|Indian pop music|
|Stylistic origins||South Asian
|Cultural origins||India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand|
|Typical instruments||Vocal, guitar, piano, orchestra, Keyboard, Drums, Saxophone|
|Bollywood Reprise, Rock, Bhangra|
Indian pop music (Hindi: हिन्दुस्तानी पॉप संगीत Tamil: இந்தியன் பாப்), often known as Indian-Pop, Hindi Pop, Indipop or Indi-pop, refers to pop music originated in the South Asian region with the playback singer Ahmed Rushdi's song ‘Ko Ko Korina’ in 1966 and has since then been adopted in India, Bangladesh, and lately Srilanka, and Nepal as a pioneering influence in their respective pop cultures. Following Rushdi's success, Christian bands specialising in jazz started performing at various night clubs and hotel lobbies in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Dhaka and Lahore. They would usually sing either famous American jazz hits or cover Rushdi's songs.
The term refers to studio albums in contrast to filmi i.e., motion picture soundtrack music, for Indian cinema, the latter of which almost completely dominates Indian music. The private television launch in India in 1992 gave a major boost to Indi-pop music. The musicians got a platform to release their music videos. The launch of MTV India and Channel V in late 1990s gave a huge push to India-pop music. It was this time when the music reached its greatest heights. In the late 2000s, Indi-pop music faced increasing competition from filmi music. Major pop singer stopped releasing albums and started singing for movies. The recent notable Indi-pop albums are Viva!'s - Reloaded, Himesh Reshammiya's Aap Ka Suroor, Mikey McCleary's, Bollywood reprise-B seventy by the band The Bartender.
Indi pop music declined by end of the 2000s, being almost completely overtaken by filmi music. Since the 2010s, non soundtrack music in India is mostly dominated by classical and folk music. In 2016 Arnie B released "Saaya" with Sony Music, and the video got over million views on YouTube. Being dubbed "The New POP Sensation" and bringing international style audio and video is giving hope to pop music to take center stage in India like it has around the world.   The term Indipop was first used by the British-Indian fusion band Monsoon in their 1981 EP release on Steve Coe's Indipop Records. Pop music began gaining popularity across the Indian subcontinent with Pakistani singers Nazia Hassan and Zohaib, forming a sibling duo whose records, produced by the Indian Biddu, sold as many as 60 million copies.
Indipop Bands and Groups
Indipop Singers and Musicians
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