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South Asian Students to Get Lessons in Music

Online publication to cover higher education and career in the global music industry worth $130 billion

New Delhi, March 29, 2012: BrainGain Magazine, the leading study abroad publication for South Asian Students, has announced the launch of its music section. The column will provide information on international news and trends relevant to the study of music at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interviews with professors and students with a focus on course structure job prospects, financial aid and other essential requirements will be featured.

The music section  includes articles on  Kabir Sen, hip-hop artist and son of the noble laureate Amartya Sen; Rupa Marya, a doctor and band leader of Rupa and the April Fishes; Bamboo Shoots, a four member Indian American alt-rock band;   Carrie Newcomer , an American singer-songwriter; Vijay Iyer, a musician, composer, producer and a physicist; and Gingger Shankar, an Indian American songwriter, singer and composer, to name a few.

Kabir Sen, commenting on music says "I look at music as a universal language that enables people to communicate ideas. Your experiences drive who you are as a musician." Reminiscing on her musical journey Rupa Marya says, "My father was supportive of me following my dreams, but as an Indian parent, he felt that medicine was a safer investment than music. He valued my hard work, no matter how I applied it. Typically Indian parents don't see careers in the arts as a good idea. Eventually my family became a huge support for what I do. As I found my voice more in music, their support grew as well."

"According to PwC, Global Entertainment & Media spend is likely to touch $1.9 trillion by 2015.  Music being one of the contributors is poised to grow exponentially," said, Harjiv Singh, Founder & CEO of BrainGain Magazine. "Today, the music industry provides an array of career paths, and we want students throughout South Asia to understand both the complexities and opportunities related to a music career.”

Since its inception in November 2010, BrainGain Magazine has added six interactive sections focusing on Engineering, Law, MBA, Medicine, Hospitality Management, Media and Communicationand Economicsfields of studies educating students about study abroad options. In the near future, BrainGain Magazine plans to launch new verticals covering the entire spectrum in higher education from Archaeology to Zoology.

About BrainGain Magazine

BrainGain Magazine (www.braingainmag.com) is the leading Study Abroad magazine for students, their parents, and mid-career professionals in South Asia. We are the definitive source of information for students interested in Study Abroad opportunities outside South Asia. Our primary target audience is between the ages of 17 and 35 years. We provide content to guide students and their parents through the decision-making process when exploring options to study abroad. The topics covered help readers understand fields of study, admissions, financing, specific countries, regions or cities, student life, scholarships, job prospects for chosen field, socio-cultural environments, safety and visa issues. Told through lively interviews, photos, videos and podcasts, we provide an interactive platform that helps students realize their dreams.

For more details, please contact:

Puneet Khunger

Gutenberg Communications

M: +91 9810191409

puneet@gutenbergpr.com

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