PHOTOS 11 October 2017

Apple Music and KM Music Conservatory Announce New Mac Labs in Chennai and Mumbai, India.

KM Music Conservatory students perform in Mumbai.
Mumbai, India — Apple Music announced the opening of two Mac Labs at the prestigious KM Music Conservatories (KMMC) based in Chennai and the upcoming campus in Mumbai. The Mac Labs will teach students how to create music using Logic Pro X, Apple’s professional music creation app for the Mac. 
Eddy Cue, A.R Rahman, Fathima Rafiq, executive director of KM Music Conservatory and students in Mumbai.
Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services joined A.R.Rahman, Oscar-winning composer, producer, musician and founder of the KMMC to also announce Apple Music’s contribution to fund 10 full time musical scholarships for students from underprivileged backgrounds.
Eddy Cue meets students from KM Music Conservatory.
“It’s an honour to be in Mumbai and I am humbled to be in the presence of the talented A.R. Rahman to make this announcement together,” said Cue. “Apple Music and the KM Music Conservatory share a deep love in discovering, sharing and nurturing musical talent and we’re proud to be supporting such an institution that is investing in the future arts and music community.”
“Music is a healer for today’s world and we share the same affinity and love of music with Apple Music. The labs and scholarships at KMMC make an invaluable contribution to helping to develop the talents of tomorrow’s musicians and composers. For over 20 years, I’ve been a loyal Logic Pro user and am excited to be on this journey together with Apple,” said A.R. Rahman.

Images of Eddy Cue, A.R. Rahman and students in India

The KM Music Conservatory was founded by A.R. Rahman to expand the horizons of musicians in India. While continuing to respect and strengthen the art of Indian music, the institution also offers an education in Western music and music technology. KM Music Conservatory provides students with a strong artistic, intellectual, and technical foundation for pursuing professional careers in music, and provides them with an internationally competitive education in Western music, music technology, and production.
A.R. Rahman is an Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award winning music composer/singer/songwriter. In India, he’s been a musical tour de force like no other since the 1990s. Experimenting with traditional Indian instruments and Western genres, A.R. Rahman has a unique musical style. From playing in a rock band in Chennai and composing advertising jingles - to delivering massive Bollywood hits and beautiful film scores - no musician has ever innovated quite like A.R. Rahman. This year marks Rahman’s 25th year in the film industry.

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