The Chinese will launch a licensed music service

    Licensed - in the sense that on this service, which is being developed by the Baidu Inc team, only licensed music will be available that is offered to visitors quite legally. Now Baidu is able to find pirated music and video better than other search services. At the same time, the search engine gives direct links to the download of the same music files, which other search services do not. True, I personally checked this fact for a long time, about a year ago, maybe the situation has changed.

    So, the Chinese music service will be called Baidu Ting, and it will start working in May. Baidu Ting will provide users with the ability to download music, listen to it online, create online libraries. The developers also plan to supplement the service with the functionality of social networks.

    Today, musical piracy in China brings huge losses to copyright holders (in any case, right holders themselves say so), in the amount of hundreds of millions of dollars. The notorious Baidu search for music files (including the search works for domestic works, try it).

    It is worth recalling that Baidu in China is the No. 1 search engine, with 70% of the search market share. The share of Google in this country is constantly decreasing, since the corporation is in a state of permanent conflict with the Chinese government.

    Last week, Baidu's management has already signed an agreement with the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC), committing to pay money for each downloaded music file. He plans to earn a service through advertising. In addition, Baidu is in talks with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. The search engine agreed with EMI Group through MCSC.

    As for Google, the corporation launched the licensed music search service in China in 2008, but last year the service had to be closed due to a gap with the government of this country.

    Via Yahoo

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