XChange Sessions
An EarthSync Initiative, XChange Sessions brings together music educators, key industry development partners, and Next-Gen music industry professionals to chart pathways for the future industry through dialogue, workshops and collaborations, building on the outcomes from the past 7 editions of IndiEarth XChange.
Discussions & Panels
Live Performances
Indie100 Program
A collaboration between EarthSync (India), Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and KM Music Conservatory (India), the Indie100 Program is designed to offer emerging independent musicians the valuable opportunity to be mentored, recorded, mixed and mastered by top Australian and Indian producers.

Student Research Presentations

Four students present current research papers addressing questions in music business, industry and education.

Date: Saturday, 30th November 2019 / Time: 10:30-12:00 / Venue: YM Studios, Red Hills

Music on Digital: Growth Hacking

One of the prerequisites for being a growth hacker is understanding your audience and platforms to promote your music, grow your fanbase and earn revenue. The session explains how artists like RadioHead, Coldplay, Darshan Raval, Sanam Band, etc...

Date: Saturday, 30th November 2019 / Time: 12:00-13:00 / Venue: YM Studios, Red Hills

Performance by The SyZyGy

Siddharth Maheshwari (guitars, vocals), Ameen Singh (guitars, vocals), Alexandra Joy (lead vocals), Prashanth Venkat (bass), and Aditya Heda (drums and percussion)

Date: Saturday, 30th November 2019 / Time: 13:15 / Venue: YM Studios, Red Hills

At Home in The Wider World

Be it filming, recording, creative technology, unfamiliar genres, or artists and professionals in far away places, collaboration is a powerful medium that opens doors for innovation, creative processes with fresh perspectives, and unique projects...

Date: Saturday, 30th November 2019 / Time: 14:00-15:00 / Venue: YM Studios, Red Hills

Maloya: The Story of An Island and Its Music

BArtists from Reunion Island share the story of the island and the instruments, and presenting a traditional song using the traditional kayamb and tambour - a journey into the heart of traditional Reunionese music Maloya and its percussion instruments.

Date: Saturday, 30th November 2019 / Time: 15:00-16:30 / Venue: YM Studios, Red Hills

Sonic Installation: EX/INTER/CHANGE (2019)

EX/INTER/CHANGE is a 7-hour long installation for 5-channel sound, created for the XChange Sessions event at YM Studios, Red Hills. During the installation, there will be 7 different pieces that address notions of exchange, patterning, perception, memory, and place...

Date: Saturday, 30th November 2019 / Venue: YM Studios, Red Hills

XChange Sessions: Education, Industry, and the Future’s Artist

XChange Sessions: Education, Industry, and the Future’s Artist

Date: Sunday, 01st December 2019 / Time: 10:15 / Venue: KM Music Conservatory

From Roots to Sky

Carnatic classical musician, independent artist, and film music producer Sean Roldan speaks on creative explorations across genres, artistic freedom that stems from classical / traditional music, and the importance of being true to the musician within.

Date: Sunday, 01st December 2019 / Time: 10:30-11:30 / Venue: KM Music Conservatory

Folked Up!

With an introduction to the folk arts and culture of India, critically acclaimed musician Paul Jacob - producer of path-breaking projects with folk artists - shares his insights on the relevance of the folk arts and culture in the 21st century, and the opportunities with folk arts and culture.

Date: Sunday, 01st December 2019 / Time: 11:30-13:00 / Venue: KM Music Conservatory

Little Things That Matter

Straight talk and advice – from professional press kits and artist managers, to expectations, contacting festival programmers and the complexities of international touring – realties that artists should be aware of.

Date: Sunday, 01st December 2019 / Time: 14:00 / Venue: KM Music Conservatory

Indie 100 - Live Performance Workshop

A live performance workshop, the shortlisted Indie100 program bands will showcase their original music to industry members, musicians and music specialists...

Date: Sunday, 01st December 2019 / Time: 15:00-17:00 / Venue: KM Music Conservatory

Live Performance - Salangane (Reunion Island)

Named after a martin bird that lives on the cliffs of Réunion Island, Salangane's compositions reflect the soul of the island, with the percussive sounds that take them back to their roots, the source of their music, Africa.

Date: Sunday, 01st December 2019 / Time: 19:30 / Venue: Vapor Lounge, Feathers Hotel, Chennai
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The Venues

Day 1 Venue

YM Studios

Iyerkandikai Village Sirupuzalpettai post Gummindipoondi, Tamil Nadu 601201, India

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Day 2 Venue

KM Music Conservatory

No. 19, 2nd Street, Vinayagapuram, MMDA Colony, Arumbakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600106, India

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Evening Venue

Feathers A Radha Hotel

4, 129, Mount Poonamalle High Rd, Manapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600089, India

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