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Indian label Times Music signs licensing deal with Triller

TikTok’s ban in India has created a boom in user growth for other short-video apps, particularly those launched by Indian companies. However, western app Triller is also hoping to capitalise, and has just signed a licensing...
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Indian music industry report takes aim at safe harbours

Complaints about the music industry suffering from a ‘value gap’ are far from just a western affair. Indian music industry body IMI has published a report exploring why the film industry in India has grown so...
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Moj owner ShareChat raises $502m at a valuation of $2.1bn

We’ve been writing about Indian social media firm ShareChat in the past year, mainly because it’s the company behind one of the most successful new TikTok rivals in India: Moj. After signing up 50 million Moj...
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Spotify’s six-point strategy for cracking India

That India is an extremely significant market for Spotify is evident in not only how much it fought to get there but also how often its performance in the country is mentioned during earnings calls. India, CEO Daniel Ek...
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Indian service Wynk promises micro-payments experimentation

Wynk, owned by telco Bharti Airtel, is one of the established music streaming services in India. Its CEO Adarsh Nair has been talking to Fortune India about Wynk's plans for the next stage of its growth, having signed up...
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T-Series finally joins Indian collecting society IPRS

India’s collecting society IPRS now has a full set of major music companies from the country, after T-Series joined the likes of Saregama and Times Music (plus the local subsidiaries of Sony and UMG) as a member. “With...
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Survey offers data on the most used Indian streaming services

If you needed further evidence of YouTube’s outsized popularity in India, you got it twice in the past week. First came YouGov’s music streaming study, which claimed that 66% of all urban Indian adults use YouTube...
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Independent music, not Bollywood, may be India’s global crossover

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek recently told Music Ally that he believes “100% that we’re going to see a rise of Bollywood and new types of Indian music making it into the global scene in the very near future”. As an Indian...
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Spotify CEO thinks Indian music can go global like reggaeton

“I believe 100% that we’re going to see a rise of Bollywood and new types of Indian music making it into the global scene in the very near future.” Not the first prediction of this kind, but it carries extra weight...
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Twitter isn’t buying Indian TikTok rival Moj – but it might have

‘Company X not buying Company Y’ may seem like a pointless news story: we may as well tell you that Music Ally isn’t buying Spotify, right? But news that Twitter was in talks about a potential acquisition...
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ByteDance could sell TikTok India to local rival Glance

ByteDance appears to have seen off attempts by the last US administration to force it to sell TikTok to an American company or shut it down. Now the company can refocus its attention on a country where its social video app...
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ByteDance: ‘We don’t know when we will make a comeback in India’

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is cutting back its workforce in India, after the government there decided to renew its ban on TikTok and other apps of Chinese origin. Reuters reported on an internal memo from ByteDance...