•With non-stop musical bliss performed by over 24 artist groups, the 17th KKBOX Music Awards featured the largest lineup of iconic artists in its history.
•2022 KKBOX Rising Star on Meta’s metaverse: The Rising Stars, represented as avatars, jammed with each other in the Horizon Workrooms.
•The KKBOX Family Plan was officially launched, allowing family members with individual accounts.
•KKBOX on Apple HomePod mini: KKBOX became Taiwan’s first third-party music streaming service provider with HomePod support.
•KKBOX launched a Music-Insertion feature bringing music and podcasts together. Less than a month after the release, the new feature was already adopted by hundreds of podcasts.
•High-resolution music in the streaming era: KKBOX announced KKBOX Hi-Res, an audio format that beats CD quality.
•The 16th KKBOX Music Awards, Asia’s most eye-catching music event in 2021, drew over 10 million online viewers.
•A significant milestone hit: The first KKBOX Podcast Awards was established and a list of the top 100 podcasts were announced. KKBOX held its first podcast awards ceremony in Taiwan.
•KKBOX extended the scale of the KKBOX Music Awards by organizing two-day (Mar.13-14) Turn Up Festival.
•KKBOX unveiled a new logo to reflect the core value of its brand—Every Voice Inspires.
•KKBOX joined forces with Chunghwa Telecom to launch a series of 5G-powered virtual concerts.
•KKBOX launched Podcast content and service.
•The 15th KKBOX Music Awards, Asia’s much-awaited music event in 2020, was held at the Taipei Arena.
•KKBOX launched brand-new connection services, KKID and KK Points, to provide users with the most premium music and entertainment experience.
•President Tsai Ing-wen visited KKBOX, where she was briefed on the current state of the music industry. She later received an interview and curated a music playlist for KKBOX users. A certificate of KKBOX Playlist Curator was presented to President Tsai.
•The era of IOT services has come. All the smart speakers in Taiwan now support KKBOX.
•The 1st KKBOX Hong Kong Music Awards was presented this year. It was the first time that KKBOX’s annual music ceremony was held outside of Taiwan.
•The viewership of KKBOX Music Awards hit a record high of 15 million across linear TV and streaming platforms.
•The KKBOX Music Awards was highly successful in its thirteenth-year run, with a record-high viewership of over 12 million online viewers.
•KKBOX and NetEase Cloud Music forged a strategic partnership to build the world’s largest online platform dedicating to promote Mandomusic with resources across Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.
•KKBOX announced itself as a co-organizer of the 2018 "WSDM Cup". WSDM is a top-level seminar in the field of web search and data mining, a cross-border conference that is attached with great importance by global academic communities and industries. "WSDM Cup" is an internationally renowned data competition.
•KKBOX cooperated with the well-known audio recognition company ACRCloud to launch a new thoughtful KKBOX built-in feature "music recognition". It provides users with two different identification methods: listening to the source of "music recognition" or the user can hum directly into the "humming identification".
•KKBOX published"big" and "small" data analyses on music such as sharing statistics from KKBOX RDC gathered over a period of 13 years, "big data" that consists of more than 10 million users and play count of more than 50 billion times, music surveys conducted by Nielsen investigative agency, and the "small data" analysis and insight by KKBOX editorial team.
•KKBOX and Singapore Telecom Singtel fought for exclusives with Taiwanese singer Bii to hold the first concert [Bii With You LIVE in Singapore 2017] in Singapore. This performance is considered to be the strongest opening leading to Bii's concert at Taipei Arena at the end of this year.
•Cantopop superstar Sammi Cheng was back to perform in Taiwan after seven years of leave. She specifically asked to cooperate with Asia's leading music streaming service, KKBOX and hold the only "Nude" concert in Taiwan.
•The 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.
•First 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!
•KKBOX 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.
•KKBOX 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.
•KKBOX 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."
•KKBOX 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!
•KKBOX 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!
•KKBOX has announced that there are now over 30 million songs in its music library, bringing users a better music experience than ever!
•KKTV, an OTT VOD streaming service platform under the KKCompany, 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!
•KKBOX 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.
•Tiffany 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"!
•Twitter 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!
•KKBOX 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!
•The legendary Beatles with their complete 14 studio albums and 3 selected greatest-hits albums are featured on KKBOX!
•The 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.
•KKBOX 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!
•Following 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.
•With 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.
•During 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.
•First 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!
•KKBOX 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!
•KKBOX announced Apple Watch compatibility of its app after the supports to smart phones, tablets, smart TVs and digital media players.
•The 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.
•Now 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!
•“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!
•KKBOX 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.
•KKBOX 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.
•KKBOX 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.
•KKBOX received investment from GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.
•The "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.
•KKTIX 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.”
•This year, the 9th Annual KKBOX Music Awards was held at the Taipei Arena again! To allow more KKBOX members to participate in this annual event, we have set up additional general admission sections. All tickets were given out within 72 hours once the online event began. On February 22, 12,000 members joined the largest annual Chinese pop music event in Asia.
