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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...

27-Feb-2017 Agra

Musical extravaganza at Agra fest

Leading singers and bands from several parts of the country,including the popular singer Aditi Singh, Kutle Khan Project, Bandish Band and DJ Aqeel, enthralled the audience here in Taj City during the first edition of Agra Music Festival.Held on Saturday night...

24-Feb-2017

Vishal Dadlani to make young music dreams alive

He was not trained traditionally in music as a child, his undying passion and admiration for music as an art made him the star that he is today, and for him, music isn't just his career, but a refined way of expressing himself. A man of a voice and his...

21-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Music is all about communicating: Guitarist Guthrie Govan

English guitarist Guthrie Govan has worked with a variety of bands and is known for his ease and effortlessness. For him, playing the guitar is certainly not just about knowledge and technicalities.When performing in a concert, in his mind is the commitment...

20-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Over 2 lakh visited in 3 days Chandigarh Rose Festival

Adnan Sami (Bollywood Singer), Sukshinder Shinda & Garry Sandhu (Punjabi Singers) were honored by Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh in 3 days Chandigarh Rose Festival-2017 which was organized by Chandigarh tourism & Aryans Group from 17-19th February...

20-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Mika Singh sang his unrecorded composition and blockbuster songs

“Mika may appear as a rock star with attitude on stage, but in reality, it is hard to find such a down-to-earth man”, said Subhash Ghai after his conversation with Mika Singh during a music workshop held at Whistling Woods International (WWI) as part of the...

19-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Fortunate to get good songs : Arijit Singh

Popular singer Arijit Singh feels blessed to have good work in the industry."I am very fortunate that I get good songs. Above all, my songs are being well accepted. I would like to give all the credit to the music directors and the producers," he said at the...

18-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Lata Mangeshkar honoured with Legendary Award

Indian melody queen Lata Mangeshkar has been honoured with the 'Legendary Award' by The Brand Laureate. She says she is thankful for her gratifying career and well-wishers."Heartfelt thank you to The Brand Laureate for honouring me with the Legendary Award...

16-Feb-2017 Udaipur

Sufi music remains unchallenged : Singer Kailash Kher

Popular bollywood singer Kailash Kher has said that even in this age of commercialisation, the interest in Sufi music remains unchallenged, which is highlighted by the increasing interest of the youth in the genre.The singer, who rose to critical acclaim after...

12-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Gurdas Maan's son's vision helped pen new song

Punjabi singer-actor Gurdas Maan says it was his son Gurickk whose vision helped him to write the title track of his new album "Punjab"."I had been toiling with the idea to express my views on my dear Punjab. I usually pen my thoughts on my own but this time...

10-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Audiences abroad are more disciplined: Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Noted musician Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt feels that audiences abroad are more disciplined and this makes it more comfortable for artists to perform."Audiences abroad understand the value of time and are very punctual. They have patience, maintain decorum inside...

03-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Arjun Kanungo idolises A.R. Rahman

"Baaki baatein peene baad" fame singer Arjun Kanungo says Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is among the few idols he has in Bollywood."Among the few idols I have in Bollywood is A.R. Rahman. I love two of his songs the most. I feel that they are his best...

26-Jan-2017 Chennai

Pritam to make Telugu debut

Popular Bollywood composer Pritam Chakraborty will foray into Telugu cinema with Ravi Teja starrer action entertainer "Touch Chesi Chudu", to be directed by Vikram Sirikonda.It is nearly after a year and a half that Ravi Teja, who turned 48 on Thursday, has...

25-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Moment of pride, celebration: Kailash Kher on Padma Shri honour

Singer Kailash Kher, who shot to fame with the 2003 hit number "Allah ke bande", was thrilled to be named for the Padma Shri -- India's fourth highest civilian award -- on Wednesday. He says it's a moment of pride and celebration.He has received the recognition...

22-Jan-2017

Disappointed with Bollywood songs demeaning women : Prasoon Joshi

Acclaimed lyricist, screenwriter and ad guru Prasoon Joshi is "disappointed" with both Bollywood songs demeaning women as well as the common people who enjoy them and urged bad work be rejected so good work can come up.Noting that the moral imbalances one can...

