Online music streaming service Spotify has entered into a licensing partnership with Saregama for the India Market.
Spotify in its issued statement said, “The partnership will allow its Indian users to access the entire catalog of Saregama in over 25 languages, including the artists such as Lata Mangeshkar, RD Burman, Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kalyanji-Anandji, Hemant Kumar, Kishore Kumar, This Is Asha Bhosle, Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Starring Rishi Kapoor, Disco Deewane, Punjabi Legacy and more.”
Speaking on the partnership, Paul Smith, Director of Global Licensing, Spotify said, “With the full Saregama catalog available on Spotify India, our users will not only find their favorite retro music across local languages but also be able to discover more old-school songs through Spotify’s locally curated playlists by both editorial and algorithmic.”
Adding to the statement, Vikram Mehra, Managing Director, Saregama India said, “We are happy to partner with Spotify and make our entire catalog available for listeners across the globe, now including India. Saregama holds the largest library of films and non-film songs in over 25 languages ranging from old classics to new age music. We are sure, listeners would be really happy with this addition.”