, it mentioned it was submitting what it anticipates being its remaining S-1 concurrently with the closing of the GEM facility.

World Rising Markets (“GEM”) is a $3.4 billion, Luxembourg primarily based personal different funding group with workplaces in Paris, New York and The Bahamas.

It manages a set of funding autos usually targeted on rising markets and has accomplished over 530 transactions in over 70 international locations.Music Enterprise Worldwide

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From Harmony shopping for Phil Collins + Genesis bandmates catalogs to Pop Home’s Avicii rights deal… it’s MBW’s Weekly Spherical-Up

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Welcome to Music Enterprise Worldwide’s weekly round-up – the place we make certain you caught the 5 greatest tales to hit our headlines over the previous seven days. MBW’s round-up is supported by Centtrip, which helps over 500 of the world’s best-selling artists maximise their earnings and cut back their touring prices.


It’s been an eventful week within the world rights acquisitions house.

On Thursday (September 29), we discovered that Harmony has acquired the publishing and recorded music catalogs of Phil Collins and his Genesis bandmates Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.

Citing sources, The Wall Avenue Journal reported the ‘megadeal’ to be valued at greater than $300 million.

The deal follows Harmony’s latest buy of the belongings of HitCo Leisure, and its eight-figure acquisition of Australia-based music writer Native Tongue.

Elsewhere, Stockholm-based Pop Home Leisure introduced an settlement with the household and property of Avicii (Tim Bergling) to purchase 75% possession of the late famous person’s grasp recordings and publishing.

The Bergling household will proceed to be intently concerned in Avicii’s music as a minority proprietor of a 25% stake, along with forming a JV with Pop Home.

This week additionally introduced information of a brand new Singapore-based fund that’s launched to purchase catalogs in Asia with an preliminary elevate of USD $100 million.

Managed by Prime Asia Asset Administration, and based mostly in Singapore, the fund is headed up by broadly revered music business veteran Chee Meng Tan (founder and Group CEO).

The brand new agency’s management staff additionally contains Garand Wu (President, Larger China), the previous Managing Director of Common Music (China).

Additionally this week, Apple pulled Russia’s VK apps from its app retailer, whereas BMG booked out one among Berlin’s most famed theaters each night time till the top of 2024.

Right here’s what occurred…


1) PHIL COLLINS, MIKE RUTHERFORD, AND TONY BANKS OF GENESIS SELL RIGHTS TO CONCORD IN $300M DEAL

Harmony has acquired once more.

This time, the corporate has snapped up the publishing and recorded music catalogs of Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford, in addition to the publishing and recorded music catalog from their years within the band Genesis.

Citing ‘individuals conversant in the transaction’, The Wall Avenue Journal experiences that the ‘megadeal’ is ‘valued at over $300 million…’


2) POPHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT BUYS 75% OF AVICII MASTER RECORDINGS AND PUBLISHING

Pophouse Leisure, the Swedish leisure firm led by former Common Music Sweden Managing Director Per Sundin, has acquired a 75% curiosity within the masters and publishing catalog of Avicii.

The deal follows the launch of the Avicii Expertise interactive tribute museum in Stockholm in February that was borne out of a partnership between the household and property of Avicii (Tim Bergling), and Pophouse CEO Sundin, who first signed Avicii as CEO of Common Sweden in 2010.

Pophouse disclosed the newest settlement in a joint launch with the Tim Bergling Basis on Wednesday (September 28), with out revealing the monetary phrases of the transaction…


3) NEW $100M-BACKED FUND LAUNCHES TO BUY CATALOGS IN ASIA, LED BY INDUSTRY VETERAN CHEE MENG TAN AND EX-UNIVERSAL MUSIC CHINA MD GARAND WU

The worldwide music rights acquisitions house’s greatest gamers have been predominantly based mostly within the US and Europe thus far.

However over in Asia, new big-money funds have began to make some critical noise over the previous few months.

In June, for instance, Seoul-based Past Music, which claims to be Asia’s largest single music IP asset administration firm, set out plans “to overcome the worldwide music IP market”. The agency stated it expects to have 1 trillion South Korea Gained ($800m) price of belongings below administration by the top of this yr.

Now, MBW can reveal {that a} new Asia-focused fund simply entered the house and it’s launched with an preliminary elevate of USD $100 million…


4) APPLE PULLS APPS OWNED BY RUSSIAN TECH GIANT VK FROM APP STORE, INCLUDING MUSIC SERVICE VK MUSIC

Apps operated by Russia-based tech large VK have been faraway from Apple’s app retailer globally, together with VKontakte, Russia’s reply to Fb.

Along with the VKontakte, The Verge experiences that VK-owned music app VK Music has additionally been pulled by Apple, together with VK apps Mail.ru, and Youla classifieds.

Citing an Apple spokesperson, The Verge experiences that the apps have been eliminated in response to new UK sanctions on Russian-owned firms…


5) BMG JUST BOOKED OUT ONE OF GERMANY’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS THEATERS EVERY NIGHT TILL THE END OF 2024

That is fascinating: BMG has simply took one other massive step in the direction of turning into a critical participant in stay leisure in Germany.

On Thursday (September 29), the Bertelsmann-owned firm has introduced that it has booked out one among Berlin’s most famed theaters, the 1,600-seat Theater des Westens (TdW), each night time till the top of 2024.

BMG says it’s carried out so to “present a house to its rising stay occasions enterprise”.

Particularly, the music firm says it’s going to make use of the theater to host each its “rising roster of stage musicals” plus Vegas/Broadway-style residencies from artists (à la Springsteen on Broadway)…


MBW’s Weekly Spherical-Up is supported by Centtrip, which helps over 500 of the world’s best-selling artists maximise their earnings and cut back their touring prices.

