Nokia Music Connects is a venture between Music Matters, Hong Kong and leading Indian media company Indiantelevision.com’s radioandmusic.com to create an annual gathering of the Indian Music Business professionals.
After the tremendous success achieved in 2009, this year we are back After the tremendous success achieved in 2009, this year we are back with Nokia Music Connects 2010. The conference will comprise of a series of high powered panels formed of key industry executives, who will dwell on and discuss pertinent issues facing the music industry in India. Speakers at the various panels include regulatory heads, music label honchos, advertising gurus, corporate heads as well as top notch creative professionals from the music industry, from both India and abroad.
The Modules that will make up the conference includes India in India; India to the World and World to India. Each module will be discussed over half day each, consisting of topics such as Monetizing piracy & effective anti-piracy models; Brand Regional music and other genres; Mobile/Digital business in India, Copyright law and the Role of media, among others.
Old Man River (Australia)
The stage name of Australian singer-songwriter OhadRein, and the name of his band.
English: Indie, Pop, Folk Rock
His latest album, Trustis inspired by India
•Sunshine, co-written by Old Man River, won the Blues & Roots Work of the Year category at the APRA awards in 2009.
•Single ‘La’reached #83 on the German Singles chart, topped the Japanese Radio Airplay chart and was on #6 on Italy’s airplay chart.
•‘La’also was featured in the “New York Lotto Powerball –Mega millions commercial.
•Old Man River has traveled across the globe.
OhadRein (Vocals, Guitar)
Liam Flanagan (Bass Guitar)
Rosie Henshaw(Backing Vocals, Sitar)
Swarathma is a Bangalore based contemporary folk fusion band that represents the sound of today’s India: rooted in tradition, yet with sights set firmly on the world. The sound is Indian folk and classical blended with reggae, blues and jazz in a blend that is one of a kind.
Swarathma released 2 albums on EMI in 2009, and have worked with the legendary John Leckie (Radiohead, Muse). They were named Indie of the Year 2009 by Indiecison Magazine. They swept the Jack Daniel’s Rock awards for 2009, winning the popular category awards for the Best Band, Best Album and Best Song as well as the critics’ choice award for the Best Band.
The band is known for a visually electric stage act featuring faux-stage-horses, Bihari accents and Nehru topis at various times. This act has won over audiences in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong apart from India.
The band wears their social consciences on their sleeve. Under the ‘Action Replay’ series, they play one free show for every paid show, giving back their music to those who may not be able to watch them easily. They have played for orphanages, street kids, leprosy centres and villages at various times.
With music that is strong and beautiful, contemporary and relevant, hard-hitting and tongue-in-cheek, they are a sought after live act.
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