Leading music distribution service TuneCore recently announced its partnership with India’s largest music streaming platform Gaana. TuneCore is owned by Paris based Believe and together the companies distribute one-third of the world’s digital music.
Since the time of its launch in India earlier this year, TuneCore has added new services and local partners to improve the user experience and reach of Indian artists. This latest addition to the distribution network will ensure that music from TuneCore artists can now be accessed by Gaana’s 185 million+ listeners.
TuneCore allows artists to retain all rights to their music and earn 100% of the revenue from streaming and downloads. Through TuneCore, Indian artists can distribute to the company’s extensive network of digital stores across the globe, including Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Facebook as well as local India stores, Gaana, JioSaavn, Hungama and Wynk. TuneCore is partnered with over 150 digital stores and streaming services across 100+ countries worldwide providing independent artists with the opportunity to sell and share their music in important and growing global markets, such as India, the rest of Asia, South America, Africa, and Russia, as well as the United States and Europe.
TuneCore enables India-based artists to collect revenue from streaming services, digital download stores, all in their local currency. In addition, TuneCore also features local content that caters to the Indian independent artist community including guides written by local music industry veterans Achille Forler and Mae Thomas which provide practical steps, education, and advice for Indian independent artists.
Heena Kriplani, Head of TuneCore India said, “At Tunecore, we are constantly working to serve our artists’ needs with the best and prioritising partnerships that provide the most benefits. Gaana’s reach of over 185 million listeners adds to our already robust suite of local partners and boostsIndian audiences for all of TuneCore’s independent artists all over the
Prashan Agarwal, CEO,Gaana said, “In our decade-long journey to emerge as the country’s No. 1 music app, we have been committed to leveraging tech to empower emerging indie artists to strengthen the bond they share with their audiences. To that effect, we have unveiled multiple initiatives and a proprietary Dashboard that empowers independent artists with custom data so they can understand their audiences’ better. It's heartening to welcome. TuneCore as one of our esteemed partners as a part of our efforts to offer talented young musicians a world-class platform to showcase their talent on their own terms.”
TuneCore, which launched in India this year, is the eighth international expansion for the Brooklyn, N.Y-based service provider. The company subsequently expanded in Russia and Brazil in August this year. TuneCore expanded into both UK and Australia markets in 2015, Germany, France, and Italy in 2016, while TuneCore Japan and TuneCore Canada
provide similar localized services since 2012 and 2011, respectively
Enigmatic singer-songwriter Lucky Ali has just released a video single titled Sacrifice which he says is "a song for right now". Several years in the making, the track is a collaborative effort between Ali and the Bengaluru-based Hip Hop/Reggae/Dancehall Crew - Low Rhyderz.
Low Rhyderz met Ali sometime in 2010 which led the way to a jam, then a tour and later some music; Sacrifice is one of those tracks.
"All I have to say about the song is in the song itself. Watch the video with understanding," says Ali.
There are many layers to the artist who is not just a living legend of Indian Music but an artist whose appeal extends far beyond the number of releases, generations and time. And while he’s a balladeer with many stories, he’s also his own man, who steps back into the public domain only when he has something to say, be it a heartfelt commentary on sociological/philanthropic matters or his expression through music.
Beyond his spectacular popular success, Lucky remains one the most intriguing musicians in India as a result of the brave artistic choices he has made. It's no secret that Lucky Ali's enigmatic voice has a large and loyal army of followers, that spans across generations and geographical boundaries. The same sense of affection and relatability, led to his last release which was a well-received collaboration between Ali and Israeli musician Eliezer Cohen Botzer. The single has been hailed as a traveller’s anthem and lapped up by music aficionados across the world.
Low Rhyderz on the collaboration:
Working with Lucky Ali has made me a better human being. Working on a track with him is a humbling experience and something I could have never imagined in my wildest dreams. I’m forever grateful, - Xstacy Sash.
It was a great boost to my own abilities as a songwriter to be appreciated and approved by a legendary artist whom we grew up to. Of course, it was living a dream moment. And as a young artist, there was a lot to learn. I thoroughly enjoyed the course with great musical minds coming together to create this piece.- King Jassim.
Working on the song with Lucky Ali I got an insight into his wisdom and experienced the soul-touching voice first hand while we were in the studio recording the track. - Main E Yak.
LOW RHYDERZ (Hip Hop/Reggae/Dancehall) Crew has been in the Music Scene since 2007.
Their debut album was titled “RIDE WITH US”.
Songs from their first mix-tape titled LOW RHYDERZ MIXTAPE VOL.1 that was released early 2012, has been part of various street projects in countries like the USA, Bangladesh & Germany.
