Editors note: We’ve updated our list of top 5 music apps in China. Check here to see what the landscape looks like in 2017.

KuGou, TTPOD (reportedly required by Alibaba Group), QQ Music (of Tencent), KuwoDuomi (backed by Chinese digital music company A8) and Baidu Music were the top six music apps in China that had a combined market share of about 80% as of the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest report on China’s mobile music app market released by CNIT-Research, a Chinese mobile market research firm.

Apart from Duomi which was born as a mobile music app (It now has PC-based online music streaming site too.), the other five started from PC-end as a digital music player, music downloader, or streaming service. When it comes to the mobile end, almost all of them offer music streaming and download services.

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Tracey Xiang

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