EarthSync in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and the KM Music Conservatory (India) present the Indie100 India 2018 Program at IndiEarth XChange 2018 - a program designed to offer emerging independent musicians the valuable opportunity to be mentored, recorded, mixed and mastered by top Australian and Indian producers.

Date: 26th November - 02nd December 2018  | Time: Variable
KM Conservatory of Music + IndiEarth XChange | Event Type: Music / Workshop

Lucky artists or bands will be shortlisted by an international jury to participate in the Indie100 Program, which features a line-up of practical workshops, recording sessions, and showcase opportunities

Note: Bands must be available for one of the recording days and for the showcase.

Click Here to check out the Indie100 India 2017 Final Album at Bandcamp  
Click Here to check out the Indie100 India 2016 Final Album at Bandcamp     


Program Schedule

Nov 26th - KM Music Conservatory, Auditorium
4pm | Introductions and Pre-Production Session with Producers

Nov 27th - KM Music Conservatory, Studios
All Day | Pre-Production Sessions

Nov 28th - 30th - KM Music Conservatory, Studio 1+2
All Day | Recording Sessions

Dec 1st - IndiEarth XChange - The Park Chennai
All Day | Industry Interaction

Dec 2nd - IndiEarth XChange - The Park Chennai
Showcase | Performances for Industry Professionals

Who Can Apply?

- The program is aimed at unsigned young aspiring musicians 
- Bands must be from India, and must have a selection of original material ready to be recorded (no covers allowed) and must not have taken part in the Indie100 India 2017 edition
- Bands must be available for at least one of the recording days and the final showcase. It is advised that bands are available for all workshop sessions also to get the most out of the experience. 

What opportunities will the selected bands be entitled to?

- Selected bands will be produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by top Australian and Indian music producers
- Artists will have the opportunity to work with renowned names in the international music industry
- Artists will have the opportunity to showcase onstage at IndiEarth XChange 2018 and receive valuable feedback from global music buyers and festival organizers
- Bands will have their material recorded in a state-of-the-art facility, fully equipped, high-end recording suite
- The recorded and mastered tracks will be posted to Bandcamp 
- The tracks will be released for worldwide distribution, with copyrights remaining exclusively with the artists
- Each member of the selected bands will also receive a free XChange Pass 2018, giving them access to music performances, film screenings, workshops, conferences and more

Meet The Producers

  • Kristina Kelman

    Kristina Kelman Queensland University of Technology / Australia

    Dr Kristina Kelman is an academic, teacher, community music facilitator and jazz musician. Her research interests include the education of the aspiring musician. In 2014 she completed her PhD, From music student to industry professional: An entrepreneurial learning design, producing an experiential music curriculum model for student-run enterprise. Kristina’s work also takes place in community music settings, most recently she collaborated with Australian ARIA award winner, David Bridie and First Languages Australia on a language project through original song, Yamani: Voices of an Ancient Land.
    Since 2015, Kristina has coordinated an intensive recording program and music education project in Chennai, India, producing an album of original music by emerging independent artists each year, distributed and promoted internationally.
    Kristina is a Brisbane based jazz singer who has 20 years experience both nationally and internationally. She has performed with artists such as Don Burrows, and Tommy Tycho and the Qld Symphony Orchestra. She has supported Tina Arena, James Morrison, Grace Knight, Marcia Hines, Vince Jones and Glen Shorrock. Most recently Kristina was commissioned by Rhondalay Music (USA) to release a Christmas Album – One Bright Star, in tribute to the late Frank Pooler (Producer – The Carpenters).
    Kristina currently lectures at the Queensland University of Technology with a focus on music industry.

  • Yanto Browning

    Yanto Browning Q Music / Australia

    Yanto Browning is a Brisbane-based academic, record producer, and musician, with a strong background in technology in music performance and production. With twenty years of studio experience, Yanto has produced several hundred records for a broad range of Australian bands and artists, and has also worked as a composer and producer of music for film and contemporary dance. Yanto has researched, developed, designed and produced several interactive musical spaces, investigating gestural control of electronic instruments and concepts of play, centered around the creation of active musical spaces that incorporate audience participation. This work has included performances and installations at events such as the 2017 Ars Electronica festival. As an educator, Yanto has coordinated the music production program at the Queensland University of Technology for the past several years, whilst continuing his research and personal practice around technology in music. He is currently a lecturer in music and a PhD candidate at the Queensland University of Technology.

  • Dan Pratt

    Dan Pratt Queensland University of Technology / Australia

    Dan Pratt is an Australian producer and PhD student. He has a reputation for recording and mixing psychedelic art rock and has toured internationally with his band Drawn From Bees, playing in such iconic venues as the Whisky a Gogo in Los Angeles and the Bowery Ballroom in New York as well as London, Hong Kong, and Canada. Dan also works as a production instructor and a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology and runs modern rock and electronica music programs for aspiring artists in high schools.

    As an educator, Daniel has set up a youth rock band platform for high school students to write, record, and release their music. He also runs youth based songwriting competitions with award-winning songwriters from the broader Australian community. He is passionate about finding the art in the music and transforming musicians into empowered dramatic performers who put on amazing shows. In his limited spare time, Dan is an avid DIY recording enthusiast, addicted to building rare and unusual recording equipment.

  • Dr. Adam Greig

    Dr. Adam Greig KM Music Conservatory

    An active performer, researcher and musicologist who specializes in performing early 20th Century French repertoire as well as contemporary electro-acoustic music.

  • Sonya Mazumdar

    Sonya Mazumdar EarthSync

    Founder/CEO of EarthSync - a music production house and award-winning documentary film producer - and founder of IndiEarth XChange - the annual trade event in India for independent music, film and media.

How To Apply?

1. Have the following details ready:

  • At least 3 links to previous tracks, or tracks to be recorded
  • Links to active Social Media – SoundCloud, YouTube Channel, Facebook etc
  • Electronic Press Kit / Band Biography 

2. Click on the button at the bottom of the page - the submission fee is Rs. 800 (per application)
3. After you make the payment, you will be directed to the Online Submission Form
4. Fill in the form, and submit it!

Please note:
1. No submissions will be considered beyond the deadline date of November 9th, 2018
2. Jury selection is final
3. Bands will be required to make their own travel/accommodation arrangements in Chennai
4. Bands must bring their own instruments to the recording
5. Basic back line will be provided (drums, and guitar amps)
6. Fees are non-refundable. 
7. For further inquiries, please contact us.


Thank you for all your submissions! Registration is now closed
selected artists to be announced shortly