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India's indie music scene, marked by competition and unsustainability, could profit from collectivisation
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India's indie music scene, marked by competition and unsustainability, could profit from collectivisation

Most musicians accept that greater solidarity among artists is required to transform the scene from one that has traditionally been dominated by a privileged few into a more equal space.

The curious case of Spotify India's Radar: What it takes for an indie artist to be featured on the coveted programme
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The curious case of Spotify India's Radar: What it takes for an indie artist to be featured on the coveted programme

It’s not only the kind of music you create that determines your success on the service, how much you feed the beast that is its algorithm makes a sizable difference too.

From alternative hip-hop to indie and rock, five music acts to have on your playlist
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From alternative hip-hop to indie and rock, five music acts to have on your playlist

Here is a curated list of unique artists to listen to before you hit play on mainstream music.

A year since India's COVID-19 lockdown, an overview of how artists and cultural institutions navigated a crisis
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A year since India's COVID-19 lockdown, an overview of how artists and cultural institutions navigated a crisis

Reviewing a year since nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in culture coverage at Firstpost. Part 1 looks at how artists and institutions responded to the crisis.

The Groovebox Jukebox: From Semwal's Elephant In The Room to Anthropocene by Rafoo, music for the new year
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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.

The Groovebox Jukebox: From Kiara Chettri's 4AM to Maahi by Rahi, new Indian indie music to check out
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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

Between live streaming's limitations and live gigs' hazards, indie music scene could find promising middle ground
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Between live streaming's limitations and live gigs' hazards, indie music scene could find promising middle ground

While there’s no doubt that online shows entertained and even comforted us during these trying past few months, there’s also no doubt that they’ll never match up to the experience of watching a concert in person. And sadly, they don’t seem to be matching up in terms of income for artists either.

The Groovebox Jukebox: From Avora Records' latest to Arijit Singh's Rihaa, new Indian indie music to check out
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The Groovebox Jukebox: From Avora Records' latest to Arijit Singh's Rihaa, new Indian indie music to check out

In a monthly 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

The Groovebox Jukebox: From Lou Majaw's April Shower to Owl Vibration's EP, new Indian indie music to check out
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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

Evolution of post rock in India: How the sub-genre trounced unfamiliarity and apathy to earn a loyal following
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Evolution of post rock in India: How the sub-genre trounced unfamiliarity and apathy to earn a loyal following

A look at how the indie scene captures the essence of post rock and tries to describe it, as a community for the sub-genre slowly grows in India.

The Groovebox Jukebox: From Soulmate's Give Love to SlowCheeta's EP, new Indian indie music to check out
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The Groovebox Jukebox: From Soulmate's Give Love to SlowCheeta'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

As indie music acts turn to livestreams during coronavirus lockdown, these new ventures help monetise performances
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As indie music acts turn to livestreams during coronavirus lockdown, these new ventures help monetise performances

Three months into our ever-increasing nationwide lockdown, the country’s indie music industry has been working hard to fix the many issues that surround the ability to make money from livestreams.

As Indian indie musicians livestream gigs during lockdown, questions about right platforms, monetising remain
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As Indian indie musicians livestream gigs during lockdown, questions about right platforms, monetising remain

Many indie musicians performed more “shows” in the first couple of weeks of the lockdown than they do in a year, and went live every single day. Sadly, this set a precedent that online gigs, like the recorded music itself, are something fans can expect for free.

Popular YouTube channel Last Cigarette’s suspension raises questions over copyright, monetisation
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Popular YouTube channel Last Cigarette’s suspension raises questions over copyright, monetisation

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.

Amid coronavirus outbreak, how indie musicians and fans can deal with impact of social distancing
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Amid coronavirus outbreak, how indie musicians and fans can deal with impact of social distancing

Here are 10 ways both performers and patrons can make the best of a bad — and increasingly worsening — situation, amid the coronavirus pandemic

'Silence is sanction': Metal band The Down Troddence sing of resistance in new track, Fight. React. Be A Part
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'Silence is sanction': Metal band The Down Troddence sing of resistance in new track, Fight. React. Be A Part

Kannur-bred band The Down Troddence say they felt 'powerless' after not being able to participate in an anti-CAA protest in Bengaluru.

Still As You: Sharath Narayan on the new Black Letters album, navigating the ambiguities of mid-20s through music
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Still As You: Sharath Narayan on the new Black Letters album, navigating the ambiguities of mid-20s through music

Bengaluru-based quartet Black Letters frontman Sharath Narayan talks to Firstpost about the band's latest album Still As You, the composing process in the studio, and the overarching theme of ambiguity they are all experiencing in their life.

Singer-songwriter Ankur Tewari explains the inspiration behind his new single Dhuaan Dhuaan
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Singer-songwriter Ankur Tewari explains the inspiration behind his new single Dhuaan Dhuaan

Ankur Tewari, indie singer-songwriter and the music supervisor of Gully Boy, discusses his new single, and the trend of remixes in Bollywood.

Bengaluru-based band Parvaaz on putting together their new album Kun, and evolving as musicians
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Bengaluru-based band Parvaaz on putting together their new album Kun, and evolving as musicians

Their lyrics on Kun explore questions of being, life, and its meaning. And while Parvaaz doesn’t explicitly talk about the political unrest in Kashmir, everything affecting them is subconsciously reflected in their music.

Indian post-rock band aswekeepsearching on their new album, and a fresh minimalist approach
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Indian post-rock band aswekeepsearching on their new album, and a fresh minimalist approach

Indian post-rock band aswekeepsearching talk to Firstpost about their third album Rooh, taking the band in a new direction, and putting in effort to emotionally connect with listeners.