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15-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan, A.R. Rahman meet Twitter CEO

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman met Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, with Rahman calling it an "inspiring" meeting.Shah Rukh on Wednesday evening shared a photograph with Dorsey. The two are seated in a yogic position...

11-Nov-2018 Chandigarh

‘Hello Friends’ listen to B Jay Randhawa’s latest track

B Jay Randhawa is a storehouse of energy, love, and positivity. He is probably one of those singers has the perfect combination. His charming and pleasant personality has stolen the hearts of his fans, especially girls. The singer entered the world of...

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Won't work with music labels ever : Aditya Narayan

Playback singer Aditya Narayan says he has vowed not to work with music labels anymore as he feels they exploit artistes."In India, music industry does not function in an organised manner and due to the involvement of big labels, singers have to suffer a lot....

03-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Notes of a Dream...' has been a journey for me : A.R. Rahman

Oscar winning musician A.R. Rahman, whose biography "Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman" was launched here, says the book has been a journey for him and took him to those corners of his life which have remained candid for a long time.Written...

30-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Unaware how 'guru-shishya jodi turned into 'love Jodi' : Anup Jalota

Singer Anup Jalota, who was recently evicted from 'Bigg Boss' season 12, has said he is completely unaware of how his 'guru-shishya' relationship with Jasleen Matharu turned into a 'Love Jodi' in Bigg Boss house.Anup Jalota was interacting with media to share...

28-Oct-2018 Bengaluru

Kutle Khan, Parvaaz, & Maati Bani set the stage on fire on Day 2 of

At the strike of dawn, day two of The Beantown Backyard Festival had Beantowners wake up early for a refreshing short hike up a beautiful hill-scape, hot air balloon rides and spectacular performances from myriad artists which included Indian folk musician...

27-Oct-2018 Mumbai

A Band Of Boys releases ‘Dil Sarphira’ with Asha Bhosle

For Asha Bhosle – the legendary singer- age is just a number. Even after spending more than 6 decades in the music industry and singing 20,000 songs, her search for soulful music hasn’t ended. Lately, the queen of melody collaborated with A Band Of Boys...

27-Oct-2018 Mumbai

We have stopped producing good music : Asha Bhosle

Veteran singer Asha Bhosle rues the fact that the music industry nowadays is not producing good music thereby robbing young talent of enough opportunities.The 85-year-old, whose career spanned more than seven decades, regretted the present music industry scene...

26-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Social media interference is breach of freedom of speech : Adnan Sami

Bollywood composer-singer Adnan Sami says social media bullying is almost like a breach of human freedom of speech.The "Bhar do jholi" singer on Friday tweeted: "The kind of interference and judgements that happen on social media in general like some people chastising...

26-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Mumbai has been very kind to me : Jubin Nautiyal

Singer Jubin Nautiyal, who has sung "Awargi" from "The Dark Side of Life: Mumbai City", says the city has given him a lot of love and has been kind to him.Interacting with the media at a success gathering for "Awargi" on Friday, Jubin said the song is about...

24-Oct-2018 Mumbai

‘Hall of fame' is my best English single: Sonu Nigam

Singer Sonu Nigam says "Hall of fame" is his best single in English. The Indian singer joined hands with Grammy award winning producer-engineer Jason Goldstein for the song, which also features American rapper MC Yogi."Hall of fame" has been penned by Jim Beanz...

21-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Anu Malik no longer part of 'Indian Idol'

Singer Anu Malik, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, was no longer part of the jury panel of the singing-based reality show "Indian Idol" season 10, according to an official statement on Sunday.The statement from Sony Entertainment Television channel...

19-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo movement opened up way for working women : Singer Madhushree

Singer Madhushree on Friday supported the #MeToo campaign by saying that the movement has opened up a way for women to share their stories about harassment at the workplace.Madhushree's comments came while she was visiting the Parisar Asha NGO here along with...

19-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Neha Kakkar thrilled with film version of her 'La la la' single

Singer Neha Kakkar says she is thrilled that her hit single "La la la" has been included in the soundtrack of the film "Baazaar", which stars Saif Ali Khan.Junglee Music has unveiled "La la la". It is the 'film version' of Neha's chart-topping single "La la...

19-Oct-2018 Jaipur

I represent a true 'Bharatiya' : Usha Uthup

Usha Uthup's husky voice has brought her fame not only in Hindi songs in Bollywood but she is equally famous for singing hit regional songs in Punjabi, Bengali and Marathi. She says she represents a true Indian.When asked that how she manages to sing songs...

18-Oct-2018 New Delhi

A.R. Rahman enjoys directing SRK for music video

Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says working with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on "Jai hind hind, jai India" was an "interesting" experience.Rahman directed Shah Rukh for the first time for the official video of the official song for Odisha Hockey...

