R .T. Chari of the Tag Corporation had instituted the Music Academy Tag digital archives in December 2008 by donating 6,000 hours of recorded classical Carnatic music that was with him. He has now decided to give about 1,000 hours of music out of his collection to various music colleges/institutions that are willing to establish an archive with listening facility. The first batch was given to the Swati Tirunal Music College, Thiruvananthapuram on January 2.

Mr Chari is interested in extending this facility to other colleges/institutions. All that is needed to do is sign an MOU with the Tag Corporation. For details contact Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao, Secretary, Music Academy, at pappuvenu@gmail.com