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15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Music has always been my religion: Benny Dayal

Singer Benny Dayal, whose new romantic single "Sunwai" released on Monday, says music has always been his religion."Music has always been my religion. It's one thing that keeps me going in life. ‘Sunwai' is a lovely romantic track and one of the finest love...

08-Jan-2018 Mumbai

'Mukkabaaz' to release with U/A certificate

Anurag Kashyap's upcoming film "Mukkabaaz" has been given a U/A certificate and the filmmaker has said that he was grateful to have an empowering experience with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)."In times of uncertainty and great doubt, I am grateful...

08-Jan-2018 Gangtok

A.R. Rahman honoured to be face of Sikkim

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on Monday was officially announced the first brand ambassador of Sikkim. He said he is honoured to be the face of a state which is not just visually but also culturally beautiful.Rahman was honoured here at the onset of 'The Red...

05-Jan-2018 Chandigarh

“‘24 x 7’ is a songthat gives real meaning to friendships”: Rico

Becoming a singer is no child’s play, everyone wishes to have a mesmerizing voice. With the advancement of technology, anyone can emulsify his or her voice today. But only a few are really blessed with a mesmerizing voice and they indeed are the one who is destined...

30-Dec-2017 Pune

Don't want to advocate my political ideas in music : American DJ

"Politically aware" Kayzo, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer, doesnt want to advocate his political ideas through his music. He says he wants his music to be an outlet through which people escape reality. A lot of musicians in the US want to use their music for political...

30-Dec-2017 Pune

DJ Snake gives 'desi' spin to Ola Sunburn

Greeting the fans with 'Namaste', getting onto the console to wave the Indian flag and ending the set with 'Shukriya' -- that's how Grammy nominated French music producer DJ Snake charmed the Indian music lovers while performing at the day two of the ongoing...

28-Dec-2017 Chandigarh

Get ready to become‘Insane’ with ‘Sukh-EMuzicalDoctorz’

Nowadays, it is not just how talented you are, but how you present yourself in front of the audience is equally significant.Whenever we talk about the most talented superstar of Punjabi music industry with the amazing sense of style we always have one name in...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

'Delhi people love indie music'

Delhiites love independent music, but sadly there are no big venues here that promote bands, says Manuj Gupta of Lost Icons group.The Delhi-based band, consisting of Gautam Thapliyal, Arpit Chaudhary, Ishan Bhardwaj and Gupta, is known for its aggressive music...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Daler Mehndi : Important for artistes to have a personality

Daler Mehndi is one of the singers who made bhangra look cool. The Punjabi singer with a powerful voice also gave fashion goals to many through his colourful turbans and matching jackets. He finds no reason to change as he believes in the importance of artistes...

27-Dec-2017 Imphal

Saving Manipur's Sangai from untreated human waste

"I managed to catch a glimpse of its tail", "I saw its shadow," "Lucky if you spot one!"This usual banter among tourists at the tiny Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) in Manipur -- the world's only floating national park -- is not about catching the Unicorn.They...

24-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Music was Mohammed Rafi's life : Lata Mangeshkar

On legendary Bollywood singer Mohammed Rafi's 93rd birth anniversary on Sunday, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar reminisced about those great times of singing companionship. She said music was his life."Rafi Saab was very close to my brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar....

20-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Party songs are evergreen : Meet Bros

Composers-singers Manmeet Singh and Harmeet Singh, popularly known as Meet Bros, consider party songs to be evergreen and a great way to bust stress.Meet Bros, known for dance numbers like "Baby doll", "Chittiyaan kalaiyaan" and "Party to banti hai", unveiled a new single...

14-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Lost battle to save my brother : Firoz Nadiadwala on Vora's death

Producer Firoz Nadiadwala, who had been looking after the ailing Neeraj Vora for over a year, on Thursday mourned the demise of his "brother and friend".Vora, the man who made everyone laugh both on-and-off the screen, came into his own as the writer of Ram Gopal...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Adnan Sami, family meet Afghan Vice President Sarwar Danish

Afghanistan Vice President Sarwar Danish.Adnan says he discussed his upcoming film "Afghan - In Search of a Home" with Danish. "We had a delightful morning in Mumbai meeting the visiting Vice President. We discussed my upcoming film ‘Afghan' and he was most gracious...

10-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Jassie Gill unveils 'Guitar sikhda'

Punjabi singer-actor Jasdeep Singh Gill, better known as Jassie Gill, released his new single titled "Guitar sikhda" on Sunday.The Punjabi romantic number is about the hardships of a lover trying to impress his partner."'Guitar sikhda' is a beautiful Punjabi...

