The Peninsula Studios

The Peninsula Studios is a "national award winning" content creation house. We curate content - music, theater and ideas.

 

We are passionate about discovering music and  poetry  in all languages and genres in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

We celebrate our journey with over 2000 musicians we have interacted with who have contributed 1000 plus field recordings. 

This is the story of about 200 wonderful artists who have been a part of our "Artist in Residence" program, they have stayed with us and have recorded in The Peninsula Studios. as on date we  have a library of 31 music and music video albums

We mentor talent and love to see them excel.

The Peninsula Studio is a unique facility, maybe one of its kind.  Here over 200 music aficionados can enjoy music being recorded and filmed for audio output and broadcast quality audio visual output.

We have created a branded music property called Nokia Music Theater which has been broadcast on MTV.

Maestros in Studio is the largest program to curate and record and film the best of Indian Classical Music, our partners are HCL for whom we have created this branded property.

 

Coke Studio Roots a unique initiative to capture the best of folk music has been curated and produced by us for a multimedia release.

For Brains Trust India, we are creating a confederacy of great minds who will build bridges with knowledge.

 

The British High Commission is a partner in this movement and speakers of eminence from India and the UK have participated in creating some great content.

 

The members of Brains Trust present their ideas in an audiovisual capsule. A multi city tour to socialise the ideas through outreach programs is on the anvil. 

 

Our publishing partners are the world’s largest music company  Universal Music Group.

 

The Peninsula Studios is an idea. It is an oasis where singers, musicians, lyricists, poets, composers and technicians who are the soul of the creative process are given an environment that enables them to express their creativity.

The vision is to showcase music from the eastern most borders of India in Mizoram right up to Mazhar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan, from Gilgit, Hunza to Kandy in Sri Lanka, where poets, saints, fakirs have traveled over centuries to create the most wonderful body of work. We play a modest part in this journey of sharing this with today’s listeners.

It is this geographical lens that made us choose the name The Peninsula Studios.

In the music space we focus on curating folk, classical music and music in different languages in two of our programs Baithak Recordings - Live @ The Peninsula Studios and Discovering The Peninsula.

Our production Emperors of Melody pays tribute to the legendary music directors of films.

We present high quality theater in Chamber Theater Live @ The Peninsula Studios.

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We enable our journey in a state of the art recording studio and performance space envisioned by one of India’s leading architects and  music connoisseur Ratan J Batliboi.

 

With Ratan's technical expertise and his shared passion for our vision of The Peninsula Studios, he has successfully created a pulsating music theater combined with a broadcast quality studio facility where over 200 guests can watch  live recordings.

We have demonstrated the ability to create robust branded properties which are versatile and have multiple consumer touch points to provide a vibrant experience rooted in the brand proposition.

 

Equally our program changes lives of the musicians we work with  in the way we run it, this is an added bonus for the brand.

 

Nokia Music Theater is our first program which was designed for 3 years and got extended to 5. The program is rooted in the core brand idea of Nokia - Connecting People.

 

In 2015 the Coca Cola Company entrusted us with creating Coke Studio Roots, anchored in a very powerful thought "Taste the Feeling", taking the Coke Studio program to the grass roots. 

 

We treat these properties as trustees of the brand. We are focused on strengthening the brand values and create affinity for the brand through a memorable experience. 

Our mission is  to curate music from all parts of the subcontinent and present it to a wider audience across the world, we believe music changes lives for the better.

 

We look forward to a wonderful journey ahead.

Contact Us

Address: New Delhi, India

email: thepeninsulastudios@tps.ind.in

Phone: Narinder Tawakley

(GM events): +91 9899004393

Media Tool Kit

You may request for a copy of our press releases for any of the following mentioned below. Please write to:

thepeninsulastudios@tps.ind.in

1. About the Peninsula Studios

2. Discovering the Peninsula

3. Baithak Recordings

4. Mast Qalandars of The Peninsula Studios

5. Rangley Punjabis of The Peninsula Studios

6. Coke Studio Roots Live @ The Peninsula Studios

7. Live @ The Peninsula Studios

8. Chamber Theatre Live @ The Peninsula Studios

9. Brains Trust Live @ The Peninsula Studios

10. Emperors of Melody From The Peninsula Studios

Our Team

Subroto Chattopadhyay

Founder.

 

Subroto is former Managing Director of HMV and Chairman of the Indian Music Industries and Audit Bureau of Circulation.

 

His executive career has been with ITC and PepsiCo, where he was an Executive Director. Subroto has produced films like Aparna Sen’s, JAPANESE WIFE and Rituparno Ghosh’s, KHELA. While in Saregama, he digitized its vast music library. His passion is building brands rooted in high quality products.

