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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...

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...

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