Dhingana has today shut down its operations, Medianama reports. Back in December, we reported about Dhingana facing an uncertain future after T-Series pulled its licensing agreement. Though things looked bleak then, CEO Rohit Bhatia was quite bullish that the service would not shut down and instead told journalists that Dhingana was in the process of restructuring its operations. Also Read - US-based Rdio launches music-streaming service in IndiaAlso Read - Rdio acquires Dhingana, to launch music service in India this year
The company or its executives haven t made any announcements or statements yet. The service s Twitter profile hasn t been updated for the past week either. Instead they have quietly posted a message on the website, which reads, Also Read - Google shuts down Bump to focus on other projects
We hope that you enjoyed listening to Dhingana as much as we enjoyed building it. But alas, all good things must come to an end. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us be a part of your musical moments! – The Dhingana Team
The Dhinagana apps have been taken down from the app stores too. Those who have the apps installed on their devices are not in luck either as the music doesn t play anymore.
Dhingana was among the top-funded music startups in India. It raised seven million dollars in Series B funding in October last year from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Inventus Capital Partners and Helion Venture Partners. As of December of last year, the online music streaming service had more than 9 million monthly active users. With Dhingana gone, the only services that remain are Gaana, Saavn and Hungama.