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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...

21-Dec-2016 Mumbai

People tend to glorify past, criticise present : Sonu Nigam

Singer Sonu Nigam, who is returning to the singing-based reality show "Indian Idol" as a judge, says people tend to glorify the past and criticise the music of the present generation. But he believes that good and bad content in music always exists in every...

14-Dec-2016 Los Angeles

A.R. Rahman again in Oscar race

It could be a double whammy for Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman once again at the Academy Awards as his work for "Pele: Birth of a Legend" has found a spot in the list of Oscar contenders for the year.Rahman had registered a double Oscar win for his music...

03-Dec-2016 Mumbai

My music directors are my awards : Sukhwinder Singh

National Award winning singer Sukhwinder Singh says though he won many prestigious awards, he values music directors more than just the trophies."My music directors are bigger awards for me than the trophy. Winning award is a reward for me that comes with a great...

03-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Shaan one of my favourite voices: Vishal Dadlani

Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani hopes to work with Shaan again in near future and says that the popular singer is one of his favourite voices.Shaan took to Twitter to share that "Kuch kum" from 2008 film "Dostana" was his last released song for composer...

03-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Social media comes as a blessing : Sonu Nigam

Singer Sonu Nigam says that social media platform come as a blessing in the digital world today."In today's time where everything is going digital, social media comes as a blessing. It's always good to connect with fans. Social media has reduced the gap between...

02-Dec-2016 Mumbai

One can't fake it on talent-based shows: Sonu Nigam

Singer Sonu Nigam, who is returning to the small screen as a judge with "Indian Idol" season nine, believes that one can't fake it on talent-based shows.There are many people who feel there is nothing 'real' on reality shows. What's his take on that?Sonu told...

21-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Indo-British 'Yorkston Thorne Khan' band to perform in India

The experimental Indo-British collaborative group that includes musicians James Yorkston, Jon Thorne and Suhail Yusuf Khan, is all set to perform in Indian cities.To be organised by the British Council India, the band will perform in the capital on November...

15-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Superstardom will have new concept: Shraddha Kapoor

Actress Shraddha Kapoor feels social media platforms will pave the way for a new concept of superstardom for young talent in the Indian film industry."Superstardom will have a new concept. When you see Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and other veteran actors,...

15-Nov-2016 Mumbai

No point criticising today's hit songs: Bappi Lahiri

Celebrated singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who has stepped into the Disney world with "Shona" -- a song for Hollywood film "Moana" -- says he has always made music for the public instead of dwelling on giving a track an archival value."I make music for the public....

13-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Short films bring out unexplored topics: Sonu Nigam

Singer Sonu Nigam, who has sung a song in the short film "Raakh", says short films present many unexplored topics."Short films bring out many unexplored topics. I have sung a song in this film ('Raakh') which was liked by people. I am happy that the music is...

10-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Hindi pop band launches song on Ganga

Hindi pop band Malhaar on Thursday unveiled "Gangaji", a song to create awareness about the increase in pollution levels in the Ganga.Formed in early 2000, the band's songs are inspired from nature. Their songs carry messages that spread awareness about communal...

10-Nov-2016 Panaji

Goa to host new music and arts festival

A boutique music and arts festival, GOAT, will be held in January 2017 in Goa.The three-day multi-genre festival starting on January 27 will take place on the beaches of Ashvem and Morjim in Goa.The GOAT festival is presented by GOAT Music, a London-based...

10-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Mika Singh dines with Shaggy

Indian singer Mika Singh met Grammy Award winning artiste Shaggy, with whom he is collaborating for a video, over dinner.The "440 Volt" singer also shared a few photographs of himself with Shaggy. However, it was not clear where they met. "Had a great a dinner...

05-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Papon urges Delhiites to explore northeast India

Flaunting a Made in Assam T-shirt, Assamese singer Angaraag Mahanta, popularly known as Papon, urged the attendees of North East Festival here to visit the "beautiful" region.During his performance at the fest's fourth edition here on Friday, he said: "We (northeast...

04-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Recreating 'Koi fariyaad' was need of the story: Ankit Tiwari

Bollywood singer-composer Ankit Tiwari says recreating popular ghazal "Koi fariyaad" as "Teri fariyad" for "Tum Bin 2" was the need of the story."In the beginning, I was hesitant to recreate a classic like 'Koi fariyaad' which is so strong in listeners' memory...

02-Nov-2016 Mumbai

Shraddha Kapoor well trained for professional singing: Ankit Tiwari

Shraddha Kapoor is known for her acting prowess as well as her singing talent. And singer-composer Ankit Tiwari believes that the actress is well trained to take it up as a profession."Shraddha is a classically trained singer. So, when she renders a song, she...

02-Nov-2016 Chennai

Keen on doing more Tamil films: Baba Sehgal

Singer-rapper Baba Sehgal wants to take his acting career seriously. Having played the antagonist in filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon's upcoming bilingual action-thriller "Achcham Enbathu Madamaiyada", he says he wants to do more Tamil films."I enjoyed working on this...

01-Nov-2016 Mumbai

A.R. Rahman, internet sensations to team up for Jammin' Live

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman will perform with Bollywood composers Salim-Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo and Mithoon along with internet sensations Sanam and Shraddha Sharma here.The Jammin' Live digital collaboration between Bollywood composers and YouTube stars will...

31-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Bappi Lahiri had fun dubbing for animated character

Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri has crooned his way into Disneys next fun adventure animated film "Moana" with a song titled "Shona" (Gold). He has also voiced the dialogues for the film's character Tamatoa, a giant crab with a fondness for shiny treasures."At...

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