Press Releases · Dec 4, ’18

JioMusic and Saavn integrate to create South Asia’s largest platform for music, media and artists—JioSaavn

New integrated platform now available across all App stores and at jio.com/JioSaavn With a catalog of more than 45 million songs and award-winning original content, JioSaavn brings users a wide-ranging audio experience Current JioMusic and Saavn users to migrate to the integrated JioSaavn platform Jio subscribers would enjoy seamless access to the integrated app December 4,…

Press Releases · Mar 23, ’18

Integration of JioMusic 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 JioMusic 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 and…

[F|Ph]onetics at Saa[vn|wan]

Engineering · Apr 27, ’18 · Lekha Muraleedharan, Senior Software Engineer - Search Relevance

The Saavn music catalogue contains 40 million songs, spanning over a hundred different Indian languages. These songs have names containing Indian words but the app stores and displays these names in Roman script (i.e. English). Search over such a multilingual and heterogeneous catalogue is a mammoth task which brings us face-to-face with a number of…

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…