09-Dec-2017 Pune

Akon sings Mika's upcoming song on stage

Popular American singer Akon sang "Aaj ki party" hitmaker Mika's upcoming song "Ali Ali" with him on stage here.The "Lonely" hitmaker was here for a private event, which was also attended by Mika and actor Ram Charan. "Had a wonderful time in Pune at Bala's...

05-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Salim-Sulaiman collaborate with artistes for 'Yaari' songs

Composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have teamed up with artistes for "Yaari" (friendship) songs in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Rajasthani and Punjabi.McDowell's No.1 Soda's No.1 Yaari Jam, a digital music platform, was launched with the release of five "Yaari"...

05-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Shankar Mahadevan creates signature tune for DRI

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan says he is honoured to create the signature tune for the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)."An honour to have created the signature tune for our Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)! Thank you for the love and affection,"...

03-Dec-2017 Mumbai

I'm living the best phase of my life : Adnan Sami

Adnan Sami is in a happy phase of his life. The singer-composer, who has had a roller-coaster journey says he feels blessed about getting many opportunities to restart his life.Taking a quick ride down memory lane, Adnan told IANS here: "Grateful is a small...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Sunidhi Chauhan gets boost from new singers to experiment

Singer Sunidhi Chauhan says there is abundance of talent in the world and it's good to have new artistes joining the music industry every year. They give her a boost to do something new.Sunidhi shot to fame when she won the singing competition show "Meri Awaz...

30-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Harrdy Sandhu releases 'Naah'

Singer Harrdy Sandhu on Thursday released his contemporary pop single "Naah", featuring actress Nora Fatehi in its video."I am extremely excited about this song. A lot went behind curating this and I had a great time shooting for this. Nora is a natural dancer...

29-Nov-2017 Mumbai

'Afghan' a very special film for me : Adnan Sami

Singer-composer Adnan Sami, who is making his debut as an actor in the upcoming Indian film "Afghan - In Search of a Home", says it is very close to his heart not only because of its story, but also for the music he has composed for it.Adnan told IANS here: "'Afghan'...

28-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Young singers don't make Sadhana Sargam feel insecure

 Singer Sadhana Sargam, who has been singing for films since the 1980s, says there are many young singers topping the charts and getting opportunities, but she doesn't feel bad or insecure as she considers it a "natural process".Over the years, the National...

27-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Daler Mehndi, Sukhbir to feature in '...Mixtape Punjabi'

Popular singers like Daler Mehndi, Hans Raj Hans, Mika Singh and Sukhbir will perform on "T-series Mixtape Punjabi" show.After the "T-series Mixtape" Season 1, which garnered over 200 million views across the country with episodes featuring singers like Shreya...

27-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Arfin Rana Mir wins the devotional singing reality show Om Shanti Om

Star Bharat’s devotional musical reality show, OM SHANTI OM, where ‘tradition meets trends’, saw an extravagant grand finale. Arfin Rana Mir, a Kolkata boy, took home the coveted title along with a cash prize of Rupees Ten Lacs. Priya Malik and Riya Bhattacharya...

24-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Indian music influences artistes globally: French rock band

Jean-Noel Scherrer, Antoine Baschung, Julien Peultier and Timothee Gerard -- members of French rock band Last Train who are currently on a visit to India -- may be nervous about tasting "spicy food" in the country, but they clear about one thing: Indian music...

23-Nov-2017 Mumbai

'Monsoon Shootout' composer used Skype to record music

Technology came in handy for singer Atif Afzal, music director of Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Monsoon Shootout", who used Skype to record live cello with Russian artistes."'Monsoon Shootout' was a challenging film as Nawazuddin has a complex character in the movie....

23-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Armaan Malik derives his inspiration from Sonu Nigam

BIG FM’s most heard show #Salim has been intriguing listeners with details on the technicalities behind the making of iconic songs. The show has time and again hosted some of the renowned singers who have shared interesting excerpts on their singing career...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Today's songs lack longevity : Bappi Lahiri

Its time for Bollywood music lovers to go down memory lane as they recall the lyrics of old songs through their remixes today. Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who has given music to over 650 films in an over four decade-long career, feels this is happening...

21-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Don't judge film without seeing it: Subhash Ghai on 'Padmavati'

Bollywood's 'showman' Subhash Ghai has extended support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, saying he is entitled to "cinematic liberty" and that it is wrong for his detractors to pass an opinion without seeing a film."I will not comment about the 'Padmavati' issue because...

20-Nov-2017 Panaji

Majidi and I belong to elite society : A.R. Rahman

Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman says he and Iranian auteur Majid Majidi belong to an elite society as they both have got fatwas.The Oscar-winning composer brought back the memories of the time when fatwa was issued against the duo in 2015 for "Muhammad: The Messenger...

18-Nov-2017 Mumbai

Grand Musical Launch for “Sabrang”

Time and again one does ask that why do bright and talented young generation of our country wants to work abroad? Every year these statistics significantly increases too. The upcoming Hindi feature film “Sabrang” which is jointly produced under the banner...

