Ashish Joshi moves to Dhingana from Universal Music

19 Oct,2012

By A Correspondent


Indian music service Dhingana has announced that Ashish Joshi, Head of Digital and Business Development (India and SAARC) at Universal Music India, has joined them as Vice President, Business Development.


Prior to his stint with Universal, Mr Joshi served as the General Manager at Hungama Digital Media Entertainment for almost three years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Software Applications from KJ Somaiya Institute of MGMT Studies & Research in India.


Snehal Shinde, Co-founder and CEO, Dhingana, said, “We are very happy that Ashish has decided to work with us. We are expanding rapidly and are focused on providing a much wider music collection to our customers. Ashish’s deep knowledge and expertise of how music industry functions will play a big role in taking Dhingana to the next level of growth.”


Mr Joshi said, “With my extensive prior experience of over a decade in content acquisition and distribution on various digital platforms in a B2B environment, it was only a logical step to join a B2C player which is a leader in its space. At Dhingana, I will get a chance to explore my entrepreneurial streak and help build a very strong consumer facing brand in the rapidly growing streaming business. I believe that Dhingana is fast becoming the most compelling destination for music labels and content owners to monetize their assets while, for consumers, it provides the ultimate listening experience.”


Dhingana ( is a social music streaming service for Bollywood and Indian music, and is accessed by users across 220+ countries/territories. The company today has a collection of over 5,00,000 songs across 35 different genres, which are available, legally and for free. By using Dhingana, consumers also become device-independent and can access their favorite music across different devices and platforms like iPhone / iPad / iPod, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia based devices, as well as their PCs and laptops. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Dhingana also has their offices in Pune, India.


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