The enjoyment and creation of music is a universal hobby—one that brings peace and calm in even the most difficult moments of one’s life. The tough times faced by many in the past year have increased the overall consumption of music, in turn encouraging many talented singers and musicians to go professional. Though it is easy to practice music as a hobby—by investing in the right instruments, collaborating with others and making cover versions of classics or writing one’s own music—converting this hobby into a viable career option is a tough task. In a world saturated with talented hopefuls, it is difficult to stand out in a crowd. Two things can help—recording your work in a professional studio and signing up with the right team to back you.
The collaboration of Faridabad-based RRE Studios and Songdew, a global music distribution platform, has made this task easier than ever before. Rajshree Agarwal, founder and CEO of RRE Studios, says, “Songdew’s team reached out to us when they came across our social media posts. They were looking for a professional Studio Partner with whom they could collaborate and provide opportunities to the independent artists on their platform, through contests.”
As a rule, the team at Songdew only promotes independent music and artists. The purview of their work includes help in releasing songs, in-depth promotions, showcasing talent on Songdew TV, providing interesting opportunities, and whatever else an independent artist may need. The popularity of this platform is evident through the number of artists that have signed on with them – more than 45,000 from around the globe. One of the interesting concepts initiated by Songdew is #wednesyays, as part of which they offer something new and exciting to the artists every Wednesday.
“Our collaboration with them is for their #wednesyays offer which they provide to their artists through their website. Artists are notified about these offers and can apply for them. As their Studio Partners, we receive a list of all the entries. Our team goes through the links of the applicants and announces two winners each time,” shares Agarwal explaining the scope of the tie-up of her studio with Songdew. RRE Studios then provides exclusive opportunities to the shortlisted winners. These include access to a complimentary online mastering session or a complimentary slot for recording. It is a win-win situation as it helps artists get access to a professional space and also helps RRE Studios gain traction amongst independent talent.
There are numerous benefits of recording a musical piece in a professional studio. With the right acoustics, right gear and professional engineers available in a convenient space, artists need to concentrate only on their craft, leaving everything else to the team at the studio. The studio also offers an ample amount of space, making it convenient for them to record with their band and instruments, and also enabling them to shoot indoor videos to accompany their tracks for visual appeal. Apart from the benefits of recording in a studio, these professional spaces are ideal for the live streaming of virtual concerts, making them a one stop shop for all the production needs of artists.
Through this collaborative exercise, both RRE Studios and Songdew have been able to support the independent artist community in Delhi-NCR, contributing to their journey of creating good music on their own terms, as their original songs. However, this is only one of the ways in which RRE Studios supports young and upcoming artists. “We have recently rolled out a super-saver membership package for artists and we frequently announce ‘giveaways’ or contests on our social handles with complimentary/discount offers. Follow us on our socials to know more,” says Agarwal with a smile.
For a young talented person embarking on a journey into the competitive world of music, opportunities of this kind are few and far between. Many times, these young artists do not have money to spend on booking slots for recording even if they are keen to do so. Getting a slot for free and availing all the services that a professional studio has to offer, is a rare opportunity that must be grabbed if one has the chance.
The writer is a lawyer who pens lifestyle articles for various publications and her blog www.nooranandchawla.com. She can be reached on email@example.com.
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TOM HOLLAND TO RETURN FOR ANOTHER ‘SPIDER-MAN’ TRILOGY
WASHINGTON: It seems like the upcoming film ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ will not be actor Tom Holland’s last outing as Marvel’s neighbourhood web-slinger. According to Variety, longtime ‘Spider-Man’ producer Amy Pascal has stated that Holland is expected to return as Spider-Man for at least three more movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel — [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie,” she told movie ticketing site Fandango on Monday. Pascal added, “We are getting ready to make the next SpiderMan movie with Tom Holland and Marvel, it just isn’t part of… we’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three.”
