Category Archives: Industry Insight

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 […]

Devraj Sanyal raises the bar, becomes the Chairman & CEO India & South Asia and SVP Strategy, AMEA

Mumbai, 9th March 2023: Mr. Devraj Sanyal has been elevated to become the Chairman & CEO India & South Asia and SVP Strategy, AMEA within the Universal Music India. This isn’t a surprise if someone has followed his career path closely. As he is gearing up to take Universal Music India (UMI) to greater heights, […]

TuneCore introduces Split Royalty Payments (SPLITS) to fuel collaboration for self-releasing artists

By launching Splits, TuneCore now features one of the most comprehensive suite of artist support services and one of the industry’s most affordable distribution pricing plans for self-releasing artists worldwide Mumbai, 1st March 2023 – Leading digital music distributor for self-releasing artists, TuneCore, a division of Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, […]

Believe Hits €1 Billion Digital Music Sales

Mumbai, 8th February 2023: Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, announces today it has surpassed the milestone of €1bn of digital music sales (DMS) for 2022, confirming the success of the Group’s model and commercial strategy to best serve artists and labels at all stages of their career Believe’s Digital Music Sales […]

Ricky Kej wins a third Grammy® Award and creates history in India

Mumbai, 6th February 2023: Indian Music Composer Ricky Kej has won a third Grammy® Award at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards for his globally acclaimed album ‘Divine Tides’ with Rock-Legend Stewart Copeland. By achieving this massive feat, Ricky Kej has created history in India by becoming the only Indian alive to win 3 Grammy Awards. […]

Coke Studio Bharat Celebrates the New Voice of India

Launches a new season highlighting independent artists, their unique niches, and the cultural diversity of the country Mumbai, February 5th, 2023: After the overwhelming success of Coke Studio globally, Coca-Cola announces the launch of ‘Coke Studio Bharat’ in Mumbai today. The season is an amalgamation of over 50 artists from across the country who have […] announces a 50,000$ fund called Humans of, to support Indie artists

Bangalore, 6th January, 2023: In an initiative to provide indie artists with passive income opportunities and access to a range of audiences, is announcing a new artist fund worth USD 50,000 specifically for Indian independent artists. Through the program, aims to significantly expand its catalogue. Artists partnering with are thoroughly vetted before […]

JioSaavn captures India’s listening habits with “Best of 2022”

Bollywood and Desi-indie come forth as the most streamed genres Most streamed languages on the platform were – Hindi, Telugu, Punjabi, English and Tamil Saturdays were observed to be the highest streaming day of the week Mumbai, 21st December 2022: JioSaavn, India’s leading music and audio-streaming service, has mapped the latest trends in audio streaming […]

Horus Music partners with Wynk Music

Mumbai, 18th November 2022: Global music distribution company Horus Music are delighted to announce the official renewal of their partnership with Wynk. Wynk is a game changing platform for both Indian artists and those looking to break into the Indian music market. The direct partnership will see Wynk provide artists and labels  access to India’s […]