Television

Nokia Music Connects 5 Announces its Greatest and Most Diverse Speaker Line Up Ever

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2015/09/24/5nokia.jpg?itok=vENKkB62

MUMBAI: The fifth edition of India’s leading music and digital platform Music Connects is back in Mumbai, at ITC Central, Parel, on 26 - 27 November 2013 with a speaker line up that is bursting at the seams with global and local music and digital entertainment leaders.

The following are leading this year’s speakers table, many of whom are making a first time appearance:

• Rajesh Kamat, CEO India, CA Media

• Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times Internet

• Brian Message, Co Manager, Radiohead

• Jyrki Rosenberg, Global Head of Media & Entertainment, Nokia

• Bhaskar Sharma, General Manager, Red Bull India

• Deepak Jolly, Vice-President - Public Affairs & Communications, Coca-Cola India

• P Balaji, Managing Director, Nokia India

• Graham Perkins, Director for Market Development - Asia, Fender

• Kavita Seth, Artist

• Shilpa Rao, Artist

• Nikhil Chinapa, Founder, Submerge

• Seymour Stein, Co founder and Chairman, Sire Records

• Simon Wheeler, Director of Digital, The Beggars Group

• Vince Bannon, Vice President - Entertainment Partnerships and Development, Getty Images

Produced by Hong Kong based Music Matters producer Branded and Indiantelevision.com group’s Radioandmusic.com, Nokia Music Connects is supported by the Indian and international music industry trade bodies IMI, SIMCA, PPL, IPRS, BMI among others.

Global Head of Media & Entertainment at Nokia, Jyrki Rosenberg, is no stranger to the Nokia Music Connects event or to India’s shores. Remarking about his Keynote interview Mr. Rosenberg said: "I am proud of the leading role that Nokia has played in the evolution of the digital music industry in India in recent years and I am looking forward to sharing our views on how the pace of change is about to explode. Indian consumers show a passion for music that, allied with increased access to legal digital content, means that there are amazing opportunities for artists, rights holders and distributors on the horizon. Nokia Music Connects is the perfect platform for people to gather and share their thoughts to help shape the future of entertainment in India."

On his first business trip to India, Co Manager of global rockers Radiohead, Brian Message said: “In recent years the good news coming out of the Indian music market has grown considerably, capturing the attention of many of us in the UK who have traditionally looked west. It was therefore an opportunity not to be passed up when an invite came to attend Nokia Music Connects and I'm very much looking forward to jumping on the band wagon.”

Seymour Stein, the A&R supremo who discovered many household names including Madonna, Talking Heads and Depeche Mode has a deep-seated passion for Asian music. This will be his third visit to Nokia Music Connects on which he remarked: “I attend many music conferences around the world, and Nokia Music Connects is one I feel is exceptional and can't miss. It's enlightening, well organized, always up-beat and attracts the most important people in Indian Music, as well as the right people from around the world.”

Seymour is attending the conference exclusively to mentor young Indian artists and impart invaluable knowledge from a career spanning over five decades.

Music Matters President, Jasper Donat has been working with the Indian entertainment industry since 1995 and is excited to be returning for the fifth installment of Nokia Music Connects: “Of all the events that we are fortunate to produce around Asia Pacific this is easily one of my favorites. The passion shown by Indian music industry practitioners always makes for healthy and entertaining debate on stage that we miss in some other Asian territories. Matched with great entertainment and my favorite food on the planet I can’t wait to be back in Mumbai with my friends.”

Says Radioandmusic.com Founder Anil Wanvari: “Entertainment is being consumed across the traditional platforms even today but the share of digital entertainment consumption is increasing quite rapidly in India with bandwidth costs falling. In the fifth year of Nokia Music Connects, we will be looking at trends in overall entertainment, with a focus on music. This apart there are focuses on live entertainment, the investor’s perspective with – Bollywood Artist crossing the divide and also mentoring sessions by some international big names. Our endeavor is to nurture relationships, leadership thought processes through NMC.”

