Mandar Thakur

Mandar Thakur, is the COO of Times Music, one of the leading, digitally focussed music entertainment companies in the Indian sub-continent and a division of India’s largest diversified media group - The Times of India group Over the last decade, Mandar was part of the team that created Soundbuzz, then Asia/India’s first and largest Digital Music distribution company which got acquired by Motorola in 2008. At Soundbuzz, Mandar and his colleagues were the visionaries responsible for pioneering the Asian/Indian Digital Music landscape and were openly credited with several ‘firsts’ in the digital business in Asia/India.

Prior to Soundbuzz, in the 90’s - Mandar was involved in the set–up/India management of the leading Asian music television station Channel [V] (part of NewsCorp’s Star TV) and before that worked in Hong Kong in the Concert Promotion business across the Asia pacific region.