Fans of Indian cinema songs from yesteryear are prized by Spotify India streaming service and Saregama, the country’s oldest music label.
The label, owned by RP Sanji of the Goenka Group of Companies, finally authorized its music catalogs to Spotify India after a delay in anchoring the partnership. The entire music catalog is available to users in the country covering the full luminous past of Indian cinema through regional languages and genres.
Saregama’s extensive collection includes film songs, carnatic music, classical and devotional Hindustani music in more than 25 languages.
The best singers and maestros’ music of a bygone era are those sung by Lata Mangeshkar, R D Burman, Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kalyanji-Anandji and Hemant Kumar.
The music lovers can relive their youth or childhood (depending on the decade you were born) with lilting scores such as’ Chhod Do Aanchal Zamana Kya Kahega ‘,’ Piya Tu Ab To Aaja ‘,’ Rimjhim Gire Saawan ‘,’ Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein ‘,’ Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum ‘, and more.
There are also various choices of playlists on Spotify, such as ‘This Is Kishore Kumar, This Is Asha Bhosle, Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Starring Rishi Kapoor, Disco Deewane, Punjabi Legacy, and Old Is Gold, among many others.
Vikram Mehra, Managing Director of Saregama India, adds: “We are pleased to partner with Spotify and make our entire catalog available to listeners around the world, including now India. Saregama has the largest library of movies and non-cinematic songs in over 25 languages, ranging from ancient classics to new age music. We are sure that listeners would be very pleased with this addition. “
While the music collection is impressive, Spotify Premium is the most expensive at 119 Rs per month while Apple Music, YouTube Music, JioSaavn and Gaana cost 99 Rs per month.