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
Universal Music India’s VRYL project launches ‘Intezaar’ vide
Last week, Music Ally published a feature about the challenge that ‘non-film’ music is providing for Bollywood music in India – you can read it here if you missed it at the time. One of the projects exploring the...
November 11, 2019
CISAC report reveals growth in global music collections
CISAC, the global collecting-societies body, has published its annual 'Global Collections Report' setting out the collections of its 239 members in more than 120 countries. As ever, it's a useful counterpart to the IFPI's...
November 7, 2019
Is Bollywood losing its dominance of the Indian music industry?
It’s a debatable opinion but one that warrants consideration in the Indian music industry in 2019: is Bollywood slowly but surely losing its dominance? Major Indian labels such as international heavyweights Sony and Universal...
November 5, 2019
Hungama launches loyalty program for music and video streamers
Indian digital-media firm Hungama has launched a new loyalty program that spans its music and video-streaming services. It’s called Hungama Rewards, and involves people earning virtual ‘coins’ (no, not in a cryptocurrency...
November 1, 2019
Indian video-streaming service MX Player raises $110m funding
MX Player isn’t one of the Indian streaming services we’ve written much about, in comparison to Gaana, JioSaavn and Wynk Music. It’s interesting though: a video-streaming service that has a catalogue of music videos...
October 31, 2019
Indian music-discovery app Flutin says it has 370k daily users
We’ve written a lot about the big music-streaming services in India like Gaana and JioSaavn, but this week brought news of an interesting-sounding music-discovery startup there. It’s called Flutin, and its schtick is...
October 25, 2019
Spotify teams up with Snapchat for Diwali promotion in India
Snap and Spotify have teamed up in an interesting way for a promotion in India around the Diwali festive season. The Snapchat app has a new augmented-reality lens designed to be used in a specific location: the Gateway of...
October 16, 2019
JioSaavn says regional-language music is on the rise
In keeping with a trend playing out across audio-streaming services in India, regional language music has emerged one of the biggest drivers of growth for JioSaavn, the platform announced in a press release this week. With...
October 4, 2019
Spotify’s family plan launches in India for $2.50 a month
When Spotify launched in India earlier this year, its family plan wasn’t part of the offering. Now it is. The plan launched yesterday for INR 179 a month (around $2.50) covering up to six people in a household as in other...
October 2, 2019
KPMG India predicts growing prominence for music subscriptions
Research firm KPMG’s India division has published its annual Media and Entertainment Report for 2019, which describes India’s digital future as a “mass of niches”. It’s very good for rooting what’s happening...
September 10, 2019
‘Juicing’ YouTube views with ads isn’t just an India thing
Sony Music artist Badshah came under the spotlight recently when his label claimed he’d broken YouTube’s first-day-views record; YouTube pointedly didn’t confirm it (and still hasn’t); and then debate ensued about...
September 5, 2019