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
Report: JioSaavn slashes annual subscription price by 75%
Will Spotify’s launch in India trigger a price war among competing music-subscription services? It’s possible: JioSaavn has just slashed the price of its annual JioSaavn Pro subscription by as much as 75%. That’s according...
March 25, 2019
Indian streaming service Gaana to hold another US festival
We recently wrote about music-streaming service Gaana’s growth to 80 million active users, making it a leading service in its home country India. Yet Gaana is keen to build its brand around the world, including the US....
March 5, 2019
How Gaana became India’s top audio-streaming music service
There has been some debate over the title of India’s top music audio-streaming service, with multiple companies staking their claim. Most recently, in December 2018, Gaana said that it now had 80 million monthly active...
January 8, 2019
Nomura analyst makes bold prediction for India streaming growth
According to the IFPI, in 2017 India’s recorded-music was worth $130.7m in trade value, including $87.4m from streaming. How might that grow? Nomura / Instinet analyst Mark Kelley has made his predictions, in a note to...
December 21, 2018