Singing shows TRP-based: Ram
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.