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KKBOX, Asia's leading music streaming service, was established in 2004 by a group of Taiwanese software programmers with a shared passion for technology and music. With the support from more than 500 international major and local independent music labels, KKBOX features 30 million legal tracks, including the most comprehensive Asia-Pop music library, and is currently available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand with over 10 million users.


We are committed to creating a truly immersive online music experience to users, and to empower artists and their music through technological innovation. KKBOX members gain access to exclusive video, artist interviews, live concert reports, entertainment news and a rich collection of music editorials in Let’s music! KKBOX monthly magazine. Only from KKBOX, ‘Listen with’ lets you in on the same tracks as your friends and favorite artists, so you can chat as you listen in real time. The yearly KKBOX Music Awards marks KKBOX’s position in the Asian music scene. KKTIX online ticketing and KKBOX Live concert streaming, all launched in 2014, get you to the shows you want to see, no matter where you are.


The expansion to Hong Kong in 2009 has resulted in steadily increasing subscriptions. Recognizing this success, Japanese telecom giant KDDI Group acquired a majority share of KKBOX’s outstanding stocks in December, 2010. In March, 2011 KKBOX accepted investment from HTC, the global leader in smartphone innovation and design; in August, 2014 KKBOX received investment from GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. With its advanced product technology, strategic vision and strong local partnerships, KKBOX is aggressively expanding into international markets.

Milestones

2017

  • JanThe 12th KKBOX Music Awards features 20 top artists and 100 musicians, with 11 billion unique clicks in total. It attracts 12 million fans worldwide from nearly 30 media platforms watching live simultaneously, and allows network viewership to expand by 4 times!While paying tribute to Western superstar performers, Masa, Stone, Monster from Mayday, and JJ Lin won championship awards in the KKBOX Music Awards!KKBOX offers viewers a virtual reality (VR) 360-degree view as well as multi-view mode to watch and even replay live shows online.
  • JanFirst held on the eve of the 12th KKBOX Music Awards before party - Electronic's Night Out, well-known domestic and foreign DJs were invited to remix KKBOX's 2016 Trending Chinese and Western singles lineups. This included Diamond djs, DJ Cookie, DJ Noodles, XN, and Machi Didi!

2016

  • DecKKBOX was invited to the Creator Forum at the inaugural Korean MAMA Asian Music Awards. K-POP business management content was shared with us.KKBOX has seen a substantial increase this year in its Korean music library and audio-video content. In addition to growth in local and Western music, K-POP has jumped by 40 percent on KKBOX and is now the third-largest music genre played by users.
  • OctKKBOX released the branded videos, "Young Forever," to rejuvenate people's memories of their youth.The videos have garnered over 6.5 million views in just 3 weeks since their release, and have won excellence A4 commercial awards in the categories of "Best Short Commercial" and "Best Advertisement Copy."
  • OctKKBOX has announced the arrival of the cross-device age, bringing you the next level of personalized music experience!KKBOX is teaming up with Big Data experts and music professionals. Using the latest machine learning techniques to process Big Data and digging deep into the listener's habits, the collaboration brings a "Discovery" mode that is a complete upgrade of the personalized music listening experience.
  • SepKKBOX and KKTV have teamed up to bring popular Korean music TV shows! You can now live stream Korea's hottest TV shows, "M COUNTDOWN" and "K POP COUNTDOWN," and watch the competition live on VOD streaming!
  • SepKKBOX brings you America's mega rock band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, live from FAN Gig in Berlin, Germany! With exclusive broadcasting rights in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, this is KKBOX's first live stream outside of Asia!
  • AugKKTV, an OTT VOD streaming service platform under the KKBOX Group, is now officially live! New KKTV-registered users can experience the full service for 7 days. KKBOX Platinum members can enjoy KKTV for up to 3 months free!
  • AugKKBOX has announced that there are now over 30 million songs in its music library, bringing users a better music experience than ever!
  • JulKKBOX LIVE has attracted millions of streams in the first half of 2016 (KKBOX Music Awards not included). Based on the multitude of streaming user data, we have discovered that over 90% of users use a mobile device to listen to music and view video content, such as concerts. Each user averaged 30 minutes of watching time on a live stream, while the archived streamed replay time was about 1 hour.
  • JunTiffany from the Korean pop group, Girl's Generation, has joined KKBOX to promote the "Listen With" service. The simultaneous online broadcast in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia attracted over 16,000 fans in just one hour. The fans also left over 65,000 messages for her, making this one of the highest-grossing foreign performers joining KKBOX's "Listen With"!
  • MayTwitter joins KKBOX to promote C-pop worldwide!Twitter announced a partnership with Asian digital music leader KKBOX to introduce Mandarin music, or C-pop (#Cpop), to music fans all over the world. More C-pop artists are joining the Twitterverse to help KKBOX promote C-pop music to the world!
  • MarKKBOX is fully supports the "HBL High School Basketball Games" and has introduced a dedicated "HBL" area on the platform to provide nearly 30 basketball-themed listening lists and over 500 songs for your enjoyment!Vocal dance group, GENTLEMAN, and rapping duo, Under Lover, have also been invited to the HBL games to perform and cheer on the games!
  • FebThe legendary Beatles with their complete 14 studio albums and 3 selected greatest-hits albums are featured on KKBOX!
  • JanThe 11th KKBOX Music Awards brought together 15 artists from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand. The show was broadcast and streamed live on 19 Asian TV stations, with 9 billion views accumulated by members.The Awards this year showcased the most advanced stage effects in Taiwan. There were some 600 computerized lights and over 1,500 LEDs on site, including the first "Hollow LED" lighting equipment to be used in Taiwan, rivaling any concerts staged internationally.

