Magnasound Records

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Magnasound was an Indian record company that specialized in Indian classical music, Indian rock and Indipop. It was distributed by OMI Music Inc. Shashi Gopal was the managing director of Magnasound.

IndustryMusic entertainment
Key people
Shashi Gopal, chief managing director
Kalpana Gopal, director
Madhav Das, director


Shashi Gopal founded Magnasound in 1989 with his wife Kalpana and brother-in-law Madhav Das.[1] The three launched the company with their life savings, which totaled Rs 6 lakhs. In the early 1990s, the company gained a reputation for signing young artists like Daler Mehndi, Baba Sehgal, and Alisha Chinai, as well as acclaimed rock bands Rock Machine and 13AD[2] Already established artists like A. R. Rahman and Asha Bhosle also released albums for the label. Magnasound began to concentrate more on classical artists. Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri became its flagship classical artist when she signed with Magnasound in 1994. Magnasound was also one of the first Indian labels to concentrate on music videos, taking advantage of the new MTV India channel.

In 2003, the company was declared bankrupt and was defunct.


After Magnasound wound up in 2003, Madhav launched another label called Bayshore Music before he moved to print and edited a film magazine called South Side, for GV Films.[1]

Notable artistsEdit


  1. ^ a b Kamath, Sudhish (28 May 2010). "Voice of the artiste". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  2. ^ Sreekumar, Priya (4 December 2011). "Fusion is my passion, says Sunny Viswanath". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 10 December 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2011.