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Coke Studio @ MTV
CokeStudioLogo BkSm.png
Format Live music performance and recording session
Created by The Coca-Cola Company and MTV India
No. of seasons 3
Location(s) Mumbai, India
Running time 1 hour
Production company(s) The Coca-Cola Company
Original channel MTV India and Doordarshan (DD National) (from Season 2)
Original run 17 June 2011 (2011-06-17) – onwards
External links

Coke Studio India, officially titled Coke Studio @ MTV, is an Indian television series featuring live music performances by musical artist from various generes, performed in live recording. Coke Studio debuted in Brazil in 2007 and was adapted a year later in Pakistan, which pioneered the musical fusion concept and inspired an international franchise – scaled to India, the Middle East and, most recently, Africa. Coke Studio @ MTV combines myriad musical influences, from Hindustani, Carnatic and Indian folk, to contemporary hip hop, rock and pop music.[1]

Season One premièred on 17 June 2011 on MTV India at 7 pm.[2] Season 2 premièred on 7 July 2012 on MTV India at 7 pm and on Doordarshan (DD National) at 8:30 pm.[3] Season 3 premièred 17 August 2013 on MTV India and Big FM at 8 pm simultaneously and at 9 pm on Doordarshan. Season 3 also premièred on All India Radio at 4 pm on 24 August 2013.[4][Note 1]

Season 1[edit]

Each hour long episode of the Coke Studio At MTV featured 6 songs and a diverse mix of music from alternative genres including Carnatic and Hindustani, compositions by new musicians, recreated Bollywood tracks, and a special song created on the show. This season had a total of 10 episodes including 1 showing the best of Coke Studio Season 1.[2]


Episode 1 (17 June 2011)
Episode 2 (24 June 2011)
Episode 3 (1 July 2011)
Episode 4 (8 July 2011)
Episode 5 (15 July 2011)
Episode 6 (22 July 2011)
Episode 7 (29 July 2011)
  • Khile Hain Gul Yahan - KK, Mathangi Rajshekhar & Sanjay Vidyarthi.
  • Hamein Toh Loot Liya - Sabri Brothers.
  • Chadta Suraj - KK, Sabri Brothers.
  • Tu Aashiqui Hai - KK.
  • Tu Hai Yahaan - KK, Sabri Brothers, Mathangi Rajshekhar, Sanjay Vidyarthi & Lesle Lewis.
  • Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Na Karo - Ramya Iyer & Rupmatii Jolly.
Episode 8 (5 August 2011)
Episode 9 (12 August 2011)

Coke Studio Minicerts[edit]

These were a series of off air initiatives undertaken by Coca-Cola India and MTV, in which they organized 10 Coke Studio@MTV Minicerts (miniature concerts) across India. The Coke Studio musical caravan toured the country and was composed of prominent artists such as Kailash Kher, Tochi Raina, Harshdeep, Angaraag Mahanta, Mathangi, Sanjeev T and Leslie Lewis.

The mini concerts began in Mumbai on 29 July 2011 and there were shows in Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Guwahati.

Season 2[edit]

Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2

The 2nd season officially aired from 7 July 2012 on MTV India & Doordarshan. Every episode featured a music composer with his own composed tracks. This season also had a total of 10 episodes including 2 showing the best of Coke Studio Season 2.[3]


Episode 1 (7 July 2012)
Clinton Cerejo
Episode 2 (14 July 2012)
Hitesh Sonik
Episode 3 (21 July 2012)
Amit Trivedi
Episode 4 (28 July 2012)
Nitin Sawhney
  • Nadia - Nicki Wells
  • Sunset - Nicki Wells & Samidha Joglekar
  • Vachan - Mahesh Vinayakraman, Nicki Wells & Samidha Joglekar
  • Longing - Nicki Wells, Samidha Joglekar & Ashwin Srinivasan
  • Saahil Tak - Papon & Samidha Joglekar
  • Tere Khayal - Prasad Khaparde
Episode 5 (4 August 2012)
Ehsaan Noorani & Loy Mendonsa
Episode 6 (11 August 2012)
Karsh Kale
Episode 7 (18 August 2012)
Shantanu Moitra
Episode 8 (25 August 2012)

After the season two, a minicert was held at Rendezvous 2012, an annual cultural festival of IIT Delhi featuring Shilpa Rao, Papon & Advaita from 19–22 October 2012. The song Husna was featured in the Global Indian Music Academy Awards 2012. A minicert was held at Hard Rock Cafe, Hyderabad on 23 November 2012, featuring Amit Trivedi, Hari Singh & Sukhmani Malik. Again a minicert was held at Hard Rock Cafe, New Delhi on 30 November 2012, featuring Papon & Amit Trivedi.

Season 3[edit]

Season 3 started to be aired from 17 August 2013 at MTV. First full song was published on 1 August 2013. It's named as "Zariya" and was composed by A. R. Rahman.[6] Second full song "Bismillah" by Salim Suleiman was published on 8 August 2013 on the eve of Eid.[7] Third song, again by A. R. Rahman named "Jagao mere des ko" was published on 14 August 2013, on the eve of Independence Day of India.[8] On 22 August 2013 "Kattey" by Ram Sampath was published. It is the fourth song which was published online before being aired on TV.[9]

There will be total ten episodes of season each having one composer, including A. R. Rahman, Amit Trivedi, Papon, Clinton Cerejo, Ram Sampath, Hitesh Sonik, Salim-Sulaiman.[4]


Episode 1 (17 August 2013)
A. R. Rahman
Episode 2 (24 August 2013)
Ram Sampath

Episode 3 (31 August 2013)

Clinton Cerejo

Episode 4 (7 September. 2013)


  • Bismillah - Salim Sulaiman, Kailesh Kher & Munawar Masoom
  • Rudine Rangeeli - Salim Sulaiman, Karsan Sagathia
  • Namaste - Salim Sulaiman, Des Raj Lachkani(group), Shraddha Pandit
  • Kare Mann Bhajan - Salim Sulaiman
  • Sati - Salim Sulaiman, Vijay Prakash
  • Cheene Re Mora Chain - Salim Sulaiman, Ustad Rashid Khan

Episode 5 (14 September. 2013)

Papon (Angaraag Mahanta)

Episode 6 (21 September. 2013)

Amit Trivedi

Episode 7 (28 September. 2013)

Hitesh Sonik

Episode 8 (5 October. 2013)


Coke Studio Concert[edit]

After the season two, a concert was held at Chaos, an annual cultural festival of IIM Ahmedabad featuring Ram Sampath, Sona Mohapatra on 28th December 2013. The concert was the biggest concert of Coke Studio so far attracting an amazing crowd of around 12000 People

See also[edit]


  1. ^ All time and dates are in Indian Standard Time (IST)


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