Taipei, Taiwan – KKBOX, a "freemium" streaming
music service operating in Asia, plans to launch a U.S.
version that focuses on providing Chinese-language music to Chinese language
speakers in the U.S.
The company currently counts 6 million users, some 200,000 of whom pay for a
premium version of the service, which costs about $5 per month. KKBOX is aiming
for a third quarter U.S.
launch, and said it will charge U.S.-based users no more than $10 per month.