‘So­cial me­dia is a great plat­form’

Sukhwinder Singh says that thanks to this medium, artists get no­ticed for their work

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

Singer Sukhwinder Singh (above) feels that the new breed of mu­si­cians is def­i­nitely blessed, as they get a chance to show­case their mu­sic to var­ied au­di­ences through so­cial me­dia plat­forms.

“You can now go on Face­book or Twit­ter, and just post your mu­sic there. Peo­ple have ac­cess to it, and any­one can lis­ten to your mu­sic at any given point of time. I think it’s a won­der­ful thing,” says Sukhwinder.

Re­fut­ing claims that the in­ter­net has made the world more chaotic, with count­less artists post­ing their mu­sic on so­cial me­dia sites, Sukhwinder adds, “It’s rather good to see so many artists pre­sent­ing di­verse styles of mu­sic. No mat­ter how chaotic it gets, if the mu­sic is good, it will get no­ticed and will shine through.”

Un­like pop­u­lar mu­si­cians of to­day’s time, Sukhwinder re­calls how he didn’t have the lux­ury of so­cial me­dia dur­ing his strug­gling days. “It never hap­pened with me. It took me years to ap­proach some­one like AR Rah­man. I had to first be­come some­thing, es­tab­lish my­self as a mu­si­cian, be­fore I could even send my work across to him. I am happy that mu­si­cians now don’t have to do that,” shares the singer, who has sung pop­u­lar tracks such as Jai Ho (Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire, 2008), Chak De (Chak De! In­dia, 2007) and Omkara (Omkara, 2006).

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