Posts Categorized: Music

Australian music streaming service Guvera launches in India

Australian music streaming service Guvera has launched in India, with a library of over 12 million tracks including Bollywood music. Guvera is free and supported by advertisements, though users can also opt for the ad-free premium plan which cost Rs 199 per month. The company has tied-up with a number of music labels and content aggregators in the…

Radio One ties-up with indie artists social network Songdew to offer broadcast platform

Next Mediaworks owned online radio network Radio One has partnered with the social network for artists and their listeners Songdew, to allow its artists to broadcast music over Radio One. The partnership will also allowed Songdew artists from Delhi to participate in the Radio One October Contest and get featured on the show ‘Delhi Drive’.

Believe Digital signs up with Aditya Music for global distribution of its regional content

Digital distribution company Believe Digital has signed up with India regional record label, Aditya Music India for distribution of its music catalogue across international digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and Pandora among others. Earlier this year, Believe Digital had signed up similar deals with Rajshri Entertainment and Saregama.

No more minimum guarantees for radio, CCI tells T-Series

In a precedence setting order, the Competition Commission of India has ordered music label T-Series to stop imposing minimum guarantees in its agreements with private FM Radio Stations in India, calling “minimum commitment charges” (MCC) unfair and discriminatory. The commission has fined T-Series a mere Rs 2.83 crores as penalty, but more importantly, it has directed…

Airtel’s music service Wynk: Fair usage limits; Violating Google Play Store & Apple App Store policies?

Yesterday, telecom operator Bharti Airtel, which once laid claim to being the largest music company in India, pulled the covers off Wynk, a rather impressive, Internet based music streaming service, which, at best, allows streaming of a maximum of 500 songs for Rs 129 per month without data charges. Vodafone had launched its own music…

Gaana.com launches genre and artist specific mobile apps

Times Internet owned music streaming service Gaana.com has launched mobile apps which allow users to access categorised music according to language, artists and genres. (Hat Tip: NT Balanarayan) Launched about a month ago, there are 10 apps: Kishore Kumar Hits, Hindi Sad Songs, Love Songs Hindi, Top Ghazals, Top English Songs, EDM Songs and Trance Music, Tamil…

Saregama reports Rs 3.36 Cr net profit, Rs 42.31 crore operating income

Saregama India, one of India’s largest music labels, has reported a net profit of Rs 3.36 crore for the quarter ended June 30th, 2014 (Q1-FY15), an 83.6% increase in profit over the same quarter the previous year, wherein it reported a net profit of Rs 1.83 crore.  Operating income increased 18.15% by year-on-year to Rs 42.31 crore from Rs 35.81 crore.