16-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Government must support artistes: Hans Raj Hans

Popular singer Hans Raj Hans says the music industry is in crisis, and the government must support the artistes as far as possible.Last week, veteran vocalist Shubha Mudgal, who has been batting for royalty rights for artistes, questioned the logic behind a...

15-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Mika Singh comes up with new single 'DJ Waleya'

 Singing superstar Mika Singh has come up with his new single " DJ Waleya- The wedding song" a duet with singer Minu Bakshi. The "Sexy Baliye" singer says that the song is going to be an apt number for the wedding season."This is a complete wedding song and since...

15-Nov-2017 Mumbai

‘Kar gayi chull' crosses 200 mn views on YouTube

 Party anthem "Kar gayi chull" from Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra-starrer "Kapoor & Sons" crossed 200 million views on YouTube on Wednesday.The song was composed by Badshah and recreated by composer Amaal Mallik. The recreated version released in February...

15-Nov-2017 New Delhi

UK rapper to shoot music video in India during her maiden visit

UK rapper Lady Leshurr plan to shoot a music video in India during her maiden visit to the country for a three-city tour this week.She will be in the country as part of beer brand Bira 91's new hip-hop focused campaign called FreeFlow. For its first tour...

15-Nov-2017 New Delhi

DJ Armin van Buuren finds India 'almost entirely different world now'

Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Armin van Buuren first set foot in India back in 2009. Geared up for his India gig once again, he says when it comes to dance music, the country has now become an almost entirely different world.The DJ, who was also in India for last...

12-Nov-2017 New Delhi

India lacks a music industry: Singer Papon Angaraag

Singer Papon, known as much for popularising Assamese folk music as for tracks like "Jiyein kyun", "Moh moh ke dhaage", "Bulleya" and "Kaun mera", rues that India lacks a music industry.Asked if he feels singers are getting their due in Bollywood, Papon told...

10-Nov-2017 Madurai

Human beings inspire an artiste : A.R. Rahman

Award winning composer A.R. Rahman says an artiste is always inspired by human beings and what they go through.Rahman has come up with a 19-minute music piece titled "The flying lotus", based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government's move to demonetise...

08-Nov-2017 Dubai

Asha Bhosle regrets not singing English songs

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle regrets not getting a proper education, and says she would have touched greater heights if she had studied further and crooned songs in English too.Bhosle talked about her regrets at the Leadership Lecture Series at the Dubai campus...

05-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Tabla was taught as a way of life : Grammy winner Sandeep Das

He recently thrust India into the limelight on the global music stage by bagging the prestigious Grammy award -- and Sandeep Das credits the guru-shishya parampara, or the teacher-disciple lineage, for how it shaped his life. Even after a long stint in...

31-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Indira Gandhi had keen interest in music: Lata Mangeshkar

 Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Tuesday paid a tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 33rd death anniversary, saying she not just had a keen interest in music but was also a good singer."Today is the death anniversary of India's first and only...

30-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Restored Indian silent film gets live score by Anoushka Shankar

Restored Indian silent film "Shiraz: A Romance of India", which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala earlier this month, has been given a live score performed by British Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar.The film will travel...

30-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Versatility not necessarily important in singing : Palak Muchhal

Popular Bollywood singer Palak Muchhal, who will be seen as a coach on upcoming children singing reality show "The Voice India Kids Season 2", says she prefers to celebrate the originality of a voice rather than proving its versatility."As a coach, I don't want...

30-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Singing opportunities not limited to films anymore : Himesh Reshammiya

Music composer-singer Himesh Reshammiya, who is gearing up to coach new talents in the upcoming singing reality show 'The Voice India Kids Season 2", says young aspiring singers today have more platforms to showcase their talent than just singing in films."All...

30-Oct-2017 JAIPUR

Watching youth enjoy classical music heartening: Sitarist Shujaat Khan

The sitar, tabla and flute played on. And the youngsters in the crowd heard the classical ensemble in awe. Sitar maestro Shujaat Khan says it's surprising and heartening to witness the swelling number of youths -- contrary to popular perception -- at classical...

29-Oct-2017 JAIPUR

Radio took away indie music's business: Sonu Nigam

Radio has impeded the growth of the independent music scene in India, says singer Sonu Nigam, who is confident the scenario can change overnight if the platform lends support."Things can change overnight for independent music with just one thing... the day...

28-Oct-2017 Jaipur

Quality check on lyrics: Censorship or consciousness?

From "Lathe di chadar utte saleti rang mahiya" to "Lathe di chadar utte honeymoon kar maahiya" -- the trajectory of film lyrics has been on a downward curve, says singer Jasbir Jassi, who feels a certain censorship can help salvage the situation.But veteran...

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