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Copyright Authority Takes Aim at Exclusive Licenses for Music

The National Copyright Administration (NCA) met this week with representatives from 20 music companies and advised them against giving streaming platforms exclusive rights to songs from their libraries. Photo: IC
The National Copyright Administration (NCA) met this week with representatives from 20 music companies and advised them against giving streaming platforms exclusive rights to songs from their libraries. Photo: IC

China’s copyright authority has told major music companies to stop selling exclusive licenses to online music services, as it seeks to end licensing-fee hikes and frequent legal disputes between music streaming platforms.

The National Copyright Administration (NCA) met this week with representatives from 20 music companies, including heavyweights like Universal Music Group and the China Record Corp., according to a statement on the NCA’s official WeChat account.

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