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We’re Making Some Changes…

Rishi Malhotra, CEO & Co-Founder

Press Releases · Apr 27, ’16

Saavn and VIVA Bahrain Partner to Launch Comprehensive Streaming Music Offering

Saavn, India’s premier audio streaming service, today announced its first strategic partnership in the Middle East with VIVA Bahrain, the country’s leading telecom operator and a subsidiary of the Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), to bring Saavn Pro to South Asian audiences in Bahrain. Saavn Pro, the company’s subscription offering, gives users access to unlimited, high-quality…

Press Releases · Apr 5, ’16

Saavn Launches Original Programming To Grow From Music Service to Entertainment Platform

Saavn, India’s leading music streaming service, today announced the launch of Saavn Original Programming, a new initiative that will expand Saavn’s repertoire of content to include a cutting-edge collection of original, long-form audio programs for its worldwide user base. The slate of shows, including two original series by renowned journalist and radio icon Neelesh Misra,…

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…

Press Releases · Mar 22, ’16

Maruti Suzuki, Saavn, and Razorfish Partner to Launch “Road Tripping,” India’s First Fully-Branded Streaming Radio Station

Razorfish, India’s leading digital agency, and Saavn, India’s leading music streaming service, today announced India’s first brand-dedicated streaming radio station on Saavn, in partnership with the country’s largest automobile company, Maruti Suzuki India, Ltd. The new station, “Road Tripping,” is available for streaming globally on Saavn’s app and features popular hits from Bollywood and Indie…

Press Releases · Mar 16, ’16

Mozido and Saavn Partner to Bring Mobile Payments to India’s Largest Music Streaming Audience

Saavn, India’s leading music streaming service, announced today a multi-year agreement with U.S.-based mobile payments company Mozido. The partnership will leverage Mozido’s mobile wallet and engagement platform to streamline payments, rewards, financial services, and offers for Saavn’s 18 million listeners. The companies plan to introduce the wallet later this year. Under the agreement, Mozido will…

Saavn Radio on Windows 10

Product · Mar 3, ’16 · Poornima Hanumara, Director, User Research

We’re excited to announce that Saavn on Windows 10 now has Radio functionality – on any PC, tablet or Phone that has Windows 10! Since we launched Saavn for Windows in August of 2015, we’ve welcomed an amazing group of Windows listeners to Saavn – streaming a record breaking number of songs, and giving us lots of love (4.3…

Press Releases · Jan 14, ’16

Saavn’s “Speed of Sound” Shows How Music Traveled Around the World In 2015

Saavn, India’s leading music streaming service, today released their much-anticipated annual infographic “Speed of Sound.” This year, the company examined a year’s worth of streaming data to explore how 2015’s most popular songs traveled across India and the world. “Speed of Sound” lets viewers see how their favorite songs traveled across the globe, with details…

Press Releases · Dec 7, ’15

Saavn Hires Former PepsiCo Exec as Vice President of Entertainment and Original Content

Saavn, India’s leading music streaming app, today announces that Gaurav Wadhwa, Senior Marketing Consultant at PepsiCo, is joining the company as their Vice President of Entertainment and Original Content. With over a decade’s worth of experience building some of the world’s top brands, such as Red Bull, MTV, Mountain Dew, and Pepsi, and curating content…

Press Releases · Oct 20, ’15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Mann Ki Baat” Now Available on Saavn

Saavn, India’s leading music streaming service, today announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popular program, “Mann Ki Baat,” will be available for streaming on Saavn. Prime Minister Modi hosts the program to address issues and events that affect the general public in India on a daily basis. This marks the first presence of “Mann Ki…