Founders of Indian streaming service JioSaavn to step down

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Changes at Jio Entertainment Services have apparently led to the sudden departure of the three co-founders of JioSaavn.

The three co-founders of JioSaavn, India’s biggest music streaming service, are soon to leave their positions. President Vinodh Bhat, executive vice chairman Paramdeep Singh and CEO Rishi Malhotra will still remain as executives, but are stepping down from their day-to-day roles.

Why the sudden exodus? According to Billboard, rumour has it that new vice president Khushboo Yadav brought with him a change in working style that is “aggressive” and not in keeping with the company’s work culture.

Apparently, “differences of vision” at parent company Jio Entertainment Services led to the founders’ decision to exit.

Originally a distributor, Saavn became a streaming platform in 2010 and merged with audio streaming service JioMusic in 2018, combining two prolific music companies to form a formidable streaming company, the most popular in India.

Earlier this year JioSaavn launched an MTV-style music TV channel for premium subscribers.


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