engaged in various activities in connection with music production right from compositions to distribution of musicRead more
Promoting good music, both traditional and modern and a mix of both, without the limitations of language, region or countryRead more
to promote original material from any corner of the world and concentrate on the quality of such offeringsRead more
55DB would like to be involved in the entire process of an Artist's journey right from initiating compositions through the process of production of the music, distributing the music in both physical and digital formats, and then managing the Artist in furthering his musical career. The following is the services on offer, in a nutshell:
Though we encourage singers/ songwriters and bands with original material, for an Artist searching for material to record, 55DB can arrange talented songwriters to compose material to suit the individual style of the Artist.
55DB will be involved in providing the musical arrangement to songs if the Artist so desires. This will be done through the talented pool of our empanelled musicians. The right kind of arranger will be chosen to suit the particular genre of the Artist's music.
We will arrange recording studios, musicians, sound engineers and logistics to record, mix and master tracks at the best possible studios. Depending on the budget of a particular Artist or a band, these recordings could be done in Kolkata, Mumbai, Kochi or Chennai.
We will design and produce CD covers and hand over 600 copies (or more, if the situation so demands) of CDs to start with, to the Artist and print further copies as and when sales pick up. Our partners in the design process is White Paper, who are one of the best design firms in the country specializing in the music industry. If required, we will design the web sites and maintain them for the Artist.
Currently, we are in the process of finalizing physical and digital distribution channels. Our aim is to concentrate more on the digital distribution aspect in keeping with the times. We will forge a partnership with a major portal for this to happen in a short while. We aim to have our own portal shortly.
55 DB will manage Artists/ Bands, if they so desire, to properly guide them in their musical journey. Artists/ Bands can subscribe to the concept, for a nominal fee, in the beginning, till they are established at which point of time, their brand worth will start paying for themselves. In the meantime, 55DB will endeavor to promote the empanelled Artists/ Bands so that visibility is ensured in terms of shows/ media coverage, etc.
We are in the process of finalizing the mechanism for the management of featured artists and are confident of forging long lasting meaningful partnerships with Artists/ Bands.
We see this as a kind of club membership with benefits in proportion to the involvement. For every individual Artist/ Band, we would offer the following value added services:
Providing the infrastructure, logistics for arranging concerts. At this point in time, we are not in a position to finance concerts on a regular basis. However, in the near future, we are hoping to make this a regular feature.
Arranging media coverage , both in the print and digital media.
Arranging airplay time in the local FM channels and television channels.
Arranging participation in concerts/ gigs all over India.
Disclaimer: the music industry is a very subjective one where nothing can be guaranteed. The artist/s must be prepared for temporary setbacks, have patience and believe in themselves. In spite of the best effort from all concerned, the artist might not be able to make it really big. 55DB will not accept any responsibilities for such failures, as there will be no dearth of effort on our part to promote the artist.
The following are amongst the Artists who are associated with 55DB. These artists can contribute to the making of a musical album, if the client so wishes.
We are geared up as of now to provide the infrastructure and logistics support for arranging events, provided the finance mechanism is in place. We are hoping to develop a financial partnership with major sponsors in the near future to manage events entirely, including the finances.
23 January, 2014: Launch of the album "Ripples" by CrossOVER at Science city auditorium, Kolkata 25 January, 2014: Jazz guitar workshop by maestro Carlton Kitto, jointly organized with CCSM, Kolkata. 15 June, 2014: Launch of the album "Ripples" by CrossOVER at Al Falaj auditorium, Muscat, Oman.
We are in the process of tying up with a major school in Kolkata and Muscat for conducting masterclasses for the following disciplines:
One ground breaking concept that 55DB brings to the table is music tourism. Details of this are being worked out. The basic concept is one of guru-shishya parampara (student - master relationships) as per traditional Indian music learning system.
We will bring in groups of students of Indian classical music from around India or outside of India to spend quality time (2-3 weeks) with their teacher in a secluded environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This will be like an extended masterclass, fully traditional in approach where the students will stay with the teacher and learn first hand from the them, culminating in a private concert which shall be evaluated by established musicians and certificates given to students.
55 DB has the intention of setting up a state of the art recording studio within the next 5 years. Till such time and later too, if the situation so demands, we will make use of the best recording facilities in Kolkata (Vibrations, Feeling and the like), or Mumbai, Kochi, Chennai - depending on the budget of the artist.
We will not compromise on quality of the recordings and mixings and therefore, not associate ourselves with studios that do not live up to our expectations.
"Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue" - Plato
Eminent tabla player / composer.
Guitar player / composer son of legendary Bengali composer, Sudhin Das Gupta.
former National Media Head with "Perfect Solutions", south Asia's largest public relations advisory, has joined the company as head of Indian operations of 55DB.
55DB is an independent music company engaged in various activities in connection with music production right from compositions to distribution of music. It is the result of the collaboration, initially of two musicians, Subrata Bhattacharya, eminent tabla player/ composer and Soumya Das Gupta, guitar player / composer son of legendary Bengali composer, Sudhin Das Gupta.
The formation of this company was with the aim of promoting good music, both traditional and modern and a mix of both, without the limitations of language, region or country.
Our intention is to promote original material from any corner of the world and concentrate on the quality of such offerings. We look forward to partnerships with established artists of all genres as well as promising individuals and bands.
Pratip Biswas, former National Media Head with "Perfect Solutions", south Asia's largest public relations advisory, has joined the company as head of Indian operations of 55DB.
Positions at 55DB will be available soon. Watch this space.
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For dealings in India, contact Pratip Biswas
For dealings outside India, contact Jayita Das Gupta