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18-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Grand Musical Launch for “Sabrang”

Time and again one does ask that why do bright and talented young generation of our country wants to work abroad? Every year these statistics significantly increases too. The upcoming Hindi feature film “Sabrang” which is jointly produced under the banner...

16-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Government must support artistes: Hans Raj Hans

Popular singer Hans Raj Hans says the music industry is in crisis, and the government must support the artistes as far as possible.Last week, veteran vocalist Shubha Mudgal, who has been batting for royalty rights for artistes, questioned the logic behind a...

15-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Mika Singh comes up with new single 'DJ Waleya'

 Singing superstar Mika Singh has come up with his new single " DJ Waleya- The wedding song" a duet with singer Minu Bakshi. The "Sexy Baliye" singer says that the song is going to be an apt number for the wedding season."This is a complete wedding song and since...

15-Nov-2017 Mumbai

‘Kar gayi chull' crosses 200 mn views on YouTube

 Party anthem "Kar gayi chull" from Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra-starrer "Kapoor & Sons" crossed 200 million views on YouTube on Wednesday.The song was composed by Badshah and recreated by composer Amaal Mallik. The recreated version released in February...

15-Nov-2017 New Delhi

UK rapper to shoot music video in India during her maiden visit

UK rapper Lady Leshurr plan to shoot a music video in India during her maiden visit to the country for a three-city tour this week.She will be in the country as part of beer brand Bira 91's new hip-hop focused campaign called FreeFlow. For its first tour...

15-Nov-2017 New Delhi

DJ Armin van Buuren finds India 'almost entirely different world now'

Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Armin van Buuren first set foot in India back in 2009. Geared up for his India gig once again, he says when it comes to dance music, the country has now become an almost entirely different world.The DJ, who was also in India for last...

12-Nov-2017 New Delhi

India lacks a music industry: Singer Papon Angaraag

Singer Papon, known as much for popularising Assamese folk music as for tracks like "Jiyein kyun", "Moh moh ke dhaage", "Bulleya" and "Kaun mera", rues that India lacks a music industry.Asked if he feels singers are getting their due in Bollywood, Papon told...

10-Nov-2017 Madurai

Human beings inspire an artiste : A.R. Rahman

Award winning composer A.R. Rahman says an artiste is always inspired by human beings and what they go through.Rahman has come up with a 19-minute music piece titled "The flying lotus", based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government's move to demonetise...

08-Nov-2017 Dubai

Asha Bhosle regrets not singing English songs

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle regrets not getting a proper education, and says she would have touched greater heights if she had studied further and crooned songs in English too.Bhosle talked about her regrets at the Leadership Lecture Series at the Dubai campus...

05-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Tabla was taught as a way of life : Grammy winner Sandeep Das

He recently thrust India into the limelight on the global music stage by bagging the prestigious Grammy award -- and Sandeep Das credits the guru-shishya parampara, or the teacher-disciple lineage, for how it shaped his life. Even after a long stint in...

31-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Indira Gandhi had keen interest in music: Lata Mangeshkar

 Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Tuesday paid a tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 33rd death anniversary, saying she not just had a keen interest in music but was also a good singer."Today is the death anniversary of India's first and only...

30-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Restored Indian silent film gets live score by Anoushka Shankar

Restored Indian silent film "Shiraz: A Romance of India", which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala earlier this month, has been given a live score performed by British Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar.The film will travel...

30-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Versatility not necessarily important in singing : Palak Muchhal

Popular Bollywood singer Palak Muchhal, who will be seen as a coach on upcoming children singing reality show "The Voice India Kids Season 2", says she prefers to celebrate the originality of a voice rather than proving its versatility."As a coach, I don't want...

30-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Singing opportunities not limited to films anymore : Himesh Reshammiya

Music composer-singer Himesh Reshammiya, who is gearing up to coach new talents in the upcoming singing reality show 'The Voice India Kids Season 2", says young aspiring singers today have more platforms to showcase their talent than just singing in films."All...

