Is the term "non-film music" a paradox?

The Indian Music Charts Podcast

Jun 6 2023 • 33 mins

On this week's episode, we talk about key movements on the Spotify Weekly Top Songs India chart published on June 2 and discuss why the term "non-film" is problematic. We look at how a prominent new entry on this week's survey exemplifies how "non-film" is an inadequate label for a genre that's often closely connected with film music. We also examine why such a name is detrimental to ongoing efforts to build an artist-focused eco-system in the Indian music industry, which has for too long been dependent on the movie business. Finally, we suggested an alternative that actually says what's on the tin