Saregama, India’s premiere music company has re-launched its all new interactive music portal which will offer an exhaustive catalogue of all its music albums. Saregama has one of the biggest repertoires of Indian music under one roof with a single music label and it soon plans to have all of its collection on one platform – right from the songs of its Gramophone days to HMV and SAREGAMA, from Suraiya to Sunidhi Chauhan, from Gauhar Jaan to Gurdaas Mann, from Kishore to KK, from Anand Bakshi to Anand Milind. The essential collections of veterans like Bhimsen Joshi, M S Subalakshmi , Ghantasala, P Susheela , S P Balasubramanyam would also be a part of the portal.
Some of the prominent features of the website will be free streaming, paid downloads, paid audio albums and home videos (BBC/DISOVERY/PVR which Saregama represents in India). As well as these fabulous features and many more, Saregama will retain its earlier web avatar of hamaracd (customizing CD) followed by allowing users to set ringtones, tying up with telcos, mobile version of the site, website in regional languages.
Mr. Apurv Nagpal, MD, Saregma India Ltd also believes that, “While Saregama’s popularity of Bollywood classics is unparallel and it enjoys a monopoly there, saregama.com will also showcase the rich repertoire in Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindustani Classical, Carnatic, Devotional, Ghazals, etc which is equally enviable. It also proposes to release lot of its maiden digital releases from time to time over here from the archives to ensure the music connoisseurs get those rare tracks which they have always wanted.”
Saregama wants to offer an ala carte model of single song and subscription packages. Packages are likely to be priced between Rs 99 to Rs 999. A highly-developed search will help the users to search according to their mood/theme/tempo and other granular searches for artiste, decade, and mood/theme.
“As Saregama India is one of the founding members of PPL we also hope to have all the top 10 PPL members (Universal,Sony,Tips,Venus etc) members catalogues on our site followed by other labels beyond the PPL community,” adds Mr. Apurv Nagpal, MD, Saregama India Ltd