|Coke Studio @ MTV|
|Created by||The Coca-Cola Company and MTV India|
|Directed by||Supavitra Babul|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||31|
|Production location(s)||Mumbai, India|
|Running time||1 hour|
|Production||The Coca-Cola Company|
|Original release||17 June 2011 -|
Coke Studio India, officially titled Coke Studio @ MTV, is an Indian television programme, which features live studio-recorded music performances by various artists. Coke Studio combines myriad musical influences, from Hindustani, Carnatic and Indian folk, to contemporary hip hop, rock and pop music. It is one of the most popular music programmes in India. It is an Indian adaptation of the Pakistani show Coke Studio.
Season 1 premièred on 17 June 2011 on MTV India at 7 pm. Season 2 premièred on 7 July 2012 on MTV India at 7 pm and on Doordarshan (DD National) at 8:30 pm. Season 3 premièred 17 August 2013 on MTV India and Big FM at 8 pm simultaneously and at 9 pm on Doordarshan. Season 3 also premièred on All India Radio at 4 pm on 24 August 2013.[Note 1]
Season 4 premièred on 1 March 2015 at 8 pm.
Each hour-long episode of the Coke Studio At MTV featured six songs and a diverse mix of music from alternative genres including Carnatic and Hindustani, compositions by new musicians, recreated Bollywood tracks, and a special song created on the programme. This season had a total of 10 episodes, including one which showed the best of Season 1.
The second season officially aired from 7 July 2012 on MTV India and Doordarshan. Every episode featured a music composer with his own composed tracks. This season also had a total of 10 episodes, including two showing the best of Season 2.
After Season 2, a minicert was held at Rendezvous 2012, an annual cultural festival of IIT Delhi featuring Shilpa Rao, Papon and Advaita from 19-22 October 2012. The song "Husna" was featured in the Global Indian Music Academy Awards 2012. A minicert was held at Hard Rock Cafe, Hyderabad on 23 November 2012, featuring Amit Trivedi, Hari Singh and Sukhmani Malik. Again a minicert was held at Hard Rock Cafe, New Delhi on 30 November 2012, featuring Papon and Amit Trivedi.
Season 3 started to be aired from 17 August 2013 at MTV. The first full song was published on 1 August 2013. Named "Zariya", it was composed by A. R. Rahman. The second full song, "Bismillah", by Salim Suleiman, was published on 8 August 2013 on the eve of Eid. The third song, again by A. R. Rahman and named "Jagao mere des ko", was published on 14 August 2013, on the eve of Independence Day of India. On 22 August 2013 "Kattey" by Ram Sampath was published. It is the fourth song and was published online before being aired on TV.
Papon (Angaraag Mahanta)
Coke Studio Megacert was held on 9 November 2014 at Xpressions'14, the annual B-School fest of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. This programme featured the composer Amit Trivedi and was the biggest live concert in eastern India. After XIMB, it was organized at IIM Lucknow's fest Varchasva 2014 where Javed Ali performed and enthralled the audience.
A Coke Studio Megacert was planned for Youth Vibe 2014, the Annual Global Youth Fest of Lovely Professional University, featuring Ram Sampath, Sona Mohapatra and Vijay Prakash on 14 November 2014. This is the second time Coke Studio performed at Lovely Professional University.
On 28 February 2016, the third megacert featured Diljit Doshanjh and Gurdas Maan. The concert was the biggest concert of Coke Studio so far, with a crowd of over 4,000. The event was organised by Student Entertainment and the Event Management Cell.
On 17 October 2015 Coke Studio held a concert in Jaipur featuring artists such as Amit trivedi, Ram Sampath and Sona Mohapatra.