Times Music COO is hopeful about future growth of streaming subscriptions
Music Ally’s latest market profile focuses on India, including the question of whether the country can build a viable premium-subscriptions market for music-streaming, rather than just the ad-supported free model which...
October 30, 2018
Indian telco Jio added 37m subscribers in the last quarter alone
Our lead story in today’s bulletin talks about the Indian music industry’s ambitions to be a top-10 global market by 2022. Telcos are going to play a crucial role in that, so our attention was grabbed this morning by the...
October 19, 2018
Indian music industry aims to be a top-10 music market by 2022
The recent Indian Music Convention conference saw an array of Indian and overseas speakers mulling the future for India’s music industry. Now industry body IMI – in association with a group of other bodies – has published...
October 19, 2018
Spotify debuts ‘Global Cultures Initiative’ for music diversity
Spotify has announced a new scheme that will focus on music from the Middle East, Africa, India and Latin America. It’s called the Global Cultures Initiative, which Spotify describes as “promoting and advancing culturally...
October 1, 2018
Indian offline music service Carvaan gets a premium version
‘Offline’ music? That’s the raison d’etre of something called Carvaan in India: a portable music player launched by Saregama that is preloaded with 5,000 ‘evergreen’ songs in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Marathi...
September 19, 2018
Videos are top digital-music consumption format in India
While MusicWatch is focusing on the US, Nielsen’s latest report turns its attention to India – a country where it claims 94% of the online population listens to music, based on its latest survey. The India Music 360 report’s...
September 12, 2018
The rise of Indian hip-hop: ‘There’s going to be a huge opportunity…’
From labels to streaming services to brands, they’re all saying the same things: hip-hop is the hottest independent music genre in India in 2018, and it’s only going to get bigger. Hip-hop is the fastest-growing genre...
September 6, 2018
T-Series tipped to overtake PewDiePie for YouTube subscribers
We’ve been covering the rapid growth of Indian music firm T-Series’ YouTube channels (in terms of their subscribers) in recent months. Now the company’s main channel could be set to dethrone the biggest YouTube star...
August 31, 2018
India may have around 100m users of music-streaming services
Last week saw the All About Music conference take place in India, with plenty of talk about how big the Indian music market is, and how large it might grow in the future. Journalist Amit Gurbaxani has published some of his...
August 28, 2018
T-Series’ Bhakti Sagar YouTube channel reaches 10m subs
We’ve reported regularly on the growth of Indian music behemoth T-Series’ main YouTube channel: most recently in June when it reached the milestone of 50 million subscribers. It’s not the only YouTube music channel...
August 21, 2018
Gracenote launches its Global Music Data catalogue in India
Gracenote is taking its ‘Global Music Data’ catalogue to a new market: India. The collection of metadata is already available in the US, Europe, Latin America, Australasia, South Korea and Japan, but the company hopes...
August 21, 2018