Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) and peermusic have signed an exclusive digital licensing deal to promote and distribute peermusic’s publishing catalog in China.
TME’s users will be able to access the catalog through TME’s streaming platform and other local digital platforms, which include QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music, and WeSing.
The catalog from peermusic includes songs from artists like Jimmie Rodgers, Buddy Holly and The Rolling Stones to Rihanna, Beyoncé and Justin Bieber.
Artists and producers under the peermusic roster also include the likes of Hamshore Tang, Lee Shih Shiong, Lee Wei Shiong, David Foster, Salaam Remi, Maxim from the Prodigy, Poo Bear, and De la Ghetto, as well as a host of notable film/TV composers and sub-publishing collaborations with Concord, BMG, Big Deal, and Anthem.
peermusic set up its first China-based office in 2015.
Today’s news follows last month’s announcement that peermusic has acquired Canada-based Premier Muzik, France-based All Right Music and Netherlands-based Global Master Rights to form a new neighbouring rights company.
“TME seeks the best global content partners as part of our commitment to bringing the highest quality and most comprehensive global music catalog to consumers.”
Spokesperson, Tencent Music Entertainment
“TME seeks the best global content partners as part of our commitment to bringing the highest quality and most comprehensive global music catalog to consumers,” said an official director of Tencent Music Entertainment Group.
“peermusic’s long and impressive track record of success as the largest independent music publisher in the world, whose catalogs include some of the music industry’s greatest songwriters, makes them an ideal partner for us. We are happy to be able to provide that music for the enjoyment of fans throughout China.”
“This deal is a huge win for our clients, and the Chinese market remains a big part of peermusic’s plans for investment and growth into the future.”
Spencer Lee, peermusic
Spencer Lee, Asia Pacific President, peermusic, added: “Nobody brings music to more people in China than TME, and we are thrilled that peermusic’s unparalleled catalog and roster of artists and songwriters will now reach hundreds of millions of listeners in China.
“This deal is a huge win for our clients, and the Chinese market remains a big part of peermusic’s plans for investment and growth into the future.”Music Business Worldwide