ANNIVERSARIES:

17-Jul ! Terry "Geezer" Butler (Black Sabbath) 17-Jul ! Nagaraja Rao Havaldar 17-Jul ! Sachin Bghowmick 17-Jul ! Sukhvinder Singh 18-Jul ! Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar 18-Jul ! Jack Irons (Pearl Jam) 18-Jul ! Brian May (Queen) 19-Jul ! Carlos Santana (Santana) 20-Jul ! Kim Carnes 20-Jul ! Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam) 21-Jul ! Selena Gomez 22-Jul ! Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) 22-Jul ! Don Henley 22-Jul ! Richard Davies (Supertramp) 22-Jul ! George Clinton 22-Jul ! Armaan Malik 22-Jul ! Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child) 23-Jul ! Sam Watters (Color Me Badd) 23-Jul ! Slash (Guns N' Roses) 23-Jul ! Nick Menza (Megadeth) 23-Jul ! Tim Kellett (Simply Red) 23-Jul ! Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) 23-Jul ! Dhondutai Kulkarni 23-Jul ! Tapan 23-Jul ! Jennifer Lopez 24-Jul ! Kanchipuram Naina Pillai 25-Jul ! Sameer Phatarpekar 25-Jul ! Justin 25-Jul ! Raageshwari 25-Jul ! Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 25-Jul ! Sri Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer 25-Jul ! Headliner (Arrested Development) 26-Jul ! Gary Cherone (Extreme/Van Halen) 26-Jul ! Roger Taylor (Queen) 26-Jul ! Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) 26-Jul ! Rajkumar Shyamanand Sinha 27-Jul ! Trichy Sankaran 27-Jul ! Steve Morse (Deep Purple) 28-Jul ! Simon Kirke (Bad Company) 28-Jul ! Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men) 29-Jul ! John Sykes (Whitesnake) 29-Jul ! Simon Kirke (Bad Company) 29-Jul ! Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) 29-Jul ! Sanjeev Chimmalgi 29-Jul ! Anup Jalota 29-Jul ! Sonu Nigam 30-Jul ! Kate Bush 30-Jul ! Paul Anka 30-Jul ! Girija Devi 30-Jul ! Will Champion (Coldplay) 31-Jul ! Fatboy Slim 31-Jul ! Bill Berry (R.E.M.) 31-Jul ! Boz Burrell (Bad Company) 1-Aug ! Chuck D (Public Enemy) 1-Aug ! Coolio 1-Aug ! Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) 1-Aug ! Robert Cray (1953) 1-Aug ! Tiger Varadachariar 1-Aug ! Prema Hariharan (Chennai) 2-Aug ! Sushama Reddy 2-Aug ! Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory) 2-Aug ! Chhannulal Mishra 3-Aug ! James Hetfield (Metallica) 3-Aug ! Tony Bennett (1926) 3-Aug ! Sharon Prabhakar 4-Aug ! Vellore Ramabhadran 4-Aug ! Vishal Bhardwaj 4-Aug ! Ganesh Jain 5-Aug ! Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai 5-Aug ! Pat Smear (formerly of Foo Fighters) 5-Aug ! Aditya Narayan 6-Aug ! Cyrus Sahukar 6-Aug ! Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice of Spice Girls) 6-Aug ! Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden) 7-Aug ! Cyrus Broacha 7-Aug ! Suresh Wadkar 7-Aug ! JC Chasez ('N Sync) 8-Aug ! Raza Ali Khan 8-Aug ! Shawn Mendes 8-Aug ! Asgari Bai 9-Aug ! Sawan Kumar Tak 9-Aug ! Sulkshana Pandit 9-Aug ! Trichur V.Ramachandran (Chennai) 9-Aug ! Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) 10-Aug ! Ustad Alladiya Khan 10-Aug ! Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande 10-Aug ! Ramashreya Jha 11-Aug ! T.H.Vinayakram 11-Aug ! V. Doreswamy Iyengar 11-Aug ! Kid Creole 12-Aug ! Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) 12-Aug ! Pat Metheny 12-Aug ! Nalin Shah 13-Aug ! T.K.Murthy 13-Aug ! Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) 14-Aug ! David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) 14-Aug ! Manohar Iyer 14-Aug ! Michael Graham (Boyzone) 14-Aug ! Sunidhi Chauhan 14-Aug ! Amir Khan 15-Aug ! Bharati Pradhan 15-Aug ! Pandit Prasun Banerjee 15-Aug ! Prof. T.Viswanathan 15-Aug ! R.Durga Prasad 15-Aug ! Srimushnam V.Raja Rao 15-Aug ! Emily Erwin (Dixie Chicks) 16-Aug ! Hemlata 16-Aug ! Kishan Bhutani 16-Aug ! Madonna 16-Aug ! Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar 16-Aug ! Belinda Carlisle 17-Aug ! Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) 17-Aug ! Daler Mehndi 18-Aug ! Dennis Elliot (Foreigner) 18-Aug ! Gulzar 18-Aug ! Jon Higgins 18-Aug ! Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar 18-Aug ! T.S.Balakrishna Sastrigal 18-Aug ! Abdul Rashid Khan 19-Aug ! Ginger Baker (Cream) 19-Aug ! Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) 19-Aug ! John Deacon (Queen) 19-Aug ! Ken Gosh 19-Aug ! Demi Lovato 20-Aug ! Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) 20-Aug ! Naresh(Mahesh Brother) 20-Aug ! Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 20-Aug ! Uday Tara Nayar 20-Aug ! Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) 21-Aug ! Kenny Rogers 21-Aug ! Liam Howlett (Prodigy) 21-Aug ! Melissa Schuman (Dream) 21-Aug ! Sriram Brahmanandam 21-Aug ! Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) 22-Aug ! James DeBarge (DeBarge) 22-Aug ! Paul Douchette (Matchbox 20) 22-Aug ! Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) 22-Aug ! Tori Amos 22-Aug ! Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) 23-Aug ! SkyBlu (LMFAO) 23-Aug ! Basavaraj Rajguru 24-Aug ! Billy Ray Cyrus 25-Aug ! DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)25-Aug ! Elvis Costello 25-Aug ! Gene Simmons 25-Aug ! Rekha Chinniprakash 25-Aug ! Rob Halford (Judas Priest) 25-Aug ! Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) 25-Aug ! Adrian Young (No Doubt) 26-Aug ! M.S.Anantaraman 26-Aug ! Shirley Manson (Garbage) 26-Aug ! Rajarathnam Pillai 27-Aug ! Shania Twain 27-Aug ! Tony Kanal (No Doubt) 27-Aug ! Voletti Venkateswarulu 27-Aug ! Chris Copping (Procol Harum) 29-Aug ! Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) 29-Aug ! Micky Moody (Whitesnake) 30-Aug ! Debbie Gibson 31-Aug ! Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) 31-Aug

