Spotify and Saregama have announced a licensing partnership for India, meaning that the label’s catalogue of more than 100,000 retro tracks is now available on Spotify. With music catalogues from across eras and languages, Saregama’s catalogue spans across film, Carnatic, Hindustani classical and devotional music in over 25 languages.
Vikram Mehra, Managing Director, Saregama India, added,
“We are happy to partner with Spotify and make our entire catalogue 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.”
Users can also tune into Spotify’s playlists including ‘This Is Kishore Kumar’, ‘This Is Asha Bhosle’, ‘Starring Amitabh Bachchan’, ‘Starring Rishi Kapoor’, ‘Disco Deewane’, ‘Punjabi Legacy’, and ‘Old Is Gold’, among many others, to listen to a collection of evergreen music.
Tracks such as Chhod Do Aanchal Zamana Kya Kahega, Piya Tu Ab To Aaja,Rimjhim Gire Saawan, Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein, Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum, among others, by artists, such as Lata Mangeshkar, R.D. Burman, Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kalyanji-Anandji, Hemant Kumar, etc. can be listened to now.
“Since its launch in India last year, Spotify has seen a tremendous response from listeners across the country. Now, with the full Saregama catalogue available on Spotify India, our users will not only find their favourite retro music across local languages, but also be able to discover more old-school songs through Spotify’s locally curated playlists – both editorial and algorithmic. Spotify is continually committed to delivering the best and most rewarding repertoire to our users,”
said Paul Smith, Director of Global Licensing, Spotify.