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Articles May-June 2021

Pursuing the Pro Audio Trail

In conversation with Caroline Moss and Sue Gould

PT got in touch with the Pro AVL Asia magazine core team of Editor - Caroline Moss and Sales Director - Sue Gould, who between them boast of over three decades of experience in the pro audio industry..... read more

NJSM Marks a Milestone in the Business of Sound

From Rental Company to manufacturer and innovator, Nixon Johnny has guided and grown NJSM from a two-person company to a fifty-person company, continuing to expand into virtual events with NJSM Virtual Studio..... read more

Tech Savvy Environment for T-Systems

Eyte Technologies installs high-tech AV Solution at T-System’s Experience Center facilitating brand value and delivering superior customer experience..... read more

Conversations with SudeepAudio

Sudeep Audio, one of India’s first pro audio web store selling studio software and equipment online commenced its YouTube Channel, ConverSAtions, in 2011 to share the journey of Indian Sound Engineers..... read more


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Sennheiser Top 50 is back and its bigger, wilder and louder!


Staying true to its credo of ‘Pursuit of the Perfect Sound‘, the 70-year old German audio brand, Sennheiser, has announced the second edition of Sennheiser Top 50 – a battle of Indian bands to compete and make their way to the coveted list of Top 50 best bands in India. Sennheiser Top 50 is the perfect platform for Indian bands to showcase their talent and create a place for themselves in the competitive and growing music industry. The registeration period was 20th June 2016 to 25th July 2016. The event is being managed by Rolling Stone magazine India .


Sennheiser is raising the stakes this year with an unresistable jury and prizes that will make a musician’s heart skip a beat! The jury this year constitutes of the stalwarts of the music industry – Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Raghu Dixit, Papon and Ashish Manchanda. The winning band will take home a Trophy, evolution wireless 500 G3 vocal microphones and HD 280 Pro for the band, 2 Year endorsement deal with Sennheiser which will give them access to Sennheiser gear, opportunity to perform at an acclaimed music festival and be the face of Sennheiser for the next two years across catalogs & brandings. The second edition will create stir with an on ground finale where the Top 5 bands will battle it out for the number 1 position.


Mr. Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sennheiser Professional Segment, sas, “The overwhelming response from the first edition has encouraged us to bring back Sennhseiser Top 50 and make some more dreams come true! There is great talent in the country and we want to offer them the right platform to showcase it. We are excited to bring the best jury on board to recognize our Top 50 and believe that we will be witnessing some potential and great talent through this journey.“


Composer and singer trio, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, added, “We are excited to be a part of this innovative hunt for India’s best bands for the second time in a row! It is a great platform for budding musicians to not just showcase their talent but also start their journey to become the next big thing in the music industry. Sennheiser is doing a great job by helping the music industry in discovering unique talents. We are expecting diverse talent across genres and can’t wait to start this journey!”


Singer & Composer, Papon, expressed his excitement saying, “Music is present across all corners of the country and I can say that confidently since I belong to Assam which hosts a plethora of extremely talented bands waiting for the right platform to help them turn their dreams into reality. I believe that Sennheiser is a brand that has always focused on revolutionizing the music industry and its quest to give the country musicians who could become the stars of tomorrow is something I really appreciate. I am excited to meet new people, experience their passion and understand their music.”


The top 100 will be shortlist by the jury. The next phase will involve jury decision(70%) and public voting(30%) which will reveal the ranks 6 to 50. This will be followed by the on ground finale where top 5 bands will fight it out before of the jury.


SENNHEISER TOP 50 FIRST EDITION
The first edition of Sennheiser Top 50 saw tremendous response and engagement. Over 300 bands across all genres - pop, rock, fusion, classic, metal, jazz and blues participated in the contest. It gave bands a golden opportunity to rock the world with their talent. The Top 3 bands - ‘The Local Train‘, Shadow and Light‘ and ‘Purple Fusion‘ won the prestigious Sennheiser evolution wireless D1 microphone sets.


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