Last week, we told you that Amazon India is all set to bring the Amazon Prime music subscription to India and has partnered with Zee Music Company. Amazon Prime Music will come at no-additional-cost and Prime members can enjoy the new music streaming service for free. Now Amazon has announced a deal with Saregama Music Label to provide songs on the platform.
According to Amazon with this deal, Amazon prime music will add over 117,00 tracks across 15,000 albums. Saregama has one of the largest music library in India across multiple Indian languages. It includes Hindi and regional languages such as Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and many more. The catalog includes iconic artists like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Rafi, Sahir Ludhianvi picturized on evergreen superstars like Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor, Hema Malini, Waheeda Rahman, Madhubala & others.
Sahas Malhotra, Director Amazon Music, India commented, “We are excited to partner with Saregama to add classics over the decades in several Indian languages to boost our always expanding Indian and International catalog. At launch, Amazon Prime Music listeners will enjoy hundreds of especially hand-curated playlists across their favorite eras, genres, and artists”.
Amazon is still saying that it will launch the service soon but have not given a time-frame for the launch. We hope Amazon India launched the service by mid-February and comes with a lot of good content to compete with services like Ganna and Saavan. Are you an Amazon Prime member? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates.