Indian music industry debates potential for paid music subs
“I think we’re on course,” said Blaise Fernandes, the president and CEO of India’s official recorded music industry body the Indian Music Industry, when asked on a status update on the country’s plan to break into...
August 28, 2019
Saregama sold 219k of its Carvaan music players last quarter
Indian music and film company Saregama published its latest quarterly results yesterday, revealing a 6% year-on-year increase in its consolidated music revenues, which account for 90% of the company’s overall turnover....
August 16, 2019
India’s latest music app is from… its Ministry of Culture
There’s a big market in India for recordings of ‘devotional music’ – songs that accompany religious services and rituals. An app called Sangam Music provides a big catalogue of devotional songs and instrumentals,...
May 20, 2019
Spotify loses Saregama catalogue in India after licensing snag
Just as Gaana announced its 100-million-users milestone in India, so its latest rival was revealing a new dispute with a key label partner in that country. Spotify has promised to remove the catalogue of one of the key Indian...
April 25, 2019
Saregama music revenues grew by 68% year-on-year
Indian music and films company Saregama has published its latest quarterly financial results, including strong growth for its music division. In fact, music generated 92% of Saregama’s revenues in the final quarter of 2018...
January 28, 2019
Indian firm Saregama sees growing music and video streams
Indian music and film company Saregama has been talking about the strong growth it’s seeing from audio music-streaming services, as well as from YouTube. By the end of 2017, the company’s music catalogue was generating...
June 11, 2018