New Delhi : The Indian music scene was as diverse as ever in 2012 with Bollywood songs - from melodic to bucolic - dominating proceedings.Music lovers had both their share of joy and sorrow as the likes of Guns N' Roses, Carlos Santana and many more came calling but the year also saw the death of sitar god Ravi Shankar and ghazal legend Mehdi Hasan.Indian music had its brush with controversies this year too as there were plagiarism allegations and use of vulgar lyrics. Item songs and racy numbers topped the charts but melodious numbers and those with rustic flavour were the order the day.The year saw the sad demise of Pt Ravi Shankar, whose music propelled him to new heights, brought him close to The Beatles and legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin and took him to iconic events like Woodstock and Monterey Pop Fest, where he played alongside the likes of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.The Grammy awards, where he was nominated this year, is honouring Shankar with a posthumous lifetime achievement.\u00a0 India-born Hassan, who gave us melodies like \u2018Patta patta, boota boota' and \u2018Kab ke Bichhare', and Urdu poet and lyricist Shahryar, who wrote for the blockbuster \u201cUmrao Jaan\u201d, also passed away during the year.Actress Priyanka Chopra made her singing debut through the international music single \u2018In My City' with American rapper Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame. He also collaborated with American DJ duo, The Chainsmokers, for her second number, \u2018Erase'.Anushka Manchanda, of \u2018Viva' all-girl band fame, signed a pact with British recording artist Chicane for an exclusive track. The item songs list which started with Katrina Kaif's \u2018Chikni Chameli', also saw \u2018Anarkali Disco Chali' featuring Malaika Arora Khan, \u2018Pritam Pyare' from \u201cRowdy Rathore\u201d and Vidya Balan in \u2018Mala jau de' but it was Kareena Kapoor who seemed to walk away with all the honours with her \u2018Fevicol Se', \u2018Halkat Jawani' and \u2018Dil Mera Muft Ka'.The music of India's official Oscar entry \u201cBarfi!\u201d stood out. Composer Pritam was lauded for the simplicity and melody in the songs. Pritam has been hit with several allegations of plagiarism in recent times. The songs \u2018Barfi' (Mohit Chauhan), another version \u2018Ala Barfi!' (Swanand Kirkire), \u2018Main kya karoon' (Nikhil Paul George) and \u2018Kyon' (Angaraag \u2018Papon' Mahanta and Sunidhi Chauhan) still figure in the chartbusters.\u00a0 The songs of Anurag Kashyap's \u201cGangs Of Wasseypur\u201d had typical bucolic tunes and widely appreciated. Other songs that became quite popular were \u2018Tumhi ho bandhu' and \u2018Daaru Desi' (\u201cCocktail\u201d), \u2018Pani da rang' (\u201cVicky Donor\u201d), \u2018Pareshaan' (\u201cIshaqzaade\u201d) and \u2018Ishq Wala Love' (\u201cStudent of the Year\u201d).Legendary composer Ilayaraja, Grammy-winning percussionist T H Vinayakram and a host of musicians were selected for the Sangeet Natak Akademi awards and fellowships.The year also saw international artistes like rock guitar legend Carlos Santana, Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, Sean Paul, DJ Afrojack, Guns N Roses and Swedish House Mafia coming to India.The digital music sector pushed the limits of consumer choice, extending its business models and reaching out to consumers across the globe. Record companies increasingly focused on new developing markets where digital infrastructure is fast-evolving.According to the global Digital Music report 2012 by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), India has more than 40 million smartphone users and 14 million broadband connected households.