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
Report: YouTube generates 40% of Indian labels’ digital revenue
A report published by business association the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) includes some new estimates for the Indian music industry in 2018. It includes the claim that recorded-music revenues...
March 18, 2019
Facebook expands its UGC licensing deals to India and Thailand
Spotify, YouTube Music and now Facebook: who *isn’t* launching their music activities in India this year? Of course, Facebook isn’t running its own music-streaming service there. Instead, the social network has expanded...
March 14, 2019
YouTube Music expands to India and more Latin American countries
YouTube is already the most popular music-streaming service in India by some distance, thanks to 245 million active users for its main service there (a number from last August) and a huge catalogue of film-music videos. That’s...
March 13, 2019
Western artists prove popular in Spotify’s early days in India
Spotify had more than one million people using its service in India a week after launch, but what were they listening to? The company shed some light on that last night in a blog post. “What we found is that Indians...
March 7, 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
Spotify has 1m users in India one week after launch
Spotify launched in India last week, amid a controversy surrounding its licensing – and a legal injunction filed by Warner Music Group. That row continues, but how is the Indian launch going otherwise? Spotify has confirmed...
March 4, 2019
In India ‘the scale opportunity is telco bundles’
Reading a report about India earlier this week, we spotted a reference to the music-streaming market there needing to go beyond subscriptions and advertising for its revenues. How, though? Consultancy firm Midia Research...
March 1, 2019
Hungama ‘Sound of Fame’ report explores Indian listening trends
Indian digital-music service Hungama has published a report – Sound of Fame – which outlines some of the trends on its platform in 2018. The company said that its user base grew by 48% last year, with a 22% increase...
February 28, 2019
Spotify launches in India despite licensing row with WMG
Yes, Spotify *has* launched in India, despite yesterday’s confusion surrounding a court ruling on Warner Music Group’s request for an injunction to prevent the streaming service taking a statutory licence for its publishing...
February 27, 2019
Court ruling emerges as Warner Music calls Spotify’s comments ‘appalling’
An Indian court has made its ruling on Warner Music Group's application for an injunction as part of its dispute with Spotify over publishing licensing in the country. Does the ruling settle the matter one way or the other?...
February 26, 2019
Report claims there are now 150m ‘audio OTT’ users in India
A figure that’s been bandied around about the Indian digital-music market is ‘100 million’ – that’s how many people were thought to be using music-streaming services in India last year. Now there’s an update in a...
February 25, 2019