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Saregama India Ltd.,[lower-alpha 1] formerly known as The Gramophone Company of India Ltd., is India's oldest music label company, owned by the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group of companies.[2][3] The company is listed on the NSE and the BSE with its head office located in Kolkata and other offices in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. Apart from music, Saregama also produces films under the brand name Yoodlee Films and multi-language television content.[4] Saregama also retails a music-based hardware platform called Carvaan.[5]

Quick facts: Formerly, Type, Traded as, Industry, Founded...
Saregama India
  • The Gramophone and Typewriter Ltd. (1901–1946)
  • The Gramophone Co. (India) Ltd. (1946–1968)
  • The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd. (1968–2000)
IndustryMusic, Retail, Films
Founded1901; 122 years ago (1901)
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Area served
Key people
Vikram Mehra (MD)
Sailesh Praveen (MD & CEO)
ProductsCarvaan, Carvaan Karaoke, Carvaan Mini, Carvaan Go
ParentRP-Sanjiv Goenka Group (1985–present)
Electric and Musical Industries (1931–1985)
The Gramophone Company Limited (1901–1931)
SubsidiariesYoodlee films
YouTube information
Years active2013–present
Subscribers36 million[1]
Total views16 billion[1]

Last updated: 28 August 2023

Saregama owns music repertoire across film music, non-film music, Carnatic, Hindustani classical, devotional music, etc. in over 25 Indian languages. The first song recorded in India by Gauhar Jaan in 1902 and the first film made in BollywoodAlam Ara' in 1931 were under the music label.[citation needed][6]

Saregama purveyor of Carnatic, Hindustani classical, devotional music also promotes dance music like Madhuban mein Radhika Nache .

Saregama holds the rights of 61 movies and over 6000 hours of TV content. With increasing focus in the new music space, Saregama has been cementing its position with new film and non-film acquisition across Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Punjabi and other regional languages.[7]

The music catalogue of Saregama is officially available across various domains for audiences to consume. This includes over-the-top (OTT) music streaming apps (Spotify, Gaana, Wynk, YouTube Music, Hungama, Resso, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, Napster, etc.), broadcasting platforms (Star network, Sony Tv Network, Viacom 18, India TV, Zee, Sun TV Network, etc.), OTT video streaming platforms (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus Hotstar, Zee 5, Alt Balaji, Sony Liv, etc.) and social media platforms (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Josh, Moj, Triller).[8][9][10]

Many Hindi films in recent times have their music on Saregama. These include Kahaani 2, 102 Not Out, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Total Dhamaal and Panga, among others.[11] It has also signed as the official music label for forthcoming films like Bell Bottom, Gangubai Kathiawad, Kurup, Maidaan and the untitled next film of Ranveer Singh with director Shankar.[12][13]

In the Punjab music space, Saregama has a catalogue of over 8000 tracks.[14][15]

Over 11,800 tracks are available in the library.[16]

Saregama owns all the songs of MS Subbulakshmi, the first singer to win India's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.[17]

In the Telugu space Saregama has over 8000 tracks.[18][19][20] Saregama has an extensive collection of Malayalam music with over 7000 tracks of both evergreen film music and non-film music.[21] Saregama has a collection of over 3000 songs of Kannada film and non-film music.[22] Saregama has over 26,000 tracks in Bengali, including over 7900 Rabindra Sangeet and 1500 Nazrul Geeti.[23] Saregama has over 6000 film and non-film Marathi tracks.[24][25][26] Saregama has over 920 songs in Bhojpuri in their catalogue.[27] In the space of Gujarati music, Saregama has over 2900 film and non-film tracks.[28] Saregama also has over 1400 tracks each in Odia and Assamese, comprising both of film and non-film tracks.[29]

Saregama also has a devotional catalogue with over 18,300 tracks, spanning Hindu devotional tracks, Gurbani, Islamic tracks and Christian devotional tracks.[citation needed][30] It also has an extensive folk music collection spanning folk songs in Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, and Gujarati.[citation needed][31]

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