Digital India was abuzz yesterday with news of iTunes launching its music and films stores in India. I particularly liked the following posts covering the launch:
While the buzz is mostly positive:
iTunes is so expensive. Bought a Radiohead album with 27 songs for Rs. 50 twitter.com/aneeshb/status…
— Aneesh Bhasin (@aneeshb) December 5, . . . → Read More: iTunes Quietly Launches Music And Films In India (Links Available On MySwar)
Shubha Mudgal posted the following series of tweets yesterday.
Check ID tags for Pyar Ke Geet on emusic..com. Artistes are Malaika Arora & Arbaz Khan. No composer, no lyricist or singer. Shame !
— Shubha Mudgal (@smudgal) July 25, 2012
Reflects the status of composer, singer, lyricists in the producer’s scheme. Obviously we don’t matter . . . → Read More: Musicians Don’t Matter In India?
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?
I announced the MySwar beta a few days ago on this blog, on our Twitter account, our Facebook page, directly to a few people who I view as early adopters and music geeks and also a forum called RMIM. All of us at Mavrix also shared the announcement with friends and family.
While I haven’t . . . → Read More: MySwar Beta Announcement – Reactions And How We Are Responding
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
We’re launching! We’re launching! We’re launching! Soon that is. The beta will launch in a few weeks and the public launch will happen soon after.
We’re calling it MySwar.com because in the end, it’s about your taste in music. The Coming Soon page is up so you can sign-up right away and be one of . . . → Read More: Coming Soon! The Complete Guide To Hindi Film Music.
I freely dispense advice to friends and family about keeping their minds open when it comes to music and be willing to explore new music and artists. But I must confess that I have been guilty of not practicing what I preach when it comes to remixes. When I read an NME article with this . . . → Read More: Why I Don’t Care For Remixes