Saregama, India’s leading music company, has just released a shiny new app that allows for effortless navigation through its vast catalog. Saregama Classical is similar in scope to Music India Online (the largest free source of Indian Classical music online). However, this app has a beautiful, easily navigable interface, free of intrusive advertising. It offers browsing by style, artist, instrument or raag. The yearly subscription rate to this treasure trove of music is $16.99 – the price of a single CD.
In addition to dedicated sections for Hindustani and Carnatic music, Saregama Classical has dedicated a full section to crossover or ‘fusion’ music. Artists like Rakesh Chaurasia, Zakir Hussain and other major leaders in crossover are represented among a diverse range of artists.
Maestro Pandit Jasraj says of the app, “Jai Ho! What could be better? Our scriptures tell us change is the only constant. We need to keep up with times or get left behind. Such an app will help in keeping classical music accessible to all whenever they feel like.”