Chennai Kalai Theru Vizha: Police stops Casteless Collective's performance over mention of word 'Modi' in a song
Casteless Collective has clarified that the song was not a reference to Narendra Modi. The Chennai Police reportedly said that the artists had sought permission to perform songs without any communal or caste-wise discrimination
Spotify also announced a deal with T-Series for 1,60,000 Indian songs to users worldwide.
Spotify's collaboration with T-Series is a step towards the company's official entry in India.
As 2018 comes to an end, here are some figures related to the Indian music business, the independent scene and the charts.
Waiting for the next Despacito: With a 'global smash' missing, 2018 highlighted genre preferences across the world
We are now 11 months into 2018 and nothing else has come close to the success of 'Despacito' or 'Shape of You'. What this year has shown instead is the strong genre preferences in various parts of the world.
Spotify is offering its free services as a stepping stone for users to subscribe to its paid package.
There was a lot of data to absorb at both the Indian Music Industry (IMI)’s Dialogue and Truly Musical’s All About Music, which were among those rare conferences where the audience heard more facts than fluff.
Kodaikanal Still Won't: TM Krishna, Sofia Ashraf, Amrit Rao call out Unilever's 'environmental racism'
Kodaikanal Still Won't is a follow up to the 2015 social media anthem Kodaikanal Won't feat. Sofia Ashraf
Google India who are set to launch the Google Home and Home Mini in India soon, now allows users to play over both free services using the Google Assistant.
Google Home and Home Mini will be launched in India by April 2018. This will be the second major brand to release its smart speakers in the Indian market
As far as pricing of Amazon Music subscription is concerned, the service is included in the Amazon Prime membership which is priced at Rs 999 for a year.
One of India's popular music streaming service Gaana has been reportedly hacked and its massive database, about 10 million users, has been compromised.