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Developer(s)Tencent Music
Initial release2004; 15 years ago (2004)
Operating systemAndroid, iOS, Web, Windows
TypeMusic streaming

KuGou (Chinese: 酷狗音乐) is a Chinese music streaming and download service established in 2004 and owned by Tencent Music.[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 percent.[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 Tencent Music 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. ^ a b c d e f 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. ^ a b 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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