Friday Night Originals, a Non-Profit Organisation from Kolkata, IN, has been documenting the Original music of the Independent Music Scene for the last two and a half years, through 3 Seasons and 2 mini-series on its YouTube Channel. It has already produced 56 episodes with 56 different artists from India and beyond.


FNO is not a funded company, and it produces each of the episodes, for the artists, for absolutely ‘free of cost’. So, it is our sincere request to all of you to donate, whatever you can, and help us keep running this documentation process of the Independent Music Scene.



List of FUNDERS for FNO Season IV

Supported by [in alphabetical order]:

  • Chandan Chakraborty

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Also funded by [in alphabetical order]:

  • Abhishu Rakshit
  • Agnidipto Tarafdar
  • Amitabha Karmakar
  • Anindita Basu
  • Anindita Ghosh
  • Arit Kumar Mondal
  • Atri Ray
  • Avanish Singh
  • Chandan Chaudhuri
  • Debajyoti Biswas
  • Dyuti Mukherjee
  • Gaurab Chatterjee
  • Kaushik Chatterjee
  • Kyle Scott
  • Mitali Choudhuri
  • Neel Sarkar
  • Projjwal Bhattacharya
  • Purabi Bose
  • Rajat Mitra
  • Ramanuj Mukherjee
  • Ritam Sen
  • Sayan Chatterjee
  • Shruti Chatterjee
  • Subhagata Singha
  • Sudhyasheel Sen
  • Surjo Bhattacharjee
  • Vikram Pratap Singh



As FNO is not a funded or a sponsored enterprise, we fund these seasons and episodes from our accumulated funds or our personal accounts. No, we do not charge any money from the featured artists, unlike some of our contemporaries. To be very honest, not being funded has turned out to be a boon for us, instead of a hindrance, as we have complete independence on selecting as many young and new independent artists, as we want to.


We have started our documentation process of Friday Night Originals: Season IV, but a lack of appropriate funds has forced us to pause and delay our 4th Season. Plus, we are also planning to conduct at least half of the season, i.e. at least 8 episodes outside Kolkata. We are in talks with Organisations in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Dhaka, Bangladesh to collaborate with us for the remaining 8 episodes, which we are planning to shoot and record in one of these above mentioned cities, bringing in Independent artists from its locality.


So, it is our sincere request to all of you to donate, whatever you can, and make it happen and keep this documentation process of the Independent non-commercial music running.



Thank You.

Durjoy Choudhury

Friday Night Originals

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