Music streaming site Xiami finally launched its Artists Channel where independent artists or signing singers can share their music, interact with fans and sell songs.

Artists can upload and sell their music pieces on the channel and set the price on their own (0-50RMB). Users have to pay if they would love to download the music. The company made a promise that in two years any revenues generated from this channel will go to the artists while it will take no revenue cut. Xiami also specified that either party who creates the lyrics or the music of a song will be sharing 10% of the whole revenues, and the left 80% goes to the artist. So original songwriters can still benefit from downloads of re-rewritten songs by other artists.

The checkout system is supported by Alipay (Alibaba acruqired Xiami last year). Artists now only need to log in their Alipay accounts to check their music income. According to Xiami later on automatic monthly settlement and billing will be available for the music platform.

Start your free trial now.

Get instant access to all our premium content, archives, newsletters, and online community.

Monthly Membership

Yearly Membership

What you get

Full access to all premium content and our full archives

Members'-only newsletters

Preferential access and discounts to all TechNode events

Direct access to the TechNode newsroom

Start your free trial now.

Get instant access to all our premium content, archives, newsletters, and online community.

Monthly Membership

Yearly Membership

Charlie Sheng

动点科技驻湾区记者. Charlie is an entrepreneur based in San Francisco and Hong Kong who calls herself the undefeated caffeine champion. You can reach her at charlie.sheng (at) technode.com