Spotlight on India: Western DSPs still have work to do gaining a foothold
Each day in this week’s Music Ally Bulletin email, journalist Amit Gurbaxani shone a spotlight on some of the most interesting stories in the Indian music business. We’ve reported frequently about the impressive...
August 3, 2021
Indian streaming service Gaana raises $40m from Tencent
Gaana, one of India's biggest music streaming services, is turning to existing investor Tencent for a new round of debt funding. According to news site Entrackr, the amount is $40m from Tencent's European subsidiary Tencent...
June 29, 2021
Gaana’s next music streaming frontier is… a robot
Smartphones, smart speakers, connected cars… and now robots are the new frontier for music streaming. In India at least, courtesy of a partnership between educational robotics company Miko and streaming service Gaana. The...
June 3, 2021
Indian streaming service Gaana raises $50 million in debt
The largest Indian streaming platform, Gaana, has raised the equivalent of just over $50 million in debt from Tencent Cloud Europe and Time Internet, reports Indian startup news site Inc42. Tencent’s involvement accounts...
September 2, 2020
Indian streaming service Gaana grows to 185m listeners
At the start of February this year, Indian music streaming Gaana announced that it had 150 million monthly active users. Now the company has updated that figure to 185 million, having added 35 million listeners in the last...
August 10, 2020
How many users do Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services have?
Sometimes the statistics around how many people are streaming music – and how many are paying for it – can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. Recently, for example, we've seen one story suggesting that Amazon...
July 28, 2020
Gaana hopes to reach 500m users in next three years
Indian streaming service Gaana currently has more than 150 million monthly active users, but its CEO has reiterated ambitious plans for future growth. “As music streaming marketing continues to grow, our goal would...
July 23, 2020
Gaana launches TikTok-style short-video feature HotShots
Music streaming service Gaana is the latest company hoping to capitalise on the recent ban on TikTok (along with 58 other apps of Chinese origin) in India. This morning, Gaana announced a new feature for its app called...
July 8, 2020
India growth slows as Gaana and Tips Music fall out over licensing
India is what the music industry likes to call a ‘high-potential’ market, with huge scope for growth in both usage of music streaming services, and in the uptake of paid subscriptions. At this stage in its development,...
May 26, 2020
Gaana adds a ‘Buzz’ feed of entertainment content to its app
No, not a BuzzFeed, a ‘Buzz’ feed. Indian music streaming service Gaana has a new feature called ‘Buzz’ that will provide a mixture of entertainment content. “Stories, articles, videos, photo...
March 13, 2020
Gaana says it has quadrupled its subscribers in the last year
Indian music streaming service Gaana recently said that it now has more than 150 million monthly active users, with an independent study backing up its position as the most popular DSP in India. What about its paid...
March 6, 2020
Independent report pegs Gaana as top Indian music service
What do we know about the growth of the digital music market in India? We know that there are around 200 million people streaming music there, courtesy of a recent interview with Blaise Fernandes, head of industry body IMI....
February 25, 2020