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Atul Churamani joined the Indian music industry in 1987 and has worked with music labels like CBS Gramophone Records and Tapes (I) Ltd., Magnasound India Ltd, Virgin Records and Saregama India Ltd.
He has held several portfolios at these labels from International Music Manager to A&R and Marketing Director.
He has been closely associated with the development of the Indian pop music scene and the establishing of the digital and music publishing businesses for the industry.
He has been on the board of the Indian Performing Rights Society and the Phonographic Performance Ltd. After a stint with VAS company Onmobile Global Limited.
Atul is now Managing Director of Turnkey Music & Publishing Pvt. Ltd., a company he founded, that helps independent artistes publish and self-release music and curates the folk / fusion music festival ‘Paddy Fields’.
Brian Tellis has spent over 20 years in the Indian entertainment scene, with a formidable equity value that transcends event management, radio, music retail and stage.
In 1994, co-founded Fountainhead Promotions & Events (www.fhevents.com) – a private limited event-management company which ranks amongst the leaders in its sphere of business. The parent company has spawned several subsidiaries across India: Insignia Tourism Marketing, Oranjuice Entertainment, The Production Terminus and Hot Box, that explore both lateral and vertical business opportunities. An established, knowledgeable consultant in the radio space backed by a strong and early association with commercial radio in India, right from its experimental frequency-sharing phase in 1993 to the current multi-frequency scenario.
Over the past 14 years, Brian has ably mentored and guided Fountainhead Promotions & Events to its pre-eminent status as one of India’s leading event management companies. Fountainhead has successfully conceptualized and executed several corporate and entertainment events. It has also created its own event brand, The One Tree Music Festival (www.onetreefestival.com), which showcases artists of international renown, like Kool & the Gang, Walter Trout, Uriah Heep and Earth, Wind & Fire.
As a consultant to Viacom, and its brands MTV and VH1, Fountainhead has hosted the MTV Music Awards (The Immies) and the MTV Style Awards. For the Turner International channel Pogo, Fountainhead is presently running the Pogo Amazing Kids awards. Similarly, on the popular Cartoon Network, the company is behind the success of Toon Cricket.
Brian has also been a successful Radio show host, an executive producer, and consultant. He worked with the core team at Radio Mirchi (ENIL), on the conception, design and launch of Radio Mirchi. He was the Breakfast Show Host of the very successful show Hello Mumbai on the station. He has also developed radio software for Times FM, Radio Mirchi and other stations.
Brian is credited with revolutionizing the concept of music retailing in India, with the path-breaking launch of Groove music stores in Mumbai. He has also consulted for India’s leading music retail chain, Planet M. His is a name often found as a Panellist or Judge, at events like the Channel [V] Music Awards and the MTV Music Awards.
As a Corporate Host, he has over 20 years of experience in anchoring high profile corporate, media and entertainment events across the country. As a professional Voice over Artist, he has handled assignments for over 50 clients across a decade.
Ehsaan Noorani is the Ehsaan of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio which consist of Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and himself.
He is a famous music composer and a guitarist. He was the guitarist for many music directors before he started composing music.
Ehsaan studied music with Mr. Bismarck Rodrigues, an experienced guitar teacher from Mumbai (Bombay). Ehsaan studied music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California from 1985 to 1986. Ehsaan is the first guitarist from India to be endorsed by Fender guitars and has a Squier signature model to his name.
Mandar Thakur is COO of Times Music, one of India’s leading record labels and music publishers. Times Music is a division of India’s largest media conglomerate – The Times of India group.
Mandar began his career in Hong Kong with The Entertainment Co. group working for their Asian concert promotion business in the early ‘90s, post which he helped set up the path breaking 24 hour music television station Channel [V] in India, and subsequently pioneered the digital music landscape in Asia, as part of the founding team at Soundbuzz, then Asia/India’s largest digital music distribution company, which got acquired by Motorola in early 2008.
Radhika Mukherji is the wife of the popular Indian singer, Shaan & is the Founder and CEO at Happydemic.
Happydemic is an initiative started by Radhika Mukherji & Amar Pandit, Managing Director of My Financial Advisor & Happyness Factory.
The company was launched on 17th April 2016 with a vision to spread happiness in the lives of artistes and customers.
