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16-Jan-2019 Mumbai

Indie and English music in India needs to be nurtured : A.R. Rahman

Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman says independent and English music have always been the underdogs in India, and that they need to be helped and nurtured in the coming years.Rahman spoke at a press conference of Nexa Music, which saw artistes Uday Benegal,...

16-Jan-2019 Dubai

This Dubai rap sensation is taking the scene by storm | Rapper Bhalu

The year 2018 saw a meteoric rise in the Punjabi rap game. Dubai based Punjabi rapper Bhalu brought his unique flavour and music to the front and contributed immensely to the scene. Having dropped a handful of singles and collaborations throughout the year...

11-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Tabla has been my mate since I was a baby : Maestro Zakir Hussain

An international force to reckon with in the world of music, classical tabla virtuoso Ustad Zakir Hussain says his tabla has been his mate since he was a baby, and the percussion instrument is the "hottest-selling" one worldwide, with India's greatest bench...

06-Jan-2019 New Delhi

I feel the desire to give back: A.R.Rahman

Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician A.R. Rahman has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. Now, the music maestro, who turned 52 on Sunday, feels the "desire" to give back and nurture "some of the younger generations".Rahman has delivered multiple...

06-Jan-2019 Chandigarh

SP Chauhan: The Struggling Man's trailer is a nerve-wracking one

Films are all about depiction of emotions and when the audience feels the emotions shown in the films, and then it is a success for the director of the film. These days, many biopics are being made of some prominent personalities. In the Punjabi film industry...

29-Dec-2018 New Delhi

I don't plan to open any music company : Sonu Nigam

It was just last week that popular singer Sonu Nigam grabbed eyeballs by talking about the evolution of the music business and the business strategy of music companies. But he says that he has no intention of opening a music company as it's not easy to...

28-Dec-2018 New Delhi

MY FM brings ‘Top 51 chartbusters with Kanika Kapoor’

Before biding adieu to the fabulous year, MY FM brings the top 51 chartbusters of the year that made the nation groove and pump on its feet. ‘Top 51 with Kanika Kapoor’ is hosted by the singing diva Kanika Kapoor and the show will play the biggest hits of the...

26-Dec-2018 New Delhi

MY FM brings ‘EK aur Awards 2018’

We are at that time of the year when we are bidding adieu to the present year and gearing up to welcome the New Year, MY FM brings ‘Ek aur Award’ that will jog your memories to the most trending and favorite news of 2018. EK Aur Awards 2018 is about rewarding...

22-Dec-2018 Chandigarh

Gaurav Goyal (GG)’s ‘Rockstar’ is a foot-tapping number

Several songs release across Punjabi music industry on daily basis. However, only those make it to the playlists that have an essence of Punjabiyat along with the tune that captures hearts. Such tracks are played on loop and often prompt the listeners to sway...

21-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Blend original with the predictable: Shaan

Popular Indian singer Shaan, whose upcoming music video is titled "It's Natural", says one needs to be original -- as also adapt to change -- to make a mark in the industry.My upcoming latest is a video, 'It's Natural', coming out during Christmas. The way I...

19-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Sonu Nigam clarifies his comment on wanting to be from Pakistan

Popular singer Sonu Nigam, who has sung in multiple Indian languages, has landed in a controversy after his "I feel like it would be better if I was from Pakistan" comment at a summit. The "Kal ho naa ho" hitmaker has slammed some journalists for missing "the...

17-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Mukesh, Nita Ambani are like part of my family : Lata Mangeshkar

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar sent in a special voice recording where she is heard singing the Gayatri Mantra and Ganesh Stuti for the wedding of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. She says the Ambanis are like a part of her own family.Lata Mangeshkar's message...

16-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Hope to see more demand for live concerts : Tulsi Kumar

Singer Tulsi Kumar, who went on a UK performance tour earlier this year, hopes to see a spurt in the demand for live concerts.Tulsi went on the 'High Rated Gabru UK Tour 2018' with singer Guru Randhawa, and the shows were well received."I have been really fortunate...

