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As the third wave of pandemic subsides, some trends in the Indian indie music scene are here to stay
In an indirect consequence of the pandemic, several indie artists have signed deals with OTT films, series, and Bollywood movies like Gehraiyaan [OAFF], Dhamaka [Prateek Kuhad], and Jee Le Zara [When Chai Met Toast].
Both Rolling Stone India and maajja have been accused of being casteist and diminishing, as opposed to amplifying, the voice of Arivu, who is among the few Dalit musicians to have achieved a good degree of mainstream success.
After the release of 'Honey Bee', composer AR Rahman reached out to Sinha directly via Instagram, informing her that he’d shared her song on Twitter.
The Groovebox Jukebox: From Semwal's Elephant In The Room to Anthropocene by Rafoo, music for the new year
Semwal's Elephant in The Room has a warmth that is ideal for winter, while Rafoo's musical output is informed by her career in sustainability and policy research.
Multilingualism and the indie musician: Is singing in Hindi or a regional language essential to turn an artist into a brand?
Over the last few years, there’s been an exponential increase in the number of acts who started their careers performing in English, subsequently began releasing material in Hindi and now seamlessly switch between the two.
The Groovebox Jukebox: From Kiara Chettri's 4AM to Maahi by Rahi, new Indian indie music to check out
Here are eight of the most interesting Indian independent music releases of November and December — two albums, two EPs, two singles and two music video
Singer-songwriter Kamakshi Khanna on her new single 'Qareeb', overcoming mental blocks through music
At over a million views for the stop motion animated video directed by Arsh Grewal, 'Qareeb' tells a familiar yet emphatic story of self-love and acceptance.
The Groovebox Jukebox: From Lou Majaw's April Shower to Owl Vibration's EP, new Indian indie music to check out
In a new column, Amit Gurbaxani highlights four of the most interesting Indian independent music releases of the last few weeks — one album, one EP, one single and one music video | #TheGrooveboxJukebox
From All About Music's virtual 2020 edition, key insights into eight aspects of Indian music industry
The three-day event was the biggest instalment yet, and as always, featured an impressive list of international speakers and an insightful if somewhat familiar selection of Indian ones.
Active for more than two years, Last Cigarette was run anonymously, curating Indian and Pakistani rock and folk-pop songs by uploading the audio alongside photos, lyrics and poetry stories.
Mahindra Blues Festival 2020 was filled with stellar performances, but it may be time to retire the all-star jam
It was heartening to see the proceedings being opened by The Homegrown Blues Collective, an ensemble put together to mark the tenth year of the Mahindra Blues Festival.
Around 2017 when Bhayanak Maut's vocalists Vinay Venkatesh and Sunneith Revankar left the band, fans wondered how the remaining members decided to continue.
Looking back at a decade of Indian indie music: Hip-hop replaces rock as the biggest genre, Hindi acts rise to the top
Among the most significant developments in the Indian indie music scene over the last decade have been the growth of legit music festivals, and the democratisation of music distribution and marketing through digital platforms and social media. The artists riding the current wave are electronic music producers Nucleya and Ritviz, singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad and Hindi rock band The Local Train.
The future of the Indian music album: Pop industry increasingly abandons format, though indie artists continue to prefer it
The answer to the question 'Is the album becoming irrelevant?', especially in the context of the Indian music industry, is ‘It depends on what kind of artist you’re talking about’
In Indian music scene, indie acts become tougher to define as lines blur between mainstream and niche
There was a time when, if asked to define indie music, many scenesters would simply say that it’s anything “that’s not Bollywood”. This is a simplistic, inadequate and frankly shortsighted definition.
India now has a legit music festival scene, but events' programming must be as innovative as packaging
According 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
For their session at Patio Unplugged, Wilfire performed two songs, You Called and Shadows
For their session with Patio Unplugged, The Pinestone Project played Float Through To You, a song about healing scars after a battle with one's inner demons
For his Patio Unplugged session, Rajesh Ravi presented a song titled Jaageer, about Mumbai's auto rickshaw drivers
At its session for Patio Unplugged, Corner Cafe Chronicles played originals Sunday Nights With Rosie and Rochelle