Mr. Samir Bangara has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Qyuki Digital Media Private Limited since June 03, 2013.
Mr. Bangara served as Chief Operating Officer at Indiagames Ltd. Mr. Bangara served as Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Bangara was also the Managing Director of the digital business at Disney UTV, which is one of India's leading digital businesses, specializing in games, audio & video content.
Shameer Tandon is a very passionate entrepreneur and is the only cost accountant and management graduate to be a music director in Bollywood.
He quit a plum corporate job as the Country Head at Emi Virgin to pursue his passion for music. He has done more than 150 ADVERTISING JINGLES for POPULAR BRANDS such as Ambuja Cement, Idea, Big Bazaar, ICICI, Pepsi, Samsonite, SBI, LIC, Airtel and more. Shamir curated and composed the No.1 album of 2006-07 i.e Asha and Friends, where he got Ashaji to sing with superstar Sanjay Dutt, gorgeous Urmila Matondkar, Australian pace bowler Brett Lee and the winner of the Zee Saregamapa L'il Champs.
He composed the anthem for the 2007 Cricket World Cup where he made 11 leading singers sing together in one song. He released a unique song for anti-piracy and got the top singers of Bollywood to collaborate together on the track. This was the first time ever a song on anti-piracy had been created.
His non film album for the Top 4 winners of Indian Idol 6, called the Fab Four, comprised 5 original tracks and 4 special renditions of the winning song ‘Pal’, for each of the winners.
Tarsame Mittal is the Founder of the premier talent management company in the Indian Music Industry called Tarsame Mittal Management.
He has been instrumental in building careers of a number of artists including Arijit Singh, Amit Trivedi, Rekha Bharadwaj, etc and a lot more new talent.
All About Music, an India centric music conference was Tarsame’s brain child and was successfully executed by him and his team and attended by a large number of eminent music industry personalities.
Parag Kamani has been part of the media and entertainment industry for over two decades, having worked for several music labels such as Magnasound, BMG Crescendo, and Saregama
He has also headed business verticals at the Zee Group and at Reliance Jio
Parag currently provides consultancy on content, and is a columnist and music critic.
Amar Tidke is the Chief Programming Officer at 9X Media Group which operates 5 Music Television Channels
Amar is part of the executive committee at 9X Media which provides strategic direction to the Company. With over 18 years of experience in media, covering the domains of print, online, television, radio and mobile, Amar is an expert in his field.
He has worked across youth channels for TV and has written for the Indian Express and the Afternoon Dispatch and Courier. Amar has gained extensive experience as creative head with Radio City with being responsible for station imaging, on-air promotions, non-music programming and branded shows.
Jeanne Merchant has been a professional jazz singer for many years until she married music composer, Salim Merchant and had daughter, Ayesha. Then as her daughter turned five she decided, instead of going back to the stage, she would much rather use all her years of experience and knowledge and expertise to conduct her own music workshops to spread the joy of being able to understand and appreciate music and more so to use the brilliant human mechanism - the voice; to full individual potential and ability to hundreds of students who have had the joy of training under her.
This is her eighth year as a Vocal Coach.
An MBA by qualification, Gaurav has over 20 years of extensive experience in presenting & leading Creative & Radio teams. He was one of the first employees of Fever FM and has spent 11 years contributing to its growth. A penchant for music, a palette for exquisite food and a voice to croon make Gaurav a true blue creative programming guy.
Radhika Rao & Vinay Sapru
Directors Radhika Rao & Vinay Sapru are amongst the most respected movie directors of the Indian film industry. Having produced & directed more than 100 songs, featuring practically every singing artist Of India from legendary Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jagjit Singh to the current favorites Shreya Ghoshal & Arijit Singh.
Radhika & Vinay are also Salman Khan's Most favorite... who was the Hero Of their directorial debut film, "Lucky... No Time for Love" and since then the Superstar has continued his association with the Director Duo with them directing songs in all his blockbuster films including Dabangg, Dabangg 2, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, etc.
Radhika Rao & Vinay Sapru’s last film - the musical blockbuster 'Sanam Teri Kasam' is currently amongst the most watched film with over 500 million views just on YouTube alone.
A strong favourite among music lovers, the Director duo are the winners of Screen, MTV Music, Channel V, Zee and other prestigious awards.