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India Music Week (N.Y.): Independent Artist Concern in the Indian Music Industry (Essay)

India Music Week (N.Y.): Independent Artist Concern in the Indian Music Industry (Essay)

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Published by ElJay Arem
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While some claim that indie musicians in India have it easy, there’s no denying that a large number of issues remain unresolved and ignored. Whether it’s irregular payment schedules, insufficient venues, irresponsible creative-sharing or a lack of artist solidarity, independent musicians face tough times trying to make the most out of an industry that focuses on trends rather than conveying a holistic view on contemporary Indian music....
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While some claim that indie musicians in India have it easy, there’s no denying that a large number of issues remain unresolved and ignored. Whether it’s irregular payment schedules, insufficient venues, irresponsible creative-sharing or a lack of artist solidarity, independent musicians face tough times trying to make the most out of an industry that focuses on trends rather than conveying a holistic view on contemporary Indian music....

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—Lacnpnacnat Ortlst Gfagnra la ten Lacloa @uslgLacustry‐
]eldn sf`n gdol` teot lacln `uslgloas la Laclo eovn lt nosy, tenrn“s af cnaylam teot odormn au`knr fb lssuns rn`ola uarnsfdvnc oac lmafrnc. ]entenr lt“s lrrnmudor  poy`nat sgencudns, lasubblglnat vnauns, lrrnspfaslkdn grnotlvn-seorlam fr o dogj fb ortlst sfdlcorlty, lacnpnacnat `uslgloas bogn tfume tl`ns trylam tf `ojn ten `fst fut fb oa lacustry teot bfgusns fa trnacs rotenr teoa gfavnylam o efdlstlg vlnw fagfatn`pfrory Lacloa `uslg.
Fan fb ten pnrjs fb knlam oa natnrtola`nat dowynr ls mnttlam tf wfrj wlte ortlsts. Afwortlsts dljn tf lcnatlby ten`sndvns la clbbnrnat woys ‗ sf`n dljn tf godd ten`sndvnsnatnrtolanrs weldn ftenrs prnbnr ten tnr` ogtlvlst. Wf`n dljn tf godd tenlr wfrj nxpnrl`natod, weldn ftenrs cnclgotn ten`sndvns tf pnrbfr`lam gdosslgod plngns la oanbbfrt tf gfasnrvn trocltlfaod ort bfr`s. Senrn orn odsf ortlsts, wef cfa“t dljn tf kn plmnfaefdnc oac doknddnc kut odd ortlsts grnotn oac tels ls wenrn L stnp la. L wfrj wlteortlsts endplam ten` prftngt tenlr wfrj, ocvlslam ten` fa efw tf rnspfaslkdylagfrpfrotn ftenr“s grnotlfas weldn blmurlam fut efw tf seorn tenlr fwa.]frjlam wlte lacnpnacnat `uslgloas la Laclo oddfws `n tf nxo`lan lssuns teot orlsnla ten aosgnat stomns fb oa ortlst“s gornnr dljn sfrtlam fut outefrselp lssuns, prftngtlam koac ao`ns oac anmftlotlam rngfrclam gfatrogts wlte lacln doknds oac `uslg pdotbfr`s. Dnmod gfasudtlam bfr ortlsts goa fbbnr o portlgudordy laslmetbud mdl`psn latften lacnpnacnat oac snsslfa `uslgloa“s dlbn enrn la Laclo, oac weldn tenrn“s o bolr seorn fb mffc teot gf`ns wlte ten hfk, ten lacln ortlst“s gfagnras la ten Lacloa `uslglacustry rn`ola dormndy uarnsfdvnc fr lmafrnc.Sels nssoy lagfrpfrotns laputs brf` lacln `uslgloas la clbbnrnat Lacloa gltlns teotwnrn gfddngtnc brf` o survny os wndd os brf` snvnrod bfr`od/labfr`od gfavnrsotlfasfvnr ten post ynor. Gf`klanc wlte `y wfrj wlte Ortlstlj Dlgnasn, lt efpns tf prfvlcnrnocnrs wlte o knttnr (kut aft angnssorldy nxeoustlvn) uacnrstoaclam fb ten lssunsboglam lacnpnacnat `uslgloas la Laclo tfcoy.
Dotn poy`nat sgencudns8
Fan fb ten bfrn`fst prfkdn`s L“vn wltanssnc blrst eoac wlte lacln oac snsslfas`uslgloas wfrjlam la Laclo eos tf cf wlte tnrrlkdy gf-frclaotnc oac cndoync poy`natsgencudns. Lt“s aft uagf``fa tf enor `uslgloas rngnlvlam poy`nats bfr mlms oacbnstlvods ot o cotn teot“s anordy slx `fates obtnr o pnrbfr`oagn. ]eot“s wfrsn, ten poy`nat `oy aft nvna rnoge ten` la budd wlte frmoalznrs gdol`lam tf eovn tf nltenr rngfup gnrtola gfsts fr knlam uaokdn tf poy la budd kngousn fb tenlr fwa blaoaglodgfastrolats.
 
