A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Developments in the digital ecosystem Hungama Music’s Sound of Fame 2018 report noted a 48% increase in music consumption, and 2.9x growth in time spent listening, and 3x increase in number of streams since 2017. Note that all figures below are for since 2017. Users spent 145 million hours streaming music, with Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka making up 16%, 12%, and 10% of the total streamed music. The report noted an increased preference for non-Hindi content, other languages made up 48% of the total streams 15% of the non-Hindi music was Punjabi, it was the most streamed language music after Hindi Remakes and remixes make up 1/4th of Bollywood music consumption Punjabi, Tamil, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Marathi and Bengali each saw over 2.5x growth Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam together made up 13.5% of the total streams English language music saw a 2.3x growth and a 13% share in total streams Streaming of music in Arabic, Spanish, French, Turkish and Portuguese increased too Independent music gained attention; Badshah’s Buzz featured among the top 10 songs of the year and was streamed more than the albums of Sanju & Gold. DocsApp, an online doctor consultation platform, has crossed 5 million downloads. It claims that over 60% of its users are from tier-II and tier-III cities of India. Nestaway Technologies has launched Nestaway Startup Lab, a 6 month equity-free startup incubation program. This is in partnership…
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