Gaana reaches an eyebrow-raising new milestone: 150m users (updated)
Imagine Music Ally’s surprise this morning when we read in a Wall Street Journal profile of Indian music streaming service Gaana that it now attracts ‘152 million monthly users’. Surprise, because it was only mid-December...
February 3, 2020
Gaana reiterates hopes for strong Indian streaming growth
Indian music streaming service Gaana has published its annual trends report, with several talking points emerging so far. The first is a familiar topic: the growth of regional music (i.e. from outside India’s main cities)....
January 15, 2020
Gaana now has 125m monthly active users – and a new voice-ads partnership
Gaana is the latest music-streaming service exploring the potential of interactive voice ads, following announcements earlier this year from Spotify and Pandora. The Indian service is working with the same partner as...
December 20, 2019
Gaana invests heavily in original podcasting series in India
Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer have all thrown their considerable weight behind podcasts – investing in podcasting companies and/or bankrolling new podcast titles to create a broader and hybrid listening experience for...
December 3, 2019
Gaana financials include growth in subscriptions revenue
We’ve seen lots of big numbers this year for the amount of people streaming music in India, but what is that growth in listeners meaning for the underlying financials of the platforms providing those streams? One of the...
November 11, 2019
Gaana gets ‘Instant’ app for people to try before downloading
Indian music-streaming service Gaana is testing out a new way for people to give it a try – via an ‘instant’ Android app on the Google Play store. Instant, because people can simply tap a ‘try now’ button on the...
August 7, 2019
Gaana adds ‘smart downloads’ feature for its subscribers
Indian music-streaming service Gaana has a new feature called ‘smart downloads’, which is in similar territory to something that YouTube Music recently announced. Gaana’s version will automatically download a listener’s...
July 11, 2019
Gaana may split premium features into cheaper subscriptions
Indian music-streaming service Gaana is planning to test cheaper subscription options that separate out some of the features from its current premium tier. That’s according to CEO Prashan Agarwal, in an interview with the BusinessLine website....
June 21, 2019
Gaana owner is keen to grow its paid subscriptions business
Times Internet is the parent company of Indian music-streaming service Gaana, which recently announced that it now has more than 100 million active users. The parent group’s CEO Satyan Gajwani has published a state-of-the-company...
May 2, 2019
Gaana CEO targets 600m Indian music-streamers by 2022
Gaana’s chief executive Prashan Agarwal isn’t content with the impressive growth so far in the number of Indian people streaming music. “The penetration of music streaming is only 10% in the Indian market with around...
April 30, 2019
JioSaavn takes on Gaana with its own 100m-users milestone
Gaana recently announced that it was the first Indian streaming service to reach 100 million monthly active users. Now rival JioSaavn may have reached the same milestone. In fact, MBW reported that the service now has around...
April 30, 2019
Indian streaming service Gaana now has 100m active users
There’s a big music-streaming milestone to report from India today: Gaana claims that it’s the first music app to reach the milestone of 100 million monthly active users (MAUs) there. The company drew attention to the...
April 25, 2019