Vocal Musician


Vocal Singer

Playback Singer

Singing Artist

Minimum Preferably 10thstandard pass and above

Will be updated

The tasks an Singer is expected to perform include:Singing Indian or Western music either alone or in-group, with or without musical accompaniments

Proficient in singing classical or light songs with other accompaniment such as violin, mridangam, sarangi, tabla, piano, flute, harmonium etc.Basic knowledge of acting and dancing while singing songs

Basic knowledge of composing own poems and write books on music

Basic knowledge of playing on musical instruments while singing

Training in Performing Arts

Excellent communication skills

Creative skills

Interpersonal skills

Planning skills

Problem solving skills


Marketing skills


Aficionado of music and singing

Lot of patience

Highly developed musical sensibility and rhythm

Team spirit

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Travelling is part of the job

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, stress, strain on eyes, etc.

For freshers - INR 25,000 per songFor candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more- INR 25,000 to INR 1,00,000 per song(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Media & Entertainment Sector in India

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only).The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment17 has grown at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.5% between 2000 and 2008. It is expected that the PFCE on Entertainment would grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 202218. Accordingly, it is expected that the industry would continue to record growth rates between 13% and 14% till 2013. Furthermore, on a long term basis, we expect that the Media and Entertainment

industry to grow at a CAGR of about 12% to 13% between 2008 and 2022.

Keeping in mind the current employment, and the expected growth in different segments in the

industry, we project that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons.

Music schools blossom to cater to rising demand of music producers, engineers

When True School of Music launched in September 2013, only about 40 students enrolled at the institute, which promised contemporary education and state-of-the-art facilities. Three months later, its 19-year-old disc jockeying student Shayaan Oshidar performed a DJ set at the Sunburn music festival in Goa, a high-profile gig. Since then, Oshidar has performed at popular venues such as Blue Frog in Mumbai and High Spirits in Pune, and composed and recorded a track with electronic dance music producer Anish Sood.

Oshidar is now one of 200 students at the True School of Music (TSM), one of several institutes now dishing out new, niche courses in music, catering to a growing student market.

?Every year, almost 19,000 television commercials are created in India, for which only some 50 to 60 talented musicians are available. There are about 600 TV channels and 250 radio stations, all of which need original music, all the time. There is a huge demand for professional musicians now,says Ashutosh Phatak, rock artist and composer and co-founder of TSM.

India's digital revolution: Music industry embraces the digital age as non-Bollywood acts reach new audiences

You wouldn't think that a Dharavi-based band, who rap about corrupt cops and demand the legalisation of marijuana, would stand a chance commercially would youWell, you would be wrong.

Thanks to big music groups increasingly shifting business to the digital sphere, bands like DopeadelicZ (Dharavi Band) are now becoming much more in demand.

Granted, they will not be humming Bollywood tunes anytime soon, but music producers don't care. In fact, DopeadelicZ's willingness to break all the commercial rules of Indian music may make the new big-bad-boys of the Indian music world.

Devraj Sanyal, managing director at Universal Music in India, certainly thinks so. An avid musician himself, Sanyal has set the stage for the digitalisation of Indian music by Universal entering into a partnership with digital media agency Qyuki.

The result is nothing short of a revolution. Bands can just log in and send a web link of their music, which will then be evaluated by none other than A.R. Rahman and Shekhar Kapur. For the ones who pass, the sky is the limit.

"The music industry is changing," says Sanyal in a telephonic interview.

"In the next three and a half years, the majority of the revenue will come from an online brand consumer that partially listens to Bollywood, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, as well as indie-artists. We have shifted our base and today half our music is non-Bollywood tracks. We are ready for this next phase."


Film and Television Industry

Radio and Broadcasting Industry


Music Companies across India

Schools across India

Cities across India

Willl be updated

Government College of Dance & Music

Faculty of Arts in University of Mysore

Sangeet Natak Academy

Gandharva Mahavidyalaya

Suresh Wadkar's Ajivasan Music Academy

Shankar Mahadevan Academy

Divya Music


Ganga Trust

Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music NCTPL