‘I DON’T FO­CUS ON COM­MER­CIAL SUC­CESS’

Mu­sic pro­ducer Meghdeep Bose just wants to keep mak­ing dif­fer­ent kinds of songs

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Main Hoon Hero Tera (Hero; 2015), Bol Do Na Zara (Azhar; 2016) and Jab Tak (MS Dhoni: The Un­told Story; 2016) — Meghdeep Bose is the man be­hind some of the big­gest hit songs such as these and more. But he’s not run­ning af­ter com­mer­cial suc­cess. That, says the mu­sic pro­ducer, is a happy by-prod­uct of his con­stant ef­forts to make great mu­sic.

“Ev­ery time I pro­duce, I just ad­here to my com­poser’s brief on the song, and keep in mind the sit­u­a­tion that I’m pro­duc­ing for. The com­mer­cial suc­cess of the song has never been an agenda for me. To state the fact, many ‘piece of art’ songs I’ve pro­duced, haven’t been such hits. But, I’m happy I could make great mu­sic ir­re­spec­tive of their com­mer­cial stature,” says Meghdeep.

He ad­mits that mu­sic pro­duc­ers and com­posers are of­ten “pressed by mu­sic la­bels” to re­lease hit songs. “We’re re­stricted to a tem­plate and genre for com­mer­cial safety. So, de­liv­er­ing a fresh track within the same genre is a chal­lenge,” says Meghdeep, adding, “I go with fresh writ­ing styles and the right se­lec­tion of el­e­ments.”

The In­dore born pro­ducer, who has been in the in­dus­try for more than five years, says there’s a sym­bi­otic re­la­tion be­tween mu­sic com­posers and pro­duc­ers. “A com­poser is one who makes the main melody or tune of a song, ba­si­cally what you hum and sing. A mu­sic pro­ducer wraps that melody with har­monies, rhythm, sonic scapes, turn­ing it into a record that could be played on dif­fer­ent plat­forms. The tune is like a naked body, and the pro­duc­tions are the at­tire that give it a dis­tinct look,” he ex­plains.

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