Cooperation between Tencent and Alibaba within China is rare. But Tencent Music and Entertainment Group and Ali Music both have exclusive rights to music that the other services want to add to their offerings. Photo: AFP

Alibaba, Tencent collaborate on music streaming, with potential to remake industry

The licensing between Alibaba and Tencent on music licensing may put an end to the era of free-to-stream music while reshaping the market, says analyst

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Cooperation between Tencent and Alibaba within China is rare. But Tencent Music and Entertainment Group and Ali Music both have exclusive rights to music that the other services want to add to their offerings. Photo: AFP
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.