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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...

01-Jul-2017 Mumbai

Baba Sehgal launches song on GST

Rapper-composer Baba Sehgal has launched a rap song on the newly introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is India's biggest tax reform since Independence.On Saturday, Sehgal launched the song on YouTube and tweeted: "Laagu ho gaya GST (GST has been launched)...

30-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Tollywood : Rahman is like a brother to me : Anandan Sivamani

After working with A.R. Rahman on several projects, percussionist Anandan Sivamani says the Oscar-winning composer knows how to bring out the best in him and that their bond goes beyond just work."I got closer to A.R. Rahman when he began his musical journey....

28-Jun-2017 Mumbai

My voice suited Akshay Kumar the most : Jubin Nautiyal

Singer Jubin Nautiyal says he has given playback for lot of actors like Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan, but his voice suits Akshay Kumar the most."I've lent my voice to stars like Akshay Kumar, Aditya Roy Kapur, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan among others, for...

28-Jun-2017 Chennai

Would love to take 'Vikram Vedha' to Bollywood : R. Madhavan

Actor R. Madhavan on Wednesday said he would love to take his forthcoming Tamil thriller "Vikram Vedha" to Bollywood.The film, slated for a July 7 release, will see Madhavan play an "encounter specialist".Asked why "Vikram Vedha" wasn't made simultaneously...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Runki Goswami Dazzles Music Lovers With Spellbinding Performance

Making the state of Bengal proud, Delhi-based Music Director and singer Runki Goswami gave a scintillating live folk music performance held on Thursday June 22, at India International Centre. Runki’s phenomenal multilingual show was a pure and joyful celebration...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Love to be on stage than in recording booth : Armaan Malik

Singer Armaan Malik, known for hit songs like "Wajah tum ho", "Naina", and "Chaar Shanivaar", feels there is a "certain magic" in performing live and prefers to be on the stage than in a recording studio.The singer doesn't run down the idea of playback singing,...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Angreji Beat' was not recorded formally : Gippy Grewal

Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal, who is busy promoting his single "Car Nach Di", says the hit number "Angreji Beat" that he churned out in collaboration with rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh in 2011, was not recorded formally."Honey Singh loved it so much that he...

18-Jun-2017

'Super Singh' : Diljit Dosanjh's superhero is no king

The good news about Diljit Dosanjh's super hero act is that it was released on the same fateful Friday when Riteish Deshmukh -- another entertainer like Dosanjh justifiably known for his comic timing -- was caught 'wrecked'-handed robbing a bank.Compared...

15-Jun-2017 New Delhi

My mind is off nominations and awards : Amaal Mallik

Composer Amaal Mallik, who turned 26 on Friday, hopes to continue to make better tunes than his previous ones -- something that he feels goes a longer way than an award or nomination does.Earlier this year, when Amaal was nominated for the Best Music Album honour...

14-Jun-2017 New Delhi

'No software can replace chemistry between musicians'

British-born, New York raised-and-based music producer Karsh Kale says there is no software that can come close to replacing the chemistry between musicians when they come together to create music."The years have proven one thing to me -- that there is no software,...

12-Jun-2017 Mumbai

All music scenes should be given importance : Mika Singh

Bollywood singer Mika Singh, known for his Punjabi tracks, has lent his voice to a promotional track of the film "All Eyez On Me" -- a biopic of late American rapper Tupac Shakur. He says all kinds of music must be given visibility.Mika, who has songs like "Bas...

12-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Language becoming little less of a barrier : Papon

Singer Papon has released his first Assamese album, "Notun Puhor", in seven years. He feels more people are opening up to music from across the globe, and so, language is becoming a little less of a barrier now.His last Assamese album, "Sinaki Osinaki", released...

11-Jun-2017 Kharar/S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

City Finale for BIG GOLDEN VOICE -JUNIOR held at North Country Mall

Tricity’s most heard FM station 92.7 BIG FM recently announced the launch of BIG Golden voice Junior 2017, a radio based show for the tricity region of Chandigarh, Mohali & Panchkula. The Grand finale for the tricity region was held today at North Country...

09-Jun-2017 New Delhi

'It's a myth big labels don't support new talent'

British-Indian singer Kadam Verma, who released his debut single "Billo ni" under T-Series earlier this year, says it's a myth that big record labels don't support budding artistes."There's a myth about big record labels... That they don't support new talent. I believe...

09-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Live radio concert is trend-setting concept : Shankar Mahadevan

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan, who will perform a live radio concert, finds it an interesting concept.His concert will be broadcast live on Radio City as part of "Gig City Season 2" on Friday."A live radio concert is a trend-setting concept. Performing live for...

08-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Looking forward to perform in London: A.R. Rahman

Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says he is looking forward to regale music lovers with his July 8 concert in London, which has been hit by two terror attacks."Friends and music lovers in the UK, looking forward to being amongst you and performing with my...

08-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Mika Singh collaborates with Wajid Khan for song

Bollywood and Punjabi singer Mika Singh has collaborated with musician Wajid Khan and has thanked him for the beautiful song.Singh on Wednesday took to Twitter to share a photograph of himself with the music composer and singer. "Something big is coming. Thanks...

