Indian EDM duo Lost Stories make it to YouTube's foundry class of 2020
Past YouTube Foundry artists include Dua Lipa, Rosalia, Kenny Beats, Omar Apollo among the approximately 120 artists it has featured to date.
Mumbai-based EDM duo Lost Stories have made it to YouTube's global artist development program called Foundry Class 2020. The duo, comprising of Rishab Joshi and Prayag Mehta, has been chosen alongside 11 artists from across the world to get the support and global exposure that YouTube Foundry Class provides.
According to YouTube's announcement, “it helps independent artists use music and storytelling to engage fans all over the world and build careers with a vision that is really uniquely their own.”
Past Foundry artists include Dua Lipa, Rosalia, Kenny Beats, Omar Apollo among the approximately 120 artists it has featured to date.
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Becoming the first Indians to become the part of the prestigious artists development programme, Lost Stories' Rishab said, "it is a proud moment for us and our dream to take India to the world will gain momentum with the support. With Foundry's support, we hope to create a mood for our content and add story's contextual elements to our YouTube content. We hope that Indian music elevates with the Lost Stories sound and it gains a huge fan base on a global scale."
The class of 2020 also include:
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Adam Melchor,
Puerto Rican trap artist Eladio Carrion,
Brooklyn experimentalist Gabriel Garzon-Montano,
Birmingham grime artist and actor Jaykae,
Glasgow R&B singer Joesef,
Los Angeles-based corridos trailblazer Natanael Cano,
five-piece Japanese indie rock band Novelbright,
Sydney pop-rock brothers Lime Cordiale,
avant-garde French pop-rap artist TESSÆ,
Nigerian singer and producer Tems,
and Korean-American multitalent REI AMI.
Prayag too expressed his joy and said, "our goal for the next several years is to release as much new music as possible. We would love to use our signature ethnic Indian sound and ensure that it reaches audiences in every part of the globe."