Mumbai: The fourth edition of India’s leading music and digital platform Music Connects is back in Mumbai, at ITC Grand Central, on 6 - 7 November.
Backed by global mobile devices producer Nokia for the fourth year running, the two-day-long conference theme will be “Digital Transformation”. India’s music market is catching up with the rest of the world, wherein indigenous streaming digital platforms are gaining ground online and on mobile, even as large international players are considering getting into this space. Social media too has emerged as a strong platform for the music industry even as a Copyright Amendment has become law allowing for a fair share of revenue for the artiste. The positive mood in the live industry has meant that finally international acts have started considering India as a viable touring destination.
The Fourth Nokia Music Connects summit will continue to showcase leading executives from the Indian and international labels, digital platforms, live music industry and device manufacturers discussing the current state and the way forward for the music business. Leading music blogger, Bob Lefsetz will also be featuring as one of the keynotes.
For the first time, Nokia Music Connects will have an international market spotlight on Australia. This series of events will include a keynote interview with legendary Australian promoter Michael Chugg and a panel highlighting opportunities for Indian musicians in the land down under. To cap off the event, five Australian acts will be showcasing their stuff at Nokia Music Connects 2012.
The bands performing at the showcase are: Big Scary, Jinja Safari, Karnivool, Sheppard, and The Aston Shuffle.