Ankit Shrestha is the latest signing to join the Anara Publishing roster. Inspired by Bon Iver, Shakey Graves and Joni Mitchell, the Nepali singer songwriter has travelled the world showcasing his music to the purest form, busking with his electric guitar and amp.
He is already a rising star in his home country (Nepal), having sold out shows and accumulated millions of streams on his previous releases. His songs are melancholic, easy to listen to, and have a visual identity that complements his storytelling. With popular releases like, Yadhaaru (4M streams on Youtube) Sullen Shade (45k streams on YouTube), Oh Love (37k streams on YouTube) he’s considered one of the most genuine voices in the Nepali indie music industry.
Discussing the signing with Ankit, he said:
“I was in search of the right publishing company for my music, aiming to take the next step in capitalising on, introducing, and growing our music and listeners worldwide. Anara has carved out a much-needed space for themselves in the Indian music industry by providing a platform for artists with whom they resonate. In addition to collecting outstanding royalties, they also support us with sync licensing, introducing our music to listeners from different parts of the world. With Anara’s support, we look forward to not only collecting publishing income from our tracks but also building relationships with music supervisors, artists, writers, and producers from around the world.”
Speaking of the signing, Director of Anara Publishing said:
“We’re so thrilled to have Ankit joining the Anara roster, which also marks our first signing from Nepal. He has beautiful way of telling stories through his songs, which we all instantly resonated with. We’re very much looking forward to embarking on this journey together as we share Ankit’s music around the world.”