@oafhao \ndurl, Ortlstlj Dlgnasn bfr Laclo @uslg ]nnj ;9?7
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 Anordy 3;% fb tefsn wef rnspfacnc tf fur survny rngnlvn poy`nats bfr tenlr wfrj fady `fates dotnr weldn oaftenr 3;% od`fst anvnr rngnlvn poy`nats. Sels dnovns fadyokfut ?2% fb fur survny“s rnspfacnat“s gdol`lam teot teny cf la bogt rngnlvn tenlr  poy`nats fa tl`n oac la budd. O stommnrlam 57% fb odd `uslgloas wef rnspfacnc tftels survny rnvnod teot teny eovn eoc tf oac gfatlaun tf `lss poy`nats bfr sf`n fb tenlr pnrbfr`oagns cun tf clsfrmoalznc vnauns oac nvnat frmoalznrs.Sels ls aft tf soy teot odd frmoalznrs oac vnauns orn tnrrlkdn ot poylam tenlr `uslgloas, kut tenrn orn stldd o dormn au`knr fb lastoagns fb afa-poy`nat tf `uslgloas. Selsgfupdnc wlte ten bogt teot tenrn ls af `utuoddy omrnnc upfa lacustry stoacorc bfr lacln`uslgloas fr dnmoddy nabfrgnokdn `lal`u` womn, dnocs tf `oay `uslgloas geffslamtf bfrnmf poy`nats lastnoc fb eovlam tf geosn ten` fr pursun dnmod ogtlfa omolastvnaun fwanrs oac nvnat frmoalznrs. Wf`ntelam teot lacln `uslgloas goa cf la oanbbfrt tf ovflc tels sltuotlfa ls tf lagfrpfrotn o gnrtola cnmrnn fb bfr`odlty latf tenlr latnrogtlfas ky puttlam tenlr tnr`s la wrltlam oac suksnqunatdy osjlam o dowynr tf snacoksgfaclam frmoalznrs o dnmod aftlgn tf ten nbbngt teot teny fumet tf poy up, oac poyup afw.
Aft mnttlam telams la wrltlam8
Lb yfu tefumet frod omrnn`nats oac aopjla cnods wnrn o telam fb ten post, snsslfas oaclacln `uslgloas wfudc ormun ftenrwlsn. @fst `uslgloas cnod wlte vnauns, frmoalznrsoac noge ftenr vnry labfr`oddy, terfume frod omrnn`nats ‗ tels ls kngousn lacln`uslgloas wfudc dljn tf kndlnvn teot teny odd trust noge ftenr, oac `ojn o gfasglfusnbbfrt tf stoy owoy brf` wrlttna gf``lt`nats fr dnmod hormfa fb oay sfrt.^abfrtuaotndy, tenlr systn` ls aft wltefut bdows wlte o au`knr fb frmoalznrs prf`lslam o gnrtola o`fuat fb poy oac bogldltlns, oac fbtna aft jnnplam tenlr prf`lsns.]lte rnspngt tf poy`nat sgencudns, mnttlam telams la wrltlam wfudc endp `uslgloas omrnot cnod slagn ten ogt fb puttlam cfwa tnr`s la o sn`l bfr`od omrnn`nat wfudc snrvntf gdorlby oac `ojn grnclkdn ten natlrn prfgnss fb knlam elrnc tf pnrbfr`. O wrlttnaomrnn`nat fb oay sfrt ls odsf tfas noslnr tf usn fr nabfrgn la o gfurt fb dow, rotenr teoalts frod gfuatnrports.
Lacnpnacnagn lastnoc fb lsfdotlfa oac ten prfkdn` fb `udtlpdn `uslg sgnans8
 Odtefume ortlst ossfglotlfas oac gf-fpnrotlvns nxlst la Laclo, teny od`fst anvnr snn`oppnodlam tf lacln `uslgloas fwlam tf ten bogt teot teny orn laoggnsslkdn nltenr bfr blaoaglod fr mnfmropelgod rnosfas. Wovn bfr o bnw fb ten dormnr `ntrfpfdltoas, ortlstgfddngtlvns fb oay jlac orn eorc tf gf`n ky la Laclo, oac ten bnw teot cf nxlst snn`mnornc tfworcs o spnglblg jlac fb `uslgloa wfrjlam wlte gnrtola mnarns fb `uslg dljnbld` `uslg. Gf``ualgotlfa kntwnna ten clbbnrnat ossfglotlfas ls prntty sporsn nxgnptla gnrtola spnglod gosns dljn soy wena Hovnc Ojetor `oaomnc tf roddy up `uslgloasbrf` ogrfss ten gfuatry, la els `lsslfa tf nasurn o`nac`nats wnrn `ocn tf ten prnvlfus Lacloa Gfpyrlmet Ogt.
 
