Singing shows TRP-based: Ram

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Yashika Mathur yashika. mathur@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Alot of view­ers might think that singing re­al­ity shows en­cour­age new tal­ent but mu­sic com­poser Ram Sam­path (right), thinks oth­er­wise.

The singer, who re­cently com­posed four songs for a on­go­ing mu­sic show se­ries, says that these shows fo­cus more on chan­nel TRPs and less on the tal­ent. “TV re­al­ity shows are very film-cen­tric. The fact is that there is a huge dis­con­nect be­tween the mu­sic that Bol­ly­wood is mak­ing and what is done on re­al­ity shows. I feel that re­al­ity TV shows are about TRPs and not ac­tual tal­ent dis­cov­ery,” says Ram. “To be very hon­est, I don’t think you can blame a TRP-based in­dus­try for this, it’s the na­ture of the game,” he adds.

The 37-year-old, who has com­posed mu­sic for movies such as Delhi Belly (2011), Talaash (2012) and Fukrey (2013), be­lieves that for any artist to be suc­cess­ful, it is im­por­tant to have a long term plan. “The wor­ry­ing part is that the ap­proach across the en­tire mu­sic in­dus­try is very short term. There is very less long term in­vest­ment. This is some­thing ev­ery­body needs to think about. If peo­ple want a fruit­ful ca­reer, they should come up with long term plans on how to be part of the in­dus­try,” he says.

Af­ter hav­ing com­posed in­de­pen­dent mu­sic as well as Bol­ly­wood mu­sic, Ram feels that for any mu­sic lover to grow, it’s very im­por­tant to lis­ten to dif­fer­ent kinds of mu­sic from around In­dia.

“I think it is re­ally im­por­tant to lis­ten to the dif­fer­ent kinds of mu­si­cal ideas from dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try. We re­ally don’t give enough plat­forms to the dif­fer­ent tal­ent that we have in our coun­try,” says Ram.


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