Sahil Makhija, a member of 'Demonic Ressurection' and an avid Metalhead tries to give you an answer

Video Can you earn a living by playing only Metal music in IndiaA screenshot from the video
Social Music Friday, April 01, 2016 - 09:52

"Is it hard being a musician in India?" Every musician, irrespective of genre, has been asked this question at least once during a pre-show or a post-show interview.

The answer is always yes. It is hard being a musician in India, but to quote Bob Dylan, 'the times they-are-a (always) changing.' So is it possible in 2016?

Sahil Makhija, a member of 'Demonic Ressurection' and an avid Metalhead for many years now, is one of the more prominent figures in the country's Metal scene.

He is also a frequent vlogger, and has just come out with a video titled 'Can I make a living playing heavy metal music?', where he tries to figure out the math. 

Taking a conservative estimate of a monthly salary of Rs 50,000 for a 34-year-old living in Mumbai, he asks if it is even possible to earn half of that money in a band.

Watch the video here.

 

Also read: Are airlines in India being unfair to musicians?

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