Singer Stebin Ben: The live music scene will take a long time to recover in India

For singer Stebin Ben, who rose to fame doing covers and performing in golf equipment, live music scene is one thing that he misses most in this pandemic. While the unlock section has begun, he feels there’s nonetheless a long method to go for the live reveals to resume.

“Even if we start, the scale will not be what it used to do before. Live scene has been affected so badly in our country that it’s going to take time to recover. It’ll be very difficult for it to get back on its feet because there are a lot of limitations. No matter what the unlock mode is, I don’t think the capacity can go over 50 in India,” says the singer.

Known for singing tracks equivalent to Thoda Thoda Pyaar, Rula Ke Gaya Ishq, Baarish and Bedard, Ben means that a technique out is that singers can go abroad and carry out.

“We can go to countries like Dubai. I have a big market there, and was also travelling there last year. Also, we’ll have to survive on playback, wedding shows and corporate shows if they happen,” he shares.

The pandemic witnessed a number of musicians resorting to digital live shows to have some revenue, however the 28-year-old additionally feels that isn’t a viable possibility for long.

“It can’t be a solution because singers charge a lot of amount for concerts, and sponsors spend a lot for such virtual concerts. But, there’s no recovery of cost in such a set up. It makes no sense as they are not successful,” he opines.

Given the present scenario, Ben admits that he misses doing live reveals and may’t wait to get again to that mode once more.

“I’m one of those singers, who’ve built a reputation because of live performances. I’ll always be a performer who’s there in front of people, meeting them and performing for them. I started from nightclubs to concerts to music festivals. So, live performance is very close to my heart,” he indicators off.

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