Mr. Devraj Sanyal has been successfully running the Universal Music Group businesses for South Asia & India since 2011. In the past 6 years, he has groomed it into one of the most successful music business models in the region. UMG now handles festival business, music business including labels, live & artist promotions, merchandising and is a creator of platforms for music & brands on a full-fledged basis. It is also the leading label for Indie & non-film music, carving a niche in a Bollywood driven industry.
Sanyal also runs a publishing business for the region and is regarded as the top A&R man, now compounded by his role as a judge on network TV’s largest all-English reality show called “The Stage” for the third season this year.
Sanyal was the co-founder of Sunburn, Asia’s no 1 EDM festival and is now deeply integrated in the music industry’s Intellectual Properties business and is currently the Director and CEO of India’s largest multi-genre music & camping festival, “Enchanted Valley Carnival”.
Sanyal was awarded the IES’s prestigious “Udyog Rattan Award” and has also made the “Top 25 Executives Under 40 running India Inc” list by Business Today for 2013/14. In 2015, he also made it to the Hindustan Times “Top 50 young Stars under 40” listicle.
Sanyal is also a founding member of Brahma, India’s premier metal band making him the only artist & music executive in the region.