T-Series is a Music Company founded by Gulshan Kumar in 1983. It is primarily known for Bollywood music soundtracks, Movie Production, and Indian-pop music. The real name of T-Series is Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited.
The company initially sold pirated Bollywood songs. Back then, the Indian audio cassette market was small-scale, with widespread piracy, but there was a growing demand for cassette music. The company also took advantage of loopholes in copyright law allowing for the release of cover versions of songs, which T-Series would then flood the market with.
T-Series was largely responsible for sparking a boom for the Indian music industry in the early 1990s. Many of the best-selling Bollywood music albums of the 1990s. Besides music production, the company also began venturing into film production. The annual earnings of T-Series grew from ₹20 crores ($16 million) in 1985 to ₹200 crores ($88 million) in 1991 and by 1997 had reached ₹500 crores ($140 million).
|Products||Music, Movies Production|
|Channel Subscriber||139 Million (May 2020)|
|Channel Total Views||111 Billion (May 2020)|
|Social Media||Facebook / Instagram / Youtube|
In 1997, T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar was murdered by the Mumbai mafia. His assassination also led to T-Series losing its most prolific musicians at the time. After Gulshan Kumar’s death in 1997, the company has since been led by his son Bhushan Kumar, with the help of Gulshan’s younger brother Krishan Kumar.
T-Series joined YouTube on 13 March 2006. Now, T-Series has a multi-channel network, with 29 channels that have more than 184 million subscribers as of July 2019. It became the most-viewed YouTube channel in January 2017.
The T-Series channel primarily features content in the Hindi language, and occasionally several other languages including English, Portuguese and Spanish. T-Series also have other channels dedicated to content in several Indian languages including Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Marathi and Rajasthani.
T-Series also owns and operates the most-viewed and most-subscribed channel on YouTube, with over 141 million subscribers and 104 billion views as of March 2020. As of 2014, T-Series is India’s largest music record label, with up to a 35% share of the Indian music market, followed by Sony Music India and Zee Music.
Top 10 T-Series Viewed Songs
|1||High Rated Gabru||Guru Randhawa||925+ Millions|
|2||Lahore||Guru Randhawa||870+ Millions|
|3||Aankh Marey |
|4||Vaaste Song||Dhvani Bhanushali |
|6||Aankh Marey||Neha Kakkar|
|7||Cham Cham||Meet Bros|
|8||Badri Ki Dulhania||Tanishk, Neha, |
|9||Nikle Currant||Jassi Gill|
|10||Leja Re||Dhvani Bhanushali||614+ Millions|