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INTRODUCING SIDDHARTHA KHOSLA
Siddhartha Khosla is an award-winning film and television composer, and singer/songwriter/producer for critically acclaimed band Goldspot.
Khosla's current scores include Emmy & Golden Globe winning NBC hit drama "This Is Us," (Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Dan Fogelman EP), Hulu's Marvel drama "Runaways" (Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage EPs), Lionsgate TV drama "The Royals," (Elizabeth Hurley, Mark Schwahn EP), and "The Kids Are Alright" for ABC. Khosla recently scored award winning feature film drama "The Sounding" (2017) with Teddy Sears and Catherine Eaton, and comedy "Fat Camp" (2017), CBS comedy "Me, Myself and I" (John Laroquette, Bobby Moynihan), and penned original songs for Academy Award winner Brie Larson and Donald Sutherland's musical film "Basmati Blues" (2018). Khosla previously composed the original score for network comedies "Grandfathered" (FOX) and "The Neighbors" (ABC).
His original song from "This Is Us", 'We Can Always Come Back To This,' was #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart for 4 straight weeks, and top 20 in the Billboard Rock and R&B charts, and earned him a Guild of Music Supervisors Nomination for Best Song Created for Television (2018).
Forged from the creative mind of Khosla and first discovered on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," -- arguably the most influential radio station in the country -- Goldspot's ear-pleasing and catchy sound has been described by LA Times Magazine as "A hint of George Harrison at his transcendental best" , by NPR as "An inventive sound and independent vision." In 2013, his album Aerogramme topped Los Angeles Times Pop Music Editor's year end best albums list, earning the title of "#1 Album of the Year." His hit single "Friday" reached #10 in the UK radio charts, with album "Tally of the Yes Men" reaching #11 in the Alternative charts. Goldspot has released three studio albums (Mercury UK/Universal Records, Mt. Hoboken Records, and SONY India) and Khosla's songs have been featured on numerous TV shows ('How I Met Your Mother', 'The OC', 'The Neighbors'), major brand advertising campaigns (Google, Target, Apple), and films (Today's Special starring The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi).
Khosla's India-born parents came to the US in the mid-seventies to make the American dream their own. Their son was born on these shores, and his parents kept their heritage alive for him though music, playing old Indian movie soundtracks in their home. As a teenager, Khosla embraced Western bands as well: The Smiths, The Cure, The Beatles & Paul Simon. Today, his musical roots inform his scores and songs to convey a sound -- from vintage electric guitars and rare 1950s organs to live orchestras and instruments from the Eastern hemisphere like the harmonium, to the Greek bouzouki, to 80's omnichord synthesizers and Flemish harpsichords - that is engagingly unique.
In November 2013, Khosla was invited as the musical guest for First Lady Michelle Obama's Diwali celebration at the White House.
Khosla has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he composed and sang for his award-winning a Capella group "Off The Beat." During his time at Penn, Khosla's group earned 4 consecutive Album of Year awards, Arrangement of the Year, and Song of the Year honors from the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.
Khosla is managed by Steve Nice (Nice Management & Consulting) and represented by WME's Bradley Rainey and Amos Newman.