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After Gaana deal falls through, Tips gets Times Internet to stop songs streaming on web radio

Times Internet has agreed to stop streaming Tips Music’s songs on the web versions of Radio Mirchi and Ishq 104.8 FM, the latter being owned by the India Today group. The interim agreement came after Tips filed a case in the Bombay High Court to restrain Times Internet and Ishq 104.8 FM from broadcasting their […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Gaana, Times Internet, India Today, Bombay High Court, Tips Music


In India, music streaming services pay 10–18 paise per stream to labels: Tips Music’s Kumar Taurani

In India, “The industry norm [for royalty payments from streaming services to music labels] is Rs 0.10–0.15 per stream. That varies company to company, sometimes it’s Rs 0.10, sometimes Rs 0.12 or Rs 0.15; once it even went up to Rs 0.18, I heard,” Tips Music’s Managing Director Kumar Taurani said. This is among the […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Interview, India, Tips, Music Streaming, Gaana, Rs, Kumar Taurani


Music label Tips drags Gaana for not renewing music licenses

Who does this? Tips Music issued an odd statement last night dragging streaming service Gaana through the mud for not renewing its licensing arrangement with the label. Apparently the existing deal between the companies has fallen through and Tips’s catalogue will no longer be available on Gaana. That’s pretty much all the statement offers us […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Gaana, Times Internet, Tips Industries Ltd


Spotify signs deal with Saregama to add more than 100,000 tracks to India catalog

Spotify has secured another deal in India to fill much of the remaining void in its catalog in the country. The Swedish music streaming service said on Monday it has partnered with Indian music label Saregama to bring more than 100,000 retro and new age songs in over 2 dozen languages to users in one of the largest entertainment markets in Asia. Spotify already has a deal in place with a distributor to offer Saragama’s music to users outside of India, a Spotify spokesperson told TechCrunch. B...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Spotify, Media, India, Tech, Bloomberg, Gaana, Times Internet, Saregama, Statista, Spotify Apple Music, Hemant Kumar, Saregama India, India Saregama, Asia Spotify


Acast partners with JioSaavn, one of India’s largest streaming audio services

Acast, a podcast monetization and distribution platform, announced a new partnership with JioSaavn, one of the largest streaming audio services in India. The agreement mean JioSaavn will distribute content from Acast and have access to its technology for podcasters. JioSaavn, which claims 104 million monthly active users, is the second-largest streaming audio service in India after Gaana, and holds about 24% market share, according to an OTT Audience Measurement Insights report. Podcasts from...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Podcasting, Pbs, Gaana, Acast, Streaming Audio, JioSaavn, OTT Audience Measurement Insights, Guardian BBC the Financial Times, Ishani Dasgupta JioSaavn


Spotify and Warner Music Group renew their global licensing deal, resolve issue in India

Spotify and Warner Music Group have renewed their global licensing partnership, the two said on Wednesday, confirming that the giant music label’s songs will now be available on the Sweden-headquartered firm’s platform in India. In a joint statement, the two companies said, “Spotify and Warner Music Group are pleased to announce a renewed global licensing partnership. This expanded deal covers countries where Spotify is available today, as well as additional markets. The two companies look forwa...
Tags: Asia, Spotify, Sweden, Media, India, Tech, Bloomberg, Warner Music, Coldplay, Warner, Financial Times, Linkin Park, Gaana, Times Internet, Warner Music Group, Cardi


India’s MX Player expands to US, UK and other markets in international push

MX Player, the on-demand video streaming service owned by India’s conglomerate Times Internet, is expanding to more than half a dozen new international markets including the U.S. and the UK to supply more entertainment content to millions of people trapped in their homes. The Singapore-headquartered on-demand video streaming service, which raised $111 million in a round led by Tencent last year, said it has expanded to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Nepal in addition to the U.S....
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Asia, UK, Media, Singapore, India, Disney, Tech, Nepal, Middle East, Tencent, Times, South Asia, Gaana, US UK


TikTok developer launches Resso in India to take on Spotify and Gaana

TikTok‘s owner, Bytedance, has launched its own music app, called Resso, in India. While the app features TikTok‘s swipe-to-skip interface for songs, Ressso looks to keep its distance from the popular short video app, and create a new identity. The Chinese tech giant began testing Resso in India and Indonesia in December. Resso is banking on its social features, such as lyrics sharing posters, to gain popularity with the country’s music-loving junta. The app’s free to download on both iOS and An...
Tags: Startups, Spotify, Indonesia, India, Gaana, Bytedance, Resso