Sziget Festival 2019 Budapest, Hungary

Date: 7-13 August 2019
Venue: Obuda Island, Budapest, Hungary
Genre: AlternativeIndieMulti-Genre
Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multi-genre music festivals in the world, taking place in Budapest. Born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the festival has been going steady since 1993.

One of the true bucket list festivals, Sziget transforms Obuda Island into a fully functioning musical haven that welcomes over 550,000 people each year to witness a lineup that includes the biggest names in music. Recent past headliners have included the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Muse, and Rihanna. 

What makes this festival so special is the plethora of other activities that compliment the music, such as dance stages, a cinema, theatre, contemporary circus shows, sporting events, and even a beach where you can take a dip in the Danube. 

All About Music Preview Various cities in India

DATE        CITY & VENUE
22nd July Bengaluru - Alive 1 StudioView 
23rd July Chennai - SlateView 
24th July Hyderabad - Hitex Exhibition CenterView   
25th July Bhubaneswar - The CrownView               
26th July Kolkata - Pipal TreeView                  
28th July Guwahati - NYX LoungeView                 
29th July Shillong - The Shillong ClubView         
31st July Ahmedabad - Binori HotelView           
5th August Pune - The FernView                     
7th August Jaipur - VedaView                        
8th August Delhi - Taj PalaceView               
9th August Ludhiana - The Upper House

All About Music is a unique, all-inclusive music conference that has established itself as a gateway for the global music community into Indiaeld on 27th & 28 August 2019 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.The 2-day conference, catering to the diverse stakeholders of the Indian & Global music industry, envisions to educate, develop & create strong partnerships among the community by addressing real challenges and growth opportunities.

Since its inception, one of the most important objectives of All About Music is to Empower the artist who creates musical content. Taking forward the vision, we are bringing unique workshops with top Indian & International brands to 12 cities in India to help artists enhance their talent.

Magnetic Fields Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

Date: December 13-15 
Venue: Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

The three-day contemporary arts and music festival have featured in the past the likes of Four Tet, Khruangbin, Daphni, Shigeto, Shanti Celeste, Jayda G, Floating Points, Bicep, Sandunes, Peter Cat Recording Co., BLOT!, BFR Sound System and more.

The festival passes can be purchased with the various accommodation options, that include rooms within the Alsisar Mahal, luxury tents in the Beduoin Village, fully-equipped classic tents and the option to ‘pitch your own tent’.Check outthe Magnetic Fields website for tickets and further information, and follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

 

Indian DJ Expo New Delhi

Date: July, 2019.

Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Beatroots Expo and Publications LLP is proud to present India's first exclusive exposition on the DJ and his environment, Indian DJ Expo is designed and produced with the support of like-minded entrepreneurs involved in the business of entertainment, coupled with an experience that understands the philosophy for the industry and by the industry. The expo aims to cultivate itself as the Entertainment industry's best-attended, most-successful trade show which brings a strong content of high end technology and innovation offering exhibitors and there customers a privileged platform in the world of entertainment. Indian DJ Expo is determined to create a great synergy between the brand representatives end the trade/end-users the key players that mean business.
India's premier expo on music production, Enterntainment, Technology and Events product.  The Indian DJ Expo will include DJ gear, Entertainment lighting, Lasers, Club sound, Music production, Touring sound, Stage Lighting, Stage gear, PA systemes and LED display. The Indian DJ Expo will also inclue the following:
The Club DJ: Where you can meet with the professionals who rock club and set the dance floor on fire. Popular as the trend-setters, the pulse of club land, not only are they the jockeys who spin the hits, but also influence equipment purchases in club systems around the world.
The Mobile DJ: Where you can interact with the Mobile DJ who invests in a wide range of pro audio and lighting gear for the events he host. This professional buys DJ consoles, speakers, amps, signal processing, lighting effects, lighting controllers, digital playback systems, accessories, specialty items and much more.
The Corporate Event/Wedding DJ:Network with these upper-tier event planners and performers who rent and/or purchase a wide range of high-end entertainment products, from video systems to audio and lighting, from costumes to backdrops staging.
Remixer Producer: Who will understand the needs of this growing community. These creative professionals mix and create the hits that establish new trends and have successfully impacted popular culture with their music. Club land evolves in the studio and producers require PCs, software, hardware, monitors and more.
The Bedroom DJ: Whether you are DJing with turntables or a pc, whether you are producing music with vintage gear or pulg-ins, you certainly honed your skills before you took it to the people. This hungry group - the very future of the market - would be found at the Expo hunting for the latest in analog, MIDI studio gear.

