Full Sail grad Ashish Manchanda has been making waves in Mumbai’s vibrant music scene ever since he graduated as valedictorian of his Full Sail University class in 1997. Ashish currently runs Flying Carpet Productions, a production house and recording studio where many of the soundtracks to Bollywood’s biggest hits are recorded (Dev.D, Khosla Ka Ghosla, and many more); he also works as front-of-house engineer for live performances by Bollywood’s most famous artist, A.R. Rahman.
In addition to excelling in his own work, Ashish is also determined to help cultivate the Indian music business’s next generation, and to that end, he’s launching “KickShtart!,” a three-day conference for musicians, producers, and entrepreneurs that’s being co-sponsored by MTV India, AES India, and Full Sail. Taking place at one of Mumbai’s leading art schools, Rachana Sansad, the conference will feature guest speakers like Ehsaan Noorani, Amit Trivedi, Ranjit Barot, and many others; of course, Ashish will also be on hand to share his experiences.
For those in the Mumbai area, the conference takes place on Nov. 8, 9, and 10 and admission is free. For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page.