Resso, ByteDance’s music streaming app, officially launches in India, sans Tencent-backed Universal Music

TikTok, the hugely popular social media app, found a lot of early traction by giving users a way to create funny lip-synced versions of clips from well-known songs and then share them with friends (its predecessor in the West was even called Musically). Now at long last, TikTok’s owner, China’s ByteDance, is doubling down on the music connection with the release of its first standalone full music streaming app, starting first in India. Today, the company is launching Resso, which describes...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Asia, Spotify, Media, Entertainment, Indonesia, China, India, Tech, Bloomberg, West, Music Streaming, Tencent, Gaana


200 million people are streaming music in India

Music streaming is quickly becoming massive in India as more and more go online to get their music from music streaming services. India is a huge country, the second most populous in the world in fact. So there was always going to be a massive impact when the almost 1.5 billion people who live there picked up on the music streaming trend. As native services like Gaana and JioSaavn grow and Western streaming services like Spotify increase their presence in the region the numbers have jum...
Tags: Music, India, Streams, Music Streaming, Streaming, Growth, Streaming Services, Gaana, Digital Music News, Listeners, Gautam Sinha, Indian music, JioSaavn


Spotify Q4 reports 271M total MAUs on revenues of $2B, podcast listening grows 200%

Streaming music now accounts for more than 80% of all music consumption in key markets like the US, and one of the big leaders in the field is reaping some of the rewards. Spotify reported its Q4 results today, which noted that the company now has 271 million subscribers, up 31% on a year ago, with paying users up 29% to 125 million. Overall revenues for the quarter $2 billion (€1.9 billion), up 24% on a year ago, with a gross margin of 25.6%. The company continues to post big operating losses, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Europe, Sweden, Mexico, India, US, Tech, Alexa, Amazon Music, Gaana, Google Home, Hypnosis Radio, Japan Fausto


Gaana adds 25 million listeners in just 2 months for a total 150m users

Gaana have blown away all expectations for their growth with 20% growth for the Indian streamer in the first month of 2020. At the start of the year we reported on Gaana’s strong entry into 2020, with big technological plans and a strong user-base of 125 million. It was a considerable amount of growth after announcing 100 million in April. However, they have since grown an unthinkable amount. In less than 2 months, since they announced 125 million users, the latest picture shows them no...
Tags: Music, India, Music Streaming, Indian, Wall Street Journal, Growth, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Gaana, Users, Digital Music News, Digital Music, Times of India, Listeners, Music Streaming Service, Indian music


Amazon Echo Auto with 8 microphones and far-field technology for in-car usage launched in India for Rs. 4999

Amazon has launched Echo Auto, the company's latest Alexa product designed for in-car usage with 8 microphones and far-field technology to hear you even in noisy traffic conditions. It is powered by the car's 12V charging socket or USB port and connects to your car stereo system for audio playback using a 3.5 mm auxiliary cable or Bluetooth connection. It connects to Alexa through the Alexa app on your smartphone and uses your existing data plan to stream music, make a call or send messages...
Tags: Amazon, News, India, Blogging, Alexa, Gaana, Amazon Echo Auto, Amazon Echo Auto price, Amazon Echo Auto price India, Voice control Echo Auto


Gaana announces 125 million monthly active users

India’s biggest music streaming service enters the new year strongly with 125 million users and new partnerships. Just before we entered 2020 and a new year of growth and competition in music streaming, Gaana announced they now have more than 125 million monthly active users. The Indian music streaming service retains the biggest reach of any service in the region. In April of last year the streaming service announced it had made the milestone of 100 million MAUs. They announced in Nove...
Tags: Updates, Spotify, Music, China, India, Streams, Pandora, Tencent, Streaming, Indian, Announcement, Gaana, Digital Music News, Music Streaming Service, Instreamatic, Pandora Gaana


Instreamatic and Gaana Partner to Introduce Dialogue Advertising to More Than 110 Million Monthly Streaming Music Listeners

With this partnership, Gaana – India’s largest streaming service – will integrate Instreamatic’s technology to place fully-measurable interactive voice ads within audio content SAN FRANCISCO – Instreamatic, the voice dialogue marketing platform that allows media companies and advertisers to measure, manage, and monetize audio content by utilizing new interactive voice AI technology, and Gaana, India’s […] The post Instreamatic and Gaana Partner to Introduce Dialogue Advertising to More Than 110 ...
Tags: Featured, India, Advertising, San Francisco, Press Releases, Gaana, Audio Ads, Ad & Media Strategies, Ads by Creative, Ads Taxonomy, Gaana India, Instreamatic, Content Streaming, Interactive Voice Ai, Voice Dialogue Marketing


