Singer- composer Vishal Dadlani of the Bollywood composer duo Vishal-Shekhar has had a great year. Not only did he launch his own label VLT which stands for Vishal Likes This, he also added a Bollywood blockbuster, Salman Khan’s Sultan to his kitty. In this interview with SpotboyE, Vishal Dadlani speaks about his label, artist development, his experience of working with Salman and a lot more.
For me the key to signing an artiste is that he or she can perform his/her own song with honesty, sincerity and entertain the audiences at the same time. Another important factor is that they should be more than singers. To me an artiste is someone who can write, compose and produce his own songs.
Amit Trivedi had once said that Bollywood music won’t move forward, until the development of indie music labels. How far do you agree with this statement?
He is right. Till the time musicians won’t be known for their music, until then the scene will never head anywhere. If you see the UK, US or even our neighbours Pakistan, there the musicians are really big stars unlike in India where they remain behind the scene. But I am very glad that in the last few years, people have started recognising musicians and are giving them a lot of love. I firmly believe that artists need to put out their music to contribute to the independent scene.