As Indian music entered into 60’s and 70’s, the standard of music definitely improved because of new recording techniques and technological advancement in other sound systems. Quite a stable era, Indian music kept flourishing with some immortal songs. Singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishor Kumar, Mohammad Rafi etc were firmly established and they kept producing everlasting songs. Though few new music composers like R D Burman, Kalyanji Anandji and Laxmikant-Pyarelal arrived that further boosted the qualitative competition in the Indian film industry.   These new arrivals resulted into better film music.

 

With the arrival of 80’s and 90’s, industry witnessed new changes. India saw debut of television of India. Initially there was one channel called Doordarshan which was government owned. Doordarshan affected Indian music industry in both ways. Like earlier people used to listen to film songs through radio. But doordarshan gave these songs a visual medium to reach amongst the masses. Now people could listen to songs as well as see the visual effects. Now Indian film songs had more mass appeal. But at the same time, because of television the rush for theaters line reduced a bit. It affected the movies’ revenue to a certain extent.

 

In 80’s Indian film songs had lost little bit of sheen. But as 90’s approached movies like “Maine Pyar Kia” and “Qyamat se Qyamat tak” were major hits and so were their songs. Songs from these movies gave a new lease of life to Indian film industry.


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