Tencent’s QQ Music Upgrades Smart Score Function

The smart score function on Chinese digital content platform QQ Music, which became the domestic industry’s first such function upon its launch in November last year, has undergone a fresh upgrade. In addition to the new 2.0 version, it is reported that smart score functions adapted to PCs and Macs will be launched later.

The update made a series of changes including the types and quantity of supported music. This new version not only launched a large number of music scores covering Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, German and Russian music, but also added ukulele music scores to meet various music preferences and the tastes of its users.

Users of the platform can click “More – View Music Score – Smart Score” within the song playing interface, then select “Guitar/Ukulele” in the lower left corner of the page. It is reported that this function will continue to increase the types of instruments supported.

In addition to the massive quantity of ukulele music scores, the app has also now upgraded its smart score function. At the bottom of the smart score interface, users can find the newly upgraded “AB repeat” function, so that they can select specific paragraphs of the score to practice repeatedly in order to reduce the difficulty of practice and familiarize themselves with phrases in sections.

In addition, users can click on the upper right corner to enter the page for editing music scores. Here, they can correct mistakes in the score, as well as edit the chords and notes according to their preferences or habits, so as to improve the adaptability between music scores and their style.

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On November 9, 2021, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the owner of QQ Music, released its unaudited financial report for the third quarter ended on September 30, 2021. The company achieved a revenue of 7.81 billion yuan ($1.21 billion) and non-IFRS net profit of 1.06 billion yuan ($165 million).

In the third quarter, revenue from Tencent Music’s online music service increased by 24.3% year-on-year, while its online music subscription revenue increased by 30.2% year-on-year to 1.9 billion yuan ($295 million). The number of its online paid users reached 71.2 million, a year-on-year increase of 37.7% and a net increase of 5 million from the previous month. The payment rate of the company reached 11.2%, higher than 8.0% in the same period last year and 10.6% in the second quarter of 2021.