Articles by Amit Gurbaxani
May 15, 2019
Lauv on making it big without a record label, mental health issues and his growing fanbase in IndiaIf the hundreds of teenage fans singing along to his songs at his concert in Mumbai earlier this week were anything to go by, then the worldwide success of American pop star Lauv aka Ari Leff is a testimony to the power of the internet.
May 05, 2019
Bollywood's dominance and Punjabi pop singles: What to expect from India’s official music chartIt will be a 50-position all-genre singles chart based on radio airplay and data from five audio-streaming services, Apple Music, Gaana, JioSaavn, Spotify and Wynk.
Apr 21, 2019
Gully Boy's impact on Mumbai's hip-hop scene: As brands embrace genre, can hype be sustained?The hype Gully Boy generated has also turned hip-hop into brands’ new favourite genre, something that was perhaps expected after the film’s producers tied up with the makers of everything from clothes to cough syrup.
Apr 14, 2019
Norwegian DJ-producer Alan Walker on his love for gaming and the evolution of the EDM sceneNorwegian DJ-producer Alan Walker is among the most popular electronic music artists in the world and among the genre’s biggest names in India.
Apr 12, 2019
Charting Gully Boy's impact on Mumbai's hip-hop scene — from new record labels to bringing the genre into the limelightIt’s been almost two months since the release, and success, of Gully Boy so I thought it would be a good time to write about just how much of an impact the film has had on the hip-hop scene in Mumbai, from which it was inspired.
Mar 26, 2019
Record labels, management companies must step up to address gender disparity in Indian indie music sceneFrom the over 80 nominations across the nine music categories in this year’s Radio City Freedom Awards, only six are for solo female artists or female-fronted acts.
Mar 23, 2019
UK hip-hop collective Foreign Beggars reflect on the genre's popularity world over, in the run-up to Mumbai setWe spoke to Orifice Vulgatron and Nonames of Foreign Beggars fame about the growth in the global popularity of hip-hop, their thoughts on the scene in India and the increasing trend of independent artists looking to brands rather than labels for support.
Mar 10, 2019
From making music more accessible to staying in touch with fans: Advice for upcoming actsEven though some things are fairly basic, every young artist or band goes through pretty much the same learning curve.
Feb 27, 2019
From a growing indie scene to jazz revival: The many parallels between Dubai and India's live music scenesDubai Jazz Festival is one of the city’s longest-running live music events and a highlight of its cultural calendar.
Feb 10, 2019
India now has a legit music festival scene, but events' programming must be as innovative as packagingAccording to industry estimates, almost 25 music festivals are held in India, which is not bad for a country which has witnessed festivals for only a decade