30-Oct-2017 JAIPUR

Watching youth enjoy classical music heartening: Sitarist Shujaat Khan

The sitar, tabla and flute played on. And the youngsters in the crowd heard the classical ensemble in awe. Sitar maestro Shujaat Khan says it's surprising and heartening to witness the swelling number of youths -- contrary to popular perception -- at classical...

29-Oct-2017 JAIPUR

Radio took away indie music's business: Sonu Nigam

Radio has impeded the growth of the independent music scene in India, says singer Sonu Nigam, who is confident the scenario can change overnight if the platform lends support."Things can change overnight for independent music with just one thing... the day...

28-Oct-2017 Jaipur

Quality check on lyrics: Censorship or consciousness?

From "Lathe di chadar utte saleti rang mahiya" to "Lathe di chadar utte honeymoon kar maahiya" -- the trajectory of film lyrics has been on a downward curve, says singer Jasbir Jassi, who feels a certain censorship can help salvage the situation.But veteran...

26-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Anup Jalota sings Bhagavad Gita verses in Urdu in Pakistan

Bhajan maestro Anup Jalota, who had earlier stated he will never perform in Pakistan, sang verses from the holy Bhagavad Gita in Urdu in that country this week. He says it is his effort to stop the world from turning into a Kurukshetra."Bhagavad Gita has the...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Music has power to start a revolution : Raghu Dixit

Singer-composer Raghu Dixit says music has the power to bring people together, inspire them and start a revolution.When Dixit goes behind the microphone, he not only sings in Hindi but other languages like Kannada and Telugu as well. But sometimes artistes get slammed...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Amit Trivedi missed father while composing 'Rukh' song

Composer Amit Trivedi, whose new track "Hai baaki" for the film "Rukh", is dedicated to the father-son bond, says he was thinking about his relationship with his father while composing the track.The song conveys the pathos of a son longing for his father. It...

11-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Apple joins hands with Rahman to set up 2 music labs in India

Apple Music on Wednesday said it will set up two Mac Labs at the A.R. Rahman-founded KM Music Conservatories (KMMC) based in Chennai and the upcoming campus in Mumbai.The Mac Labs will teach students how to create music using Logic Pro X, Apple's professional...

09-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

'Heer Saleti'- A Melodious Gift From Pammi Bai For Music Lovers

The renowned Punjabi folk singer Paramjit Singh Sidhu 'Pammi Bai' is set to cause sensation once again with the release of his single track 'Heer Saleti' worldwide on 10th October at 10 AM. The teaser as well as music of the track was released here today...

07-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Great time to be in music business: Vishal Dadlani

Music composer Vishal Dadlani says the landscape of Indian music is changing with "lots of new artists and new styles" coming up."(There are) Lots of new artists, lots of new styles. It's wonderful. Right now it's a great time to be in the music business....

06-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Comedy films are tricky: Amaal Mallik

Composer Amaal Mallik has come up with a new track titled "Hum nahi sudhrenge" from the forthcoming comedy film "Golmaal Again". He says such films are tricky."Hum Nahi Sudhrenge" features several shades of electronic music. "Comedy films happen to be a tricky...

03-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Happy, proud of being immortalised in wax: Asha Bhosle

Celebrated singer Asha Bhosle, whose wax figure for the maiden Madame Tussauds museum in India was launched here on Tuesday, says being immortalised with a life-like figure capturing all aspects of her real self, has made her feel immensely proud."I have won many...

01-Oct-2017 New Delhi

A.R. Rahman feels music enters the heart 'without any disclaimer'

Music maestro A.R. Rahman feels that music has the quality of entering the heart without any disclaimer, and that is why he feels blessed to be a musician.Rahman will headline The Sufi Route, a concert for peace, that will take place here on November 18. Asked...

