Indian Music Industry

Joseph Gomes is a partner with his brother in the music company their father purchased in 1953.  BX Furtado & Son opened in 1865 in India, having a small part of their store dedicated to musical instruments.  That focus expanded over time, and by 1953 the store was well known for service and...
O. P. Prahladka is the Chairman of Hitachi KK Manufacturing Company in Kolkata, India, and has played an important role in the development of the music products industry within his country. Hitachi provides handcrafted products made of jute, wood, horn, bone, shell, metal and other natural...
AR Rahman can be thought of as the Quincy Jones of Indian Music!  His love and passion for music began when he was exposed to electronic keyboards thanks to his father.  He was proud to be among the first in India to purchase many early synthesizers including the Yamaha DX-7.  As he grew as an...
Jasbeer Siingh enjoys the people in the music industry.  He lists working with the passionate people of the industry as one of the key factors in his own satisfaction in his job. Back in 1989, Jasbeer opened a small company to supply gig bags and cases to music stores in and around New Delhi.  He...
Sivamani has become the lead drummer and percussionist for India’s renowned film composer, AR Rahman, and as a result has gained a following among young musicians.  Sivamani provides his strong feelings towards the power of music and the importance of practicing to all those who seek advice from...
Vijay Talwar’s father sold wood in India, and when Vijay began working for his father as a teenager they noticed an increase in the amount of wood being sold to make musical instruments. After researching the desired woods and cuts, Vijay and other vendors took part in the development of the violin...