Anyone in Bollywood can inform you that survival within the trade isn’t a cakewalk. Singer Asees Kaur agrees, however feels issues are significantly better proper now given there’s numerous work. But the one factor that she needs for is more alternatives for feminine singers.
“The industry is definitely male-dominated. How many female fronted movies do you see releasing every year? And sometimes, even in a frame where with a female actor, you can hear a male singer’s voice in the background. Sometimes music directors prefer male artistes. So, there are many factors. We can’t simply blame one thing,” says Kaur, whose newest songs are Jaan Ban Gaye (Khuda Hafiz) and Deedar De (Chhalaang).
However, she provides, “With so much happening right now, I just hope more doors open for female artistes.”
When requested if the music label monopoly creates hurdles for singers, who aren’t a a part of them, she says, “It definitely becomes a challenge when you aren’t with a music label, you have to struggle a lot more. A music label has its own set of artistes whom they promote and support. It also happens that even if the director or producer likes your voice, the label will push for their artistes.”
At the identical time, Kaur shares that when one isn’t a a part of any label, they get pleasure from artistic freedom. “So there are pros and cons everywhere. It’s up to you to decide what you want,” she says.
Given the dialogue round favouritism within the music trade, many really feel it has a adverse impact on aspiring singers. Having spent 5 years within the trade now, Kaur agrees and advises aspiring singers to perceive that one can’t management “external factors like music label and music directors”.
She elaborates, “If you want to survive work on your craft, do your riyaaz and keep trying. Nothing comes easy, and nothing is difficult if you try hard. Sometimes I feel not everyone does their riyaaz properly. These days a lot of people upload videos… sunke pata chal jaata hai kisne riyaaz kiya hain aur kisne nahi.”
Meanwhile, given the pandemic, Kaur, too, has been working from house very like others. She feels on-line reside gigs and non-public features which can be occurring now in a means serving to singers.
“The last few months have been difficult. But now these digital concerts and private events with limited people are happening in smaller numbers though. But something is better than nothing. Since I’ve done both I feel we’ve to be at it till things get better,” she concludes.
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