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Akhila Shankar
Marketing Consultant and Co-host The Indian Music Charts Podcast

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Akhila Shankar

Marketing Consultant and Co-host The Indian Music Charts Podcast

Akhila Shankar is an award winning marketer with over a decade in the Indian media and
entertainment industry. She has worked alongside leading brands, advertising agencies,
music labels, artists and live music promoters. From creating India’s earliest digital concert
IPs like live@saavn to marketing the country’s earliest and most recognized podcasts like
#NoFilterNeha, she has been instrumental in building brands through community
and pop culture. In 2018, she co-led the rebranding of Saavn to JioSaavn after its merger
with JioMusic. She set up the streaming service’s music marketing vertical, breaking major
releases from breakthrough Indian and international artists like The Chainsmokers,
Ed Sheeran, DIVINE, Badshah, Ankur Tewari, Tanisk Bagchi on the platform. She has represented the Indian music industry at global events like SXSW (Austin) and OyaFestival (Oslo). She was recognized by Exchange4Media in their annual Content 40 under 40 (2020), Marketing 30 Under 30 (2021) and Social Samosa’s India’s Best Marketers & Media Planners (2021). She is currently the Director of International growth at Luminary, the world’s largest subscription podcast network, home to ‘The Midnight Miracle’ by Dave Chappelle and hip-hop duo Blackstar; Barefoot Boys by Konkona Sen and ‘How I Masaba’ by Masaba Gupta. She is also an advisor with live music and ticketing platform Skillbox and the co-founder of The Indian Music Charts Podcast.

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