A great phase for music
Composer Ehsaan Noorani is happy that t independent music is getting noticed
Music composer Ehsaan Noorani (right) believes that with the advent of technology, Indians are appreciating independent musicians, especially those whose lyrics are in English.
“It’s no longer believed that Indians are not good at making English music. With digital platforms, one is now exposed to a lot of quality English music by Indians and these artists are finally getting recognised,” says Noorani.
The 51-year-old says there’s a sea change in the kind of music people listen to now. “Earlier there were only a few channels catering to such music in India, but with the internet, one can listen to any kind of music,” says Noorani, who will soon be judging an English singing reality show.
“Just a look at social media shows more and more people discussing independent artists and their compositions. They listen, they discuss and that’s ’s why it’s not a thing that’s only enjoyed by those from a privileged background,” adds ds the musician.
Part of the popular music c trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Noorani says digital platforms are the only meansns of promoting one’s music in n the current scenario. “There may be a flipside to it in terms ms of privacy and how an artist will make money with illegal l downloads, but there’s a bigger picture. The musician n now gets a chance to interact ct directly with their fans and learn from them. That’s why y it’s important,” he signs off.
Ehsaan Noorani, musician With digital platforms, one is exposed to a lot of quality English music and people are finally appreciating independent artists