15-Dec-2018 New Delhi

It's special working with family : Singer Shaan

Shaan and Sagarika burst on the pop music scene in the 1990s as the singing siblings. Years later, Shaan teamed up with his sons Soham and Shubh for a song in a Bollywood film. The "Jab se tere naina" hitmaker says it is special working with family, but it's...

14-Dec-2018 Chandigarh

Shipra Goyal’s becomes 2018’s most loved duet queen

Punjabi music industry is blessed with singers that are admired beyond age groups and linguistic differences. Such talents are given their due recognition by the music fraternity every year during various award shows. One such beautiful singer who was recently...

14-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Nostalgic to sing for 'homeground' Mayur Vihar : Kailash Kher

Indian music icon Kailash Kher has said it would be nostalgic and emotional for him to sing for his people on his "homeground" of Delhi's Mayur Vihar, which he calls the land of his elders, on Sunday.Kher, who has delivered contemporary Sufi hits like "Teri...

10-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Human ears prefer 'auto-tuning' of voices today : Shaan

One must not belittle the present day singers for using "auto-tuning", as there is a great demand for it among the audience, says popular Bollywood singer Shaan (Shantanu Mukherjee)."Auto-tuning that you are talking about is actually what the audience prefer...

09-Dec-2018 Mumbai

I've never come across an imperfect woman : Rapper Badshah

While achieving physical perfection is a key driving force for the young generation in the era of social media scrutiny, rapper and composer Badshah is making subtle statements through his songs on embracing uniqueness rather than seeking perfection.Whether...

05-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Never thought I can be as big as a female singer : Neha Kakkar

As livewire as her songs, Neha Kakkar says she never thought she could make it as big as she has as a female singer in showbiz.Neha, who has lent her power-packed voice to songs like "London thumakda", "Tukur tukur", "Kaala chashma", "Chhote chhote peg"...

29-Nov-2018 Mumbai

BIG FM Onboards As The Official Radio Partner For Jammin

BIG FM, one of the India’s largest radio networks, today announced its exclusive association with Qyuki’spopular music property – Jammin at an event held in the network’s office.  The event was graced by some of the most renowned artists from the music...

27-Nov-2018 Mumbai

RIP Mohd Aziz: The voice with a staggering pitch

The going was great for Mohd Aziz in the 1980s. The great Mohd Rafi and Kishore Kumar were no more. And the only competition that Aziz, affectionately know as Munna, had was Shabbir Kumar.Shabbir sang off-key. I openly supported Aziz's voice in my music...

27-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Featuring in Guru Randhawa's song 'great opportunity' for Zaara Yesmin

Actress-model Zaara Yesmin says featuring in Guru Randhawa's song "Tere Te", backed by music label T-Series, has been a great opportunity for her.Zaara interacted with the media here to promote "Tere Te" on Tuesday. It is sung by Guru and features Zaara with Ikka....

26-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Jind mahi' a special love ballad : Diljit Dosanjh

Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh says his new track titled "Jind mahi" is a special love ballad."I feel lucky that my music has been loved by so many people and 'Jind mahi' is a special love ballad. The entire team behind the song is extremely talented and the video was...

22-Nov-2018 Mumbai

My daughter Kaveri nudged me into music again : Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

Multi-talented personality Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who released her new single "Sawan barse" after 18 years, says though she lost her confidence in singing, her daughter and family friends encouraged her to sing all over again."I would say that somewhere my daughter...

21-Nov-2018 Ahmedabad

Lucky Ali to make his performance debut in Ahmedabad

Singer Lucky Ali will perform for the first time in Ahmedabad at the India Design Confluence.Excited about the performance, the "Kabhi Aisa Lagta Hai" hitmaker said in a statement: "I am happy to be a part of it. I am thankful to God and pleased as this is...

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...

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