Music & Culture

We’re Making Some Changes…

Music & Culture · Nov 2, ’16 · Rishi Malhotra, CEO & Co-Founder

Dear Saavn Family,

We’re making some changes and want you to be the first to know.

We started Saavn 7 years ago with a simple goal in mind: Delight the world with music.

Thanks to you and all your…

Global Leadership: How We Manage 3 Time Zones to Deliver an Industry-Leading Company

Music & Culture · Mar 26, ’16 · Rishi Malhotra, CEO & Co-Founder

VCCircle today published excerpts of an email interview with me and other executives from Indian businesses. I am sharing my full answers here, for a more balanced perspective on running a cross-continental business, which, ultimately, works to Saavn’s advantage. 1. Even as we live in a connected world, how easy or difficult is to manage…

Stream On

Music & Culture · May 6, ’15 · Rishi Malhotra, CEO & Co-Founder

Recently, there’s been much debate, confusion, and commentary around net neutrality in India. #SaveTheInternet has become a defining digital movement, driven by millions of users who are very vocal that user choice of great products and services should drive selection – not the ability to tune access based on collecting fees from Internet companies. India…

Donate to Nepal Earthquake Relief

Music & Culture · Apr 28, ’15 · Rishi Malhotra, CEO & Co-Founder

Today, let’s stand together. It is hard to find the words to express the tragedy of so many people lost to the Nepal earthquake. But, amidst the darkness of devastation on this scale, there is always light. The world comes together; we remember what (and who) matters most in our lives; we embrace compassion; we…

Imagine Dragons Festival

Music & Culture · Mar 24, ’15 · Siddhant Pillai, Senior Editor, English

Are you still loving Imagine Dragon’s sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors? Well, today they’re sharing a set of their favorite songs just for you, only on Saavn! Give it a whirl at http://saa.vn/imaginedragonsfest. We got a chance to chat with the Grammy award-winning band who shared their thoughts on Smoke + Mirrors and alternate career choices, and also…

Dusty Springfield: A Portrait

Music & Culture · Mar 12, ’15 · Siddhant Pillai, Senior Editor, English

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…

A Singing Rebel

Music & Culture · Mar 5, ’15 · Siddhant Pillai, Senior Editor, English

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…

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

Music & Culture, News · Feb 16, ’15 · Saavn

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….

2014 In Review

Music & Culture · Dec 22, ’14 · Manaal Oomerbhoy, Manager, Social Media

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…