 Music Enterprise Worldwide

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From Harmony shopping for Phil Collins + Genesis bandmates catalogs to Pop Home’s Avicii rights deal… it’s MBW’s Weekly Spherical-Up

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Welcome to Music Enterprise Worldwide’s weekly round-up – the place we make sure that you caught the 5 greatest tales to hit our headlines over the previous seven days. MBW’s round-up is supported by Centtrip, which helps over 500 of the world’s best-selling artists maximise their revenue and scale back their touring prices.


It’s been an eventful week within the international rights acquisitions area.

On Thursday (September 29), we discovered that Harmony has acquired the publishing and recorded music catalogs of Phil Collins and his Genesis bandmates Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.

Citing sources, The Wall Road Journal reported the ‘megadeal’ to be valued at greater than $300 million.

The deal follows Harmony’s current buy of the property of HitCo Leisure, and its eight-figure acquisition of Australia-based music writer Native Tongue.

Elsewhere, Stockholm-based Pop Home Leisure introduced an settlement with the household and property of Avicii (Tim Bergling) to purchase 75% possession of the late famous person’s grasp recordings and publishing.

The Bergling household will proceed to be intently concerned in Avicii’s music as a minority proprietor of a 25% stake, along with forming a JV with Pop Home.

This week additionally introduced information of a brand new Singapore-based fund that’s launched to purchase catalogs in Asia with an preliminary elevate of USD $100 million.

Managed by Prime Asia Asset Administration, and based mostly in Singapore, the fund is headed up by broadly revered music business veteran Chee Meng Tan (founder and Group CEO).

The brand new agency’s management group additionally consists of Garand Wu (President, Larger China), the previous Managing Director of Common Music (China).

Additionally this week, Apple pulled Russia’s VK apps from its app retailer, whereas BMG booked out one in every of Berlin’s most famed theaters each night time till the top of 2024.

Right here’s what occurred…


1) PHIL COLLINS, MIKE RUTHERFORD, AND TONY BANKS OF GENESIS SELL RIGHTS TO CONCORD IN $300M DEAL

Harmony has acquired once more.

This time, the corporate has snapped up the publishing and recorded music catalogs of Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford, in addition to the publishing and recorded music catalog from their years within the band Genesis.

Citing ‘folks accustomed to the transaction’, The Wall Road Journal studies that the ‘megadeal’ is ‘valued at over $300 million…’


2) POPHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT BUYS 75% OF AVICII MASTER RECORDINGS AND PUBLISHING

Pophouse Leisure, the Swedish leisure firm led by former Common Music Sweden Managing Director Per Sundin, has acquired a 75% curiosity within the masters and publishing catalog of Avicii.

The deal follows the launch of the Avicii Expertise interactive tribute museum in Stockholm in February that was borne out of a partnership between the household and property of Avicii (Tim Bergling), and Pophouse CEO Sundin, who first signed Avicii as CEO of Common Sweden in 2010.

Pophouse disclosed the newest settlement in a joint launch with the Tim Bergling Basis on Wednesday (September 28), with out revealing the monetary phrases of the transaction…


3) NEW $100M-BACKED FUND LAUNCHES TO BUY CATALOGS IN ASIA, LED BY INDUSTRY VETERAN CHEE MENG TAN AND EX-UNIVERSAL MUSIC CHINA MD GARAND WU

The worldwide music rights acquisitions area’s greatest gamers have been predominantly based mostly within the US and Europe to this point.

However over in Asia, new big-money funds have began to make some severe noise over the previous few months.

In June, for instance, Seoul-based Past Music, which claims to be Asia’s largest single music IP asset administration firm, set out plans “to overcome the worldwide music IP market”. The agency stated it expects to have 1 trillion South Korea Gained ($800m) value of property underneath administration by the top of this 12 months.

Now, MBW can reveal {that a} new Asia-focused fund simply entered the area and it’s launched with an preliminary elevate of USD $100 million…


4) APPLE PULLS APPS OWNED BY RUSSIAN TECH GIANT VK FROM APP STORE, INCLUDING MUSIC SERVICE VK MUSIC

Apps operated by Russia-based tech large VK have been faraway from Apple’s app retailer globally, together with VKontakte, Russia’s reply to Fb.

Along with the VKontakte, The Verge studies that VK-owned music app VK Music has additionally been pulled by Apple, together with VK apps Mail.ru, and Youla classifieds.

Citing an Apple spokesperson, The Verge studies that the apps have been eliminated in response to new UK sanctions on Russian-owned corporations…


5) BMG JUST BOOKED OUT ONE OF GERMANY’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS THEATERS EVERY NIGHT TILL THE END OF 2024

That is attention-grabbing: BMG has simply took one other huge step in direction of turning into a severe participant in dwell leisure in Germany.

On Thursday (September 29), the Bertelsmann-owned firm has introduced that it has booked out one in every of Berlin’s most famed theaters, the 1,600-seat Theater des Westens (TdW), each night time till the top of 2024.

BMG says it’s executed so to “present a house to its rising dwell occasions enterprise”.

Particularly, the music firm says it’s going to make use of the theater to host each its “rising roster of stage musicals” plus Vegas/Broadway-style residencies from artists (à la Springsteen on Broadway)…


MBW’s Weekly Spherical-Up is supported by Centtrip, which helps over 500 of the world’s best-selling artists maximise their revenue and scale back their touring prices.

 Music Enterprise Worldwide

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