05-Jun-2017

Runki Goswami : Music Composer and Singer

Runki Goswami is a music director and singer and is known for her contribution in Indian regional cinema. Belonging to a family of musicians, Runki is no exception as she has always been pursuing it since the age of 3 and promises to hold on it until her last...

28-May-2017

'Midnight Rider' Gregg Allman and his rock music journey

In a nearly half-century career, both in a band and solo, his distinctive voice, inspired lyrics and energetic guitar work went to make Gregg Allman a musical legend as pioneer and practitioner of 'Southern Rock' - which brought together rock and roll with...

26-May-2017 Mumbai

Javed Ali's new song an ode to love

Singer Javed Ali, known for tracks like "Ishaqzaade" and "Tum tak", has released a new single "Rangreziya", which is a tribute to love.The video for the song, unveiled on Thursday, features Javed with actress Neetha Shetty."Neetha Shetty is a talented actress,...

25-May-2017

Tazz Brings A Breath Of Fresh Music To The Punjabi Music Industry

Punjabi Music Industry is such an industry where every day a new talent emerges. And people welcome the talent with respect open and arms. Such a fresh talent had entered the industry last year. Singer Tazz made his debut in the Punjabi Music Industry with the...

24-May-2017 Mumbai

Hard Kaur excited about her 'happy party track'

Indo-British raptress Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, is looking forward to the release of her "happy" party track "Jhumka gira re", which has dancehall and reggae style music.Talking about the song, which will be unveiled on May 31, she said in...

22-May-2017 Chennai

Hope 'Baahubali 2' crosses over Rs 2000 cr : A.R Rahman

Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman on Monday said he wishes S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" mints over Rs 2000 crore at the box-office.Having already earned over Rs 1500 crore from its theatrical release so far, the film is...

19-May-2017 Mumbai

I'm a huge fan of Justin Bieber : Salim Merchant

Singer-composer Salim Merchant says he is a huge fan of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and had a great time at his concert here earlier this month.While people had mixed reactions to Bieber's maiden performance in India as part of his Purpose World Tour, Salim says...

18-May-2017 Cannes (France)

Mumbai's slums meet skyscrapers in new 'Beyond The Clouds' poster

There's a slum in the foreground and high rises and skyscrapers in the background. The second poster of Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's India-set film "Beyond The Clouds" -- launched at the Cannes Film Festival here on Thursday -- showcases the spirit of Mumbai...

11-May-2017 Mumbai

Honoured that current generation still singing my songs : A.R. Rahman

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who has been a part of the music industry for over 25 years, feels honoured that people of todays generation still sing his tracks.Rahman appeared on children singing reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6" to promote...

10-May-2017 Mumbai

Initially the Sachin anthem song was a rap : A.R. Rahman

Composer A.R. Rahman, who has given the music for the upcoming film "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", on Tuesday said that initially the anthem song in the movie was a rap with the chants that supporters used to make during the matches on the field.Rehman said that...

07-May-2017 New Delhi

I choose projects that leave me sleepless : A.R. Rahman

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman says whether a project comes from Bollywood, Hollywood or from any part of the world, it catches his interest as long as passionate people are involved in it and it leaves him sleepless about giving it his best shot."I love music....

06-May-2017 New Delhi

Government must take action against those who issue fatwa : Sonu Nigam

Popular singer Sonu Nigam has urged the central government to take action against those who issue death threats in the form of "fatwa".Last month, Nigam got embroiled in a controversy over his tweets against use of loudspeaker at odd hours during azaan (Muslim...

06-May-2017 Bengaluru

Milind Soman to flag off Cult 10K run in Bengaluru

Fitness enthusiasts have much to look forward to next week as model and avid barefoot runner Milind Soman will flag off the second edition of Cult 10K and 5K run here on May 13, organisers have announced.Soman will flag off the run along with Mukesh Bansal and...

05-May-2017 Noida

Filmmaking is a tough job : A.R.Rahman

Oscar winning composer A.R.Rahman, who has stepped into direction with Virtual Reality (VR) multisensory episodic film "Le Musk", launched the Indian prelude of the movie here on Friday. He finds filmmaking a tough job."Filmmaking is a very tough job. It takes...

05-May-2017 New Delhi

Nakash Aziz wants to recreate Kishore Kumar's songs

"Saree ke fall sa" hitmaker Nakash Aziz says he wants to recreate all the songs of the late Kishore Kumar, known for hits like "Ek ladki bheegi bhagi si" and "Aa dekhen zara"."I've already recreated two songs of Kishore Da, one was 'Chatur naar' for Abbas-Mustan's...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Kailash Kher celebrates musical journey of 'Kailasa'

Celebrated singer Padma Shri Kailash Kher celebrated the music journey of his band "Kailasha" in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis among many iconic personalities from the world of music and films.Talking on the occasion on Tuesday night,...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Women need a voice to become Superwomen : Youtuber Lilly Singh

With more than 11 million subscribers on video streaming site YouTube, Canadian-born Lilly Singh -- who traces her roots to the Punjab and would be quite over the moon if paired with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh -- is quite a sensation. Hailed by her followers...

