Category Archives: Industry Insight

T-Series launches its new property ‘Mitti’: An ode to folk music and budding talent!

Mumbai, 8th August 2023: Asia’s leading music label, T-Series, announced the launch of its new musical property, ‘Mitti’ that explores and pays tribute to folk music from Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and various other parts of India. This unique project kick-starts with ‘Folk Vibes of Punjab’, an ode to Punjabi folk, with an aim to provide […]

Roland empowers The Dharavi DREAM Project with advanced equipment partnership

Mumbai, 31st July 2023: The Dharavi DREAM Project (TDDP) – An after-school of Hip-Hop, a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to empowering under-resourced hip-hop talents, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Roland, a renowned name in the music gear industry. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for The Dharavi DREAM Project, as we join […]

Spotify data reveals the South Asian music that appeals to the diaspora

Recent data from the audio streaming platform shows that the South Asian diaspora is listening to a variety of genres, led strong by Bollywood and Punjabi Mumbai, 21st July 2023: To celebrate this year’s South Asian Heritage Month, Spotify leaned into consumption trends on the platform to understand which genres of music, artists, and songs […]

AWAL launches in India and South Asia

AWAL will work closely with Sony Music India to establish presence in the India and South Asia Region for the first time, following the acquisition of Indian music distribution company OKListen Based in Mumbai, AWAL will be led by OKListen Founder, Vijay Basrur Mumbai, 28th June 2023 – AWAL announced today the launch of AWAL […]

Bombay High Court upholds rights of IPRS against private FM Radio broadcasters

Mumbai, 5th May 2023: In a landmark judgment, the Bombay High Court upheld the rights of The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (“IPRS”) against private FM radio broadcasters. The judgement by Hon’ble Mr Justice Manish Pitale of the Bombay High Court in the cases titled IPRS v Rajasthan Patrika Pvt Ltd and IPRS v Music […]

Third time is Charm! Billboard International Power Player, Devraj Sanyal – Chairman & CEO India & South Asia

Mumbai, 26th April  2023: Year 2022 was an action filled year at Universal Music India. Launch of Dej Jam India, creating a global cross over between Badshah and J Balvin were just two of the many major milestones that were created under the leadership of Mr. Devraj Sanyal. Creating a 360 degree set up by […]

Primary Wave Music announces strategic investment and partnership with Times Music

Terms of the deal will see Primary Wave and Times Music invest further in Indian catalogues and new music investments Companies to work closely to create a marketing platform for Times Music repertoire in global markets and Primary Wave repertoire in the Indian market Mumbai, 26th April  2023: Primary Wave Music,the world’s leading independent publisher […]

Indian Singer-Songwriter Natania Lalwani Signs with Roc Nation

Mumbai, 12th April 2023: Los-Angeles based singer, songwriter, and composer of Indian origin Natania Lalwani, has joined the publishing roster at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation – home to many of today’s most iconic artists, including Rihanna, Megan Thee Stallion, J Balvin, and DJ Khaled. The signing announcement follows the release of Natania’s debut collaboration with Nick […]

With exclusive distribution deal with Panorama Music, Believe enters Bollywood OST market

Panorama Music, founded by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Phatak played an instrumental role in launching music for Ajay Devgan’s Runway 34 Mumbai, 3rd April 2023 – Believe, one of the world’s leading global digital music companies, announced an exclusive music distribution deal with Panorama Music, the Indian music company behind blockbuster Bollywood films such […]

Irfana becomes the first woman artist signed by Def Jam India

Def Jam Recordings India is dedicated to supporting India and South Asia’s diverse Hip-Hop culture Mumbai, 30th March 2023: Irfana Hameed, a Kodaikanal-based rapper and singer, has become the first female artist to be signed by Def Jam Recordings India. The ferocious lyricist behind the critically acclaimed ‘Ko-Lab’ EP, Irfana is one of the earliest […]