“Leading stars will be part of the independent music scene in the future”

Chennai: Enna Vazhka Da’s launch at a city hotel saw popular faces in the digital space and the movie industry come together to show their support for the song. After the song was released, they were seen dancing the night away. Produced by Saregama India Ltd in association with Noise and Grains, Enna Vazhka Da presents Rakshan, Sunita Gogoi, Swathishta …

The number of things to do in Chennai is limitless!

This week we have the release of filmmaker Gautham Menon Rudra Thandavam, a new menu at Ayna at the Hilton Chennai, Boats’s version of the famous German beer festival Oktoberfest, and music jams at Surf Turf India, to name a few. Check out the full list of events and activities in Chennai below: Movie premiereOctober 1 | PVR Filmmaker Gautham …

Streaming was a game-changer, says indie music star Ritviz

Q: The independent music scene in India is at an all time high and has become comparable to film music on streaming platforms over the past year or so. As the most listened to independent artist on Spotify India, what do you think of this rise in popularity of independent music? A: Therefore, there is more independent music coming out …

Kamakshi Rai in her first independent music video “Thodi Si Dua”

Bombay: In an exclusive conversation with IANS, Kamakshi shared his experience working with Salim-Sulaiman’s Merchant Records. “Credit goes to our sound engineer Aftab Khan. He liked the song so much that he played it for Salim Sir and Sulaiman Sir, and they immediately decided to release it under their banner.” She added: “It’s a beautiful story on repeat, because I …

Independent music gives me more satisfaction: Irshad Ryan

Musician-singer Irshad Ryan says Bollywood is his ultimate stop, but he wants to be known as an independent artist By Deep Saxena UPDATED SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 12:13 AM IST Musician-singer Irshad Ryan says Bollywood is his final step, but he wants to be known as an independent artist. “It is every musician’s dream to work in the Indian film industry. …

What do you really know about rock and indie music in 2021?

There are many who foolishly continue to claim that rock music is a dying art form, but emerging and dominant bands and artists in 2021 say otherwise. If you are more of a rocker than a fan of pop or hip-hop, this quiz will be for you. Or maybe it’ll be a bit of a reality check when you realize …

Sony music to support music and independent artists

Sony Music India launches ‘Day One’, a new label to support new emerging talent from South Asia Sony Music India has launched Day One, a new label to support emerging talent from South Asia that will also showcase the region’s linguistic diversity. In an effort to develop a roster of some of Southeast Asia’s creative and individualistic talents, the label …

Meet Equasta White, CEO of independent music group Clarion

Meet Equasta White, CEO of The Clarion Group. She is a rising star in the next generation of music executives and the subject of the latest team profile for independent music business group A2IM. A2IM guest article Equasta White has been in the artist / label management services industry for over 5 years. CEO of The Clarion Group, she is …

My morning jacket, turnstile and more

Independent music has grown to include so much. It’s not just music that comes out on independent labels, but it caters to an aesthetic that deviates from the norm and follows its own bizarre heart. It can take the form of rock, pop or folk music. In a sense, that says as much about the people who are drawn to …