The two most popular YouTube channels by monthly views are music channels – but not from major western artists.
Justin Bieber has been the most popular music artist on YouTube by the metric of channel subscriptions for a while, but now he has been knocked off his perch.
Each day this week, journalist Amit Gurbaxani focuses on some interesting stories in the Indian music business, with plenty of links for you to explore. A week after news broke […]
India’s collecting society IPRS now has a full set of major music companies from the country, after T-Series joined the likes of Saregama and Times Music (plus the local subsidiaries […]
We’ve been writing about the jockeying for position in the Indian short-video apps market in the wake of TikTok’s ban there. Now another of the contenders has been talking (to the Economic Times) about its growth.
MX TakaTak says it has more than 10 million daily active users and 45 million monthly active users, with its app generating more than 1bn video views a day. And this, only a month after the app launched.
That growth hasn’t come without challenges: MX TakaTak is one of the apps that has been sent copyright violation notices by Indian film-music company T-Series, as we reported yesterday.
It’s not just the US where the rapid growth of short-video apps are sparking unrest from music rightsholders about licensing deals. India, where a continuing ban on TikTok has led to a spike in downloads of its rivals, is also seeing some tensions around this. One of the biggest music companies, T-Series, isn’t just grumbling publicly, though: it’s taking legal action.
The Deccan Chronicle has the story, reporting that T-Series has filed a lawsuit against Roposo, while sending copyright violation notices to ‘many social video platforms, including Bolo Indya, Mitron, MX Player’s Takatak, Triller and Josh’. According to the article, T-Series is asking each of the latter group of apps for 3.5 crore rupees in damages – around $476.5k.
We recently reported on Indian short-video app Moj, which claimed it had 50m users only one month after launch, as users dashed to other platforms – including Roposo, Zili and Dubsmash – after TikTok […]
It’s not just the US where short-video apps are facing pressure from music rightsholders over their licensing deals (or lack of). It’s happening in India too, where a number of these apps have been spiking in popularity since TikTok was banned there in June.
Livemint reported that four music labels – including India’s biggest, T-Series – have been sending copyright infringement notices to short video apps.
“Many content sharing mobile applications such as Roposo, Triller, Takatak, Josh, Mitron, Snack Video etc are taking advantage of TikTok’s ban in India and to gain immediate success are using popular music, most of which belongs to T- Series without our permission,” said T-Series president Neeraj Kalyan.
For all that the music industry likes to complain about YouTube, the two are irreversibly entwined. Indian music company T-Series has had the most popular YouTube channel for years now, […]
Indian music company T-Series’ flagship YouTube channel has been the most popular channel on the video service for some time now. After a lengthy (and sometimes controversial) battle with gamer PewDiePie for […]
Indian firm T-Series’ flagship channel has the most subscribers on YouTube: 124 million at the time of writing. It will come as no surprise to learn that it’s also the most […]
We have been writing about T-Series, the Indian label and film production company that specialises in Bollywood soundtracks, for several years but have been most intrigued by its move onto […]