Chinese satellite artists, singers, songwriters, and rappers have been using the internet to share their music and lyrics online for decades.
Now, researchers are putting that all behind them.
According to a study published in the Journal of Digital Music Research, the Chinese satellite industry is already taking measures to ensure that its music is only available for purchase in China, and that its lyrics are only available in China.
Researchers at China Media Metadata and China Music Research found that the country’s government and private music companies have a long history of censoring songs and lyrics in China’s popular music industry.
They found that while the country does not censor music on a large scale, they do limit the availability of songs in certain markets.
“The government has a clear policy of controlling the sale of songs and making sure they are only sold in the approved markets,” the researchers wrote in their study.
“In addition, government agencies often limit the number of songs or lyrics available to the public.”
According to the researchers, Chinese artists are using social media to share the lyrics of their songs, which has led to the proliferation of satellite lyrics in Chinese music.
In the study, the researchers analyzed more than 200 songs that had been available on the internet since 2014.
They analyzed more data on more than 500 songs that were sold or used in China from 2014 to 2019.
The researchers found that more than 95 percent of the songs were available in the official languages of the country.
The lyrics of more than 80 percent of songs were only available on Chinese platforms.
The Chinese government also restricts the availability and circulation of music through censorship.
However, in China that limitation is more complicated than in the U.S. and Canada.
The songwriters in the study wrote songs in English, Cantonese, and other languages that could be sold in China but which did not necessarily contain a Chinese translation.
“These songs were generally marketed as a Chinese version of American or Canadian popular music, but it is likely that the lyrics were written in other languages and translated into Chinese,” the study authors wrote.
While Chinese lyrics have been banned from the country for years, they are increasingly popular online, especially on Chinese mobile apps.
“As of 2017, Chinese satellite songwriters have published more than 40,000 songs and recorded nearly 200 million lyrics,” the authors wrote in the paper.
“This volume of music was released online between December 2015 and May 2018, the first year for which we have data.”
The study also found that satellite lyrics can be purchased in China through the internet.