LABELS

FREESPIRIT ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD.

FREESPIRIT ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD. was started by Raajeev Sharma, a veteran of the Indian music industry, as a music label focused on World/ Lounge & Traditional music. It creates albums of Indian artists aimed at the international market. The label has produced path breaking albums like ‘Rhydhun’ by Taufiq Qureshi, ‘Reiki’ by Rakesh Chaurasia and 2015 Grammy Winner, Ricky Kej. The artistes creating lounge music for FreeSpirit are among the biggest names in Indian classical and fusion music.

The company was rechristened OkGo Ventures in 2018.

MERCHANT RECORDS

Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, have introduced a unique initiative that intends to revolutionise music in India. Merchant Records aims to produce and release a diverse repertoire of music in collaboration with some of the finest artists and also give young musicians, talented composers, and upcoming artists a platform to showcase their talent. As an active part of the Indian Music Industry for more than 25 years, Merchant Records is their initiative to give back to independent artistes and fans. It is their endeavour to build an open community that flourishes on the aspirations of new musical talent in the country.

TAALIM

Bickram Ghosh is one of India's greatest tabla players. Revered globally for being one of the pioneers of experimental fusion music, Bickram is an extremely successful film music director having scored for more than 38 feature films, of which, Girish Malik's 'Jal' got him (and Sonu Nigam) an Oscar contention. Bickram played on four albums that were nominated for the Grammys including George Harrison's "Brainwashed". He played on "Full Circle" with Pandit Ravi Shankar which won Shankar a Grammy. Bickram is known to experiment and reinterpret music and culture; he dabbles in a vast repertoire of musical genres, from classical, rock, new-age, fusion to film music.

TAALIM, an initiative of Bickram Ghosh , deals with the maestro's varied potpourri of work, encompassing music from Indian Classical to Ethno Fusion, live & recorded, albums & film scores.

Taalim possesses legendary albums like RhythmScape, new age soundscapes like Paperboats & also include Rang, the latest internationally acclaimed album, composed by Ghosh with ace violinist Kala Ramnath.

Taalim's catalogue is enriched with artists from various fields & genres in addition to Bickram - Sonu Nigam, Papon, Barry Phillips, Rajhesh Vaidhya, Kailash Kher, Shubha Mudgal, Ustad Rashid Khan, Jesse Bannister to name a few.