This blog has been initiated to have healthy and constructive discussions on all genres of music. As I belong to Mumbai, India, there would be an emphasis on music available and admired in this part of the world. But it would be wonderful to know about sounds from across the globe—whether they are artistically appealing or commercially successful. Known stars, unknown names, all have a place here.
For those unfamiliar with Indian music, a large section of listeners is tuned in to Hindi film music, which comprises almost 75 per cent of total music sales in India. The other genres include Indian pop, classical, ghazal (slower songs which concentrate on the use of rich poetry), regional music (derived from various geographical regions within India) and devotional music.
Among the international forms, pop and rock are the most popular, though jazz and blues have followers in the larger cities. Western classical music has a limited audience, but electronic dance music is becoming increasingly popular.
That much for the basics. Looking forward to some wonderful interactions …