Digitization Killing India’s Musical Instruments: Puneet Dixit
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Creator, composer, and singer Puneet Dixit, who was roped in to compose the music for the sequel of ‘1920’, spoke about the trends in the music industry that he has noticed recently.
Digitization of music has changed the industry, he noted.
“Digitization is good to save time and effort. But if we stop using the Indian style, it will not be good for us in the future. We have n numbers of instruments in every culture in India, and digitization is killing them,” he said.
On the major trends he has noticed in Bollywood music, Puneet said: “Getting back to Bollywood’s classical Indian fusion music can bring back the trend. The new generation is not at all aware of Indian musical history. They need to be educated about it.”
Talking about what he looks forward to, Puneet shared that as an artist, he is already living his dream.
“Listening to ‘1920s’ music in 2008 as a school-going kid and doing the music for the sequel in 2022 means success to me. My dream to work with Mahesh Bhatt Sahab has materialized,” he added.
Puneet is also against “recreating old songs and killing them”.
“It seems like murdering memories of old legends and that is not setting any good example to the new generation. These are like bad impacts on great songs and many now don’t want to listen to originals.”