Artist Aloud – The App | You Create the Content We Take it to the World

Artist Aloud, an initiative pioneered by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Private Ltd., is a digital media, distribution and talent management platform for talent and independent content across the globe.  Artist Aloud has taken the scene by a storm by not just being the pioneer at making independent music digitally available but also by indulging into curation of digital properties, music festivals and events and most importantly being a launchpad for up-and-coming unsigned artists along with releasing original works by some of the biggest names from the industry like A.R. Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Salim – Sulaiman, Kavita Seth, Parikrama, Euphoria, Neeti Mohan, Tochi Raina, etc. It has truly proven its mettle in the past 6 years of its journey and is taking it to the next level with the introduction of its very own App. While a decade ago, people were new to the concept of selling and buying digital music, today with the evolution of music consumption, music lovers have been buying more music than ever. With the rise of content streaming apps revolutionizing the industry, Artist Aloud is going to be the first of its kind to ever hit the market. It simply goes beyond the idea of a streaming app, as it focusses on changing passive streaming experience into an active one. The app emerged from the idea to influence the consumers in all fields of art – from music to comedy to dance and create a community for them.

The main objective of the Artist Aloud App is to be a freely accessible platform for independent artists to showcase their talent and create visibility for themselves as an artist with the complete freedom of expression and us playing the role of a curator handpicking the best to the fans. It provides as a platform for artists to share their content with the world most importantly without losing the copyrights of their own content. The most significant feature about this app is ‘interactivity’. It enables active engagement between the artists, producers and the consumers of their content.

With features uniquely customised to serve as an all-purpose app for Fans, Artists and Producers and labels, it will be a one stop destination for original independent content across the globe. Artist Aloud App lets fans to:

  1. Explore and discover variety of original independent content from around the world.
  2. Stream and download curated mixes anytime, anywhere.
  3. Create Audio Rooms – A feature which enables them to invite other fans to explore their personalised playlists.
  4. Connect with their favourite artists and follow their latest activity.
  5. Create events and book artists to perform at your local events.
  6. Stay updated with gigs around their city.
  7. Discover fresh handpicked artists every week.
  8. Set songs as their callertune with just a touch.

Artists to:

  1. Upload their original content and share it with the world while keeping copyrights of their content and avoiding documentation hassles.
  2. Create a fan base and update them about their latest releases and gigs.
  3. Get featured and get discovered amongst the best talent.
  4. Collaborate – A feature which enables an artist to hook up with other artists and producers for projects.
  5. Get booked for gigs. It acts like an in built booking agent.
  6. Create events and invite fans to your gigs.
  7. Create Audio Rooms and invite fans to explore their latest releases.

Producers to:

  1. Upload their content catalogue without losing exclusivity while avoiding documentation hassles.
  2. Create visibility for artists and content under their catalgoues.
  3. Discover, follow and book other independent talent for events.
  4. Create Audio Rooms and invite fans to explore their library and personalised playlists.
  5. Create events and invite fans.

In addition to that, all users can earn and redeem points and win sweet exclusive deals by simply uploading, streaming, sharing and inviting.

With it’s rare and advanced features, Artist Aloud App will mark a critical turn in the way consumers discover and collect content.

We are right at the palm of your hands now!
Get the app on to your phone and discover the best:

iOS : http://bit.ly/AA-TheApp-iOS

Windows : http://bit.ly/AA-TheApp-WIN

Android : http://bit.ly/AA-TheApp-Android

Ganesha Trance – Bomb Bay

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Breaking out of the German techno and hardcore scene of the early ’90s, the genre of trance emphasised brief synthesizer lines repeated endlessly throughout tracks, with only the addition of minimal rhythmic changes and occasional synthesizer atmospherics to distinguish them. In effect, putting listeners into a trance that approached those of a religious origin which, in this case, focuses on Lord Ganesha. Despite waning interest in the sound during the mid-’90s, trance made a big comeback later in the decade, even supplanting house as the most popular dance music of choice around the globe and, in this instance, Mumbai, as the very obviously named Bomb Bay suggests. The DJ has composed, produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered “Ganesha Trance” and has made the track into a very clearly kinetic dance record, demonstrating multiple influences including distinctive trip-hop and techno, creating an energetic, multi-layered track where instruments float in and out of the mix over a deep, robust fast-paced groove. Bringing a bit of godliness onto the platform certainly helps as Bomb Bay introduces Sanskrit shlokas in support of “Ganesha Trance”, ensuring a perfect fitment into his trance-fat product.

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Stream & Download the track exclusively on Artist Aloud – The App.

Also Available on:
Hungama Music : http://bit.ly/2fdEQMl

Hear it on Wynk, Vodafone Music, Idea Music Hub.

Nazron Ki – Sangeeta Khanna

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This song, “Nazron Ki”, arrives from a year and a half ago and receives another welcome life through the support of ArtistAloud as this pretty angelic-sounding mid-tempo track appears with an apparent ethnic feel. Bonded by the likeable vocals of singer Sangeeta Khanna, born to a musical family consisting of a father who was a music composer and a poet/lyricist mother and, for whom now, music is a passion too. The music – courtesy composer Shamir Tandon –  while augmented by keyboards, is provide a special spark by multi-instrumentalist Chintoo Singh Wasir who specialises in playing guitar, rabab, and mandolin. Lyrics from Raviraj Pranami, which inevitably focuses on love [the contrived accent of a backing vocalist singing “Love Is In The Air” validates this!], nevertheless ensures that “Nazron Ki” remains a listenable song: atmospheric and seductive, and is nicely mixed and mastered by Anil Doley.

