China’s Deadline for Streaming Piracy’s End Passes, Is Still Very Much a Thing

photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Billboard

The country generated a relatively — considering the 627 million people who have web access — slim $105.2 million in revenues for its (mostly digital) recorded music market in 2014, according to the IFPI. That low figure is partially due to the strength of the piracy black market as well as the infancy of its international copyright law, a project first undertaken in the ’90s. – Andrew Flanagan, Billboard