It is a well-known fact that A. R. Rahman is credited for reinventing modern Indian music. Rahman has composed the soundtrack for more than 150 films, many of which have become classics, including "Roja," "Bombay," "Dil Se," "Taal," "Vandemataram," "Jodhaa Akbar," "Slumdog Millionaire," "127 Hours," "Rockstar" and many others. Rahman followed in the footsteps of his father, a South Indian composer and arranger and began studying music at an early age. Rahman began his career as an assistant to well-known Indian artists before creating jingles and scores for well-liked television shows. He also graduated from London's Trinity College of Music with a degree in western classical music.
In order to preserve and transmit Indian Classical music to future generations, he is currently experimenting with and exploring initiatives that are not publicly known. Under the capable leadership of his sister Fathima Rafiq, the KM Music Conservatory offers a comprehensive education in both western and Indian music as well as music technology.
He continues to work with Intel and they have produced ground-breaking performance tools like "Curie." He is renowned for his collaborations with many well-known international artists, including Coldplay, Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sami Yusuf and his most recent project with U2 and his daughters Khatija and Raheema Rahman singing the classic Tamil couplets from Thirukural, which led to the internationally acclaimed single "Ahimsa," honoring Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday..
How to hire A. R. Rahman for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking A. R. Rahman to perform.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like A. R. Rahman in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking A. R. Rahman or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
A. R. Rahman's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking A. R. Rahman for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book A. R. Rahman, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing A. R. Rahman. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate A. R. Rahman booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book A. R. Rahman for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final A. R. Rahman booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will A. R. Rahman charge for an event. An example fee to book A. R. Rahman is in the starting range of $40,000-$74,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book A. R. Rahman for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the A. R. Rahman agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book A. R. Rahman, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the A. R. Rahman booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for A. R. Rahman, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Indian, World Music, Male, Age Group-60's+, Asian