Saavn actively participates in philanthropy, and in February 2015 partnered with Akshaya Patra Foundation for the launch of #MusicForMeals. Questions about a news article you've read? [10] As a part of this, Saavn’s music library was incorporated in Shazam’s music database. November 20, 2012. The launch of Saavn English puts Saavn in direct competition with companies like Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio - services in the same space, which have yet to launch in India. "This felt like the right time for Saavn to launch English music for our users. 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This was followed up with Saavn Music for iPhone. On 23 March 2018, Saavn announced merger with JioMusic in a deal worth more than $1 billion. JioSaavn is the Indian online music streaming service and a digital distributor of Bollywood, English, Tamil, Telugu and other regional Indian music across the world. Saavn meaning related to work Work for you means relationships and contact or movement. Since it was founded in 2007 as Saavn, the company has acquired rights to over 5 crore (50 million) music tracks in 15 languages. [25], Saavn also works with The Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), a not-for-profit industry body that represents the interests of mobile and online value added services in India. Ranbir Kapoor is also co-owner/part-owner of Saavn. Saavn was selected in December, 2011[17] to be Facebook’s first global partner and first Indian partner on the Open Graph platform. Saavn English will launch with new releases and catalogue classics by Sony Music artists, including AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, INXS, Jimmy Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, Kings of Leon, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Miguel, Oasis, Pink Floyd, and Usher; and by Universal Music Group artists, including Bob Marley, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, David Guetta, Jennifer Lopez, and Kanye West. Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC. [6] Saavn later shifted its core focus to become a music destination for fans of Bollywood and other Indic music in 2009, re-launching its flagship product, Saavn.com, to become a B2C product. [18] Nearly half of Saavn’s user base uses Facebook Connect. JioSaavn is a freemium service; basic features are free with advertisements or limitations, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality and music downloads for offline listening, are offered via paid subscriptions. English-language content has always been important for radio stations and TV channels, and Saavn’s foray into English-language music marks the genre’s arrival in legal music streaming in India. Saavn was founded as BODVOD networks in 2006 by Vin Bhat, Rishi Malhotra, Neal Shenoy and Paramdeep Singh, in a partnership between New York-based parent company 212Media (also founded by Bhat, Shenoy, and Singh), Indian company Hungama, and Schramm Sports & Entertainment. Saavn for iOS has received 9000+ ratings with an average rating of 4.5 Stars. [22] He joined Saavn to collaborate on consumer marketing ideas and business development. Since we’ve now successfully delivered apps and a website that people love, this felt like the right time for Saavn to launch English music for our users,” said Paramdeep Singh, co-founder and executive chairman of Saavn. With the launch of Saavn English, Saavn anticipates serving an even larger Indian user base that's seeking Western music instead of, or in addition to, regional music. [23] The actor was reportedly interested in working at a more business-oriented level at Saavn. Reach out to the author: contact and available social following information is listed in the top-right of all news releases. Saavn Social allows users to follow the profiles and playlists of their friends as well as celebrities. [5], Saavn was founded in 2006 as BODVOD Network and initially distributed Bollywood content in North America in a B2B offering. Saavn already has music licensing deals in place with more than 300 South Asian record labels, giving the service the largest content catalogue of Indian music. Starting today, all Saavn’s listeners across India can access English content on Saavn’s website, http://www.saavn.com. Saavn serves users in more than 200 countries. In 2010, Saavn introduced its first mobile app - Saavn Music for Android. Questions about your PRWeb account or interested in learning more about our news services? In the first three days of launch, Open Graph doubled the total number of visitors to Saavn.com, and increased the number of visitors from Facebook to Saavn by 15 times. JioSaavn was the first streaming app to offer original audio programming in India. Saavn’s products are Saavn Pro, its music service that offers offline listening without advertisements, and its mobile apps, Saavn for iOS and Saavn for Android. Saavn’s business model is based on Digital-Advertising services (offers service with advertisement) and Subscription-based Business model (Saavn Pro, offers ad-free and offline streaming). [4] The merger was completed in December 2018, with Saavn being rebranded JioSaavn. [16] In mid-2011, Saavn added its latest app, Saavn Music for Chrome, to the Chrome Web Store and later on Microsoft Store running Windows 10. As the nation with the second-largest population of English speakers in the world (just more than 125 million people), India is a prime market for Western music. JioSaavn is the Indian online music streaming service and a digital distributor of Bollywood, English, Telugu and other regional Indian music across the world. JioSaavn is a freemium service; basic features are free with advertisements or limitations, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality and music downloads for offline listening, are offered via paid subscriptions. [citation needed], On March 23, 2018, Reliance Industries Ltd acquired a majority stake in Saavn. This integration with Facebook allows users to stream any of Saavn’s millions of tracks using their Facebook logins and to listen to music from Facebook. ". Reliance executed definitive agreements for combination of Saavn with its digital music service, JioMusic. With the launch of Saavn English, Saavn anticipates serving an even larger Indian user base that's seeking Western music instead of, or in addition to, regional music. [8] Users can share any song, album or playlist with their friends and chat about music real time. Saavn English will launch with more than a quarter of a million songs from label partners Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group. As of today, Saavn is one of the largest distributors of Bollywood and other Indian entertainment in the world. Indian hip-hop star Naezy, Toronto-based DJ Sickick, singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, U.K.-based independent artists Zack Knight and Jasmin Walia, electronic artist Sandunes, Canadian artist The PropheC, contemporary classical duo Shadow and Light and UK musician Raxstar have also launched songs under the Artist Originals program. Saavn later expanded its content offering into Saavn Original Programming, a slate of original, non-music audio programs that range from Bollywood to comedy and storytelling to cricket.