KuGou (Chinese: 酷狗音乐) is a Chinese music streaming and download service established in 2004 and owned by China Music Corporation since 2014.[1][2] It is the largest music streaming service in the world, with more than 450 million monthly active users.[2] KuGou is the largest online music service in China, with a market share of 28%.[1] It has more than 800 million users.[1] A merger between China Music Corporation and Tencent's QQ Music was announced on July 15, 2016.[1][3] The services are expected to continue being offered separately.[1] Together with Kuwo, another online music service also owned by China Music Corporation and the third largest one in China,[1] KuGou holds a music award ceremony, the KU Music Asian Music Awards,[4] also known as Cool Music Asia Festival Award.[5]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Zen Soo (July 15, 2016). "Tencent to merge QQ Music service with China Music Corp to create streaming giant". South China Morning Post. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  2. 1 2 Jubb, Nathan (October 19, 2016). "The Future of Music Streaming Lies in China's Small Cities". Sixth Tone. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  3. Millward, Steven (July 15, 2016). "In China, 'Spotify' is free". Tech In Asia. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  4. Kim Dong-Joo (March 31, 2016). "Kang Ta & SHINee garner awards at 'KU MUSIC ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS'". sg.style.yahoo.com. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  5. "FTISLAND Wins "Asia's Popular Band" Award at Cool Music Asia Festival Award". Soompi. April 23, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2016.

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