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Richa Chadda shares, “It feels surreal to know that we are already on the third season. As an actor, it has been an incredible journey being Zarina, a layered and nuanced character, non-trapped by conventions that have kept it relevant over the seasons. As the game behind the game thickens into the third one, so does Zarina’s urge to claim what is rightfully hers in this man’s world. ‘Inside Edge Season 3’ is replete with similar elements of drama, suspense and excitement that have defined the series for the audience. But the stakes and proportions are higher, this time.” Recently the ex-Indian cricketer/coach, Ravi Shastri got the fans amped up as he showered some serious praise on Vayu, who is all set to lead his team in ‘Inside Edge season 3.’ Created by Karan Anshuman and directed by Kanishk Varma, Inside Edge will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on December 03.
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MUMBAI: The unforgettable noon of the 29th of November marked the arrival of Sara Ali Khan at the Santaokba Sadan Hall at Mithibai College, to launch her new song, ‘Chaka Chak’ from her upcoming movie ‘Atrangi Re’.
Her lively personality was reciprocated by Team Kshitij’s enthusiasm when she requested for one on one interaction, and the team shared a moment with her as they enacted an iconic pose from this awaited movie. Team Kshitij also made a life-size rangoli of the title of her film ‘Atrangi Re’. During her visit, Sara performed live for the audience and when her lively performance received a ‘once more’ request from the overjoyed crowd, she did not hesitate to call upon some exhilarated students who then danced alongside her. This fun-filled episode was followed by a tremendously interactive conversation where the talented personality answered some questions with utmost courtesy. Sara shared about her memorable college experience that led to her taking up acting as a career, as well as some inspiring advice for young aspirants.
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MUMBAI: Get ready to go on a nostalgia trip as Ranveer Singh-starrer ‘83’ will give you a chance to relive India’s first cricket World Cup triumph all over again.
On Tuesday, the makers of the film unveiled the trailer, which is a perfect blend of cricket, unity, and patriotism. The trailer begins with the commentator mentioning how the Indian cricket team must be recovering from the double thrashing they received from West Indies and Australia at India vs Zimbabwe 1983 match. What follows is the journey of how team India emerged as champions at the 1983 World Cup despite several hurdles.
Helmed by Kabir Khan, ‘83’ stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, who led the World Cup-winning team, and after watching the trailer, it’s safe to say that the actor has paid minute attention to Dev’s mannerisms. Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinker Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Harrdy Sandhu, Sahil Khattar, Ammy Virk, Addinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, R Badree and Pankaj Tripathi are also part of the sports drama.
The trailer also gave us a glimpse of Deepika Padukone as Kapil Dev’s wife Romi. Now, the audience will be able to relive the historic moment via ‘83’, which is scheduled to release in theatres on December 24.
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Nick took to his Instagram handle and shared a series of pictures with his wife who wore a grand flower-print ensemble from London-based designer Richard Quinn, as per E! News. “The star of the show,” Nick captioned the post.
For the event, Nick sported a sleek suit with shoes from Maison Margiela and Reebok, as per E! News. Priyanka and Nick shared the fashion platform with several bigwigs in the global fashion industry including Tom Felton, Gillian Anderson, Gabrielle Union and more.
The couple attended their last event together in May when Nick hosted the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. Priyanka supported her husband who was recovering from a cracked rib at that time. Priyanka recently participated in the Netflix special ‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast’ and poked fun at her husband alongside Sophie Turner, Lilly Singh and Pete Davidson.
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Created by award-winning director Ram Madhvani, Aarya 2 co-produced by Endemol Shine India and Ram Madhvani Films brings to light Aarya Sareen’s journey from being powerless to fearless.
After emerging as one of the most gripping thrillers from India with an International Emmy nomination for best drama series, Aarya is set to hit the digital scene with Season 2will be available only on Disney+ Hotstar on 10th December 2021.
Ahead of the release of the second season of Aarya, Sushmita Sen has opened up on her experience of shooting for the show in the midst of a pandemic. Sushmita shared, “We’ve become lockdown specialists now! We either release during a lockdown or shoot during it, that’s our new thing! When we completed the shoot for Aarya 2 , on our farewell, we said how blessed we were to be working during the pandemic. There were so many people who had to sit at home, but this is also a nice culmination of teamwork. We had Disney+Hotstar, Ram Madhvani film, the entire crew and the cast together. Everyone just pulled in following the rules and making it possible.”
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