•KKBOX partners with AIS, the biggest telecom in Thailand, to launch the service in the local market.
•KKBOX starts e-ticket business. "KKBOX Ticket Booth" is estimated to provide service in January 2014.
•The online music service “LISMO unlimited powered by Recochoku” is renamed as “KKBOX” in Japan, KKBOX launches in Japan officially.
•KKBOX collaborates with artists Yoga Lin, Lala Hsu and Willian Wei to have a TVC shooting with charity programme.
•The 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.
•KKBOX announces the partnership with StarHub, a leading telecommunication company in Singapore.
•More than 10,000 fans attend the 8th KKBOX Music Awards at the Taipei Arena, while the program is broadcasted on television in 10+ countries.
•KKBOX launches its service in Singapore and Malaysia.
•Rock 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.
•Mayday, Cosmospeople, and Yen-j act in the KKBOX annual TVC campaign.
•KKBOX holds the event “Listen with artists - face to face” to promote its “Listen with” social network feature.
•KKBOX launches its Music Store in Taiwan, offering download services of legal music.
•KKBOX introduces a new CIS and announces new corporate mission, which is to bring people together and closer to their shared passion of music & artists.
•KKBOX becomes the first music app partner of Facebook in the Asia-Pacific region.
•New function "Listen With" launches on mobile version.
•7th KKBOX Music Awards ceremony - a superstar lineup attracts a lot of audiences
•7th KKBOX Music Awards - the list of winners creates a buzz.
•The version of Window Phone Mango totally upgraded.
•KKBOX 5.0 launches, the sharing functions go online.
•KKBOX launched a new function “Listen With” for music community.
•KKBOX launches cloud service in Japan.
•KKBOX and Chunghwa Telecom copes to launch “Easy To Broadcast Professional” which is the first public broadcasting music service on the world.
•Music services go global after HTC invests in KKBOX.
•KKBOX publishes Chinese pop music magazine "KKBOX Music Monthly".
•KKBOX' Windows Phone version hits the market, it is the first music app for Window Phones in Taiwan.
•The 6th KKBOX Music Awards announces the winner list.
•More than 6,500 music fans attend the 6th KKBOX Music Awards.
•Apple Inc. announces the top download chart of App Store in 2010, which KKBOX comes in third-place for iPhones and first-place for iPads.
•KDDI Corporation of Japan announces to acquire 76% of KKBOX shares, turning KKBOX into a subsidiary.
•KKBOX earns the national acclaim, winning top honors in the e-21 Golden Web Award
•KKBOX iPhone version gains national honors, winning "Outstanding App Award" of IT Month.
•KKBOX releases iPhone 3.0 version, it is the first legal music streaming service in th world which support iOS 4.0 and iPad.
•KKBOX and the mainland's CETV team up to produce a TV program introducing Chinese music.
•KKBOX collaborates with Chunghwa Telecom to launch “HiFree” service, providing music and video content on an integrated platform.
•KKBOX Hong Kong launches, bringing KKBOX services to Hong Kong and Macau, it is the first oversea market of KKBOX.
•KKBOX launched a version for Android phones, bringing KKBOX music services to all smartphone.
•KKBOX 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.
•After 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.
•KKBOX air goes online, it is the first music channel service.
•KKBOX 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.
•KKBOX launches "togo beta service" provides millions of songs.
•KKBOX 4.0 debuted, new app with revolutionary functions go online.
•KKBOX launched the music software for Mac, which is the first legal music platform for mac users.
•KKBOX dominates the market with 80% market share, following with Yahoo! Music, KKBOX joins MSN Music, keep expanding its music territory.
•KKBOX gains the exclusive right to release Lala Shu’s new song “Starlight Festival”, get 150,000 times of clicks.
•The first album of Jam Hsiao headstarts exclusively on KKBOX, which draws a lot of clicks and become the No.1 within one day."
•KKBOX wins the champion of the 11th IT Choice for the Best Innovative App Service which held by Institute for Information Industry.
•The 3rd KKBOX Music Awards announces the winner list which Jay Chou, Gary Chaw, Joline Tsai and Mayday are the biggest winners.
•KKBOX honored with "e-21 Golden Web Award" and "2007 IT Month Outstanding App Award"
•KKBOX "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.
•KKBOX and BlueGenii jointly launch Wireless Music Box, allowing music lovers to listen to music anywhere.
•No 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.
•KKBOX 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.
•KKBOX occupies about 80 percent of the market share in the digital music market, helping it to dominate the industry.
•KKBOX, MioLife and e7play copes to set up "Million Star Player Zone”, providing hot songs from the hot TV programme “Million Star”.
•KKBOX gets the exclusive right of Jay Chou’s new song "Secret", providing 30-second free listening and pre-order program.
•The 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.
•KKBOX gains the exclusive right to release Vivian Hsu’ song "Good Tears, Bad Tears".
•KKBOX 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.
•KKBOX holds the first digital music award ceremony in Taiwan- KKBOX Digital Awards. It has become the most important annual event for digital music.
•KKBOX is founded in Taiwan.
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