The event will be held from Feb 28-29 in Guwahati Credit: Representational image

Guwahati: A first-of-its-kind ‘Northeast India Music Conference’ will be held on February 28-29 as part of the 4th Guwahati International Music Festival, organised by Eastern Beats Music Society (EBMS).

The conference will witness participation of some of the biggest stakeholders of the global music industry who will provide mentorship to musicians from the region who were selected through auditions in Dimapur, Shillong, Ukhrul and Aizawl in the last two months. State-level music auditions were held across the Northeast in a unique pan-Asia music project, Rhythms and Aromas of Northeast India, which was held in collaboration with North Eastern Council, Government of India.

The event which is expected to be a catalyst in developing the music ecosystem of the region is open for all musicians and those interested in understanding the music business, along with latest developments in the field.

The event has an impressive line of personalities from the music industry

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The music conference boasts of an impressive line up, including Tarsamme Mittal (artist & talent management expert), Akshay Kapoor and Aditya Ghosh from Indian Music Diaries (digital music promotion channels), Anurag Tagat from RollingStone India (Music journalist), Roy Dipankar (music programmer and filmmaker), Ritnika Nayan from CD Baby, a music aggregator, Padmanabhan NS (Head of Artist and Label Marketing at Spotify), Vijay Basrur (Founder of OK Listen), Shrinkhla Sahai (Music Journalist), Theja Meru (Adviser, Task Force for Music and Arts, Government of Nagaland), Koushik Datta (Musician and music promoter at Muzikconnect Asia), etc.

The EBMS will also be signing a few agreements with the participating organisations for speedy development of the region’s music industry. “We will be signing more than 6 MoUs with global giants of the music industry, like RollingStone India, Spotify, CD Baby, Indian Music Diaries, etc, which will greatly benefits the musicians and stakeholders of the music industry of Assam and Northeast India,” said Eastern Beats Music Society’s Aiyushman Dutta.

The 4th Guwahati International Music Festival will be held at Silpagram in Guwahati on February 29 and March 1.

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