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Refers to Indian pop music/Hindi pop music
(It may also signify Independent pop music in India)

The 1990s witnessed an upsurge in private albums by singers like Baba Sehgal, Anamika, Shaan ,Alisha and Jasbir Jassi.

Most of today's well-known Bollywood singers: Sonu Nigam, Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan started their careers through Indi-pop albums.
Indian pop was assoicated with the "remixing" of old Indian movie songs, new beats being added to them
Made In India’, ‘Johnny Joker’, ‘Deewane Toh Deewane Hain’, ‘Paree Hoon Main’, ‘Disco Deewane’, ‘Ishq’, ‘Gal Ban Gayee’, ‘Thanda Thanda Paani’ were Indipop smash hits.
Remixes like ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ and ‘Kajra Mohabbat Wala’ were a rage.

These days,the thirst of singing for the Indi-pop brigade is being quenched by experimental Bollywood songs.As a result,Indi-pop is close to being declared dead.


Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi who gave foot-tapping, non-film compositions states 'One can easily make a film in the budget of Rs.3 crore and they do fairly well at the box-office. Surprisingly, composing a music album also costs the same...but Indian music companies are not ready to invest so much money in an album. Tunak'

Usage

Twentysomething sharing sentiments on Indipop:

Indipop defined my childhood and teenhood! Such catchy numbers, way better than the crap Bollywood was churning out those days. The Indipopstars were hot-bods who also happened to know how to sing well the videos were glossy and entertaining.

I guess it was the ideal platform for potential Bollywoodians.

Added 2011-10-11 by Behenjigaga

Region

All India

Related Terms

Tollywood, Bollywood, baba sehgal

Terms referencing this

Made in India