 

Subroto was on the Sam Pitroda panel set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Chairman - Archival Resource Management and Marketing, Prasar Bharati - Broadcasting Corporation of India for Doordarshan and All India Radio.

Sita Raina

Sita Raina, is Co Founder Director of The Peninsula Studios.

 

ACTOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR. Sita has a large repertoire of work spanning theatre, television and cinema (she acted in Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khiladi).

 

She specializes in creating content and getting the best out of artists.

 

She has been the business head for Pan Am, Delta Airways, Sutton Seeds, The Indian Fine Art Fund and Brand Theatre. She was a Director at Euro RSCG advertising.

Avinash Chordia

MUSICIAN.

 

Avinash drives music content creation  as the Chief Operating Officer and Head Music.

 

Avinash is a professional musician, he regularly plays drums with some of the best musicians in the country.

 

Avinash performs with the Saturday Night Blues band and The Supersonics, which he co-founded.

 

He also does music production and arrangements.

Avinash  has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.

Ananya Rane

FILMMAKER.

 

Ananya drives audio visual content creation  as Head Films.

Ananya studied at the Film School in Prague. She has worked with some of the best film makers in Hollywood and in India.

 

Her latest work has been with Oscar winning directors Ang Lee and Kathryn Bigelow.

 

In India she works with Ram Madhvani, Sooni Taraporewala and Homi Adajania.

 

Ananya has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.

Devraj Sanyal

Devraj Sanyal is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group & EMI Music, South Asia.

UMG is our partner for publishing and marketing our productions and take the content to audiences around the world.

 

Universal Music has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.

 

Anil Srinivasan

MUSICIAN.

 

Anil is a concert pianist and is passionate about introducing good music to new audiences, particularly young adults & children.

 

He is an alumnus of  Columbia University.

Anil designed the idea of Baithak Recordings -  Live @ The Peninsula Studios.

Anil has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.

Ratan J Batliboi

Ratan conceptualized & designed The Peninsula Studios, which allows us to record music and produce TV programs and host theatre in the presence of over 200 guests.

 

RJB is an eminent  architect & designer.

 

Ratan has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.

M K Raina

Theatre Actor, Director & Producer.

 

Maharaj Krishna Raina, popularly known as M.K. Raina presents Chamber Theatre @ The Peninsula Studios.

 

MK is one of India's best-known theatre actors and directors. M. K. Raina graduated from National School of Drama in 1970 with Best actor award. Since 1972 he has been freelance theater worker and film person, working all over India in many languages and with many traditional forms.

He has received the Sanskriti Samman in 1980, the Sahitya Kala parishad Award in 1981, Best Director of the year by West Bengal Government 1982, the Best Director's award of Punjabi Akademi, Delhi in 1987.

Shri M.K. Raina received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1995 and the Swarna Padak from Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir in 1996 for his contribution to Indian Theater.

He was also awarded one of India's highest theatre awards, the B.V.

 

Karanth award for lifetime achievement in 2007.

Mohan Guruswamy

Mr. Guruswamy is a graduate of Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Mohan Guruswamy is President of Center for Policy Alternatives. 

He curates Brains Trust Live @ The Peninsula Studios.

Amitrajeet Adhikari

Music Producer

 

Amitajeet Adhikari (Miti) has played guitars , arranged and programmed the music for all our Discovering the Peninsula albums.

 

With a strong understanding of folk music traditions as well as modern day song writing, composing and arrangement techniques, Miti Adhikari (MANA) has put his heart and soul into the album creating a work of love and high musical value.

Miti has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.

Neel Adhikari

Musician, Music Director.

 

Neel has been an outstanding contributor to the music from The Peninsula Studios  that has made a mark in the industry.

He is responsible for mentoring all our artists in the Discovering the Peninsula program and arranging / composing music for these projects.

He has also played the guitars, ukelele and has given vocals in the Coke Studio Roots.

 

Neel has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.

Narinder Tawakley

Head events and artist managment.

Narinder Tawakley  has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.

He was earlier the production planning manager at HMV.

Subarna Roy

Senior Manager- Artist & Repertoire, marketing and publishing

Universal Music Group

Responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists.


Also a liaison between artists and the record label Every activity involving artists to the point of album release.

 
 

Abhay Tiwari

Event Management

Abhay Tiwari  has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.

He was Sale Manager at HMV.

Deepak Samson

SOUND ENGINEER.

 

Industry expert.

Deepak supports us with most of our audio recordings. He has won a national award for recording of "Live @ The Peninsula Studios".

Deepak has been a part of The Peninsula Studios form the very beginning.