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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...

17-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Celebs mourn death of Bollywood music's 'unsung hero' Kersi Lord

Bollywood singers and musicians have mourned the death of the Indian film industry's "unsung hero" Kersi Lord, who was not just a popular multi-instrumentalist, but also one of R.D. Burman's closest associates who contributed in evergreen tracks like "Dum maaro...

15-Oct-2016

Does Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Choosing Bob Dylan as the recipient of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature was unprecedented in the award's over-a-century-long history. While the Swedish Academy's decision to select a songwriter, instead of a writer or poet, has earned much praise -- and...

14-Oct-2016 Las Vegas

Bob Dylan performs in Las Vegas, makes no mention of Nobel Prize

US singer Bob Dylan, who has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, barely spoke to the audience on Thursday night about the coveted prize during his first public performance since the announcement.While the audience cheered on for more songs during Dylan's...

13-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike want to work with A.R. Rahman

They have performed in India several times, and now Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (DVLM) want to strengthen their ties with the country through collaborations. The Belgian DJ duo say they want to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman.On the...

13-Oct-2016 London

Kanika Kapoor spreads Bollywood vibes in London

Singer Kanika Kapoor provided a flavour of Bollywood with a whiff of Indian aroma by hosting a dinner for delegates of luxury Italian fashion label Dolce & Gabbana.Kanika, along with Tikka Shatrujit Singh, the royal scion of Kapurthala's Ahluwalia dynasty...

13-Oct-2016

Bob Dylan: Blowing in the Wind to Nobel Literature Prize

An unconventional singer - with a raspy, almost nasal voice instead of honeyed tones - burst into public consciousness in the early 1960s with a brace of self-written, hard-hitting songs expressing the growing social unrest and questioning tradition and...

12-Oct-2016 Chandigarh

A Lyrical Tribute To The Real Heroes Of The Nation

There is no doubt about the fact, that today if we are able to enjoy a sound sleep, walk freely on the streets, hop and pop the clubs till late in the night, go to our work places without fear, it’s all because of those heroes who are safeguarding us by standing...

09-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Amjad Ali Khan sings for peace at Washington's Lincoln Memorial

India's sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his two sons Amaan and Ayaan performed live with musicians from across the world for the Chant4Change peace concert at Washingtons Lincoln Memorial on Saturday night. The concert made use of music as the healing unifying...

07-Oct-2016 London

The Rolling Stones to release first album after a decade

Popular rock band The Rolling Stones are all set to release their new album "Blue & Lonesome" -- their first one in more than a decade.The 25th studio album, recorded by the group's original members -- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie...

06-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Ankit Tiwari was hesitant to recreate 'Koi fariyaad'

Bollywood singer-composer Ankit Tiwari says recreating popular ghazal "Koi fariyaad" as "Teri fariyad" for "Tum Bin 2" was a challenging task as the idea was to "maintain the originality" while blending in the "newer melodies".The film's director Anubhav Sinha...

02-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Terrorism has no border : Adnan Sami

Singer Adnan Sami, who recently drew flak on Twitter for congratulating Indian soldiers on their surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and kashmir, says terrorism has no border."The tweet came out of my heart and I pardon those who criticised...

02-Oct-2016 Mumbai

Sivaji Ganesan wasn't just my brother : Lata Mangeshkar

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar says "the lion of Tamil cinema" Sivaji Ganesan wasn't just her brother and that he loved her entire family, especially her mother.Remembering the late actor on his 88th birth anniversary on Saturday, Lata said: "He wasn't just my...

30-Sep-2016 Mumbai

First day of Bollywood Music Project ends with a bang

While actress Sonakshi Sinha crooned to numbers of her own films jamming with music sensation duo Vishal-Shekhar, artistes like Rekha Bhardwaj, Papon and Badshah wove their magic here on first day of the Bollywood Music Project (BMP).The two-day music festival,...

29-Sep-2016 Los Angeles

My 20s were horrible: Britney Spears

Singer Britney Spears says she went through rough situations when she was in her 20s.In the span of a decade, the pop princess got divorced twice, temporarily lost custody of her children and was put under an emergency psychiatric hold-among other headline-making...

27-Sep-2016 Ludhiana

‘Nikka Zaildar’ focuses on family virtues: Ammy Virk

Patiala Motion Pictures is now ready with their latest Punjabi film ‘Nikka Zaildar’ which is releasing soon and was promoted in Ludhiana  on Tuesday  at PVR blu-O Entertainment , 5th Floor, Pavillion Mall, Old Session Court,Near Fountain Chowk. This...

27-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Uttam Singh named for Maharashtra's 'Lata Mangeshkar Award'

Veteran music director and violinist Uttam Singh has been named for this year's "Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement" of the Maharashtra government on the eve of the legendary singer's 86th birthday on Wednesday, Education Minister Vinod Tawde announced...

27-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Lata Mangeshkar has special message for Pakistan

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar won't celebrate her 87th birthday on Wednesday as 18 Indian soldiers recently died "so brutally in Uri". She is saddened by the darkness all around, including the deteriorating relations with Pakistan. But she hopes they stay happy...

26-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Shalmali Kholgade excited about her independent music

Singer Shalmali Kholgade, who has given hit Bollywood songs like "Pareshaan" and "Baby ko bass pasand hai", is excited and nervous about 'my music'.Shalmali has started working on her independent compositions and has already composed a series of songs which...

25-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Difficult to make album these days: Diljit Dosanjh

Singer Diljit Dosanjh, who has come up with his new single "Do You Know", says it has become very difficult to make an album nowadays."My new single 'Do You Know' is a romantic song. After 'Ek kudi' from 'Udta Punjab', this is the first track that I am releasing....

23-Sep-2016 Mumbai

On my birthday, remember and donate for soldiers: Lata Mangeshkar

Legendary singer and Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar on Friday made an unusual, heart-warming request to millions of fans and music lovers planning to celebrate her upcoming 87th birthday next week.She has appealed to her fans and well-wishers to remember and donate...

22-Sep-2016 New Delhi

My voice, charm helped to impress ladies: Armaan Malik

The "Sab tera" hitmaker Armaan Malik says he just needed his voice and charm to impress the ladies during his college days.The 21-year-old is set to perform in Mumbai on September 30 at the Closeup First Move Party 2016.Asked about his first few moves during...

21-Sep-2016 Chandigarh

Vishal Dadlani apologises to 'friend' Tarun Sagar

Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani met Jain monk Tarun Sagar here on Wednesday and apologised to him in person for his sarcastic tweet on the spiritual figure that had stirred up a controversy last month. He said they are friends now.Dadlani visited the Jain...

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