China’s music industry is now safeguarded by laws and policies surrounding intellectual property rights. Photo: Getty Images
China’s music industry is now safeguarded by laws and policies surrounding intellectual property rights. Photo: Getty Images

Explainer |
How did China’s digital music industry become the second largest in the world?

  • Hindered for years by online piracy, China has morphed into the world’s seventh-largest music market, behind South Korea
  • A decade ago, 99 per cent of China’s digital music was pirated, but now most Chinese consumers listen to licensed music – meaning they stream legally

China’s music industry is now safeguarded by laws and policies surrounding intellectual property rights. Photo: Getty Images
China’s music industry is now safeguarded by laws and policies surrounding intellectual property rights. Photo: Getty Images
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