For the sake of independent music

A group of independent musicians from Hyderabad develop an app for regional independent music makers

A group of independent musicians from Hyderabad develop an app for regional independent music makers

To give more visibility to regional independent music, a group of independent musicians from Hyderabad is taking the initiative to provide a survival echo system by launching an app. The founders claim that the app, called Independent Music Platform (IMP), when launched later this year, will be India’s first social media streaming platform to foster a strong independent music community. The app will be available in the Play Store and Appstore.

Pramod Seshi Roy, a member of the Hyderabad-based Nawab Gang and one of the six founders of IMP, says the mission behind the app is to help musicians, especially regional music makers, find their audiences and get things done. learning about streaming and basically helping beginners with a platform to get noticed. The other founding members are Siddhartha Bhargav, Bharat Mupanna, Feroz Israel and Midde Abhisay and Chaitanya Sorakayala.

At present, IMP has a database of more than 200 songs of various genres by more than 53 regional independent musicians from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Pramod added: “We don’t want newcomers making underground/independent music to go through the struggles we’ve been through. It is discouraging for artists if their craft goes unnoticed, which could hold them back from making music.”

In addition to providing a platform for musicians, IMP also has features such as IMP3, which will enable streaming services, IMP4 for visual platforms, and IMPX, which will lead event workshops, battle of beats, etc. The founders want to identify talent through IMPX.

To give musicians an extra boost and be more than a music streaming platform, the IMP app also allows users to visit the artist’s profile. “This is to help their followers better connect with the musicians. We also plan to partner with DedDimaag, a print-on-demand service that maintains a catalog of the artists’ merchandise.”

The app will also partner with beat makers to let beat producers share their content. Pramod says, “In summary, the app we are developing is like a combination of Instagram, Soundcloud and skill sharing.”

SOURCE : www.thehindu.com

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