How many users do Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services have?
Sometimes the statistics around how many people are streaming music – and how many are paying for it – can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. Recently, for example, we've seen one story suggesting that Amazon...
February 3, 2022
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"
November 15, 2021
Spotlight on India: Western DSPs still have work to do gaining a foothold
Each day in this week’s Music Ally Bulletin email, journalist Amit Gurbaxani shone a spotlight on some of the most interesting stories in the Indian music business. We’ve reported frequently about the impressive...
August 3, 2021
Apple Music, Deezer and JioSaavn launch new tools for artists
Streaming services aren’t just competing for listeners: they’re competing to offer the most useful tools and resources for artists. There’s a trio of announcements on that score today. Apple Music has revamped its Apple...
June 16, 2021
JioSaavn’s latest feature is lean-back music video viewing
Indian music streaming service JioSaavn isn’t new to video content. Its ‘Shorties’ feature is less TikTok and more Spotify Canvas: 15-second looping videos that accompany tracks, and have been seen more...
June 7, 2021
JioSaavn’s AO Labs offers direct distribution to emerging artists
Indian streaming service JioSaavn is launching a new scheme offering direct distribution to emerging, unsigned artists. It's part of its existing 'Artist Originals' initiative, and is called 'AO Labs'. It'll encourage...
September 15, 2020
JioSaavn takes on Gaana’s HotShots with Triller partnership
In July we wrote about the launch by Indian streaming service Gaana of 'HotShots', a TikTok-style short-video feature built in to its service. Now Gaana's biggest rival in India, JioSaavn, is making its own move through a...
August 25, 2020
Google joins Facebook with stake in JioSaavn’s parent telco
Reliance Jio Platforms is the parent company of Jio, the largest telco in India and the owners of the JioSaavn music streaming service. The company has been on a spree of funding announcements in recent months – raising...
July 16, 2020
JioSaavn adds ‘Pro Rewards’ feature for paying subscribers
We reported yesterday on concerns that India's growth in paid music subscriptions has slowed down. Now one of the main Indian streaming services, JioSaavn, has a new initiative that it hopes will make its JioSaavn Pro subscription...
May 27, 2020
Children’s music booms on platforms from YouTube to JioSaavn
One of the factors in YouTube’s viewing increase (see story higher up this bulletin) is the fact that schools are closed in many countries, and children are getting (even) more time on screens. At the younger end of...
April 29, 2020
Facebook confirms $5.7bn investment in JioSaavn’s parent telco
In March, we reported on speculation that Facebook was in negotiations to buy a 10% stake in Indian telco Reliance Jio, the parent company of music streaming service JioSaavn. Now Facebook has confirmed that it has made...
April 22, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (3 April)
Music Ally is trying to write a story every working day, rounding up the good, practical things happening in and around our industry: focusing on relief efforts and other initiatives from the music industry and music / tech...
April 3, 2020