ByteDance closes Indian short-form video app Vigo to promote TikTok

ByteDance hopes the move will encourage the 5 million monthly active users to migrate to TikTok which currently has 200 million users in India. Flipagram was a US-based brand, before being purchased by Chinese company…

Facebook strike a license deal with Indian label Saregama

Indian music label Saregama and Facebook sign a global license deal for use of their music in Facebook and Instagram. The deal was announced by Facebook earlier this week. The license allows Facebook and Instagram…

Spotify add over 100k tracks to Indian catalogue

Spotify have recently signed a deal with Indian record label Saregama, adding their full catalogue of over 100,000 songs to the platform in India. Spotify launched in India last year, since then it has been…

Acast partners with JioSaavn to bring podcasts to the streaming platform

The largest global podcast company – Acast and the second largest music streaming platform in India – JioSaavn, join forces to bring thousands of podcasts to millions of listeners. Podcasts have become a huge deal…

Spotify’s first year in India tells us these 3 things about Indian streamers

One year ago this month Spotify launched in India and after a successful year they’ve found out a bit about how the country listens to music. Spotify are celebrating a year in India which has…

A YouTube Channel has hit 100 billion views for the first time ever

India’s T-Series YouTube channel has become the first channel to ever earn 100 billion total video views. Last year the Indian entertainment channel overtook PewDiePie as the most subscribed channel in the world. T-Series is…

How to upload my music to JioSaavn

JioMusic & Saavn merged to form JioSaavn in 2018 to become one of India’s largest streamers with over 250 million subscribers. Since Saavn launched in 2007, it has built a catalogue of 50 million tracks…

Karaoke app Smule are launching a ‘musical reality show’

Smule are branching beyond smartphones to hit national TV in India with their upcoming X-Factor style singing-based competition. Smule have announced the release of a brand new talent show coming to India that aims to…

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…

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…