Dynamic Bollywood music composer, programmer, and singer Shivram Parmar stands out not only for his notable hits but also for his candid insights into the industry’s evolving trends, stating that the trend of multiple composers in Bollywood has its downside, as everyone comes with their own ego.
When asked about the trend of multiple singers and composers gaining momentum in Bollywood, composer Shivram said, “From the last few years, I have seen this trend where a lot of composers are giving their music for the same movie. Back in the days, only one music director did the entire album of a film; now, it’s a trend of multiple music composers and singers, and everyone wants only hit songs.”
“Plus, every composer is genre-based; some are good with patriotic songs, while some with romantic tracks, so moviemakers pick and choose according to the song texture. Even I did a movie which has multiple composers, but unfortunately, my songs were dropped at the last moment. I guess every music composer has his own ego; they don’t like to share credit or work or want to associate with someone else. I’ve had a few such experiences in my career where someone with a big name had my songs scrubbed from the album,” added Shivram.
Despite having some bad experiences, Shivram still believes that Bollywood is a one-stop destination for everything an artist needs. He said, “Bollywood is one place where you get all your needs fixed, whether it’s fame, fortune, recognition, and creative satisfaction. Given the fact that the classical music world is very different from the regular commercial space, but the kind of trend which is going on right now in the cinema world, it’s a mixed genre, and every kind of music is appreciated; hence, I made my home here.”
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Apart from composing songs, Shivram is a prolific music teacher with his own music school and programmers. When asked about the changing landscape of the music world due to the digital revolution, he said, “Earlier, there was a monopoly in the music industry, not anymore. In the digital age, accessibility to music composers and their audience is only a few clicks away. Back in the days, the struggle was to find work and make it available across nations, and now that is not there; now, you only need to create good work.”
Shivram Parmar has also composed a song for an international movie titled “Fortis Femina.”