28-Sep-2017 Katra

Renowned playback singers, Noora Sisters perform live at Katra

Sultan and Dnagal fame bollywood playback singers Jyoti and Sultana also known as Noora Sisters performed live in the quarter final of All India Devotional Song Competition here.The Noora sisters have given their voices to the beautiful and melodious songs...

28-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Arijit Singh is my lucky charm: Palak Muchhal

Singer Palak Muchhal, who has crooned hits like "Prem ratan dhan payo" and "Chahun main ya naa", feels singer Arijit Singh is her lucky charm, and says whenever they work together, it turns out to be a "super duper hit" collaboration.They have got together...

28-Sep-2017 Mumbai

I don't feel my age at all: Lata Mangeshkar on 88th birthday

 Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar, who turned 88 on Thursday, says age doesn't dampen her spirit and that she has always lived with a hope for a better tomorrow."Bahut ho gaya... Aapko kaisa lagta hai... Aap gaati kyun nahin hain... Aapke favourite naye...

26-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Bollywood singers enthral audience at devotional song competition

Bollywood singers Shankar Sahni and Amrinder Bobby enthralled audience   on the Fifth day of the  All India Devotional Song Competition  organized as a part of Navratra Festival 2017 here at Yog Ashram Complex.Chief Executive Officer SMVD Shrine...

25-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Found a new superstar in Varun Dhawan : Anu Malik

Anu Malik sang the original "Oonchi hai building" from Salman Khan starrer "Judwaa", and he has also sung the track's recreated version picturised on Varun Dhawan for "Judwaa 2". The singer-composer says he's impressed by the younger star."I sang this song...

24-Sep-2017 New Delhi

'Indian classical music is for certain class of people'

Indian classical music generally has a limited audience. Pune's popular vocalist Suhas Vyas feels that it is because classical music is for a certain class of people.Asked why the genre is mostly restricted to the elite audience, Vyas told IANS in an email...

22-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Not addressing devotional music a disservice: Sonu Nigam

Singer Sonu Nigam feels devotional music is an important part of Indian culture, and says that not addressing it is a huge disservice to music."Devotional music, is such a great and significant part of Indians' blood streams that not addressing it is a huge...

19-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Songs today are just a one-day cricket match: Bappi Lahiri

Veteran Indian composer-singer Bappi Lahiri says people can't remember lyrics of songs today. He has compared them to a one-day cricket match.Lahiri has been in the music industry for over five decades and his given several hits like "Yaad aa raha hai", "Yaar...

12-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Will balance singing career with motherhood: Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan is excited as well as nervous about embracing motherhood and describes it as a most magical experience. The singer says she will not keep her career on the back-burner after delivering the baby, but will try to balance both worlds with utmost...

10-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Live gigs, recordings have own unique charm: Sunidhi Chauhan

Singer Sunidhi Chauhan says she enjoys live gigs as well as working inside a recording studio as they both have their own charm."Live gigs and recordings have their own unique charm. On live shows, I am more free but yet in my mind, I have to keep a control...

09-Sep-2017 Mumbai

I've grown as I take criticism positively : A.R. Rahman

Dealing with criticism is a part of any artist's journey and that is no exception even in the life of Grammy and Oscar winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman. The "Mozart of Madras" says building on constructive criticism has been one of the important parts of...

08-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Palak, Palash pay tribute to Asha Bhosle

Singer Palak and composer Palash Muchhal regaled music lovers by doing unplugged version of some of the iconic songs by legendary singer Asha Bhosle, who turned 84 on Friday.Radio network 92.7 BIG FM has brought back its property "Sureela September" to celebrate...

05-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Om Shanti Om' is unique in all aspects: Shankar Mahadevan

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan feels singing reality TV show "Om Shanti Om" brings the young generation closer to Indian culture and heritage.Mahadevan will be a special guest in Star Bharat's devotional music reality show. And he says he is honoured to get on board."I...