20-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Singing live always gives me a high, says Shreya Ghoshal

Popular singer Shreya Ghoshal, known for her soulful playback singing in the Indian music industry, says she gets a different high when she gives live music performances.Shreya will be seen performing some of her famous songs like "Deewani Mastani", "Mohe rang...

07-Jan-2017 Mumbai

I love celebration of melody in songs : Sadhana Sargam

Singer Sadhana Sargam, who has worked in Bollywood and other regional film industries, says she enjoys melodious songs, adding that film music has changed a lot.Considering the fact that she does not sing in Bollywood so often and asked if she has any preferences,...

07-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Movies, songs can curb serious issues : Raftaar

Rapper Raftaar, who has come up with a new number "Aurat" based on serious issues faced by women in the country, says movies and songs can help in addressing serious issues."Yeah, movie and songs can curb serious issues. It's all about what you learn. As artistes...

06-Jan-2017 Mumbai

A.R. Rahman turns 50, film celebs hail him as 'god's special child'

Iconic composer-singer A.R. Rahman, who has not just mesmerised music lovers and is credited with changing the sound of Indian film music, but also made the country proud with his Oscar and Grammy wins, turned 50 on Friday. His close associates shared their...

06-Jan-2017 Chennai

A.R. Rahman, son ring in birthday together

Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman and his son Ameen celebrated their birthday together here at his residence on Friday amid family and close friends.Rahman turned 50 on Friday."Around midnight, his family made him cut a birthday cake. It's also his...

30-Dec-2016 Mumbai

'Rangoon' music is opera-like, says Sukhwinder Singh

National Award-winning singer Sukhwinder Singh says the music of Vishal Bhardwaj's directorial "Rangoon" is very opera-like.The film, featuring Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor, is a war drama."'Rangoon' is a very large, musical film. The music...

29-Dec-2016 Mumbai

I learnt dance because of Salman Khan : Armaan Malik

Singer Armaan Malik, who was launched by Salman Khan in 2014 through his film "Jai Ho", says it was the Bollywood superstar who suggested that he learn dancing to be a "complete performer"."Salman told me, 'You don't know how to dance'. I had gone to meet him...

28-Dec-2016 Pune

Seriously interested in Bollywood music : DJ KSHMR

American DJ, record producer and musician Niles Hollowell-Dhar, popularly known as DJ KSHMR, is one of the performers at the tenth edition of Electronic Dance Music festival Sunburn in Pune. He says he is interested in Bollywood music and finds Priyanka Chopra's...

26-Dec-2016 New Delhi

People have misused Modi's demonetisation move : Mika Singh

Bollywood singer Mika Singh on Monday said the Narendra Modi-led central government's demonetisation move has been misused by the people."The decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very good. Somehow, I feel that we the common audience were not able...

24-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan is my biggest inspiration : Anu Malik

National award-winning Music Director Anu Malik says that Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is his biggest inspiration and that he doesn't want to be content with his achievements and wants to do more."At times, it becomes difficult to get up to fight the...

24-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Composer's heart belongs to his creation : Anu Malik

National Award-winning composer Anu Malik says that as a composer, he is emotional about his compositions. He finds the potential of a singer based on the musical expression through the rendition of the song."A music composer's heart belongs to his creation,...

23-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Only talent helps survival in competitive world : Anu Malik

Popular music composer Anu Malik, who is all set to judge the music reality show "Indian Idol 9", says only talent can help a person to survive and feel motivated to work hard constantly.Anu told IANS here: "Only talent helps you to survive in this competitive...

23-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Want to do playback for Priyanka, Deepika : Kavita Paudwal

Playback singer Anuradha Paudwals daughter Kavita Paudwal, who is a trained classical singer, says she wants to do playback singing for actresses Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone."I had an early start in music at the age of four. I've been trained in Hindustani...

23-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Indian youth love folk music : Shankar Mahadevan

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan, whose new project 'My Country My Music' is about popularising Indian folk music, says the youth in India respond to this genre in an overwhelming way."I feel there is a song for every occasion, and India is a land full of music. Folk...

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