Online music users in China were 450 million as of the end of 2013, according to the China Digital Music Market Annual Report for 2013 which was newly released by Chinese Ministry of Culture (CCNT) (report in Chinese).

Mobile music users reached 291 million, up from 96 million the year before — that’s a 203% increase. There had been 31,000 apps in the Music category on the App Store for Mainland China as of the end of 2013, with 500-800 new being uploaded each month (app updates are included).

695 companies had been authorized to operate online music businesses by the end of 2013, 21% increase year-over-year.

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