2015

  • OctKKBOX is your music buddy for life! With the new "KKBOX ON AIR," KKBOX now links over 100 specialty coffee shops and stores, and offers 100 private listening lists to enjoy!
  • SepFollowing KKBOX for Apple Watch, it’s now on Android Wear smart watch! The exclusive KKBOX feature allows offline listening on Android Watch without turning on the smart phone.
  • AugWith big data research and in-depth knowledge to local music taste, KKBOX now offers personalized music recommendation as well as “Mood Playlist” and “Editor's Pick Playlist” for members to easily explore more than 20 millions of KKBOX tunes.
  • JulFirst in Asia! KKBOX hosted the live concert broadcast of Blur, the legendary band from the United Kingdom, and had an online audience of over 1.5 million!
  • JulDuring the period of singer Jiang Hui’s “Blessings” farewell concert series, KKBOX offered “Playlist of Jiang Hui’s 100 Hit Chart Songs” compiled from Jiang’s 34 albums and 416 songs on KKBOX, to honor her music career.
  • JunKKBOX launched unique visual themes in all markets! You can change the theme of the KKBOX App on your smart phones or tablets and enjoy a listening experience with more fun!
  • MayKKBOX announced Apple Watch compatibility of its app after the supports to smart phones, tablets, smart TVs and digital media players.
  • FebThe 10th KKBOX Music Awards invited 17 top-notch artists from Taiwan, HK, Japan and Korea; the powerful combination of the area’s elite performers attracted millions of online TV and Internet audience, and the video views reached 8 billions comparing to last year’s 5 billions.

2014

  • DecNow you can enjoy KKBOX music service on your TV through Chromecast from Google, or choose from 20 million songs on your smart phones or tablets!
  • Nov“Eason x KKBOX x Facebook” – the most thrilling teamwork ever! KKBOX worked with Facebook to deliver Eason Chen’s Hong Kong concert to over 200,000 online audience!
  • OctKKBOX obtained exclusive digital rights to singer Yu-sheng Chang’s early works to offer albums such as “Think of You Eevryday”, “Miss Me” and “Six Friends” to its members.
  • OctKKBOX rolled out the “Eason's Secret Stage” campaign in Hong Kong, which won the “Best Use of Digital Platforms” runner-up award in Kam Fan Awards 2015.
  • SepKKBOX unveiled the “Single-Play” series of commercials, which received the Best Media Commercial Merit Award in the Kam Fan Awards 2015 given by HK4As; the series also won the Best Brand Experience Bronze Award in the 2015 Effie Awards.
  • AugKKBOX received investment from GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.
  • MayThe "Born Diva", A-Lin, makes a special guest appearance opening the “KKBOX LIVE!” concert series. KKBOX looked through its 10-million member database to find A-Lin’s biggest fans and tell them about the event, and A-Lin’s “Going the Lin Distance” concert was just about sold out within the hour. We are truly entering the era of easy mobile ticketing, with over 70% of tickets purchased via handheld devices.
  • MarKKTIX holds its first KKBOX members-only special offer with a chance to attend an exclusive pre-release of Khalil Fong’s latest album, “Dangerous World.”
  • FebMajlis tahunan 'KKBOX Music Awards' kali ke-9 telah diadakan di Taipei Arena. Tiket ke majlis tersebut telah habis dijual dalam masa 72 jam setelah dibuka secara atas talian. Pada 22/2, lebih 12,000 pengunjung telah hadir ke majlis bahasa Cina yanf terbesar Asia itu.

