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Believe’s latest acquisition is Indian label Think Music

Think Music is a label from southern India whose catalogue spans both film, non-film and independent music, with a particular strength in the Tamil Cinema industry.
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Indian short-video app Chingari signs deal with label Saregama

India has been a fascinating market for short-video apps since TikTok was banned there in the summer of 2020. That sparked a surge of launches of local rivals, with Moj, Josh and Chingari among those to have grown rapidly. In...
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India moves up the global music-rights collections rankings

Indian royalty collection society the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) banked Rs172.6 crore (around $23.2m) in the financial year ended March 2020. This was good enough to place India at number 32 in the global...
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Indian streaming service JioSaavn set for executive changes

Report suggests that there have been "differences of vision with executives brought in by parent company Jio"
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Ingrooves enters India and reveals its first two signings

UMG-owned distributor Ingrooves is another music company with its eye on global expansion. Today's news is its entry into India.
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Pepsi challenges generated billions of views on MX TakaTak

The brand started by commissioning a track from musician Yashraj Mukhate and asked MX TakaTak users to show off their best dance moves to it on the app.
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Create Music Group buys Indian YouTube firm Nirvana Digital

Nirvana Digital helps music and other rightsholders make money from YouTube, Spotify and other digital services, while also running its own network of YouTube channels.
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Report claims India now has 240m users of short-video apps

Plus estimates that short-form video will soon be the second biggest 'platform' by time spent in India, behind only Facebook and Google properties.
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WMG’s latest label Maati will focus on Indian folk music

Warner Music India has announced the launch of a “language-agnostic” label called Maati, which will “aim to provide a national platform for Indian folk music, its purest forms and its artists”.
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10 things we learned about India’s music industry at All About Music 2021

The fifth edition of annual Indian conference All About Music that took place during the last week of September was, unsurprisingly, its second virtual instalment. It was also its biggest with over 240 speakers delivering...
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Universal Music India expands VYRL Originals with Punjabi label

This year, Universal has been expanding its remit with sub-labels focusing on particular regional music: VYRL Haryanvi, VYRL Bhojpuri and now VYRL Punjabi.
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Gaana narrows losses, but its revenue growth has slowed down

As one of the biggest streaming services in India, Gaana is a useful bellwether for the market as a whole. New figures show that in its last financial year, which ended in March 2021, the company’s operating revenue...