Instreamatic signs deals to allow people to talk to adverts on streaming services like an Alexa

Most in tech would agree that following the launch of Alexa and Google Home devices the ‘Voice Era’ is here. Voice assistant usage is at 3.3 billion right now; by 2020 half of all searches are expected to be done via voice. And with younger generations growing up on voice (55% of teens use voice search daily now), there’s no turning back. As we’ve reported, the voice-based ad market will grow to $19 billion in the U.S. by 2022, growing the market share from the $17 billion audio ad market and th...
Tags: Google, TC, Asia, Europe, Podcast, London, Russia, India, Marketing, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Pandora, United States, Digital Media, Moscow


Tencent leads $111M investment in India’s video streaming service MX Player

MX Player, a popular video app that offers both local playback and streaming services, said on Wednesday that it has raised $110.8 million in a new financing round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent as the video app looks to expand its business in India and other international markets. Times Internet, which acquired a majority stake in MX Player in late 2017 for $140 million, also participated in the Series A financing round. The post-money valuation of MX Player was $500 million, a per...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Startups, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, Alibaba, Korea, New Zealand


India’s most popular services are becoming super apps

Truecaller, an app that helps users screen strangers and robocallers, will soon allow users in India, its largest market, to borrow up to a few hundred dollars in the nation. The crediting option will be the fourth feature the nine-year-old app adds to its service in the last two years. So far it has added to the service the ability to text, record phone calls and mobile payment features, some of which are only available to users in India. Of the 140 million daily active users of Truecaller, ...
Tags: Social, Food, Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Gaming, Cloud, Facebook, Uber, Apps, Asia, Hike, Media, Microsoft, Developer, Finance


India’s Times Internet isn’t ceding ground to US rivals Facebook and Google

The aggressive push by Silicon Valley companies and Chinese firms to win India, one of the last great growth markets, has decimated many local businesses in recent years. With each passing day, Amazon is closing in on Walmart-owned Flipkart’s lead on the e-commerce space. Uber is fighting with Ola for the tentpole position of the ride-hailing market; and Google and Facebook dominate the ads business, to name a few. But a handful of companies in India have not only survived the growing competitio...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Facebook, Uber, Asia, Media, Instagram, India, US, Social Media, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Colombia, Tencent


Apple Music cuts prices in India

This morning, The WSJ reported Apple’s streaming music service overtook Spotify in paid subscribers in the U.S., and now it hopes to do the same in the Indian market by way of a big price cut. The company’s individual plan in India is now 99 rupees per month ($1.43 USD), versus the 120 rupees per month ($1.73 USD) it was previously. In addition, the price for the Apple Music student plan dropped from 60 rupees per month to 49 rupees; and the Family Plan is now 149 rupees per month versus the 190...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Spotify, Music, Media, India, Music Services, Warner Music, Saavn, WSJ, Streaming Services, Apple Music, Apple Inc, Gaana


Apple Music subscription prices reduced in India, now at Rs. 99 per month

Apple Music was launched in India in 2015 with three plans namely the Individual plan, Family plan, and Student plan. It was priced at Rs.120 per month, Rs. 190 per month and Rs.60 per month respectively. But today, Apple has announced price cuts on its range of plans and now the price starts at Rs.99 per month. With the launch of YouTube Music in India, we saw JioSaavn and Gaana reducing their subscription by a whopping 70 percent. Following suit, Apple has also brought down the subscripti...
Tags: Apple, Family, News, India, Blogging, Apple Music, Gaana, Individual, Apple Music India, JioSaavn, Apple Music Price Cut


Gaana Beats Apple, Spotify As India's Top Music Service

Music streamer Gaana has beaten Apple Music and YouTube as Indian consumer's most popular music streaming service.  Spotify barely registered on the survey. In terms of popularity, Gaana at 25% was followed by Apple Music at 20%, YouTube at also at  20% and Wynk 14%, according to  the Music Streaming Apps Survey Report 2019 survey by CyberMedia Research (CMR). JioSaavn Pro and Gaana Plus recently dropped their Premium rates by 75% after Spotify entered the market, Why No Spotify? ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, India, Digital, Streaming, Apple Music, Gaana, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Bruce Houghton, Thomas George, JioSaavn, CyberMedia Research CMR JioSaavn Pro, Prabhu Ram Head Industry Intelligence Group


