The newfangled musicians of Karnataka have adapted a modernistic approach towards music and have flawlessly conflated different various genres to create progressive music, yet retaining the ethnic appeal. Some of the names worth mentioning are Raghu Dixit (Mysore), Lucky Ali, Suchetan Rangaswamy, Jim Ankan, Bapu Padmanabha, Pravin Godkhindi, Pravin D. Rao, Shimoga Subbanna, Mysore Ananthaswamy,P. Kalinga Rao, G.V. Atri, C. Ashwath and Balappa Hukker.
While the Music Industry of India has boomed meticulously in Mumbai, Bangalore too had an equally pivotal role to play in the innovation and ontogeny of the music business. The past couple of years have witnessed an immense rise in the flourishing of music and musicians. With outlets like Films, Television, Media, Radio and Advertising, aspiring musicians have found a way to keep their pockets full going after their muse.
The recent past has also seen a significant growth in the number of institutes providing training in Carnatic, Hindustani classical and Western music, especially in the Bangalore city. The Bangalore School of Music in RT Nagar, Eastern Fare Music Foundation in Koramangala, Sumadhura Education and Cultural Trust in Vijaynagar, Shreepada Sangeeta Kala Kendra in Bannerghatta Road and World Music Centre in Malleswaram are some of the institutes who have successfully endorsed Music as a serious business or career option as opposed to its familiar perception as a pastime or hobby.
Apart from the formal training, these institutes offer courses that enable learners to appear for many recognized certificate and diploma examinations. The courses are also down-sized or customized as per individual requirements based on their existing knowledge and skill in the genre/instruments that they are learning. Some of the institutes like Eastern Fare Music Foundation and Unwind Centre provide their students fully equipped jamming rooms to help grow their technical knowhow as well as organize gigs and performances to showcase their musical gift.