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Tencent Music Entertainment will be traded Sept. 21 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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Tencent Music Entertainment Group has confirmed that it will be listed on the Hong Kong Exchange from September 21.

The Chinese company — which is already listed on the New York Stock Exchange — filed an application to list class A shares on the Hong Kong Exchange, according to Dow Jones. It will trade under the stock code 1698.HK.

"The listing of Class A ordinary shares on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange is by way of introduction only and there are no Class A ordinary s...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Music deals — Week 21, 2024

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Here's a list of the main deals announced this week:

WCM’s Damian Trotter and Kevin Parker

Sony Music Publishing (SMP) has acquired the catalogue of songs from singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, the frontman of Australian rock band Tame Impala. The deal — the terms of which were not disclosed — expands SMP’s longstanding partnership with Parker. SMP has been representing Parker’s entire catalogue of songs since 2009 and will continue to represent his futur...

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Quotes of the week — Week 21, 2024

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"Nine months later, my friends, family and the general public all noted how much the newest system named 'Sky' sounded like me. When I heard the released demo, I was shocked, angered and in disbelief that Mr. Altman would pursue a voice that sounded so eerily similar to mine that my closest friends and news outlets could not tell the difference."By American actress Scarlett Johansson, reacting to the release of 'Sky', a voice created by artificial intelligence by OpenAI's ChatGPT system that so...

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Key figures — Week 21, 2024

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12.32 billion

That's how many streams have been accumulated on Spotify by Olivia Rodrigo's 2021 album 'Sour' since its launch, becoming “the most streamed album by a female artist in Spotify history.” Or average, each of the 11 tracks have been played 1.12 billion times, according to the streaming platform. 

£7.1 billion

That's the value of the British book publishing sector in 2023, up 3% over the previous year, according to the ’Publishing in 2023’ report from the Publishers Associat...

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