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Indian independent music yet to take off globally, says Rahman

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

is recognised for its elaborate musicals but Oscar-winning A R says Indian independent is yet to take off globally.

With the boom of digital media, there is a surge in but believes there is also a lot of clutter.

"There are so many now and there is clutter. One might get better quality person (referring to singer). But a 'besura' is rejected as there are thousands who can sing. So, on the internet, it is about what new you can bring.

"All this is good for our country, for our Once we reach that level, there will be world domination of Indian artistes. I can see that happening. There is a void in the world. Every has taken off other than Indian music," told PTI.

Pointed out that his songs are often used in Hollywood films, Rahman said, "That is music. I am talking about independent music. There is inherent racism when you go to the world market, they see colour and all that stuff. But beyond that, there is talent and I wish that happens."

The music maestro will be a part of Sony Entertainment Television's "Jammin". The show had a digital release but the second season will now be on television.

Rahman, 51, will be joined by music talents and singing sensations from the world of web. Indian Idol season 10 contestants will also be a part of the show.

"It is an opportunity for me and people who can't access this world to meet. We meet and discuss things and perform together. We learn from each other.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 15:15 IST