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L.A. dreams come true for performing bands

Winning band gets a chance to meet John Shanks in L.A.

The winner to go to LA and meet John Shanks, the celebrated Grammy Award winning Music Producer.

Performing bands now have an opportunity of a lifetime to fly to LA, the land where dreams come true, and meet one of the most celebrated music producers and Grammy Award winner, John Shanks. Artist Aloud, along with have collaborated to give wings to one performing band, with their Artist Aloud L.A. Calling challenge, hosted on

Further commenting on the association, Divyansh Bajpai, Co-Founder, India said, “Indi is a full-fledged video platform that provides bands a safe space to host their content and conduct engagement initiatives. In the talent vertical, we feel this challenge will showcase not only that the talent pool in India is roaring to go, but also that true engagement can be achieved by utilizing Indi’s unique set of tools. We are delighted to collaborate with Artist Aloud to extend a golden opportunity for ambitious bands to up their game and win a chance to fly to L.A. to spend time in the company of John Shanks. John is a legend in the music world and he has shown that he can guide musicians to fame. I urge everyone to make the best of this challenge, showcase the best of your talent, and compete for the top spot!”

Soumini Sridhara Paul, Vice President, Artist Aloud said, “We have always put our heart and soul in coming up with the best platforms to promote upcoming artists. The Artist Aloud LA Calling contest is one such effort to bring out the best of independent music. We are very happy to partner with in this one of its kind contest in the country and to encourage independent music in India. We truly believe that it will be an unforgettable experience for the participants.”

“This challenge aims at finding the best-unsigned band from India and changing their lives forever. The winning artists will be flown to L.A. to meet me in my studio where I will spill the secrets to recording a successful album.” said Grammy Award winner John Shanks.

Artist Aloud L.A. Calling challenge calls for performing bands to upload their performance on Representatives from Artist Aloud and Indi would then shortlist top 10 entries, based on the talent and the social media buzz around every video. The man himself, John Shanks will observe the performances of the top 10 selected bands and will pick his favorite to travel to LA and meet him. The winning band will also be mentored personally by John Shanks, along with getting a chance to perform in L.A. Indi would further take care of the to and fro travel, stay, food and beverage allowances of the winning band, for the two days they get to spent in LA. was founded in 2012, is a global video engagement platform based out of Southern California enabling both individuals and brands to create and monetize original content by leveraging existing social networks. Indi registered its presence in India in April, 2016. With a view to revolutionize the present day digital media ecosystem, Indi is the platform of choice for brands seeking innovative ways for securing meaningful and interactive social media engagement. Partners thus far include Paytm, Bisleri, Anita Dongre, EMI Records India, IBM, Elite Model Management, and the Denver Broncos, among many others.

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Artist Aloud was launched in 2010, Artist Aloud is India's premier Talent and Independent Content platform across digital and on-ground avenues providing and managing an ecosystem across acquisition, distribution, venue programming, talent management and Digital & Event IPs all dedicated to the non-film space.
Artist Aloud – Talent First App, is an all-purpose, uniquely customized app for fans, artists and producers and labels. The App is the ultimate independent content hotspot, to listen to, create and upload original content across genres, be it music, comedy, dance or entertainment. The app is a one-stop destination for original independent content across the globe and is available across iOS, Windows and Android formats.

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika


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