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Indian telco Airtel’s Wynk Tube app combines audio and video

India appears to be The Land Of The 100-Million Milestones in 2019, as far as music-streaming goes. Gaana and JioSaavn both claim to have more than 100 million active users, while telco Airtel has its own nine-digit milestone:...
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Report: YouTube generates 40% of Indian labels’ digital revenue

A report published by business association the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) includes some new estimates for the Indian music industry in 2018. It includes the claim that recorded-music revenues...
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In India ‘the scale opportunity is telco bundles’

Reading a report about India earlier this week, we spotted a reference to the music-streaming market there needing to go beyond subscriptions and advertising for its revenues. How, though? Consultancy firm Midia Research...
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Vodafone Idea mulls new music-streaming strategy in India

We’ve written a lot about Indian streaming services Gaana, Saavn (now JioSaavn) and Wynk Music over the last couple of years. Their next source of competition may come from telco Vodafone, which recently merged with another...
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US telco Verizon Wireless bundles Apple Music with some plans

Last August, US telco Verizon Wireless launched a promotion with Apple to give subscribers to its ‘Verizon Unlimited’ mobile tariffs six months’ access to Apple Music. Now the pair are doubling down on their partnership...
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Bangladeshi telco Banglalink goes exclusive with Vibe service

China, India, Japan and South Korea tend to hog the digital-music attention in Asia, but there are plenty of interesting things going on in south east Asia too: especially around mobile operators.
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Deezer CEO sees partnerships as key to Middle East growth

Talking of intense competition for new subscribers… the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) streaming market is heating up nicely as 2018 nears its end, thanks to recent launches in the region by Spotify and Deezer –...
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Indian telco Jio added 37m subscribers in the last quarter alone

Our lead story in today’s bulletin talks about the Indian music industry’s ambitions to be a top-10 global market by 2022. Telcos are going to play a crucial role in that, so our attention was grabbed this morning by the...
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Tidal reveals its latest telco partnership: Vivo in Brazil

Hot on the heels of its partnership with MTN in Uganda, Tidal has announced another telco deal – this time in Brazil. It’s working with Vivo there, with ‘exclusive subscription offers’ for the telco’s 75 million...
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MTN Uganda says Tidal deal part of telco’s ’do or die’ strategy

Music Ally recently reported on Tidal’s latest deal with a telco: MTN Uganda, representing its first move into Africa. Now the telco’s chief marketing officer Olivier Prentout has been talking to Reuters about how the...
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Sprint bundles Amazon Prime into its Unlimited Premium plan

US telco Sprint has revealed details of its latest high-value bundle for customers: a $90-a-month ‘Unlimited Premium’ plan.
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Kenyan streaming service Songa offers cheaper subscription

Songa is the streaming service launched in Kenya by telco Safaricom. It has just changed its pricing, dropping the cost of its daily subscription to 5 Kenyan Shillings (around $0.05).