Ever since consumers received access to affordable and fast internet, music streaming has sparked a huge buzz in the market. If you have a smart device but don’t want to spend loads on streaming platforms, then there are plenty of options to consider. One of which is the music streaming platform JioSaavn – the evolution of Saavn Music.
JioSaavn is India’s answer to Spotify after Reliance Jio merged its music service with Saavn, the start-up it acquired. Here is everything you need to know about this platform and why it’s so important to India’s music industry, stay tuned!
JioSaavn was originally founded in 2007 as ‘Saavn’. In 2018, JioMusic and Saavn merged into JioSaavn to strengthen their position in South Asia.
The company acquired rights to more than 50 million tracks in 15 languages. It is an Indian online music streaming service and a digital distributor of Bollywood, English, Tamil, Telugu, and other regional Indian music across the world.
JioSaavn is a freemium service which means the basic features are free with advertisements or limitations. Added features, however, such as better-quality streaming and music downloads for offline listening are available via paid subscriptions.
JioSaavn offers more than 40 million tracks in 15 languages for 38 million active users.
JioSaavn is relatively easy to use and has an appealing UI design. It supports around 320kbps audio quality when you subscribe and 64kbps for free streaming. You can also get music offline when you are a Pro user.
When it comes to how you can use it as an artist, the JioSaavn website offers artist insights. You can get closer to your fans with data insights on your streams and collaborate with the right artist to broaden your fanbase.
Another super cool feature of JioSaavn is the large array of podcasts on the platform. JioSaavn lets you listen to podcasts anytime, anywhere.
Here are some of our favourites.
In this podcast, Neelesh Misra takes you on a journey through the length and breadth of India.
His journey experiences stories of love, hate and relationships.
In this podcast, Aastha and Ankit discuss crucial questions about love, sex, heartbreak and dating.
Love Aajkal is an English podcast exclusively on JioSaavn. It brings to you a collection of short love stories, full of love, emotion, and adventure.
Josh Talks is a mixture of unexpected ideas and stories from all over India.
This podcast gives you access to relatable role models who will inspire you to do more and be more in life.
You can listen to the stories of entrepreneurs, civil servants, sportspersons, activists – ordinary Indians who have achieved extraordinary things.
JioSaavn is super easy to use. Just go to the Google Play Store, or iOS App Store and download the app!
As a new user, you will need to create an account to begin. If you already have a Saavn or JioMusic account, you just need to log in!
Furthermore, you can make the playlist that you would like to feature on your artist page for your audience, either through the JioSaavn app or the website JioSaavn.com.
The best way to upload your song to Jio Saavn music is through TuneCore.
Here are some quick steps:
If you would like to read more about Tunecore, check out TuneCore Review.
It’s easy to download your top songs from JioSaavn.
On iOS, you can also set up a Quick Action to download in one tap. Do this from Settings, Quick Actions, Download!
Importantly, if you’re on the JioSaavn app, ensure you have the latest version.
For a basic subscription, you get access to 55+ million songs as well as various recommendations.
However, JioSaavn suggests going Pro. This way, you get the most out of the platform.
For a Pro subscription, JioSaavn charges ₹99 for 1 month (₹119 for IOS users) and ₹399 for 1 year.
Here are the top benefits of your subscription:
Apps like Gaana and JioSaavn offer music in over 15 languages while Spotify is just behind with just content in 7 languages.
Gaana has a 30% market share in audio streaming closely followed by JioSaavn with a 24% market share. JioSaavn has around 30 million tracks and Gaana trails with around 10 million songs.
Gaana and JioSaavn each have a lot of content. Including internet radio stations. For both JioSaavn and Gaana, they are cost-effective and have appealing benefits.
They both offer a similar service so it just depends which one you personally find easier to use!
For more details on Gaana, check out our Gaana Music Review.
Jio Saavn music claims to be “the largest streaming service for South Asian music and audio entertainment”. They without a doubt have some very impressive features and can be extremely beneficial for artists.
Artist Originals was introduced in 2017, it releases songs and tracks by South Asian artists and producers, so if you are wanting to get your music out there, JioSaavn could be a great option for you!
Have you ever used Jio Saavn music? If you have, let us know your experience in the comment section below! We would love to hear your thoughts!