All you need to know about winning a Grammy

With the Grammy Awards just round the corner, a lot of independent musicians find themselves wondering if they have a shot at the awards. While a lot of us assume that the Grammy Awards are mostly for big-time artists and world famous up-and-comers, the truth is that they’re open to all artists who submit. Here’s […]

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3 ways in which you can gift music this Diwali

As we gear up for one of the most anticipated times of year in India, we find ourselves asking the age-old question: what should we gift our families? The idea behind Diwali gifting started as an opportunity to give our loved ones something they’d treasure. With the pressure to be as over-the-top as possible, it […]

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Songwriting is a powerful community-building tool. Here’s how you can use it.

When working virtually, two things matter most: the team’s mental health and creating asense of community. These are critical components on their own, and have an addedbenefit of ensuring productivity. If you’re a team leader, or an entrepreneur, or are even looking to take initiative and make adifference to the environment you’re working in, consider […]

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How to grow on Spotify: Expert tips

Whether you’re a singer, instrumentalist, composer, producer, songwriter, or distributor and music marketer, Spotify is at the heart of what you do. We recently held a masterclass (open to all established and aspiring musicians) – delivered by a leader from Spotify India. Here were some of his takeaways on how you can start growing through […]

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5 reasons why you should learn percussion

Sometimes when people want to learn music, they don’t really have an idea of what they want to learn specifically – singing, a melodic instrument, percussion? While making the decision, it’s important to keep in mind what you like.  Do you like the idea of singing? Or has it always been your dream to play the […]

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So, you want to be a Bollywood singer…

That most commercial music in India stems from Bollywood is a fact. Bollywood music caught the nation’s attention, making people laugh and cry along with their favourite superstars. No one wondered why all the actors seemed to sing with the same voice. In fact, in the early days of cinema, most people didn’t even know […]

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The extraordinary connection between music and faith

It can be a little controversial to explore the music-spirituality connection. Many question whether it is appropriate to teach “religious” songs from a faith other than your own. A lot of traditional music was born in places of worship. And a lot of great musicians and composers were priests and saints who created their art […]

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