21-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Neha Kakkar launches original Punjabi song

Singer Neha Kakkar, known for remixes like "Kala chashma" and "Kar gayi chull", has launched a new original Punjabi song.In a meet and greet session at the office of Hungama, a digital media entertainment company, she unveiled the track "Ring" on Thursday.Commenting...

20-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Aditya too modest to be like Udit Narayan : Alka Yagnik

Renowned singer Alka Yagnik believes popular singer Udit Narayans son Aditya Narayan is too modest and decent to be like his father.Alka along with Udit appeared on the set of popular singing reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6" where Aditya appears...

19-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Love singing romantic songs most : Dev Negi

Young playback singer Dev Negi, who lent his voice for songs like "Badri Ki Dulhania", "Paro", and "Ho Gaya Hai Pyar", says though he wants to explore various genres of music, he loves singing romantic songs.About his favourite genre of music, Dev, whose new...

19-Apr-2017 Mumbai

After offering to apologise, Sonu Nigam shaves off his head

Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday shaved off his head, hours after offering to apologise if his controversial tweets were found to be anti-Muslim.Earlier today, he accepted headlong a challenge by a West Bengal cleric's fatwa offering Rs.10 lakhs to shave...

19-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Ready to apologise if my tweets were 'anti-Muslim': Sonu Nigam

Under pressure from various quarters, Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday offered to apologise if his recent controversial tweets were found to be 'anti-Muslim'.In a series of tweets clarifying his position, Nigam said: "For those who are tainting my...

18-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Song composing happens organically : Kavita Seth

Kavita Seth, who has composed and sung a song for the forthcoming film "Maatr", says composing a song is an organic process for her. And it is the good lyrics along with the situation that inspire her to compose a good song.Sharing the story behind the song...

17-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Javed Akhtar is voice of Valmiki in 'Hanuman...'

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has given the voice-over to animated character Valmiki in the forthcoming film "Hanuman Da Damdaar"."The era in which the story is set... it had to have someone who would be narrating the story. There wasn't much written...

17-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Sonu Nigam calls azaan 'forced religiousness'

Renowned singer Sonu Nigam has lashed out at "forced religiousness" in India after being woken up by the azaan (Islamic call to prayer) from a nearby mosque."God bless everyone. I'm not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the azaan in the morning. When will...

15-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Wish to work in Bollywood soon : Navv Inder

Popular Punjabi singer Navv Inder, who has come up with his new romantic single "Tu Meri Ki Lagdi", says offers are coming his way from Bollywood.Considering the fact that many Punjabi singers and musicians like Yo Yo Honey Singh, Badshah, Diljit Dosanjh are...

14-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Filmmakers must have good sense of music to bring change : Kavita Seth

Singer Kavita Seth, who has lent her voice for a song in "Begum Jaan", says filmmakers should have a good taste and knowledge of music if one hopes for improvement in the Bollywood music scenario."I think it is very important for them (filmmakers) to have knowledge...

10-Apr-2017 Noida

HCL Concerts reaffirm faith in Indian classical music

At a time when interest in Indian classical music is thought to be at an all time low, a just concluded three-day three-city concert reaffirmed the commitment of leading artistes in restoring this ages-old practise.In what was more of a surprise, one of...

09-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Nooran Sisters set for maiden performance in Mumbai

Sufi singing duo Nooran Sisters -- Jyoti and Sultana -- are scheduled to perform live here for the first time.After belting out songs for films like "Sultan", "Dangal" and "Singh Is Bliing", the "Patakha guddi" singers will entertain music lovers with Punjabi...

09-Apr-2017 Kolkata

When Judi Dench 'shampooed the dog' for a Bollywood song

Perplexed at a particular Bollywood dance step while filming "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" in India, British cine icon Judi Dench had likened that part of the choreography to "shampooing the dog", recalls co-star Lillete Dubey."There was a step she couldn't...

08-Apr-2017 Noida

A potpourri of musical performances at HCL Concerts

Some breathtaking performances of prolific musicians, coupled with a tribute to late vocalist Kishori Amonkar through a soothing instrumental piece, set the curtains open for the second edition of HCL concerts.With all eyes were hooked on to the stage in...

06-Apr-2017 Mumbai

New chapter has started: Javed Akhtar on revamped IPRS

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who has been elected as the Chairman of the revamped Indian Performing Right Society Ltd (IPRS), feels a new chapter has begun.Fresh elections were held after more than a decade in the revamped IPRS, in which both the authors...

04-Apr-2017

Kishori Amonkar : An incomparable voice, an eclectic innovator

Medicine's loss was music's gain. She had planned to cure ailments of the body, but fate planned her to instead to minister to the soul through her incomparable voice -- and innovations. Schooled directly and indirectly by stellar proponents of her Jaipur gharana,...

02-Apr-2017 Moscow

Didn't use pitch corrector for Tendulkar : Sonu Nigam

Singer Sonu Nigam, who has collaborated with Sachin Tendulkar for the iconic cricketer's debut track "Cricket waali beat", says he is a very good singer.The song will have its world TV premiere on the grand finale of singing TV reality show "Indian Idol 9"...

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