Abhishek Patil (Jury)
Head - A&R,
Warner Music India
With over 9 years of crafting harmonious narratives, Abhishek has emerged as a creative visionary and influential decision maker who is shaping the sound of India’s pop music landscape.
His voyage began as a curator and producer, crafting playlists and podcasts for esteemed airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, and Emirates. This initial symphonic journey nurtured his profound connection to music, eventually leading him to explore the realm of Music Production. With a solid foundation in Music Production, Abhishek's passion serenaded him toward the world of A&R at Sony Music India, where he masterfully curated, nurtured, and signed some of the industry's brightest stars. The likes of The Yellow Diary, Vayu, Qaran, and Amaal Mallik flourished under his expert guidance, creating harmonies that resonated across hearts.
Abhishek's influence crescendoed through collaborations with acts like Akasa Singh, Aastha Gill, Arjun Kanungo, Darshan Raval. His orchestrations yielded monumental hits, from the hypnotic Vayu x Akasa x Aastha collaboration ""Naagin"" to the soul-stirring ""Tera Zikr"" by Darshan Raval, and the infectious groove of Qaran's ""Haaye Oye.""
Now steering the A&R division at Warner Music India, Abhishek has been entrusted with shaping the sonic palette for renowned artists such as Sanjith Hegde, King, Dhruv Malik, Harrdy Sandhu, Aastha Gill, and many more. His unwavering dream lies in elevating Indian music to global prominence. He's on a dedicated quest to assembling the next constellation of Indian superstars who will shine brilliantly on the international stage.