The organisers are also excited to announce the first ever Indian Music Matters Academy in association with Fender taking place during Nokia Music Connects. Designed to educate musicians in the business of music and giving back to the creator community, invited musicians will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and receive mentoring and guidance from some of the biggest names in the music industry including Brian Message and Seymour Stein.

Speaking on behalf of Fender, Graham Perkins the Director for Market Development Asia; “Having supported the Music Matters Academy in Singapore, we see the tremendous value that the Academy provides for artists. Being able to get up close and personal with major industry figures, provides a great chance for new and emerging talent to learn from these mentors through their own experiences."

On the launch of the Academy in India, Mr. Donat remarked: “You can’t Google “how to be a rockstar” so this is some of the most useful content produced at any of our events and a great example of the industry giving back to the people who fuel its creativity. Musicians trying to survive in a digitally flat world are given the tools they need to survive by people who have already made it and willingly give their advice at no charge.”

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/25/kids.jpg?itok=M51Ves5n
Big Trunk Communications bags digital mandate of Discovery Kids channel in India

Big Trunk Communications, a Mumbai-based full-fledged creative digital agency, has acquired digital duties for Discovery Kids channel in India.The business was won as part of a pitch against leading digital agencies.

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/23/zee-tamil-sare-gama.jpg?itok=Vd5vu3RX
Zee Tamil strengthens its weekend programming

MUMBAI: Zee Tamil, the tamil general entertainment channel of ZEEL, recently announced its decision to spruce up its fiction bands for weekends.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/Nivedita-Oak.jpg?itok=75PAewjb
Times Television Network elevates Nivedita Oak to DGM

Times Television Network (TTN) has elevated Nivedita Oak to deputy general manager - influence. Earlier, Oak was the regional head for Zoom, FCT and branded content. She has been working with the Times Network for the last 11 years.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/pathan.jpg?itok=tah626ME
History TV18 to release third film in ‘Special Operations India' series

History TV18, a pan-Indian television channel, is to create a documentary on counter-terrorist operation at Pathankot air base named Special Operations India: Pathankot. This one-hour documentary will be aired on June 25 at 9 pm.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/cnbc.jpg?itok=opviMAi9
CNBC-TV18 successfully concludes the 8th edition of the ‘India Healthcare and Wellness Awards 2018’

NBC-TV18, India’s leading English business news channel along with ICICI Lombard hosted the 8th edition of the ‘Indian Healthcare and Wellness Awards 2018’ at The Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/mn.jpg?itok=QPriVkLO
MN+ to air Indian Television premier of ‘Tulip Fever’

MN+, the Gold Class of Hollywood Movies from the Times Network, brings to the viewers, for the first time on Indian television, the celebrated romantic historical saga– ‘Tulip Fever’. The movie will premiere on Sunday, 24th June at 1 pm and 9pm on MN+.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/india.jpg?itok=M2oqHiQO
Sony Music acquires the music rights for 2018’s much awaited sports drama film ‘SOORMA’

Global music giant, Sony Music has acquired the music rights for Soorma – the greatest comeback story of the hockey legend Sandeep Singh.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/vs.jpg?itok=pVjUI8CY
Epic and Rupa publications announce the umeed india book on the occasion of international olympic day

EPIC TV - India’s only Hindi language, Indian Infotainment channel celebrates International Olympic Day with an exclusive unveiling of the first look of the Umeed India book published by Rupa Publications and based on its popular series, of the same name hosted by ace cricketer Virender Sehwag.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/bbc.jpg?itok=gE0qxQNX
Iconic series Blue Planet II set for Indian TV premiere on Sony BBC Earth after a successful theatrical run

All eyes on TV as India’s #1 factual entertainment channel, Sony BBC Earth, premieres the world-renowned, path breaking and breath-taking series Blue Planet II for the Indian audience on June 25th at 9 pm.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories