Light music is a less serious form of Indian classical music, which originated in the 18th and 19th centuries and continues till today. Its rise can be traced to the mid‑20th century. The style is through-composed, usually shorter concert and suites designed to appeal to a wider context and audience than compared to more sophisticated forms of music. It was especially popular during the formative years of radio broadcasting. Occasionally, light music is often known as mood music or concert music.