Indian streaming app MX Player looking to expand internationally
When we write about music streaming in India, we tend to focus on the big, local audio services like Gaana, JioSaavn and Wynk Music; the international players like Spotify; and YouTube for video. We shouldn’t forget about...
January 20, 2020
Global music streaming: ‘We are just on the tip of the iceberg of what this will become’
“I think it’s good that we have a lot of players in the market, because it means we all get better… The streaming landscape, and particularly for us the audio landscape, will continue to grow. We are just on the tip...
January 17, 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
Spotify and Warner Chappell settle their dispute in India
Spotify’s launch in India last year was marred by a licensing dispute with Warner Chappell, in which Spotify argued that it could use a statutory licence designed for broadcasters to cover its use of the publisher’s...
January 15, 2020
T-Series is the most-watched YouTube channel by weekly views
Indian firm T-Series’ flagship channel has the most subscribers on YouTube: 124 million at the time of writing. It will come as no surprise to learn that it’s also the most popular in terms of weekly views, then. That’s...
January 14, 2020
Music Ally Report 426: Trends of 2019
This year we’ve picked 42 (also the answer to life, the universe and everything as fans of Douglas Adams will know) of the trends and moments we found most significant in 2019. What are they? *takes deep breath* industry...
January 6, 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
We’ve tested Bytedance’s Resso app: here are our first impressions
Earlier this month, we reported on Resso, the new music-streaming app that TikTok’s parent company Bytedance is testing in India and Indonesia. We asked journalist Amit Gurbaxani, who has written regularly for Music Ally...
December 19, 2019
Report claims YouTube has 800k paying subscribers in India
It’s not there yet, but YouTube could soon be the biggest paid music-subscription service in India. That’s the hook for a report by Bloomberg claiming that YouTube has more than 800,000 paying subscribers in India across...
December 16, 2019
India’s most-streamed tracks of 2019 show DSP differences
India may have more audio-streaming services than most countries – there are now ten if you count ByteDance’s Resso – but there’s something to be learned from how each of them attracts a different audience, through...
December 12, 2019
1,200+ Indian YouTube channels have more than 1m subscribers
Amid all the interest in the audio music-streaming market in India, where Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn and others are all scrapping it out, the biggest hitter is undeniably a video-streaming service: YouTube. We already knew...
December 11, 2019
Bytedance tests music-streaming app Resso in India and Indonesia
Bytedance has begun testing its new music-streaming service Resso in India and Indonesia. Music Ally received a tip-off yesterday about the app’s availability, and began researching it, but since then Bloomberg has published...
December 11, 2019