First, single off the album "RIDE WITH US" titled "LIFE INA GHETTO" has got great reviews and the video link was tweeted by major artists in USA & Jamaica.
#Malvika Nanda #Lucky Ali #Low Rhyderz
Big Bang Music's new addition to their roster, singer-songwriter RAHI's song 'Sarmast' was re-released recently. Born and bred in Kashmir, Rahi’s Sarmast is a collaboration with the Garo tribe of the Tura village, Meghalaya. Sarmast's unique soundscapes are nuanced with Sufi melody garbed in the eastern musicality and Garo lyrics. The songsmith is known for songs like Kasheer and Tu Le Ja Mujhe.
Talking about the song, Rahi said, ‘Music has been a way of storytelling for me since I can remember. Sarmast is a tale of losing oneself to the surrounding. The surprising thing is, the people I collaborated with did not understand the Sufi language, so music was the only bridge that got us together and brought Sarmast to its existence. The fact that we learnt from each other, despite the language barrier inspired me to do this collaboration. The soulful energy the Garo community brought to Sarmast is beyond expression. The mixture of the lyrics and the melody blended together so well that the rawness of the composition defined the feeling we shared while making Sarmast. I believe we all are travellers, journeying our way towards what seeks us and the sole motive of making music is to bring communities together, learn from one another and present the creation like never before.’
# Hemshree Antani #Rahi
Singer-songwriter and Bollywood playback singer Vibha Saraf’s new song "Chandni" will see her first collaboration as a lyricist/singer with the music composer/producer Raajeev V Bhalla, releasing on 14th June this month.
"Chandni" is a smooth urban romantic song, largely influenced by (chill pop / R&B) genre. The Song has smooth vocals with funky sampling that makes it a relaxed romantic tune but groovy at the same time. The Lyrics were written keeping the genre and space in mind, what kind of words would befit a moon lit night and an easy peasy romantic scenario but with a dash of playfulness.
Vibha Saraf is an Indian singer-songwriter and Bollywood playback singer. She performs folk songs and writes and performs music for soundtracks, primarily Kashmiri folk-inspired songs.
Her work has been featured on the soundtracks for the films Raazi, which went to win Best Film in the 64th Filmfare Awards, and Gully Boy, the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2019. In 2019, she was nominated for Best Female Playback Singer for the 65th Filmfare Awards and won the Best Female Playback Singer for the 20th International Indian Film Academy Awards and Zee Cine's best Playback singer for the song "Dilbaro". This year too she has been nominated for IIFA for her collaboration with Ranveer Singh on "kab se Kab tak" (Gullyboy). Saraf has written music for Nucleya, written on two of his songs "Dhoop", and "Behka" and performed on "Lori".
Raajeev V Bhalla is a Indian Composer, Producer, singer, Writer and a Multi genre / Multi Instrumentalist based in Mumbai, India.initially As a Guitar player he is trained in Western Classical Music from Trinity College of Music London and also Trained in Indian Classical.He plays instruments like Guitar, Bass, Piano, Mandolin, Oud, Rabab, recorder, clarinet, bouzouki n few more. With a strong influence of Jazz, Blues, Classical and HipHop to Trap. His production has Vast range of sounds which comes with ease. More than a decade Now he Has been one of the leading Music Producer in television AD industry. ?Brands he has produced music for like COCA-COLA, HITACHI, TOSHIBA, VIDEOCON, PHILLIPS, SONY, DABUR, KELLOGGS, KINGFISHER, MCDOWELLS’s, MC’DONALDS, KFC, BAJAJ, HERO, HYUNDAE, SBI, ICICI,IPL,STAR INDIA to name few. He has also composed and produced channel’s Signature Ident (theme) for SETMAX. He has recorded with some of the biggest names in music in India like Rekha Bhardwaj, KK, Lucky Ali, Mohit Chauhan, Usha Uthup, Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Benny Dayal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shalmali Kholgade, Raftar, Badshah to name a few. He has scored Songs for a National Award Winning Film I AM.
*My birthday song (title track)
*O Teri (Title track)
Raajeev also has won *BEST MUSIC 8th DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FEST 2019, *BEST MUSIC SOUTHERN SHORTS AWARDS 2018.
Raajeev is producing different Genre's and Collaborating with many artist, from Ambient Music to Chill Pop to hiphop and acoustic vibe...and exploring new sounds every day.
#Rajiv Bhalla #Vibha Saraf
After the success of ‘Yaara’ and ‘Yaara 2’, ace Bollywood singer Mamta Sharma, who’s well-known for her club numbers, releases her new romantic single ‘Yaariyan’ under music label ‘One Music Originals’ across digital platforms.
