Unicorns 141/229 – NetEase Cloud Music

Unicorns 141/229 – NetEase Cloud Music


Founders: William Ding Lei
Key people: William Ding Lei (CEO)
Number of employees: ~200

NetEase Cloud Music is an app to stream music and download songs to your device’s memory. The best thing about it is that it lets you do this with thousands of songs, all completely free.

NetEase Cloud Music is something like a free Chinese Spotify that gives unlimited access to almost any song you can imagine. Even if the app is designed mainly for people in China, you can still use it to find almost all the big-name international musicians.

From Die Antwoord to Nicki Minaj, from Madonna to the Beatles, you can find almost any song you want on NetEase Cloud Music. You can stream the songs by tapping on them or download them to keep them on your device.

NetEase Cloud Music is an excellent app for music fans. It has more and better features than the majority of apps in this genre. An absolutely essential app for anyone who wants to listen to music without having to pay for it.


NetEase Music is a music and video streaming service developed and operated by NetEase, Inc. The service was officially launched on 23 April 2013.

As of April 2017, the platform has 300 million users, and a music database consisting of more than 10 million legal copies of high quality music. Users are able to download music, comment on music, create playlists and follow artists. In April 2017 it received its series A financing of 750 million CNY (107 million USD), and was valued at eight billion CNY (1.14 billion USD), making it a Unicorn Company.