Leehom Wang, a famous singer across Greater China, is selling a new song on his official website. It’s the first time a Chinese-language singer sells song downloads directly to users online. And he is not only for his own benefit but also plans to build a legitimate and profitable online platform for every singer to share and sell music.

This song is priced at one dollar for a download – pretty expensive in China. Alipay and PayPal are available so that both mainland China users and those overseas have no problem with payments.

It was rumored that China music industry reached out to major online music services, having them charge users for higher quality music or downloads from 2013. It is unknown what an agreement they reached, but some music sites indeed rolled out premium services shortly after 2013 arrived.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com