1. Dusty Springfield: A Portrait

    Siddhant Pillai Siddhant Pillai

    Assistant Editor at Saavn/travel adventurer/badminton player/sitar student! Posted Mar 12, 2015 in News

    Siddhant Pillai traces the meteoric rise & fall of the iconic star of the swinging sixties. Before Adele, Duffy, Amy Winehouse & Lulu, there was Dusty Springfield, Britain’s greatest female soul singer who brought unparalleled depth to whatever genre she touched – be it pop, R&B or disco. She was the original diva, cloaked in… Continue Reading

  2. A Singing Rebel

    Siddhant Pillai Siddhant Pillai

    Assistant Editor at Saavn/travel adventurer/badminton player/sitar student! Posted Mar 5, 2015 in News

    As we approach International Women’s Day, Siddhant Pillai remembers Gangubai Hangal, the doyen of the Kirana gharana, who dared to scale the heights of music. Born on this day into a “low-caste” fishing community in 1913, Gangubai Hangal fought caste and gender barriers to chisel a singing career that spanned more than seven decades. She… Continue Reading

  3. Listen to Music – Help Saavn Provide 5000 Children with Daily Meals.

    Teresa Bigelow Teresa Bigelow

    PR Director Posted Feb 16, 2015 in News

    Go listen to music. Go play music. Go be around music.  This was the one request our CEO, Rishi Malhotra, left us with at the close of Saavn’s last global all-hands meeting. And it’s the single most important thing we do at our company. Music isn’t just our business; it’s our lifestyle and our passion…. Continue Reading

  4. 2014 In Review

    Manaal Oomerbhoy Manaal Oomerbhoy

    Social Media Manager, electronic music fan, and dance enthusiast. Posted Dec 22, 2014 in News

    As 2014 comes to a close, we’ve drawn from the incredible amount of data that we generate at Saavn to bring you a beautiful visualization of the top streaming cities in India and a look at some of our power users. Which city is getting groovier, Bangalore or Kolkata? Are there more people singing along… Continue Reading

  5. Happy Diwali – Listen to Saavn on Sonos!

    Arjun Venkatesh Arjun Venkatesh

    Product Manager on the Web team, and Saavn's resident Canadian. Posted Oct 21, 2014 in News

    We are excited to announce a Saavn Beta program on the Sonos Labs platform (www.saavn.com/sonos), just in time for Diwali! At Saavn, we strive to provide the best music listening experience to our users  – and now, Saavn Pro users will be able to enjoy Saavn’s catalog of over two million tracks on their HiFi Sonos speakers…. Continue Reading

  6. The One & Only S. D. Burman

    Siddhant Pillai Siddhant Pillai

    Assistant Editor at Saavn/travel adventurer/badminton player/sitar student! Posted Oct 1, 2014 in Music & Culture

    Sachin Dev Burman was born on October 1, 1906 to Nabadwipchandra Dev Burman, son of the Maharaja of Tripura, and his wife Nirupama Devi. As the youngest of the five sons of his parents, S. D. Burman was introduced to the world of music by his father, who was a noted sitarist and dhrupad singer…. Continue Reading

  7. Bollywood Goes Classical

    Siddhant Pillai Siddhant Pillai

    Assistant Editor at Saavn/travel adventurer/badminton player/sitar student! Posted Sep 30, 2014 in News

    “In Indian music, it is not possible to build anything other than the raga basis. We can run away from its fetters, but not from its main outline.” – Rabindranath Tagore Since the golden years of Hindi films, music composers have often turned to Indian classical music in search of inspiration. Naushad was one of… Continue Reading

  8. The Saavn 10

    Rishi Malhotra Rishi Malhotra

    Saavn's Co-founder and CEO Posted Aug 11, 2014 in Music & Culture

    Great companies are built on great cultures. As a little reminder of that, we’ve authored ten points that capture our guiding principles at Saavn. Without further ado, here are the Saavn 10 – we think they speak for themselves. Bigger Than Music People First Invest 1/24th Without Character, There is No Story Work Alone, Go… Continue Reading

  9. Our Soundtrack, Our DNA

    Vinodh Bhat Vinodh Bhat

    Saavn's Co-Founder, President, and resident Excel magician. Posted Feb 28, 2014 in News

    Indians comprise possibly the largest demographic of music listeners, worldwide, yet there are only a limited number of legitimate music platforms to serve them. The old world of Mobile VAS falls short of offering an experience befitting the passion that listeners have for music. Big box retail has only recently arrived on the scene, and… Continue Reading

  10. Saavn Music Feeds the Firefox

    Arjun Venkatesh Arjun Venkatesh

    Product Manager on the Web team, and Saavn's resident Canadian. Posted Feb 7, 2014 in News

    If you love Saavn (we know you do) and Firefox, then we’ve got news for you! We’re thrilled to announce the Saavn Feed for Firefox – the easiest way for you to discover new music and listen to your favorites, all while you browse the web. The Saavn Music Feed for Firefox constantly updates you… Continue Reading