As announced in March 2018 at the time of acquisition of Saavn
by Reliance Industries Ltd, the implied valuation of the combined entity at over US$1 billion makes it the most valuable music streaming platform in South Asia, and among the most popular in the world.
The music for the film was released by the Crescendo team on top platforms such as iTunes and Saavn
. Shakirul said: "We promoted the film at several live events, sometimes to over 3,000 or 4,000 people, with our actors and musicians performing our movie music live.
Sponsors of the 3AF 2016 Asian Marketing Summit included Jade sponsors: Publicis Media; Sony TV; Star TV; Viacom 18; Zee TV; and Saavn
; Lunch sponsor: Nielsen; Bronze sponsors: Comcast; CMPG; The Korea Daily; and OnDemand Korea; Pearl sponsors: Inquirer.net; iTalk BB Media; The Korea Times; TIMES NOW; and iPinYou; industry partner, the Association of National Advertisers, and others.
But Hassan, who was recently present at a meeting with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and who sat with other greats including Tesla and Amazon and even Saavn
from India, boldly put forward what he thought was missing with their plan.
, India's premier audio streaming service, has entered into a strategic partnership in the Middle East with VIVA Bahrain, a subsidiary of STC, to bring Saavn
Pro to South Asian audiences in Bahrain.
, the leading Indian music streaming platform, have also just been confirmed, as has Gilles Peterson, the international club DJ, curator and music producer.
Vikram Mehra, managing director of Saregama India Ltd, says, " The music streaming business is already very crowded with the likes of Saavn
, Gaana and Hungama -- all of whom we provide content to.
Opera Max promises that its latest version will allow users to save about 50 percent of the data they would usually use to stream music from YouTube Music, Pandora, Slacker Radio, Gaana and Saavn
. The service that's obviously missing here is Spotify, but if you're a heavy user of one of the supported apps - and you don't have an unlimited plan (or are on T-Mobile's post-paid network), it's probably worth a try.
On the supply side, in addition to the familiar names like Spotify and Deezer that continue to expand, including through partnerships with mobile carriers and device makers in different markets, there are also local services that have experienced fast growth as well, like Saavn
and Gaana in India and Tencent in China.
.com, a Bollywood digital media company, illustrates the challenges that producers and media companies face.
Even pay revenues are showing some traction as viable subscription services such as Saavn
The PMUY anthem, aiming to reach the Ujjwala message to every household in the country by its powerful and inspiring rendition, is available on online music platforms such as Amazon, Apple,EeHungama, Wynk, Google Play, Saavn
, and many others.