Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan, who is participating in a radio station’s show with his team members Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, wishes that “licensing and entertainment taxes get a little easier” in the country.
Four-time winner of the National Award, Mahadevan has composed music for films like Rockford, Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Rock On!! and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Bollywood is an ever growing industry and Mahadevan believes that the music industry has evolved a lot – be it the music, the production or the songwriting part of it.
“It is an ever-growing industry and has evolved a lot – be it the music the production or the songwriting. It has been recognised internationally and that is a good thing,” the Breathless singer told IANS.
He is happy that more music festivals are taking place in the country and people are actively taking part in them. Music directors are bringing and experimenting with new genres and reviving music.
“We have loads of live gigs in the country, there are lot more festivals than earlier, though we wish that licensing and entertainment taxes get a little easier in order to promote live music,” he added.
Gig City is a radio concert which has brought together renowned artistes like Shaan, Farhan Akhtar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Salim-Sulaiman, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sunidhi Chauhan on one platform.
The concert began on June 17, while the performances by the artistes are spread over a span of 12 weeks.