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Sep 08, 2018
Big in India: Decoding the enduring popularity of Michael Learns to Rock, Poets of the FallBoth Michael Learns to Rock and Poets of the Fall make fairly generic pop-rock and alternative rock, respectively. So how did they become so huge in India?
Jul 28, 2018
With Neha Kakkar's 'Dilbar' topping YouTube Songs' survey, a round-up of Indian acts who've hit Billboard chartsYou might have read that composer-producer Tanishk Bagchi’s recreation of ‘Dilbar’ from the 1999 Hindi film Sirf Tum, sung by Neha Kakkar, Dhvani Bhanushali and Ikka, recently reached No.3 on the Billboard chart. However, the YouTube charts are not quite the same as the Billboard charts, which rank the top songs and albums in the US.
Jul 14, 2018
Amid rumours of Rolling Stone cutting back on its print run, a short history of Indian music magazinesRumour has it that from this month onwards, the print version of the Indian edition of Rolling Stone will either be stopped completely or decrease in frequency
Jul 01, 2018
For Indian indie acts, making enough money through gigs alone is still an uphill struggleMost indie musicians in India have no choice but to take up alternative employment if they have to make rent and are not financially supported by their families
Jun 16, 2018
Music festivals in India, and globally, feature too few female musicians: Can the gender gap be fixed?There’s no denying that female musicians are underrepresented across the board around the globe — at festivals, on the charts, on streaming platforms and even in the studio as producers
May 19, 2018
YouTube's launched charts for 43 countries — excluding India: What explains the oversight?India is the 19th largest music market in the world, with revenues of Rs 725 crore in 2017. So why doesn't it get a YouTube chart of its own?
May 05, 2018
ABBA's reunion, Boyzlife's India gig — and our continuing enthusiasm for 'retro' pop musicFor all the flak pop gets for being formulaic and throwaway, to a lot of people, even the most bubblegum variety represents cherished memories.
Apr 22, 2018
Dhruv Visvanath hits iTunes India's top five: Are exclusive streaming deals the way forward for independent artists?This past week, Dhruv Visvanath’s The Lost Cause joined the short list of Indian independent music releases to have hit the top five of iTunes India’s all genres albums chart.
Apr 07, 2018
Nucleya to Raghu Dixit Project: The 10 Indian indie acts with the biggest social media presenceUnsurprisingly, indie acts are more dependent on social media than Hindi film musicians | #FirstCulture
Mar 24, 2018
Amid Radio City Freedom Awards 2018, a look at what impact such honours have on careers of indie actsAwards can serve as much-needed validation for acts that rarely get mainstream attention in a country where being a full-time musician continues to be considered an unusual career choice | #FirstCulture