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
Facebook in talks to buy 10% of JioSaavn’s parent company
Facebook has been very clear that it doesn’t, at present, plan to launch its own music streaming service – preferring to explore other ways of working with music companies and artists. It didn’t say anything...
March 25, 2020
How many users do Spotify, Apple Music and other big music 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 19, 2020
Reliance invests $19.6m in its JioSaavn music streaming service
With the competition in India’s music streaming market only intensifying, telco Reliance Industries is giving its JioSaavn streaming service a financial shot in the arm. According to news site Inc42, Reliance has invested...
February 19, 2020
JioSaavn brings U2 and A.R. Rahman together for new track
Indian streaming service JioSaavn has been commissioning original tracks and remixes for a while now, but its latest example takes things up several notches in terms of the participating artists. U2 have teamed up with...
November 22, 2019
JioSaavn says regional-language music is on the rise
In keeping with a trend playing out across audio-streaming services in India, regional language music has emerged one of the biggest drivers of growth for JioSaavn, the platform announced in a press release this week. With...
October 4, 2019
JioSaavn adds two new display-advertising units to its service
Indian music-streaming service JioSaavn is adding a pair of new ad units to boost its revenues from its free tier. They’re called Maximus and Showcase, with the former being a full-screen display ad takeover that’s...
August 22, 2019
JioSaavn’s owner is now the largest telco in India
Indian telco Reliance Jio appears to have overtaken rival Vodafone Idea to become the biggest mobile operator in India, with 331.3 million subscribers. TheNextWeb reports that this compares to 320 million people using Vodafone...
July 29, 2019
JioSaavn and Snapchat partner on music discovery initiative
JioSaavn is one of the biggest streaming services in India and last month it announced it had passed 100m active users, just after rival service Gaana become the first Indian music service to reach the 100m milestone. It...
May 30, 2019
JioSaavn takes on Gaana with its own 100m-users milestone
Gaana recently announced that it was the first Indian streaming service to reach 100 million monthly active users. Now rival JioSaavn may have reached the same milestone. In fact, MBW reported that the service now has around...
April 30, 2019
Report: JioSaavn slashes annual subscription price by 75%
Will Spotify’s launch in India trigger a price war among competing music-subscription services? It’s possible: JioSaavn has just slashed the price of its annual JioSaavn Pro subscription by as much as 75%. That’s according...
March 25, 2019