Rock in Rio 2019 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Date: 27-29 September 2019 & 3-6 October 2019
Venue: City of Rock, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Genre: PopRock

One of the world's biggest and most famous music festivals, Rock in Rio has now established a biennial routine for itself, alternating between Lisbon and its spiritual home in Rio de Janeiro each year.
In 2019, the City of Rock will be filled once more with the sounds of global music icons, not just from the world of rock but also pop, funk, soul, MPB, electronic music and more.
Steeped in history, with its own festival anthem, legendary fireworks displays and a list of past performers that reads like a who's who of modern music's biggest names, Rock in Rio is truly one of the giants of the festival world.
ARTISTS:
Drake, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron, Maiden, P!nk, Muse, Imagine Dragons, Seal & Xenia, Whitesnake  
Get your tickets here : https://www.festicket.com/

Indian Music Experince Bengluru, India

Date: 27 July 2019
Venue:  Indian Music Experience, Bengaluru.

Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain and Jazz Legend Louiz Banks to perform together.
The music lovers are getting a rare opportunity when Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain and jazz legend Louiz Banks are performing together in a special musical confluence for the grand launch of the Indian Music Experience (IME) on July 27 in the City.
The Indian Music Experience is conceived, supported and developed by the Brigade Group, with support from the Central and State governments, many Banks, Corporate and Philanthropists. 
The duo will be joined by other stellar musicians, Gino Banks on Drums, Sanjay Divecha on Guitar and Sheldon D’silva on Bass. 
On the occasion, Zakir Hussain will be donating a set of Tablas to the Museum, to be part of its permanent collection, according to a press release here on Wednesday. 
Speaking about the occasion, Zakir Hussain said,“This is a museum dedicated to Indian Music and the legendary maestros who have represented it over all these millenniums. So, we are delighted to present a unique concert specially curated by the maestro Louiz Banks for the occasion, and we invite music lovers to celebrate a great musical evening with us”.
Jazz Pianist and Music Composer Louiz Banks said, “This is an exclusive Museum that honors Indian Music and Musicians and we would love to see all Music lovers at this event that features the one and only Zakir Hussain, along with me and other stellar musicians. Zakir is one of my favorite musicians, as apart from being one of the greatest table maestros, he understands the intricacies of Jazz.”
The percussion maestro, who resides in the US, is returning to Bangalore after a gap of two years. The collaboration between Louiz Banks and Zakir Hussain goes back several decades.
The Indian Music Experience (IME), India’s first interactive music museum, is a non-profit initiative of the Indian Music Experience Trust, developed by the Brigade Group with the support of Union Ministry of Culture, Government of Karnataka, several corporate and philanthropists. The IME houses three main sections — a state-of-the-art interactive Exhibit Area, a Sound Garden and a Learning Centre. 

50th Anniversary Concord Festival Concord, CA, USA.

Date: SAT,  3RD AUG 2019
Venue: Concord Pavillion , Concord, CA, USA

Concord Jazz and Live Nation are proud to present the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday, August 3rd at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the festival, which began at a city park in 1969 and gave birth to the venerable Concord Jazz label. Concord Jazz continues its commitment to presenting the finest jazz and live music with this year’s line-up.

Featured artists for the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival will include Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns, Esperanza Spalding, Chick Corea Spanish Heart Band, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring Patti Austin, Jamison Ross, Carmen Bradford and special guests in a special Celebrating Ella set, Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band, and many more to be announced soon. Doors for the festival will open at 2pm with the main stage beginning at 4pm.

“The Concord Jazz Festival was a cornerstone of the Concord Pavilion concert season for years and we’re thrilled to bring this iconic event back for the 50th Anniversary celebration.” said Aaron Siuda, Senior Vice President of Live Nation Northern California. “In conjunction with Concord Jazz, we’ve put together a stellar lineup that showcases many of the great artists that Concord Jazz represents.”

“The creation of this festival by visionary Carl Jefferson in 1969 led directly to his formation of the Concord Jazz label just a few years later,” said Concord Records President John Burk. “Therefore, we at Concord Jazz owe a great debt to Jefferson and the City of Concord, and we are thrilled to partner with Live Nation in bringing the Festival back home for its 50th Anniversary.”