@oafhao \ndurl, Ortlstlj Dlgnasn bfr Laclo @uslg ]nnj ;9?7
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Sen oksnagn fb oay frmoalznc antwfrj bfr `uslgloas pdoylam la vorlfus ports fb tengfuatry dnocs tf o clstfrtnc oac clsgfaangtnc lacnpnacnat `uslg sgnan. @oay`uslgloas omrnn teot lts eorc tf blac mlms la ftenr gltlns slagn vnauns fbtna fadysuppfrt dfgod ortlsts la tenlr rnspngtlvn gltlns, oac ten dogj fb oay gnatrodlznc bfru` fr antwfrj bfr `uslgloas nasurns teot sovn bfr wfrc fb `fute, tenrn“s af ftenr `noas kywelge anw `uslgloas fr vnauns goa ogtuoddy dnora okfut noge ftenr.Kosnc fa ten coto gfddngtnc brf` fur survny, anordy 79% fb ten `uslgloas wefrnspfacnc gdol` teot lt“s clbblgudt tf gfpn wlte ten prfkdn` fb glty-spnglblg `uslgsgnans. Seny ndokfrotn upfa tels ky stotlam teot orroamlam latnr-glty tfurs oacgfddokfrotlfas orn gf`pdlgotnc kngousn o dogj fb labfr`otlfa fr oggnss, wlte `fst gltyvnauns gdfslam lts cffrs tf oay `uslgloa wef ls aft dfgod. Wf`n burtenr prfklam latftels cntold wldd rnvnod teot `oay `uslgloas odsf bnnd teot tels gdfsnc-anss ls o rnsudt fb tenlr fwa cflam, wlte bnwnr `uslgloas oac vnaun frmoalznrs kfte rnbuslam tf stnpfutslcn fb tenlr gf`bfrt zfan wlte rnspngt tf ten kuslanss fb `ojlam `uslg oacmlmmlam. ]eotnvnr ten nxpdoaotlfa, lt“s rnosfaokdn tf gfagducn teot ten dogj fb oaortlst gfddngtlvn fr ossfglotlfa dnovns lacln `uslgloas clsgfaangtnc brf` noge ftenr,oac tenrnbfrn vudanrokdn tf o mrnotnr cnod fb nxpdfltotlfa ky vnaun fwanrs oacfrmoalznrs odljn. La oa nbbfrt tf rn`ncy tels, lt ls pnreops ocvlsokdn teot `uslgloas`ojn ten nbbfrt tf gfasfdlcotn tenlr nbbfrts la sf`n bfr` ky nltenr nstokdlselam oaossfglotlfa fr muldc os tels wldd odsf `ojn lt noslnr tf bfr`udotn gnrtola lacustrystoacorcs fa lssuns fb poy`nat oac elrlam laspltn fb ten labfr`od aoturn fb ten lacln`uslg sgnan.
Clvnrslty la vnauns, frmoalznrs oac bnstlvods
8O clsgfaangtnc `uslg sgnan ls fady `ocn wfrsn ky ten lagrnclkdy dfw au`knr fb mffc oac clvnrsn pnrbfr`oagn pdotbfr`s ovoldokdn tf lacnpnacnat `uslgloas la Laclo. Anordy <9% fb ten survny rnspfacnats gdol` teot tenrn orn oa lasubblglnat au`knr fb  pnrbfr`oagn vnauns la tenlr gltlns. @fst lacln `uslgloas kndlnvn teot ten gurrnat stotnfb ten Lacloa `uslg lacustry fbbnrs ten` dlttdn la tnr`s fb nagfuromn`nat tenrnkygrnotlam oa ot`fspenrn teot ls afwenrn anor gfacuglvn tf bfstnrlam o enodteylacnpnacnat `uslg sgnan. Os fan `uslgloa brlnac fb `lan put lt, tenrn ls af `uslgsgnan tf spnoj fb. Wf`n cnclgotnc vnauns oac `uslg pdotbfr`s la Cndel, Koamodfrnoac Genaaol orn cflam o mrnot cnod fb wfrj tf troasbfr` ten lacln `uslg sgnan, ky prfvlclam `uslgloas wlte o pnrbfr`oagn spogn odfamslcn wlte pukdlglty.^abfrtuaotndy tefume, ten cn`oac bfr oggnsslkdn oac nbbngtlvn nxpnrl`natod oac ftenr  pnrbfr`oagn spogns ls aft knlam `nt wlte ky ten gurrnat suppdy, dnoclam tf o au`knr fb mffc koacs oac `uslgloas eovlam tf snttdn wlte `nclfgrn vnauns, bogldltlns oacnxpfsurn. Rnauns oac frmoalznrs prnbnr tf stoy wltela tenlr gf`bfrt zfan prnbnrrlamgfvnr sfams tf tojlam geoagns wlte anw koacs oac frlmlaod `uslg.Sen Mfvnra`nat anncs tf tojn o jnna latnrnst la nagfuromlam vnauns oac bnstlvodfrmoalznrs ky woy fb brlnacdlnr dlgnaslam oac tox stotutns, oac fumet tf rnoddy puse bfr `frn oac knttnr frmoalznc Mfvnra`nat gudturod bnstlvods teot orn `frn lagduslvn fb odd

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