Listening, sharing music online help musicians

Partha Barua tells New Age

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 23:18, May 30,2020


Partha Barua

Acclaimed singer Partha Barua urged music lovers to listen and share music on online platforms as that help artistes reach a wider audience.

‘Music lovers nowadays prefer listening to music on online platforms over buying physical albums. I urge them to listen and share music on social media and other platforms so that the songs can reach a wider audience as that will help an artiste to gain a large following,’ Partha Barua told New Age.

Partha Barua’s first solo album ‘Mukhosh’ was released on May 28 at a virtual programme streamed on Facebook named ‘Jago Uchchhwase Eid Anande’. It has been produced by IPDC Finance Limited. The songs of the album will be available at the Facebook page of IPDC Finance Limited where a music video of the album’s song ‘Shahar O Meghdal’ was uploaded.

‘I worked on the album for the last three years. It contains five songs. I hope music lovers across the country will listen to the songs and share those on online platforms,’ he mentioned.

Partha has recently acted in a web series titled ‘Ghore Bose Aynabaji’. The series also starred Chanchal Chowdhury and Masuma Rahman Nabila. The production, which aimed at raising coronavirus awareness, was shot by the actors themselves at their homes while popular director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury gave directions via video calls. Three episodes of the web series were released on the Facebook page of Aynabaji.

When asked about his experience of acting in the series, Partha replied, ‘It wasn’t easy to pull off. I have acted in the film “Aynabaji” but this time the director gave us instructions via live video call. Shooting at home wasn’t easy as there was no shooting setup but it was a great learning experience
for me.’

When asked about the impact of COVID-19 on the local music industry, he pointed out, ‘All
sectors have been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak and the music industry is no different. I
think the situation will worsen in the winter. We will have to wait until the crisis ends to assess the extent of the damage due to COVID-19.’

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