Hindi music industry is ruled by Bollywood: Ehsaan

Ehsaan Noorani, of Indian music composer trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, feels the Hindi music industry is dominated by Bollywood songs.

The 52-year-old musician, who is currently judging the English music reality show The Stage, says the culture for pop songs and private albums no more exists in India.

“The Hindi music industry is ruled by Bollywood. Music is backed by movies here. Earlier there was <g data-gr-id="42">culture</g> of Indie-pop songs, singers like Baba Sehgal, Alisha Chinoy, Lucky Ali, Adnan Sami but today they have dwindled,” <g data-gr-id="36">Ehsaan</g> told in an interview. “They used to come up with their own songs or album but today they are not seen. There is <g data-gr-id="40">market</g> for it. There should be a financial backing for such albums. We need corporate backing,” he added.

According to the composer, The <g data-gr-id="28">Stage,is</g> a visionary creation to bring out the English music talent in the country.

“We have had local singing reality <g data-gr-id="39">shows</g> but there was no singing show in English here. I felt it was a different concept, it is a different format hence I decided to come on board for it.”  Ehsaan is confident about the acceptance of the show and wishes to support pure talent through it.

“We have <g data-gr-id="33">audience</g> listening to English music so there is <g data-gr-id="34">market</g> for it. We are judging the show purely on <g data-gr-id="32">basis</g> of talent. There is really good talent on the show. <g data-gr-id="66">For example</g> there is a boy from Banaras who sings beautifully,” he said.
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