18-Oct-2018 Mumbai

MeToo allegations against Anu Malik false, baseless : Lawyer

Singer Anu Malik has denied allegations that he sexually harassed singer Shweta Pandit, who has called him a "pedophile" and "sexual predator"."The allegations made against my client are emphatically denied as completely false and baseless. My client respects...

16-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Guru Randhawa unveils 'new-age peppy love song'

Singer Guru Randhawa on Tuesday released a single titled "Downtown". He says it's a new-age peppy love song.Shot in Canada, the video features Guru with Delbar Arya. It has some swanky cars and shows Guru riding a bicycle.Composed, written and sung by Guru,...

16-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Women should've shared #MeToo stories immediately : Bappi Lahiri

Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri feels women should have shared their sexual harassment stories when they happened as he feels they would have got due justice for it.Bappi interacted with the media at the music launch of "Mausam Ikrar Ke Do Pal Pyar Ke",...

16-Oct-2018 New Delhi

I don't think you should get stuck in competition : Harrdy Sandhu

Popular Punjabi singer Harrdy Sandhu likes to stay away from competition as he feels it will shift his focus from what he likes to do.He made his debut in 2012 as a singer and earned a spot in the Punjabi pop music space.Asked if he sees anyone as a competitor,...

15-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo: Singer Sona Mohapatra urges PM to stand up for women

Singer Sona Mohapatra on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stand up for the "50 percent of his electorate" (women) amidst the raging #MeToo movement in the country.Mohapatra on Monday tweeted an article regarding Minister of State for External Affairs...

15-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Nobody could mess around with me, get away with it: Lata Mangeshkar

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar believes every woman must be given the dignity she deserves. In the midst of the #MeToo wave in India, she says nobody could mess around with her and get away with it.Excerpts from the interview:Q. Congratulations. Your sister...

14-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Hip hop community witnessing more artiste breakouts : Raftaar

Rapper Raftaar says the hip hop community is growing in India with an increasing number of artiste breakouts."The hip hop community is witnessing more and more artiste breakouts, inspired by the hip hop movement in the West and the impulse to express through...

14-Oct-2018 Mumbai

We've to market our culture to our kids first : A.R. Rahman

Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman says Indian culture has to be marketed to the children here first. He feels Marathi cinema has been successful in doing over the last few years.Rahman was interacting with media at the music launch of Marathi film "Maaza Agadbam",...

13-Oct-2018 Jaipur

It's all blown out of proportion, says Usha Uthup on #Metoo movement

At a time when the #MeToo movement is gaining momentum in India, renowned singer Usha Uthup expressed her sadness at the entire episode.Uthup was in Jaipur to attend the MTV India Music Summit.Speaking to IANS on Friday, she said, "I am quite sad about...

06-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Anjan Dutta: I was sued for Bela Bose song

At India Today Conclave East 2018, Anjan Dutta and Srijit Mukherji talk about working with each other on Ek Je Chhilo Raja, music and heartbreak.At India Today Conclave East 2018, Anjan Dutta and Srijit Mukherji talk about working with each other on Ek...

05-Oct-2018 New Delhi

I was never away from Bollywood : Ila Arun

Actress-singer Ila Arun, who has featured in films such as "Lamhe", "Jodhaa Akbar", "Shaadi Ke Side Effects" and "Begum Jaan" and did a cameo in "Manto", says she was never away from Bollywood. On the contrary, she is doing much more work in tinsel town than ever."Work-wise...

02-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Kavita Krishnamurti to debut as composer

Popular vocalist Kavita Krishnamurti, who has sung in multiple Indian languages over four decades, will soon make her debut as a composer."I have composed bhajans. One day, I was sitting in a car and humming a tune. I was wondering what words to put since I...

02-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Less trendsetters, more copy masters in sarod : Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

There are more "copy masters" and fewer trendsetters among those playing the sarod these days, laments maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, saying the focus for performers today is the "shining, glittering" world of television and social media."Since they have access...

01-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Shreya was destined to sing 'Pal?, say Javed-Mohsin

Composers Javed-Mohsin say Shreya Ghoshal was destined to sing "Pal", a song from the forthcoming film "Jalebi".The song has been sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya. When Javed-Mohsin expressed their desire of having Shreya sing the female vocals of the song, it...

01-Oct-2018 New Delhi

I'll keep singing till I'm happy about my singing : Hariharan

National Award-winning singer Hariharan says he has had a long career and is thankful to his fans for supporting him for more than 40 years. But he would give up singing if he is unhappy about his singing.The veteran, who calls Mumbai his home, has received honours...