Tickets for the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival range from $39.50 to $149.50 plus applicable charges, including a limited number of general admission 4 packs while supplies last. Tickets are on sale this Friday, April 19th at 10am and can be purchased online at www.Livenation.com or the Concord Pavilion Box Office.

An exclusive commemorative album of music by the featured artists will be included with every pair of tickets purchased for the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival.

About the artists:

Grammy-Nominated saxophonist Dave Koz scored the #1 Contemporary Jazz album in the country last year with his latest project Summer Horns II From A To Z. Released June 22nd, 2018 via Concord Records, the album is a stunning showcase of 11 reimagined classics, including “More Today Than Yesterday” from the Spiral Staircase, a medley of Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1976 smash “Getaway” and the KC and the Sunshine Band dance staple “That’s the Way I Like It,” and The Crusaders’ “Keep That Same Old Feeling.” Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns features Gerald Albright (alto saxophone), Rick Braun (trumpet), R&B star Kenny Lattimore (vocals) and Aubrey Logan (trombone and vocals).

Esperanza Spalding’s “truly intoxicating” (The New York Times) 12 Little Spells will be released on vinyl and CD on May 10th, 2019 via Concord Records. A cutting-edge creator, the four-time Grammy-winning composer/bassist/lyricist released a song a day to her fans last October, which subsequently appeared on a number of Best of 2018 lists, including The New York Times Stone and Billboard. The physical version of the album comes with an additional four new songs. 12 Little Spells was first penned by Spalding at a castle in Italy – inspired by the healing properties of art, how music and the body interact, and her interest in Reiki.

In 1976, Chick Corea released My Spanish Heart, one of his most successful recordings. A compositional and intellectual high-water mark, the album combined jazz fusion pieces with more traditional Latin music. On June 28th, 2019, over 50 years later, the 77-year-old keyboard virtuoso revisits this classic project with a long-waited follow-up, Spanish Heart Band – Antidote, featuring with an extraordinary new ensemble and some of his most inspired writing ever. The Chick Corea Spanish Heart Band includes bassist Carlitos Del Puerto and drummer Marcus Gilmore.

Directed by veteran trumpeter Scotty Barnhart, the 18-piece Legendary Count Basie Orchestra includes a peerless array of instrumentalists with combined credentials that have topped the upper echelons of the international jazz world for decades. From Billie Holiday to Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra to Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan to Ella Fitzgerald, the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra has provided the supremely distinctive sound and swing behind some of the greatest singers of the modern age. Coming off a Grammy Nomination for their 2018 album All About that Basie, the iconic big band will perform material from their newest recording Ella 100, a special tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, set for release on August 2nd, 2019 via Concord Jazz.

Performing with the Count Basie Orchestra will be Grammy Award-winning singer Patti Austin, Carmen Bradford, Jamison Ross and special guests. Austin has released more than two dozen albums during her career, and her record Avant Gershwin won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2008. She is featured on several tracks on the Basie Orchestra’s upcoming Ella Fitzgerald tribute recording, scheduled for release this year on Concord Jazz. Jamison Ross is the winner of the 2012 Thelonious Monk Competition. The multi-talented drummer and vocalist’s debut album Jamison garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and he was named Rising Star – Male Vocalist in the 2018 Downbeat Critics pole.

Given all the ups and downs the music industry has experienced in the past three decades, it’s remarkable to find anyone who still retains a sense of allegiance or loyalty. Master conguero, band leader and Latin jazz legend Poncho Sanchez is the exception. In 1982, his close friend, multi-instrumentalist jazz icon Cal Tjader recommended he sign with Carl Jefferson’s Concord Records. Tjader told him that Jefferson was looking for new talent and he highly recommended Sanchez. Jefferson gave Poncho a one record deal and the rest is Latin Jazz history. Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band, whose next recording is scheduled for release on August 2nd, 2019 via Concord Jazz, celebrate the release of his 27th album and his own 37th anniversary with Concord Jazz, the longest of any artist on the label.

