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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.

How Mumbai’s Mosambi Juice Productions is building distinct visual identities for indie artists
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How Mumbai’s Mosambi Juice Productions is building distinct visual identities for indie artists

Mumbai’s Mosambi Juice Productions is helping create indie artists' visual identities defined through precise aesthetics.

Shubhangi Joshi on Collective’s debut album Babelfish, taking a leap and working on music full-time with a band
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Shubhangi Joshi on Collective’s debut album Babelfish, taking a leap and working on music full-time with a band

Shubhangi Joshi talks about her alt-pop band, which has released their debut eight-track album Babelfish, and working as a full-time musician.

In Indian music scene, indie acts become tougher to define as lines blur between mainstream and niche
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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.

As Sofar Sounds raises $25 million in funding, musicians call out its poor compensation practices
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As Sofar Sounds raises $25 million in funding, musicians call out its poor compensation practices

Sofar Sounds has recently been the subject of much online chatter following the news that its parent company has raised $25 million in venture capital funding. The announcement has evoked some sharp reactions from musicians around the world who’ve called out Sofar for paying artistes poorly.

Peter Cat Recording Co on new album Bismillah, the band's visual aesthetic and aiming for more than escapism
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Peter Cat Recording Co on new album Bismillah, the band's visual aesthetic and aiming for more than escapism

Indie band Peter Cat Recording Co discuss how Bismillah marks the end of an old chapter for them and the start of something new. They also speak about the 'political' nature of their art: To not honestly respond to what's happening around seems strange and hollow to some degree, they say

Sofar turns 10: With a decade of music under its belt, the living room gig series has big plans for the future
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Sofar turns 10: With a decade of music under its belt, the living room gig series has big plans for the future

A decade since it was launched, Sofar — the "living room gig" — has turned into a global presence. "I never imagined that after the first show, with a bunch of friends in a small flat in North London, it would get to where it got to," says founder Rafe Offer.