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Digital platforms boosting to indie music: Jeet Gannguli

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Gannguli, known for his work in films like "Aashiqui 2" and "Hamari Adhuri Kahani", has hailed for giving a "solid boost" to independent music.

Gannguli released the first song titled "Barsaat mein" from his debut Hindi album, which comprises eighth tracks, on on Friday.

The music video, shot like a concert, features Gannguli and a group of musicians playing instruments.

"One day, while sitting at home with my guitar, this melody came to my mind along with the word 'Barsaat' (rain). So far, the melodies composed by me have been used in movies. But this time, I played the tune to Anurag Bedi from as we were brainstorming on creating an album.

"On listening to the song, he was sure that this would be the first song of our album. penned beautiful lyrics," Gannguli told IANS.

On the independent music scene in India, he said: "Music industry always had a place for independent music...think of all the lovely albums of (singers) Lucky Ali, Adnan Sami, Sonu Nigam etc."

"Hindi music had taken over a lot space, leaving not much for people who wanted to experiment with non-genre. But recently there has been an upsurge in independent music, and I must say that the is giving it a solid boost."

A or or doesn't have to look forward to an opportunity in a anymore, he said.

"He can utilise and reach out to the world directly through his music. It's a very good sign," he added.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:08 IST