The audience would get to enjoy the romantic track in Mamta Sharma’s voice, with composition and lyrics penned by Bad-Ash. The story and screenplay are by Ashraf Ali and the video features Mamta and actor Zain Imam, who was also part of the last single ‘Yaara 2’. The song made quite an impact and Mamta is now returning the love and gratitude to her audiences with this latest song.
Talking about the video, Mamta Sharma says, “It's a kind of song that you instantly fall in love with. This is the second collaboration with the amazing actor Zain Imam and I am very happy the way it turned out. Aside from this amazing collaboration, the song aims to cheer up people’s moods during this tough time and heal each other’s hearts.”
Mamta Sharma is a Bollywood singer and a trendsetter who has received wide acclamation and popularity in Bollywood. Her popular tracks like ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’, ‘Anarkali Disco Chali’, ‘Aa Re Pritam Pyaare’, ‘Fevicol Se’, ‘Aata Majhi Satakli’, and many more songs make her unforgettable among her audience. Currently, Mamta restarted working on upcoming songs from home and trying to infuse hope in the times of uncertainty amid this difficult coronavirus break.
This song will definitely leave a lasting impression on its listeners and be a great distraction in keeping them entertained while indoors! So music lovers can now update their playlist because the music video is out.
#Spark Communication #Mamta Sharma
Asees Kaur, an immensely talented and the most versatile singer of the Bollywood fraternity collaborates with VYRL Originals for the 3rd time for the release of their latest non-film song ‘Wanga Kaaliyan’.Known for being the voice behind the superhit tracks ‘Ve Maahi’, ‘Akh Lade Jaave’ ‘Makhna’ and many more, Asees brings to you ‘Wanga Kaaliyan’, a fun and energetic song with pop and desi tunes set against signature Punjabi beats. Asees Kaur adds her lively and high-spirited voice to this song, which has been beautifully penned by Raj Fatehpur, the track is composed by Vikas and produced by Sunny Vik, marking this as another successful collaboration of the trio (Raj Fatehpur, Vikas and Sunny Vik) in the industry.
Wanga Kaaliyan is a fun song which highlights the desires and attention a girl seeks for in a relationship. The song describes the quintessential things a girl expects her lover to do with her, from romantic conversations to taking her shopping, to traveling the world and at large the consistent request she has to spend quality time together. These cute banters are portrayed in a cheeky and playful animated lyric video bringing a festive vibrancy to it.
Excited about the release of Wanga Kaaliyan, Asees Kaur commented, “Wanga Kaaliyan is a fun, peppy song and I feel people will connect with it & dance along. I have always wanted to sing a Punjabi dance song and when I heard the idea of doing ‘Wanga Kaaliyan’ with the trio - Raj Fatehpur, Vikas & Sunny Vik, I was super stoked. It will be a dream come true to see people dance on Wanga Kaaliyan at weddings. I would also like to extend my thanks to the VYRL Originals, for me they are more than a label, they're my family.”
Sharing his thoughts on ‘Wanga Kaaliyan’, Vinit Thakkar, Chief Operating Officer, Universal Music India & South Asia, said,” Asees is a brilliant artist & one of the finest voices amongst today’s generation of singers. I’m super excited for her next release on VYRL Originals and I am sure that this song will bring some much needed cheer & positivity in this difficult time!”
#Ozair Syed #Vinit Thakkar #Asees Kaur
Faridkot recently released a new track titled, Baithe Baithe, which is all about capturing the feelings of living in the lockdown. The very different kind of emotions that one goes through: listlessness, little joys, little sorrows, frustrations etc. It shows how we’re coping and learning to live in this suspended reality which is almost an endless loop.
How the lockdown has shown that emotions don't have meaning if you have no one to share them with. And even though we can't meet in these times, letting people know that we’re thinking about them matters. Through this song we want to send people happy vibes in these times of confusion and tension. This is a song for everyone locked in by themselves, a song for everyone who is away from loved ones, a song about just taking things one day at a time.
In this song Faridkot have collaborated with their friend and well know actor Mrinal Dutt.
Faridkot was formed in 2008 when Inderjeet Singh (IP) and Rajarshi Sanyal came together to make some fun and exciting original music. 10 years and 2 albums later, namely, Ek and Phir Se?, Faridkot have performed over 500 shows alongside all the biggest names in the country and swayed audiences across the country. They call their genre Confused Pop and have been hailed as one of the foremost original Hindi pop-rock bands in the country (with hits such as Laila, Haal e Dil, Madho).
#Subir Malik #Faridkot Music #subir Malik #pentagram #Inderjeet Singh (IP) #Rajarshi Sanyal
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.