2013

  • OctKKBOX partners with AIS, the biggest telecom in Thailand, to launch the service in the local market.
  • SepKKBOX starts e-ticket business. "KKBOX Ticket Booth" is estimated to provide service in January 2014.
  • JunThe online music service “LISMO unlimited powered by Recochoku” is renamed as “KKBOX” in Japan, KKBOX launches in Japan officially.
  • JunKKBOX collaborates with artists Yoga Lin, Lala Hsu and Willian Wei to have a TVC shooting with charity programme.
  • MayThe Development of KKBOX in Asia gains the concern of international media like The Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, while BBC interviews KKBOX co-founder, Chris Lin.
  • MarKKBOX announces the partnership with StarHub, a leading telecommunication company in Singapore.
  • JanKKBOX launches its service in Singapore and Malaysia.
  • JanMore than 10,000 fans attend the 8th KKBOX Music Awards at the Taipei Arena, while the program is broadcasted on television in 10+ countries.

2012

  • DecRock band Mayday hosts a live broadcast session on KKBOX, allowing fans to “Listen with” them, making a record of more than 50,000 fans to follow them online at the same time.
  • NovMayday, Cosmospeople, and Yen-j act in the KKBOX annual TVC campaign.
  • SepKKBOX holds the event “Listen with artists - face to face” to promote its “Listen with” social network feature.
  • JunKKBOX launches its Music Store in Taiwan, offering download services of legal music.
  • MayKKBOX introduces a new CIS and announces new corporate mission, which is to bring people together and closer to their shared passion of music & artists.
  • AprKKBOX becomes the first music app partner of Facebook in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • MarNew function "Listen With" launches on mobile version.
  • Jan7th KKBOX Music Awards - the list of winners creates a buzz.
  • Jan7th KKBOX Music Awards ceremony - a superstar lineup attracts a lot of audiences

2011

  • NovKKBOX 5.0 launches, the sharing functions go online.
  • NovThe version of Window Phone Mango totally upgraded.
  • SepKKBOX launched a new function “Listen With” for music community.
  • JunKKBOX launches cloud service in Japan.
  • MarMusic services go global after HTC invests in KKBOX.
  • MarKKBOX and Chunghwa Telecom copes to launch “Easy To Broadcast Professional” which is the first public broadcasting music service on the world.
  • JanKKBOX publishes Chinese pop music magazine "KKBOX Music Monthly".
  • JanKKBOX' Windows Phone version hits the market, it is the first music app for Window Phones in Taiwan.
  • JanThe 6th KKBOX Music Awards announces the winner list.
  • JanMore than 6,500 music fans attend the 6th KKBOX Music Awards.
  • JanApple Inc. announces the top download chart of App Store in 2010, which KKBOX comes in third-place for iPhones and first-place for iPads.

2010

  • DecKDDI Corporation of Japan announces to acquire 76% of KKBOX shares, turning KKBOX into a subsidiary.
  • NovKKBOX earns the national acclaim, winning top honors in the e-21 Golden Web Award
  • OctKKBOX iPhone version gains national honors, winning "Outstanding App Award" of IT Month.
  • JunKKBOX and the mainland's CETV team up to produce a TV program introducing Chinese music.
  • JunKKBOX releases iPhone 3.0 version, it is the first legal music streaming service in th world which support iOS 4.0 and iPad.
  • FebKKBOX collaborates with Chunghwa Telecom to launch “HiFree” service, providing music and video content on an integrated platform.

