Music and the creation of pleasant sound is something that is an art by itself. Be it instruments, or the human voice the topic deserves a track all to itself - and is also a space that is still quite nascent in a country like India.
We are looking for topics around ... songwriting, managing and promoting your own band, musical instruments (there are some pretty cool things happening with tech there), discussions around music genre, sound engineering, discussions for and with audiophiles - even a bit around sound mixing or synthesizing and sound production (though a bit of the last one will come in sound engineering).
We’d also imagine you’ll have topics and conversations to share around singing lessons (maybe your experience with it - and if you figured out if you have the winning voice), discussions around music education, the impact of music on the soul and person, or even if you want to start a debate on different genres or styles of music.
If you have some insights around any of these, are would consider yourself an expert - or want to moderate a session (and invite some experts) please do.
Running a successful DIY Indie music tour
To break the myth that an ‘Indie’ music tour in India is not viable.
Although the niche ‘Independent’ music in the country is growing, it is a cash- and resource-strapped scene. While touring is de rigueur in the West, it’s not quite taken off among Indie musicians. Logistic and financial blocks stymy efforts of bands to expand their geographical reach and a wider audience. A DIY tour last year helped break down some those barriers last year and set a template for a successful, profitable touring culture. This talk is about the why and how of that.
An open-minded interest in music.
Ram has been an avid supporter of the small but dedicated Indie music scene in India for a few years - volunteering at music festivals, managing gig production, writing, promoting, managing the stage and running a non-sponsored DIY music tour (probably the only one of its kind in the country). His murky past is steeped in analytics, advertsising, market research and information technology.