18 episodes

Conversations within the community and simplifying legal and business concepts in the music industry | A podcast dedicated to anyone interested in the music industry, be it artist, songwriter, artist manager or other industry stakeholder.

Lex Talk Music Sandhya Surendran

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Conversations within the community and simplifying legal and business concepts in the music industry | A podcast dedicated to anyone interested in the music industry, be it artist, songwriter, artist manager or other industry stakeholder.

    Episode 18: In Conversation with Dhruv Singh

    Episode 18: In Conversation with Dhruv Singh

    In conversation with Dhruv Singh, founder and head honcho at Pagal Haina. After a degree in film production and valuable stints in theatre, sports management, television, events and film, Dhruv founded Pagal Haina in 2011. Pagal Haina is an artist development agency and record label representing some of the finest independent artists in India including Peter Cat Recording Co., Lifafa, The F16s, Ditty, Shantanu Pandit, Karshni, Rounak Maiti, Run it's the Kid, Shashwat Bulusu and more.
    Dhruv was instrumental in discovering singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad and represented him from early origins till late 2018 during which time, Pagal Haina oversaw Kuhad's rise from a new artist to Indie stardom to becoming India's most prominent, truly independent global artist before signing a major label deal in 2020. 
     
     Listen in for some candid real talk as we discuss Dhruv's transition into the music industry, the business of the indie label and other no nonsense straight up truth bombs.


    The Lex Talk Music theme is written and composed by Sanjeev T.

    This podcast is purely for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Kindly consult a legal practitioner for specific advice on legal issues/ disputes.

    © Sandhya Surendran, 2024. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 17: In Conversation with Tej Brar

    Episode 17: In Conversation with Tej Brar

    In conversation with Tej Brar, currently heading Festivals & Live Events at Nodwin Gaming with an illustrious list of achievements in the music industry. He's been manager to some of the biggest names in the Indian music scene through OML and through his own firm, Third Culture - from Nucleya, Raja Kumari, Dualist Inquiry to J Babe, Kayan and the coolest hippest Indian indie artists of our time. Join us as we discuss his journey through the music industry, his learnings as an artist manager, what artists can learn from those lessons and so much more in this very wholesome conversation.

    For more information or inquiries write to hello@lextalkmusic.com. 
    The Lex Talk Music theme is written and composed by Sanjeev T.

    This podcast is purely for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Kindly consult a legal practitioner for specific advice on legal issues/ disputes.

    © Sandhya Surendran, 2024. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 16: In Conversation with Mansoor Rahimat Khan

    Episode 16: In Conversation with Mansoor Rahimat Khan

    In conversation with Mansoor Rahimat Khan, CEO and co-founder of Beatoven.ai - India's first generative AI music production platforms. Mansoor is a seventh-generation sitar player and was also named in the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list in 2023. Beatoven has been gaining as much traction as attention from around the world and as an artist himself, Mansoor has been very particular about the ethics behind his AI model. What we are currently witnessing in the field of AI is historical and the next five years  are going to be crucial to how these developments will impact humanity. Join Mansoor and me as we talk about Beatoven, the upheavals to AI in 2023 and what it means for the creative community.

    For more information or inquiries write to hello@lextalkmusic.com.


    The Lex Talk Music theme is written and composed by Sanjeev T.

    This podcast is purely for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Kindly consult a legal practitioner for specific advice on legal issues/ disputes.

    © Sandhya Surendran, 2024. All rights reserved.

    • 55 min
    Episode 15: In Conversation with Anurag Tagat

    Episode 15: In Conversation with Anurag Tagat

    In conversation with Anurag Tagat, music journalist and concert aficionado. Anurag is a name that both the artist and the music buff are familiar with. In his career as a music journalist in the last decade and more, he has written for the biggest publications in India and abroad, including Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Hindu, LiveMint and more. He is currently the Assistant Editor at Rolling Stone, India and is a frequent contributor to several other prestigious publications. Join us as we discuss his journey as a music journalist, his love for independent music, navigating bias while reviewing and so much more.

    For more information or inquiries write to hello@lextalkmusic.com.
    The Lex Talk Music theme is written and composed by Sanjeev T.

    This podcast is purely for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Kindly consult a legal practitioner for specific advice on legal issues/ disputes.

    © Sandhya Surendran, 2024. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 14: In Conversation with Vijay Basrur

    Episode 14: In Conversation with Vijay Basrur

    In conversation with Vijay Basrur, founder of OK Listen, India’s first DIY music distribution and digital download platform. OK Listen was a groundbreaking development that changed India’s music industry and offered indie artists a platform where they could showcase their original music, without having to rely on record labels for distribution and without giving up any of their rights. He has worked in the industry for over two decades and comes from the corporate world, where he worked in senior management roles at companies like Quikr, Inox, and Raymond. Join us as we discuss his journey into the music industry, explore the music distribution ecosystem, debate about record labels and what artists can do to solidify their career in music.

    For more information or inquiries write to hello@lextalkmusic.com or reach out directly to Vijay at vijay@oklisten.com. 
    The Lex Talk Music theme is written and composed by Sanjeev T.

    This podcast is purely for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Kindly consult a legal practitioner for specific advice on legal issues/ disputes.

    © Sandhya Surendran, 2024. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 13: In Conversation with Kaber Vasuki

    Episode 13: In Conversation with Kaber Vasuki

    In conversation with Kaber Vasuki, a prolific songwriter, composer and artist from the Tamizh music & film industry. He was one of the first Tamizh artists to crowdfund his album, Azhagu Puratchi and is also known for the genre-fluid unique work he did with Kurangan, the indie band he co-founded with Tenma. In this (long overdue) second leg of the NFT series in the music industry, tune in to my chat with Kaber as we discuss everything about his journey as a musician, the importance of early supporters as an artist and how Metakovan and NFTs got him in the news.

    For more information or inquiries write to hello@lextalkmusic.com.
    The Lex Talk Music theme is written and composed by Sanjeev T.

    This podcast is purely for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Kindly consult a legal practitioner for specific advice on legal issues/ disputes.

    © Sandhya Surendran, 2024. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 37 min

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