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RED FM's 'Swag Fest 3.0' says 'Go Mental'!

MUMBAI: After the roaring success of the last two editions, 93.5 RED FM is back with the third edition of Swag Fest!

26 Nov 2009

Percept D'Mark COO Manuj Agarwal - We expect...

In a short span of three years, Sunburn has become synonymous with electronic dance music festival - the only one of its kind in India.

05 Oct 2009

Myopusradio founder Gina Braganza - It was a challenge to start an internet radio station in India

India's first multiple channel internet radio station for international music, will complete a year this month. Launched with a single channel in October 2008, myopusradio expanded with eight more channels in February 2009 and is experiencing growth in listenership 

29 Sep 2009

Big FM COO Tarun Katial - RAM has been inconsistent in the last few months

Big FM has been creating a lot of buzz in the FM space by roping in Sonu Niigaam as brand ambassador and changing its music positioning to �Chillax hits'. The 45 network station network consolidated its network and despite the slowdown succeeded in snapping up local advertising. Being one of the patrons of listenership measuring system RAM since its inception in late 2007, the radio station along with the Association of Radio Operators of India (AROI) is beginning to get vocal about the variance in listenership measurement data.

15 Sep 2009

Fever FM national marketing head Neeraj Chaturvedi - Fever FM hopes to break even as a company this quarter but not as individual stations

Fever FM's Delhi station has been raking revenues for HT Media's radio venture and the other metro counterparts are yet to add on to the revenues. Fever FM's national marketing head and Delhi station head Neeraj Chaturvedi mentions that the group will be concentrating more on Kolkata market, focus on monetizing the other stations and even attaining break even as a company this quarter.

01 Sep 2009

Sony Music India MD Shridhar Subramaniam - Industry needs to build on music related services

A music industry veteran, Shridhar Subramaniam has been with Sony Music India since 1996 when he joined as Marketing Director. Since 2002 he has been the company's managing director and has overseen the company's growth in a continuously churning market. Since 2008, Sony Music India has grown rapidly in a fast growing market and expanded its footprint in India by entering Regional language music and also moved up the entertainment value chain by producing Bollywood movies.

25 Jul 2009

NY based musician Wayne Sharpe - "Composing for a Bollywood film is like scoring for two Hollywood films as it is twice the amount of work!"

New York based musician Wayne Sharpe grabbed Filmfare awards in 2004 for his background score in Prakash Jha's â€?Gangajal'. His background scores in Apaharan and Gangajal intensified the mood of the films and made a mark. Composing for Jha's upcoming â€?Rajniti', Sharpe converses with's Anita Iyer about his views on Bollywood music, Indian film makers preference for background scores and his Bollywood ventures   

You are composing for Prakash Jha's upcoming Rajniti

16 Jun 2009

IMI president Vijay Lazarus - Differences with the radio industry need to be bridged

Vijay Lazarus, the president of the Indian Music Industry (IMI) has over 35 years working experience in the global audio and video industry. Since taking over in 2004, he has synergized IMI, PPL & IPRS into vibrant transparent organizations performing the vital role in monetization of all audio & video content usage across formats, services, users, telcos and establishments.

08 Jun 2009

My FM COO Harrish Bhatia - The slowdown is more of a metro phenomenon

As part of the Dainik Bhanskar group, My FM has been able to build brand value in the 17 cities it operates. But COO Harrish Bhatia believes private FM in India is still to acquire the status of serious business in corporate India 

29 May 2009

Fever FM business head S Keerthivasan - Advertisers can no longer ignore us

The story of HT Media's Fever FM reads a bit like Cinderalla's. The station, a joint venture with Virgin, started life quietly, and was regarded as insignificant till recently by both audiences and advertisers. Till a few months ago, when the station got itself a makeover, slowly and silently. A tweak here and a tug there, and Fever is now taking on the mightiest of the rivals by the horns. Fever FM business head S Keerthivasan talks about the journey thus far and the vision ahead.

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07 Apr 2009

Big Music CEO Kulmeet Makkar - The kind of music that is being created now is music on the move

Taking up where he left off last week, Big Music CEO Kulmeet Makkar speaks his mind on the changing dynamics of the Indian music industry in a free wheeling chat with's Chirag Sutar. Read on...

In the two decades that you have spent in the music industry, What kind of changes have you observed?

31 Mar 2009

Big Music CEO Kulmeet Makkar - Radio is our friend and the composer is our 'annadata'

After being in the industry for almost two decades, Big Music CEO Kulmeet Makkar has perhaps seen the changing face of music business in India more closely than anybody.

Since its inception, Big Music has followed a cautious well calculated strategy - acquiring some top grossing titles like Johnny Gaddar and Rock On and the home video rights of Jodhaa Akbar - which went on to win many acclaimed awards. Now the label is all set to launch its publishing arm in a big way, with one eye set firmly on the digital space.