Sanjay Sabarwal who runs ZibaMusic.com online music store seems to be quite despondent about the future of desimusic in
the US and says so on his new blo. The desi music scene in the states exists primarily due to bhangra, bollywood music and hindi remixes. In a nutshell, only these genres are widely accepted, and even in those categories there is not much for creativity or originality. In fact, it seems one can be punished for attempting to do something that does not belong in those categories.
I feel the same way, and perhaps that is one of the main reasons I had disassociated myself from DesiParty scene, after getting that whole scene started.
At this point, we STILL do not have a original artist that has sold like the soundtrack of Veer Zara or even Devdas. Until that happens, original artista are doomed to being downloaded for free or worse collecting dust at a random mom and pop store in Jackson heights, New York.
The whole scene smacks of mediocrity right now, and those who are trying something new are targeting the mainstream markets. All good stuff that is coming to market is in the Asian underground market, and hopefully that movement will keep going, despite lack of overt commercial success.