Sunday August 25, 2019

Indian Ocean Band’s Rahul Ram Said He Doesn’t Mind Doing Music In Bollywood

Since the band came into existence in 1990, it has showcased dominance over music by blending in rhythms and tunes of different instruments into their music and coming out with edgy sounds.

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Rahul says he seeks inspiration for his music from life. Wikimedia

“I don’t mind doing music in Bollywood. We have been lucky as people have been allowing us to do what we want. The working style is different as people set the mood and lyrics, but it is still fun,” Rahul told IANS.

“We won’t be the ones making item numbers as that is not our core skill. We are non-mainstream Bollywood with occasional performances,” he added.

Apart from doling out albums like “Desert Rain”, “Kandisa” and “Tandanu”, the band has rendered music for films like “Black Friday”, “Peepli Live” and “Masaan”.

We are non-mainstream Bollywood with occasional performances," he added.
“We won’t be the ones making item numbers as that is not our core skill.” said Rahul. Wikimedia

Since the band came into existence in 1990, it has showcased dominance over music by blending in rhythms and tunes of different instruments into their music and coming out with edgy sounds. The band performed at Flyp@MTV cafe on Wednesday.

Rahul says he seeks inspiration for his music from life.

“Life events inspire me, as life evolves events evolve. It is difficult to point to a particular thing or event. I don’t take inspiration from the music I hear but things which happen around me,” he added.

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He feels EDM (electronic dance music) has taken over the Indian music scene.

“A lot more venues and avenues as opportunities, festivals and live playing venues have mushroomed. TV and radio is almost dead and everything happens on the web, even though it is cheaper and easier to produce music but you have to fight with a thousand listeners for your share, a lot of types of music has come up — biodiversity and styles in music forms,” he added. (IANS)

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Gaana Launches Instant App for Music Lovers for Those Who Want to Experience App without Downloading It

It's heartening to be the first music app in the world to host an instant app experience

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Android users can now simply click on the try now button on Gaana's Playstore page to enjoy a native app experience, the company said in a statement. Pixabay

Music streaming app Gaana, in partnership with Google Playstore, launched an instant app for music lovers on Monday for those who want to experience the app without downloading it.

Android users can now simply click on the try now button on Gaana’s Playstore page to enjoy a native app experience, the company said in a statement.

“It’s heartening to be the first music app in the world to host an instant app experience. This launch is a part of our company-wide focus on product innovation that introduces a wider section of the country’s online population to music streaming, and it’s already reaping rewards,” Prashan Agarwal, CEO Gaana said.

“We have registered a five per cent surge in app installs per day as more people are realising the convenience of being able to listen to their favourite songs anytime anywhere even before they download our app.

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Music streaming app Gaana, in partnership with Google Playstore, launched an instant app for music lovers on Monday for those who want to experience the app without downloading it. Pixabay

“Our team is working on many more first-of-its-kind products that would help us invite an entire generation of first-time users into the world of music streaming,” he added.

The new instant app aims to offer users a taste of all major functionalities of the main app like browsing for songs/playlists, trending music, search on entire 45 million libraries and listening to songs.

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The 2.5 MB size of the instant app is just 15 per cent of the main app and makes it the perfect option for those using entry-level smartphones with limited internet availability. (IANS)