In the two years since Jazzmeia Horn bowed with her first album, the GRAMMY-nominated A Social Call, she’s been busy on the road, honing her vocal skills to a finely tuned level, writing songs of personal relevance and social message, and perfecting a fearless approach to improvisation and performance in general. The convergence of this drive and development has resulted in what is sure to be hailed as one of the most courageous recordings of 2019. Jazzmeia’s new album, Love and Liberation, scheduled for release on August 23rd via Concord Jazz, is filled with songs of daring musicality, emotional power, and messages of immediate relevancy.

In addition to the main show, this year’s 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival will feature performances of live music emerging jazz artists, an Art & Wine Expo, and an array of vendors on the grounds of the 12,500-seat Concord Pavilion, one of the premier outdoor music venues in Northern California.

Concord Jazz has a rich history since its beginning in 1973. Well established as one of the premier and most active jazz imprints in the world, the label continues its dedication to the art form and its artists, presenting such legendary acts as Chick Corea, Poncho Sanchez, one of the best-selling saxophonists of all time Dave Koz, a special tribute honoring both Basie and Ella, and much, much more to be announced.

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

Radiodays Asia 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Date: 27-28 August 2019.
Venue: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Radiodays Asia is a collaboration between radiodays Europe, the worlds leading radio and audio conference and broadcast partners in Asia and Australia.this two days conference will have more than 60 speakers from around the world .Speakers for Radiodays Asia are taken from the radio and audio industries but also from other specialist fields. Radiodays Asia will focus on the future of radio and audio businesses, adding something new for broadcasters in Asia. 

Book your ticket here;  www.radioasia.com /  register now

Glastonbury Abbey Festival, 2019 Glastonbury, UK

Date: 3rd August 2019.
Venue: Glastonbury Abbey.UK

The legendary ska pioneers will bring their fantastic live show to the Abbey's historic surroundings on Saturday 3rd August 2019. Support on the night will come from the Lighthouse Family.     Advance tickets cost £35 adults / £20 child aged six to 16. Accompanied children aged five and under do not require a ticket.You have until July 30 to catch up on dozens of performances from   Glastonbury 2019 over on the BBC's website.Any remaining tickets will be available on the gate, priced at £40 adult and £25 for a child. 
Any queries should be sent to extravaganza@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk 

 Book your ticket here : glastonburyfestival@e.seetickets.com

Billboard Live Music Summit + Awards Beverly Hills. USA

 Date: 5 & 6th November 2019.
 Venue: Montage Hotel,Beverly Hills, USA

The 2019 Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards will return to the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Nov. 5-6 for two days of high-level panels, artist interviews, and executive Q&As featuring some of the biggest names in music, comedy and live entertainment. The annual event, which celebrates its 16th year in 2019, brings together industry insiders, top decision-makers, power players, and artist managers.

For more information on this year's Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards, visit billboardlivemusicsummit.com.

 

Antaragini Annual Cultural Festival IIT, Kanpur

Date  &  Venue for Prelims
7th July - Mumbai 
13th July - Pune 
4th August - Bangladesh (Dhaka)
18th August - Kohima 
8th September - Nepal (Kathmandu)
29th September -  Indore
6th October - Delhi

