Steps to Professionalising India’s Music Industry


It is fair to say that work culture in India can be tentative and poorly structured.  When we shift the focus to the emerging creative sector, specifically the developing independent music industry, we can observe a high level of counter-productivity. Gigs get cancelled with no prior intimation, artists are expected to play free shows and pending payments and dodgy promoters are just the tip of the iceberg. It’s also the general attitude of complacency with the way things are that is disconcerting.


NEWS - 26. November 2014  

Sound Lab Chennai #2

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Border Movement, Goethe Institute and IndiEarth are proud to host another SoundLab,           scheduled from the 4th – 7th December 2014, in Chennai.

All music artists are encouraged to submit their entries for a chance to take part in this collaborative SoundLab workshop on Digital Music Production and Production Skills.


NEWS - 17. November 2014   CITY - Chennai Project - Sound Lab Chennai

Dynoman – Travels to Janaicah: Cheebay’s Imagination


Karachi, in many ways, is quite an anomaly. A dense, messy, frighteningly chaotic but ceaselessly functional metropolis, Karachi as a living entity has not been able to keep up with its artists. Partly because of structural limitations – security is an obstacle to more live shows, a circumstance endemic to Pakistan as a whole – but partly it’s also because despite the city’s risks on all sorts of business ventures, nothing’s quite yet cropped up to cater for the city’s artists and musicians.


NEWS - 13. November 2014   CITY - Karachi ARTIST - DynoMan

Beneath The Surface


The electronic music industry in India has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years. A whole host of international artists, festivals and brands flocking to our country is common place nowadays, from the most commercial to the most underground. So what is it that is driving the scene to new heights and has placed the country on the brink of a musical renaissance? Border Movement takes a closer look into the exciting wave of change that is currently being witnessed in electronic music culture in India.


NEWS - 03. November 2014