Archive of Indian Music

Archive of Indian Music (AIM) is a collection or more appropriate "repository" of the gramophone recordings of India, launched on May 10th 2013. AIM is the brain-child of Vikram Sampath, the Founder, author of 3 books, Splendours of Royal Mysore,’ ‘My name is Gauhar Jaan' and ‘Voice of the Veena: S Balachander', which I am yet to read, Chief Patron: T. V. Mohandas Pai and the co-founders: Sampath Srinivasan and H.N. Nagamani.

The main objective behind this initiative is to maintain a collection of high quality recordings and preserve them, availability of the golden music collection to musicians, students, audience...

The website has a friendly interface with a huge search tool based on artist or songs. You can have a look at the list of artists arranged alphabetically.

I searched for Sri "Chowdaiah" the renowned Violinist maestro in Carnatic music from Karnataka.
The search results are displayed with the name of the artist with the photograph, biography and the set of songs, that are embedded using soundcloud.

Search result for Violin Maestro: T Chowdaiah
Search result for Violin Maestro: T Chowdaiah 
Search result for Violin Maestro: T Chowdaiah
Search result displaying Md Rafi.
I am happy to see this initiative which has an excellent collections of the untold musicians of all the genres in India, which cannot be found in the music stores always. AIM is a bliss to the music lovers who like to listen to old songs or Carnatic or Hindustani recordings, at a single click.

You can also help the organisation by donating old gramophone records or contribute monetarily.

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