2009

  • NovKKBOX Hong Kong launches, bringing KKBOX services to Hong Kong and Macau, it is the first oversea market of KKBOX.
  • SepKKBOX launched a version for Android phones, bringing KKBOX music services to all smartphone.
  • JunKKBOX and the Golden Melody Awards held an online poll for “My Favourite Songs”, Nearly 50,000 people participate to vote, Jacky Cheung and Jody (Jiang Hui) share the award of The Best Song.
  • JunAfter getting 170,000 people to vote, KKBOX announces the results of “Who Will Be The Next of Golden Melody Awards 20”, Crowd Lu gets the highest number of votes, earning the awards for the best new artist and the best album.
  • JanKKBOX air goes online, it is the first music channel service.
  • JanKKBOX iPhone and iPod Touch versions hit the market, successfully entering the Apple iTunes Store, it is the first legal online music services for iPhone and iPod Touch.

2008

  • OctKKBOX launches "togo beta service" provides millions of songs.
  • SepKKBOX 4.0 debuted, new app with revolutionary functions go online.
  • SepKKBOX launched the music software for Mac, which is the first legal music platform for mac users.
  • AugKKBOX dominates the market with 80% market share, following with Yahoo! Music, KKBOX joins MSN Music, keep expanding its music territory.
  • AugKKBOX gains the exclusive right to release Lala Shu’s new song “Starlight Festival”, get 150,000 times of clicks.
  • JunThe first album of Jam Hsiao headstarts exclusively on KKBOX, which draws a lot of clicks and become the No.1 within one day."
  • AprKKBOX wins the champion of the 11th IT Choice for the Best Innovative App Service which held by Institute for Information Industry.
  • JanThe 3rd KKBOX Music Awards announces the winner list which Jay Chou, Gary Chaw, Joline Tsai and Mayday are the biggest winners.

2007

  • DecKKBOX honored with "e-21 Golden Web Award" and "2007 IT Month Outstanding App Award"
  • DecKKBOX "Top Music Channel" goes online, with a jury line-up of the top judges, including John Yuan (Yuan Wei-ren), Kay Huang (Huang Yun-ling), Yao Chien, Bao Xiao-song, Sandee Chan (Chen Shan-ni) and Chen Chien-ning, giving an online platform to backstage action.
  • NovKKBOX and BlueGenii jointly launch Wireless Music Box, allowing music lovers to listen to music anywhere.
  • OctNo more illegal background music on blogs! KKBOX leads the way with the first legal free music box for blog background music services, bring the new service to 9 million bloggers.
  • SepKKBOX launches a session named as "Classic Music Hall", collecting over 2000 Chinese oldies, Mickey Huang is invited to be the guest speaker to talk about the history of Chinese music from 1980 to 1990.
  • SepKKBOX occupies about 80 percent of the market share in the digital music market, helping it to dominate the industry.
  • JunKKBOX, MioLife and e7play copes to set up "Million Star Player Zone”, providing hot songs from the hot TV programme “Million Star”.
  • JunKKBOX gets the exclusive right of Jay Chou’s new song "Secret", providing 30-second free listening and pre-order program.
  • AprThe project "KKBOX Impossible Mix" offers DRM-free download of Angela Chang and Sodagreen’s song “Blue Eye”, it is the first song for legal download in Taiwan.

2006

  • NovKKBOX gains the exclusive right to release Vivian Hsu’ song "Good Tears, Bad Tears".
  • SepKKBOX set up “Mental Music Center" to provode music channels for about 2,000 songs, providing songs of different themes which helps to heal people hearts.
  • FebKKBOX holds the first digital music award ceremony in Taiwan- KKBOX Digital Awards. It has become the most important annual event for digital music.

2004

  • OctKKBOX is founded in Taiwan.

Careers

Catch up the trends by joining the KKBOX team!

We welcome people with the passion for online music, and who love to learn new things. If you are interested in a position at KKBOX, please e-mail your resume to our human resources department: hr@kkbox.com.

Please visit 104 web site for all KKBOX job openings.

KKBOX looks forward to working with you!

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