A great phase for mu­sic

Com­poser Eh­saan Noorani is happy that t in­de­pen­dent mu­sic is get­ting no­ticed

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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

PHOTO: MANOJ VERMA/HT

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