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Stream & Download the track exclusively on Artist Aloud – The App.

Also Available on:
Hungama Music : http://bit.ly/2fDUdjY
iTunes : http://apple.co/2gD1M79

Hear it on Wynk, Vodafone Music, Idea Music Hub.

Beqarar – Steve Singh

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Present and future R&B star is a Punjabi singer by the name of Steve Singh who, through his debut single, “Beqarar” [“restless”], addresses the tension between two people deeply in love, but faced with an expectedly uncertain future. This is contemporary R&B that focuses on Steve’s appropriately soulful voice that he balances out with a varied cast of collaborators, but the one that really matters here is music composer D-boy. On the surface, “Beqarar” seems like an unassuming exercise in fusing black music origins that have spanned decades but then, through close listening, the support of Steve Singh’s new wave innovations becomes clear, making “Beqarar” just that wee bit more effective.

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Stream & Download the track exclusively on Artist Aloud – The App.

Also Available on:
Hungama Music : http://bit.ly/2fcfUV7
iTunes : http://apple.co/2gdUvNO

Hear it on Wynk, Vodafone Music, Idea Music Hub.

Paradise – Sam Systematic Seelan

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Tamilian Senbege Seelan, who arrives from Malaysia, promotes a social cause on “Paradise” and, in turn, showcases his diverse talent in moving from tight and punishing metal sounds to the soft with equal spirit. On “Paradise”, Seelan provides his own ode to the homeless, querying: “What we do when see homeless in the streets? What [do] we think of them? How can we relate to them?” Seelan’s knack for also spilling his guts in heart-breaking fashion certainly achieves a new high on “Paradise”, one of the most affecting ballads from the musician, who has composed the music and written its lyrics. The hooks and the heartbreak come together brilliantly on “Paradise” and reiterate Sam Systematic Seelan’s immense talent.

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Stream & Download the track exclusively on Artist Aloud – The App.

Also Available on:
Hungama Music : http://bit.ly/2dp9zqa
iTunes : http://apple.co/2ezrjxA

Find it on Wynk, Vodafone Music, Idea Music Hub.

 

Tu Jo Mila – Sangeeta Khanna

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Born to a musical family consisting of a father who was a music composer and a mother being a poet/lyricist, it was inevitable that Sangeeta Khanna would follow her parents’ passion. In pursuing formal music lessons from the Bhatkhande School Of Music, alongside her academics, Sangeeta’s studio debut occurred aged 12. Cut to the present and Sangeeta’s resume has expanded and how, covering Bollywood, ghazals, semi-classical, pop, Western, and fusion, with her latest effort being “Tu Jo Mila”, which contains slick sounds of cheery R&B on a mid-tempo ballad designed with a contemporary audience in mind, thanks to the musical composition from Sunjoy Bose, with lyrics penned by Vikas Chauhan. The track becomes enjoyable on repeated listenings, but nothing changes the fact that, although Sangeeta’s vocals may have scored in the East, the track had just the right amount of western feel it needed.

Stream & Download the track exclusively on Artist Aloud – The App

Also Available on:
Hungama Music : http://bit.ly/2eouSL2
iTunes : http://apple.co/2egrj6R

Find Sangeeta’s tracks on Wynk, Vodafone Music, Idea Music Hub

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Durge Maata – Hema Sardesai

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Following her last project, “Bappa Morya”, Mumbai-born, Goan-based Hema Sardesai indulges in more devotional content with “Durge Maata”. Even though the playback singer whose exceptional vocals on AR Rahman’s “Awaara Bhavaren”, from 1997’s ‘Sapnay’, catapulted her into Bollywood stardom, versatility remains her forte as she now adds more devotional content to the ever increasing list of genres that she excels in: Indipop, Indian classical, Western pop, folk, and fusion. With an intent of providing spirituality to youth through music, Hema continues her journey of utilising electronica to support devotional material, as on “Durge Maata” this time around, which has been also been written and produced by her. Devotional goes dancing again!

Stream & Download the album exclusively on Artist Aloud – The App.

Also available on :
Hungama Music : http://bit.ly/2d93vDy
iTunes : http://apple.co/2dMrjsO

Find it on Wynk, Vodafone Music, Idea Music Hub

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

Coke Studio Season 9 Episode 7

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The ninth season of Pakistani music television series Coke Studio commenced airing in Pakistan on August 13, 2016, and concluded on September 24, 2016, and contained 7 episodes. Episode 7 featured six tracks, including “Sab Jag Soye” [Shuja Haider/Quratulain Balouch], “Tu Kuja Man Kuja” [Shiraz Uppal/Rafaqat Ali Khan], “Nimma” [Shani Arshad], “O Re” [Noori], “Dil Kamla” [Faakhir/Natasha Khan], and “Rang” [Amjad Sabri/Rahat Fateh Ali Khan].

While the season’s final and seventh episode was apparently the most awaited episode in Coke Studio history, probably because of singer Amjad Sabri’s final performance prior to his demise in June, a little over a month before series premiered. Amjad performed a qawwali, “Rang”, with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, the same song that was sung by Sabri’s father, Ghulam Farid Sabri, and Rahat’s uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, some 42 years ago! No doubt, a brilliant track but, for me, the standout is the accordion-opening “O Re”, composed and performed by Noori, which effortlessly crosses from a bossa nova beat to direct pop track, and brims with nostalgia but, more importantly, is a tune that is uptempo, pleasant, refreshing, and addictive, featuring remarkable guitar playing by Ali Noor. A fine ending to another excellent season, as fans now eagerly look forward to what Season 10 brings…

Stream & Download the album exclusively on Artist Aloud – The App

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.