Date  &  Venue: 19: 17 - 20 October 2019, IIT Kanpur

 Antaragni is the annual cultural festival organized by the students of IIT Kanpur, to boost talented individuals throughout the country. This is Synchronicity, IIT Kanpur - The Biggest and Fiercest Rock Festival in the country.Antaragni is the Biggest cultural festival of Northern India. We are a festival hosting over 30,000 participants from nearly 300 colleges across the nation who compete in over 100 events at the IIT Kanpur Campus.-
Antaragni is a legacy promoting the excellence of talent and culture that has been continuing for over 53 years and we are proudly hosting our 54th anniversary this year.
Synchronicity has long been the most revered flagship event of ‘Antaragni, IIT Kanpur’ and continues to do so. An event which has its own pro-night headlined by international artists with a headbanging crowd of over 10,000 people. Synchronicity has been headlined by some of the biggest Music Artists in the country and abroad including:· Guthrie Govan, Sky Harbor, Poets of the Fall, Blackstratblues, Bhayanak Maut, Indus Creed, Demonic Resurrection. It has remained one of the most successful launch pad for some of India’s Biggest Rock Bands today Including:-  Parikrama, Them Clones, PENTAGR4M, Blakc, The Family Cheese,  Zero Gravity

The Competition:
Stage 1: Prelims
Every year Synchronicity conducts road trips in over 9 cities throughout the nation for the preliminary round of Synchronicity. A lineup of 8-10 bands is chosen for each trip based on their OCs they send us through the registration (See Procedure below). The winning band from each city is selected for the Stage 2 and will also receive a recording deal worth of Rs. 30,000.

Stage 2: National Eliminations
The winning band from each city will be competing for the National Eliminations to be held at the IIT Kanpur campus during Antaragni. Top three bands are selected for the Grand Finalé.

Stage 3: Synchronicity Finalé
Top 3 bands, shortlisted from all over India compete in front of a crowd of over 10,000 for prizes worth over 5 lakh including numerous goodies, Instrument and Recording Deals plus Gigs at renowned rock concerts provided by our esteemed sponsors.

 

Disrupt 2019 Mumbai

Date & Time: Nov 23 at 4 PM – Nov 24 at 11 PM
Venue:TBA, Mumbai

Disrupt 2019 are back this year on the 23rd and 24th of November 2019 with bigger plans which we cannot wait to share with you! Mark the dates and keep your eyes peeled! 

Reeperbahn Festival Germany

Reeperbahn Festival 19 – 22 Sept. 2018 The Future Of Music The music industry is often a mirror of our society. Here, too, we face the demand on artists to take clear political positions, the question what art is (not) allowed to do, the claim to overcome the gender gap, the way of handling the change in the use of media, and increasingly stronger economic pressure on the one hand, but also all sorts of suggested solutions and future vision on the other. Add to these topics the opportunity to experience the most thrilling new international bands and artists live in small or mediumsized clubs, you will end up at the heart of Reeperbahn Festival! Apart from addressing the future issues mentioned above, whose relevance often extends far beyond the music industry, Europe’s biggest market place for music and the music industry will present around 500 international bands and artists, already for the 13th time. The eight most promising acts will present themselves to a top-class jury around Tony Visconti at the ANCHOR music competition. This unique blend of future congress and festival is the essence of Reeperbahn Festival, attracting more and more music fans and professional guests from all over the world for four days to Hamburg St. Pauli every year. The fact that Reeperbahn Festival has meanwhile become a platform for political topics was confirmed by the major press conference last year kicking off KEYCHANGE, an initiative promoted by the EU and triggered by the British PRS Foundation, which its initiators deliberately set in the Reeperbahn Festival framework. KEYCHANGE stands for strengthening the role of women in the music business, again addressing an issue that reaches far beyond the music industry. 40,000 guests on four days in 2017, of which 4,700 were professional visitors from 57 nations 500 bands/artists about 600 concerts and showcase concerts art, film, readings, education 400 conference items with sessions, meetings and awards

All About Music Mumbai

All About Music
Date : 27th August 2019
Place : Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Launched in 2017, All About Music is a unique, all-inclusive music conference that has established itself as a gateway for the global music community into India.

The 2-day conference, catering to the diverse stakeholders of the Indian & Global music industry, envisions to educate, develop & create strong partnerships among the community by addressing real challenges and growth opportunities.

Interviews

Venues

Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.