Press Releases · Mar 23, ’18

Integration of Jio Music and Saavn in a Transaction Valued at Over US $1 Billion

Reliance Industries Limited announces strategic transaction with Saavn to form India’s largest platform for music, media, and artists. Integration of Jio Music and Saavn in a transaction valued at over US $1 Billion. Reliance to further invest up to US $100 Million for growth. Saavn founders to drive growth of the combined entity. Mumbai, India…

Building a Search Microservice at Saavn

Engineering · Apr 13, ’18 · Akshay Murarka, Senior Software Development Engineer

Since its inception, Saavn has used REST architecture for it’s suite of core products, and like most apps, the underlying protocol has been HTTP. This has been performing great for us, but we’re always looking for ways to improve. With access to ever-evolving technology, and an increasing user base, we’re committed to finding new ways…

Diversity & Inclusion, Everyday: Launching Saavn’s Diversity & Inclusion Council

Music & Culture · Mar 20, ’18 · Hiba Irshad, Artist Relations

“It isn’t enough to simply talk about equality, one must believe in it and it isn’t enough to simply believe in it. One must work at it.” – Meghan Markle, International Women’s Day 2015, United Nations We’re proud to announce the launch of Saavn’s Diversity & Inclusion Council. Why now? As a leading media company,…

Building an Entity Extraction Layer for Semantic Search

Engineering · Mar 20, ’18 · Lekha Muraleedharan, Senior Software Engineer - Search Relevance

At Saavn, search is the entry point to 36 million songs across hundreds of languages. In fact, over a quarter of our streams start from a search. Our listeners search for music in unique ways apart from the obvious queries containing just song names, or artist names. The other day a listener queried “old hindi…

One microphone to millions of headphones

Music & Culture · Mar 7, ’18 · Akhila Shankar, Associate Director - Brand & Communications

Saavn & Homegrown present #SaavnHGFlex, India’s first nation-wide digital rapper hunt!     In a country of 1.3 billion people, who collectively speak (at least!) 22 languages, there’s plenty to be said. There’s so much to talk about, so many voices to be heard — each with a different point of view. What’s important, and what’s…

Celebrate Holi with our colorful Mix playlists!

Music & Culture · Mar 2, ’18 · Shrey Sahjwani & Tanisa Sanghvi

To us, Holi is as much about music as it is about colors. Songs like Rang Barse, Balam Pichkari, and Holi Khele Raghuveera have become staples for every Holi party. When we hear these Holi classics play at any other time of the year, we’re instantly transported back to our fondest Holi memories. This Holi, we’ve…

Your VH1 Supersonic Checklist is Here

Music & Culture · Feb 1, ’18 · Akhila Shankar, Associate Director - Brand & Communications

Sean Paul, Incubus, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis – there is more than one reason to make your way to VH1 Supersonic in Pune this February. While you plan your weekend, here’s your cheat sheet to having the complete festival experience. Artists you must catch With 80+ artists spanning across rock, pop, electronic and hip-hop over…

Magnetic Fields: The Magic of Contrast

Music & Culture · Jan 29, ’18 · Kunal Bambawale, Manager - Social and Digital Content

The magic of Magnetic Fields Festival of Contemporary Music and Arts is the magic of contrast— the contrast between ancient and modern, between timeless and contemporary. Alsisar Mahal, the Rajasthani palace that hosts the festival, is timeless — a living relic of an ancient kingdom. The festival itself — this temporary gathering of artists and musical connoisseurs…

See, and be seen – Introducing: Artist Insights

Data, Music & Culture · Jan 16, ’18 · Priya Singh, Product Manager - Data

As music makers and music lovers, you’ve probably noticed the seemingly unending stream (no pun intended) of new artists and music. The truth is, the music you do notice barely skims the surface of all the music currently out there in the world. The industry has become increasingly competitive, with artists finding it difficult to…