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'India not primary market for my music'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, February 17: Bengaluru-based musician Ricky Kej, who was honoured with a Grammy Award, says his home country is not the main market for his music. He is, however, ready to compose for a Bollywood movie if the script moves him emotiolly. His 2014 release “Winds of Samsara”, for which he won the Best New Age Album trophy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards earlier this month at Los Angeles, debuted at number one on the US Billboard charts. The album became popular in the US much before he walked home with the prestigious golden gramophone. “We remained in the top 10 for 12 weeks and it is one of highest selling instrumental albums of 2014. Even on radio, we debuted at number one. So, the album was already extremely popular before the Grammy nomition. “About sales in India, I am not aware of any of the figures because India has never been a primary market for my music,” Kej told IANS in an email interaction. He has been vocal about piracy affecting the artistes in India. (IANS)

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