China and Chinese Platforms (NetEase Cloud Music, Tencent, and Xiami) have very specific guidelines for the music that's allowed.

If your music contains any of the following, it cannot be distributed to China or Chinese Platforms:

  • Explicit Content. This includes explicit lyrics, artwork, and metadata. Content is explicit if it contains curse words and/or mentions sex, drugs, and/or violence. If you mark one of your songs or your artwork as Explicit in the distribution process, China and Chinese Platforms will automatically not appear as options for your release. 
  • Religious Music. If your release is Religious, it will not be delivered to China or Chinese Platforms.
  • Music that talks negatively about China, Chinese people, or the Chinese government. If your release talks negatively about China, Chinese people, or the Chinese government, it will not be delivered to China or Chinese Platforms.
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