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India Music Consumer Behaviour Fragmentation and Disruption

Report by Mark Mulligan and Srishti Das
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The 20,000 Foot View: This report presents key trends and analysis from MIDiA’s        2019 India Consumer Survey, including streaming music activities, radio, streaming app users, factors driving streaming adoption and subscriptions.

Key Insights

  • YouTube leads Indian music consumption with        of consumers using it for music, significantly above music radio on just        standard music subscription is the equivalent of        of the average gross monthly wage in the US while in India it is equivalent to        of Indian consumers stream music that they have heard in movies and TV shows
  • The Indian independent artist sector is booming, boosted by a live sector that was also thriving prior to        has the strongest weekly active user (WAU) to daily active user (DAU) rate of        Gaana is a strong second on               WAUs represent a strong base for parent company Bytedance’s streaming subscription service Resso but premium conversion will be challenging
  • Although        of non-streaming Indians say that lack of understanding is the key adoption hurdle most factors have a similar scale – there is no stand out barrier
  • Being able to listen on any device is the most widely cited reason for paying to stream among Indi-an consumers but with just        it is far from a standout adoption driver

Companies and brands mentioned in this report: Airtel, Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, Bacardi, Bytedance, CD Baby, Gaana Google, Hungama Jio Music, JioSaavn,        Weekender Festival, Resso, Saregama, Soundcloud, Spotify, TikTok, T-Series, Warner Music Group, Wynk, YouTube

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