Gaana are taking their Indian music expertise to the US with their 2nd festival

Gaana have a big impact in their home country India, and they’re taking their success to the US with a music festival. Gaana is one of the local music streaming services in India’s booming digital music landscape as new platforms take the country by storm and replace traditional listening formats. With over 80 million active users the service has solidified itself as a leader in the region and is likely not threatened by Spotify’s launch in India in the past week. As the West’s favourit...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Comedy, California, India, US, Festival, New Jersey, Artists, Streaming, Coachella, Indian, Gigs, Gaana, Mountain View California, Hariharan


Spotify launches its streamint launches in India

Spotify has reportedly launched for some users in India today, with plans to officially launch on Wednesday to everyone, Variety, citing sources with knowledge of Spotify’s plans, reports. Update: It’s now official, Spotify has announced its launch in India. Here’s a statement from Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek: As Spotify grows, our goal is to bring millions of artists and billions of fans together from every country and background. India has an incredibly rich music culture and to best ser...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, Media, India, Tech, Saavn, Daniel Ek, Gaana, Google Apple, WMG, Sarah Perez, India Spotify, Warner Music Group Earlier


Spotify launches its streaming service in India

Spotify has reportedly launched for some users in India today, with plans to officially launch on Wednesday to everyone, Variety, citing sources with knowledge of Spotify’s plans, reports. Update: It’s now official, Spotify has announced its launch in India. What’s particularly interesting is that, just for India, Spotify users who do not pay for a subscription can play any song on demand on mobile. There is also playlists for India and a “Starring…” feature that includes music from Bollywood mo...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, Media, India, Tech, Saavn, Daniel Ek, Gaana, Google Apple, WMG, Sarah Perez, India Spotify, Warner Music Group Earlier


Spotify reportedly launches in India

Spotify has reportedly launched for some users in India today, with plans to officially launch on Wednesday to everyone, Variety, citing sources with knowledge of Spotify’s plans, reports. For the first 30 days, Spotify’s premium service will be free and then cost 119 rupees (about $1.67) per month. There are also single-day, weekly, monthly, three-month, six-month and annual plans. Similar to other streaming services available in India, Spotify will also offer a free, ad-supported product. Spot...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Spotify, Media, India, Daniel Ek, Gaana, Google Apple, WMG, Sarah Perez, India Spotify, Saavn Wynk, Warner Music Group Earlier


Chinese app developers have invaded India

If you’ve conquered China, then India — the world’s second-largest country based on population — is the obvious next port of call, and that’s exactly what has happened in the world of consumer apps. Following the lead of Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Oppo, which have dominated mobile sales in India for some time, the content behind the touchscreen glass in India is increasingly now from China, too. That’s according to a report from FactorDaily, which found that 44 of the top 100 A...
Tags: Android, Apps, Asia, China, India, Tech, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Flash, Tencent, WeChat, Food Delivery, SnapDeal, Paytm, Gaana, Oppo


JioSaavn becomes India’s answer to Spotify and Apple Music

India finally has its answer to Spotify after Reliance Jio merged its music service with Saavn, the startup it acquired earlier this year. The deal itself isn’t new — it was announced back in March — but it has reached its logical conclusion after two apps were merged to create a single entity, JioSaavn, which is valued at $1 billion. For the first time, India has a credible rival to global names like Spotify and Apple Music through the combination of a venture capital-funded business — Saavn...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, New York, China, India, Tech, Pandora, Alibaba, Tencent, Mountain View, Saavn, Rdio, Gaana, Times Internet, Reliance


Spotify’s Big Tencent Risk [Mark Mulligan]

China's Tencent Music and Spotify did a major stock swap last year. At the time, it was seen as a brilliant strategic move, offering both a more global reach and increased bargaining power with the music industry.  But with Tencent cutting its IPO target in half, the deal is getting new scrutiny. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog. NOTE: a previous version of this post referred to a non-compete clause with Spotify detailed in this SEC filing. I have been advised that...
Tags: Spotify, Music, China, India, US, Netflix, Tencent, Streaming, SEC, Gaana, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, China Video, Tencent Music


With US IPO, Tencent Is Set To Become Next Big North American Streaming Company

Chinese streaming company Tencent Music is rumored to be headed for an Initial Public Offering in the very near future, with a valuation high enough to make it the fourth biggest streaming company in North America. _____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 There have been multiple reports that Chinese streaming service Tencent Music is getting set to file for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) very soon. An even bigger story is the pegged valuation is in ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, China, US, Guest Post, Tencent, Streaming, North America, Tencent Holdings, Gaana, Music Business, Digital Music, Zuck, Sony Music