28-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Apt to describe 'Aye Zindagi' as 'Avengers' of singles : Sonu Nigam

Singer Sonu Nigam, who is a part of the unique multi-artist collaboration single "Aye Zindagi" -- which also has the voice of Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar, Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Shaan -- deems it fit to be called the "Avengers" of singles.ITW...

26-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Jasleen sings Punjabi version of 'RadhaKrishn' title track

Singer-composer Jasleen Royal, known for her work in films like "Dear Zindagi" and "Hichki", has sung the Punjabi version of the title song of the TV show "RadhaKrishn".She will soon release her own version for the love song depicting the bond between Lord Krishna and...

25-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Have always been a very determined, stubborn person : Badshah

Rapper Badshah, who has made his radio jockeying debut with RED FM's new show "Naam Badshah", says he has always been very determined and stubborn about what he wants in his life."There isn't any ground breaking incident that changed my life around really,"...

22-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Nationality: Indian, Religion: Music, God : Lata Mangeshkar

Ever since I turned 5 or maybe 6, I have believed God lives in THAT voice. Many, many years later, it hasn't changed. To hear Lata Mangeshkar sing is to have known God. To have known her personally is to have found moksha, far beyond what any acknowledged...

21-Sep-2018 New Delhi

A large part of my struggle was because I was a girl : Hard Kaur

Rapper Hard Kaur says that ever since she was a child, she faced a lot of negativity and a large part of her struggle was because she was a girl, especially an Indian.Kaur is one of the seven influences who is part of the fourth edition of Levi's #IshapeMyWorld...

16-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Kailash Kher calls Prasoon Joshi 'best human being'

Singer-composer Kailash Kher has praised Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief and lyricist Prasoon Joshi, calling him the "best human being".He said that his association with Joshi on the Swachh Bharat anthem was a milestone.Kailash also wished Joshi on...

15-Sep-2018 Mumbai

I always wanted to do something in music : Badshah

Rapper Badshah says he always wanted to enter the music industry, and did engineering only for his parents."I always wanted to do something in music and went for engineering only for my parents. I had performed for the first time on stage for my college festival,"...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

I want to take my last breath on stage : Ankit Tiwari

Singer Ankit Tiwari, who has composed jingles and delivered hit songs for movies like "Aashiqui 2" and "Roy", wishes to take his last breath on a musical stage."I have chosen music as a profession for myself. I have never felt any kind of burden or pressure...

12-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Indie music is coming back : Harshdeep Kaur

Singer Harshdeep Kaur says there was a time when independent music vanished from the Indian music industry, but it is now making a comeback."There was a time, when I was in school, we used to love listening to independent music and there was a lot of Indie...

12-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Bappi Lahiri makes jingle for Mike Tyson

Bappi Lahiri has composed a jingle to welcome legendary boxer Mike Tyson to India. The celebrated music director says it is a perfect Bollywood way to greet the boxing legend.Tyson will visit India for the Kumite 1 league mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament...

12-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Mika Singh fulfills 'life long dream' of Biba Singh

Singer Mika Singh, who collaborated with Indian-American singer Biba Singh for the just released Punjabi song "Nach baby", feels happy to work with Biba.According to a statement, Mika has promised Biba ten years ago to give her break under his banner Music...

12-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Shaan teams up with son for 'DuckTales'

Singer-composer Shaan and his 13-year-old son, Shubh, have collaborated to reprise the iconic title track of comedy series "DuckTales" in Hindi.Disney Channel India will be launching "DuckTales", which tells adventures of Duckburg's family of ducks - Donald Duck, Scrooge...

08-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Criticism is for real : Badshah

Rapper Badshah says he gets a lot of hate messages and criticism from people, but he is used to them now.Badshah's latest single "Heartless" from his album "ONE" has crossed 50 million views on YouTube. Many have liked it and some haven't."Criticism is for...

07-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Anu Malik's composition on 'Indian Idol' in Varun's film

Anu Malik composed a song titled "Sab badhiya" on the set of the show "Indian Idol". It will be used in the forthcoming film "Sui Dhaaga", and its lead actor Varun Dhawan is thrilled about it.Varun and his co-star Anushka Sharma made a special appearance...

03-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Lata Mangeshkar saddened by Atif Aslam's 'Chalte chalte'

For those who revere Lata Mangeshkars "Chalte chalte yuhi koi mil gaya tha", the mellow 'mujra' melody composed by the great Ghulam Mohammed for the mythic Meena Kumaris swan song in "Pakeezah", the new version of the song by Pakistan singer Atif Aslam for...

29-Aug-2018 Mumbai

Anu Malik ropes in 'Indian Idol 9' finalist for song

Composer Anu Malik, also a host of "Indian Idol", has roped in the reality show's former contestant Khuda Baksh to sing a song for the film "Paltan".Baksh was one of the top three contestants of the ninth season of "Indian Idol". He made an appearance on "Indian...

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