05-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Bollywood songs are losing poetic value: Kumar Sanu

Popular playback artist Kumar Sanu says that he prefers singing for the regional film industry as compared to Bollywood as the quality of lyrics and the poetic value of Hindi film songs have become poor.Asked about his choice of songs in recent times, Kumar...

03-Sep-2017 New Delhi

I have created disco music : Bappi Lahiri

Veteran music director, composer and singer Bappi Lahiri says he created disco music in the Hindi filmdom."Disco (genre) I have created, and from 1980s to 1990s -- the only disco era that was happening (in Bollywood) was all Bappi Lahiri," Lahiri, who is fondly...

01-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Falguni Pathak would love to work with Shah Rukh Khan

Popular singer Falguni Pathak has expressed her desire to work with superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who had said that he wanted the Dandiya queen to sing "Udi udi" from his film "Raees".Back in 1996, the two artistes had gone on a world tour together. Earlier this...

29-Aug-2017 New Delhi

New generation of musicians recall the legacy of their families

When you are the great grandson of sarod maestro Baba Alauddin Khan, there is a heavy responsibility and pressure to take forward the family legacy, but Shiraz Ali Khan says there are huge benefits that come from receiving gharana-based education and also...

27-Aug-2017 New Delhi

An Indian musician's journey from Mumbai's streets to London

Singer-songwriter Pratyul Joshi, an FTII alumnus, started performing on the streets of Mumbai in 2012 to survive. Now his album "Waabasta" has been mastered by British audio mastering engineer John Davis, who has worked with popular musicians like U2 and Lana Del Rey.Joshi...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

As an artiste, I still haven't done much: Badshah

With a discography full of hits like "Dhup Chik", "Abhi toh party shuru hui hai", "Selfie le le re", "Kar gai chull" and "Tamma tamma again" among many others, rapper Badshah, who has been in the Bollywood music industry for over four years, says as an artiste...

21-Aug-2017 Noida

Future of music in India is bright : Daler Mehndi

Singer Daler Mehndi, who judged season 9 of Radio City "Super Singer", says the future of music in the country is bright."Super Singer" season 9, saw participation from talent across the country. Delhi girl Stuti Tiwari was adjudged winner at the grand finale...

31-Jul-2017 Kharar

Malkit Singh performed live in Aryans show at North Country Mall

Internationally renowned Punjabi folk singer Malkit Singh performed live at North Country Mall, Kharar in the live in concert organized by Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh; North Country Mall and Asis Productions. Over thousands of people of the tricity and from...

09-Jul-2017 Mumbai

Harshdeep Kaur roped in for 'Hawa Badlo' anthem

Singer Harshdeep Kaur is on board to sing the anthem of "Hawa Badlo", an initiave to raise awareness about air pollution.The anthem is a part of the campaign by same name, brought together by enthusiasts at Social Cloud Ventures Pvt Ltd.Harshdeep and Javed...

07-Jul-2017 Mumbai

Bollywood : A.R. Rahman shortlisted for World Soundtrack Awards

Oscar winning composer A.R.Rahman is delighted that his music from the film "Viceroy's House" has been shortlisted for the World Soundtrack Awards, a public choice award."Delighted to be shortlisted for the World Soundtrack Awards Public Choice Award for 'Viceroy's...

06-Jul-2017 Mumbai

Shreya Ghoshal to release her first single

Singer Shreya Ghoshal, the voice behind many melodious songs, is all set to release her first single titled "Dhadkane Azad Hain".This is for the first time that Shreya has sung, produced and has been featured in a music video."I am too excited to be doing these...

06-Jul-2017 Mumbai

Mika questions how Indian singers get online views

Bollywood and Punjabi singer Mika Singh wonders how Indian singers are getting attention from all quarters on digital media. He cited rapper Nicki Minaj's video titled YMCMB & Beats By Dre Presents: The Pinkprint Movie, and its views as an example."When an...

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