When I started playing that was way back 10-15 years from now, things have changed quite a lot but then the growth hasn’t been satisfactory. During that time, the only scope of playing live music was schools and churches and now we have two three places in every cities to play music. Guwahati has improved a lot, Arunachal is picking up, the scene in Manipur and Meghalaya is slowly dying but Nagaland is one place where music still lives and credit should be given to the government for their initiatives they have taken by organizing festivals and shows where they invite local musicians and bands to perform. See, we don’t have promoters here, so the musicians have to take the initiative on their own to promote themselves. Secondly, they should study the market, what kind of music is liked by the people now. Musicians will have to move out of their comfort zones if they want to survive. If you have catchy melodies which can make the public groove, you will succeed.
Alobo Naga is a talented singer and songwriter from Nagaland