Tianhe cultural enterprises enter Guangzhou's top 30

en.thnet.gov.cn Updated: March 17, 2023

Seven enterprises from Tianhe district, including Kugou Music and Guangzhou Quwan Network Technology, made it onto the Guangzhou top 30 cultural enterprises in 2022 list, which was recently announced at the Guangzhou Cultural Industry Fair.

Additionally, Tianhe saw 11 of its enterprises enter Guangzhou's top 20 cultural enterprises with the most growth potential in 2022 list. Another three industrial parks were selected as excellent examples in Guangzhou for high-quality development in cultural industrial parks in 2022.


The set of "We Kugou". [Photo/WeChat account: tianhefabu]

In 2004, China's first online music PC software, Kugou Music, was created in Guangzhou. It has now built a complete ecological model covering music parts trading, AI singer auditions, self-distribution of music, algorithm mining of potential songs, self-help song recommendations, and music sublicensing services.

Kugou also made use of AI technology to recreate the voices of late singers. It released a public welfare song last September by using AI to replicate the voice of the late Hong Kong Cantopop singer, Anita Mui (1963-2003).

The Changya app, an "AI + mass application" music creation platform that was developed by Guangzhou Quwan Network Technology, was listed among the top 10 culture and tourism digital innovation practice cases in 2022 by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It is the only one from South China to make the list.

"We assist users in music creation by integrating audio processing, AI deep robotics and big data analysis," said Li Yang, the app's general manager. "In the second half of last year, the number of registered app users increased by 40 percent every quarter."


Yangcheng Creative Industrial Park. [Photo/WeChat account: tianhefabu]

Tianhe's Yangcheng Creative Industrial Park, a national music creative industry base, has now attracted over 50 music-related enterprises. In addition to being a music content creation platform, the industrial park also built professional music performance venues, including the Central Station Livehouse by Rolling Stone Records.