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:...
May 1, 2019
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...
March 18, 2019
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...
March 1, 2019
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...
February 11, 2019
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...
January 16, 2019
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.
November 26, 2018
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 –...
November 19, 2018
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...
October 19, 2018
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...
September 20, 2018
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...
September 3, 2018
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.
September 3, 2018