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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"...

29-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Asha Bhosle donates Rs 25k to 'Li'l Champs' contestants

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle, who will next be seen as a special guest on children singing reality show "Amul Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs Season 6", felt emotional after hearing about the journey of two contestants Jasu Khan and Adnan Hussain and donated Rs 25,000...

29-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Mumbai to host world music event in April

The 14th edition of Ekam Satt -- One Truth, One Humanity -- a musical extravaganza celebrating world music will be held here on April 6.Conceptualised and orchestrated by Ameya Dabli, the event, with an aim to spread the message of love and unity across...

28-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Digital medium is even stronger than films : Baba Sehgal

Singer-actor Baba Sehgal, who created a sensation with his rap songs in the 1990s, is back with the genre for a digital campaign and feels that the medium has a greater power than films for making someone a star."Films are different media altogether and earlier it...

19-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Hint of old Indian sounds in my music, says 'This Is Us' composer

He grew up listening to old classics by legends like Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi, and feels they helped him shape up his career in the musical world. Indian-American musician Siddhartha Khosla, the composer behind hit American TV show "This Is Us",...

18-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Live gigs are challenging : Kailash Kher

Singer Kailash Kher says performing live is more challenging than recording songs in a studio."During recording, you can dub, you can retake, repair a particular line or redo the lines. You can redo for perfection and there is no problem with that. But in live...

15-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Soul is missing from songs nowadays : Lata Mangeshkar

Whether it was "Lag jaa gale" in 1964 or "Luka Chuppi" in 2006 -- legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's renditions have touched generations of music lovers who continue to enjoy her golden tracks. But she says she finds the "soul" missing from today's music."I...

05-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Two beauties in one ‘Beauty Parlour’

‘Jindua’ is the upcoming Punjabi film releasing on 17th March, 2017. This romantic film has released its trailer, songs Dholna and Chal Jindua and now has released its third song ‘Beauty Parlour’ a song sung by Neha Kakkar and Ikka. This film is presented by...

05-Mar-2017

Lucky Ali planning new album

Singer Lucky Ali's fans have a reason to rejoice -- he is working on a new album."I am working on my new music. I am planning to finish an album, and in the next two months, there should be a project to release, but I can't give out anything more as of now,"...

03-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Benny Dayal's voice is modern, celebratory : Salim Merchant

Singer-composer Salim Merchant, who along with Sulaiman Merchant, has collaborated with singer Benny Dayal for an anthem titled "10 saal aapke naam" for Indian Premier Leagues (IPL) upcoming 10th season, says Benny has a modern and celebratory voice.The anthem, launched...

03-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Media overplays importance of awards won overseas : Zakir Hussain

The media overplays the importance of awards that are won overseas by Indian artistes vis-a-vis honours received at home, says tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, who has made a niche for himself both in India and globally.His comment comes just days after Indian...

01-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Movie to explore hostel life of North Campus

Actor-director Nalin Singh is set to release a film that will put the spotlight on the hostel life in Delhi University's North Campus.The film titled "My Virgin Diary" is a story of a few small-town boys, who form a music band. They go through a phase of life where...

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