Before I delve into the post, let me state two things:
I’d rather not make comparisons but I saw the albums being compared on social media and was disappointed at how dismissive some people were about Lootera – as if it did not even deserve to be compared with Raanjhanaa! I thought it was important . . . → Read More: Why Lootera Is A Better Music Album Than Raanjhanaa
This post is prompted by a comment on my review of Partners In Crime, a documentary covering the grey areas of piracy. In my view, the grey areas discussed in this DVD do not legitimize piracy, they expose deficiencies in copyright law.
Piracy has been around for a long time and will continue to be . . . → Read More: Piracy, Copyright Law and Social Trends
After my posts – Piracy is Mainstream and Why People Don’t Talk About Pirate Consumers – one of the readers of the blog recommended that I watch a documentary called Partners in Crime. I had heard about this documentary on Twitter but never got around to seeing it. I finally saw it last week and . . . → Read More: Partners In Crime – Documentary Review
I engaged in a long debate on Twitter yesterday with popular blogger, Karthik Srinivasan (entire conversation at the end of his post). To boil things down, I was asking why illegal downloaders don’t get called out for doing the wrong thing and his point was that it was not really going to make a difference. . . . → Read More: Why People Don’t Talk About Pirate Consumers
I’ve been an anti-piracy advocate in my friend circle for many years now. Over time though, I realized that people like me were rare and specially in India, we became outcasts. Friends and relatives look at me like I am nuts when I refuse to lend them my iPod so they can copy songs from . . . → Read More: Piracy Is Mainstream
The title of this post is a direct quote from an interview with Shubha Mudgal. Many months ago, I made a similar observation is a post titled Is Bollywood Overdose Killing India Music?.
There is no denying the fact that Bollywood music’s overwhelming popularity suppresses non-film music. But isn’t Bollywood itself a melting pot of . . . → Read More: India Losing Music Genres Due To Bollywood?
We completed of one year of our blog on November 3 and I thought this would be a good time to do the customary round-up of our most popular posts and the posts that we, at Mavrix, like the most. Here goes:
Coke Studio India Must Be Cheered
People – Please Get Off . . . → Read More: Mavrix Blog – The Most Popular Posts and Our Favourites
[This is the second part of a three-part post covering the digital music landscape. You can read the first post here.]
In the second part , let’s look at the different approaches of music discovery. Regardless of the approach, the end objective is to help people find new music.
Music for music’s sake
The Music . . . → Read More: Digital Music Landscape II: Discovery
Writing about the Hindi film music of 90′s is like writing about one single man and that’s Kumar Sanu. If I say that the man ruled the Hindi cinema in that decade, it wont be wrong. What he gave to the listeners in 90′s with some brilliant music by the duo Nadeem-Shravan was magical. You . . . → Read More: Nostalgic 90′s with Kumar Sanu
For opening up a whole new world of music to me.
For giving me wonderful experiences through your magical products.
For being a source of inspiration and teaching me important lessons. Through your Stanford commencement speech. Through your Thoughts on Music. Through your many keynotes. Most importantly, through the act of building . . . → Read More: Thank You Steve Jobs