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Indian artists are still dominating YouTube’s global music chart

Indian news site Mint has been celebrating the fact that Bollywood playback star Alka Yagnik is the top artist on YouTube's global chart.
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Indian ISPs ordered to block access to stream-ripping websites

The IFPI and its member bodies have been taking on stream-ripping websites for several years now, seeing them as a new frontier for music piracy.
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Luminate talks music data: Coldplay, Indonesia, streaming growth and more

Its name may have changed, but research firm Luminate remains one of the music industry’s key sources of data.
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Moj parent company ShareChat holds another round of layoffs

In the wake of TikTok's ban in India, Moj prospered. However, its parent company ShareChat is having to make cutbacks now.
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AR Rahman talks up plans for Katraar digital music platform

AR Rahman is one of the most revered Indian musicians, but now he has ambitions in the music-tech world too.
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22 stats to help you understand India’s music industry in 2022

Facts and figures about India’s music industry are hard to come by, and when they are shared, the numbers are most often self-proclaimed.
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Spotify launches in-app rewards program for Indian listeners

Spotify is doing something interesting with its 'Premium Mini' short-term subscription plan in India.
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India has a new short-video app: Jio-backed Platform

When TikTok was banned in India in the summer of 2020, it sparked rapid growth for a group of locally-developed rivals.
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Indian regional streaming app Baahi adds subscription tier

Baahi is a music streaming service that launched in 2020 in the Assam region of India, focusing on regional music.
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Report suggests Indian short-video apps may lose momentum

With competition growing from global players, news site Rest of World has suggested that the homegrown apps may be on borrowed time.
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UMG buys majority stake in Indian management firm TM Ventures

Universal Music Group’s latest expansion in India is not a label launch or acquisition, but an investment in a talent management agency.
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Startup Fairplay launches a music licensing service in India

Music industry lawyer Priyanka Khimani has seen some of India's most tricky licensing deals and disputes up close.