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Billboard Music Awards 2021: Grammy snub The Weeknd leads nominations

30 Apr 2021

Billboard Music Awards 2021: Grammy snub The Weeknd leads nominations

Nominations for the Billboard Music Awards 2021 were announced recently, and interestingly, Grammy snub The Weeknd got the maximum taps.

Udit Narayan reveals Shravan Rathod attended Kumbh Mela

24 Apr 2021

Udit Narayan reveals Shravan Rathod attended Kumbh Mela

Veteran singer Udit Narayan is in severe grief after losing close friend music composer Shravan Rathod to COVID-19 a few days back.

Famed qawwali singer Farid Sabri of Sabri Brothers passes away

22 Apr 2021

Famed qawwali singer Farid Sabri of Sabri Brothers passes away

Renowned qawwali singer Farid Sabri of the Sabri Brothers duo breathed his last yesterday. He was 58.

Did Shaan take indirect dig at Yo Yo Honey Singh?

16 Apr 2021

Did Shaan take indirect dig at Yo Yo Honey Singh?

Popular playback singer Shaan recently spoke on how standard of music in the entertainment industry is stooping low by every passing day.

BTS' new track releasing on April 2, Japanese album next

27 Mar 2021

BTS' new track releasing on April 2, Japanese album next

South Korean boyband BTS will be greeting their fans with new music soon.

Pakistani band Strings breaks up after 33 glorious years

26 Mar 2021

Pakistani band Strings breaks up after 33 glorious years

Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia, who shot to fame as the band Strings, have decided to part ways. The Pakistani band announced the decision on Thursday, thereby breaking the hearts of hundreds of fans.

BTS costumes from hit single 'Dynamite' auctioned off for $162,500

07 Feb 2021

BTS costumes from hit single 'Dynamite' auctioned off for $162,500

BTS is a gold mine of a pop sensation in the sense that whatever the band leaves its imprints on becomes highly valuable.

'Evermore' review: Taylor Swift's lyrical sweetener helps catch your breath

26 Jan 2021

'Evermore' review: Taylor Swift's lyrical sweetener helps catch your breath

New music in a disastrous year like 2020 felt like a miracle.

Popular Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passes away at age 80

22 Jan 2021

Popular Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passes away at age 80

Popular bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passed away on Friday in Delhi. He was 80 years old.

Shakira sells 145-song robust back catalog to Hipgnosis Songs Fund

14 Jan 2021

Shakira sells 145-song robust back catalog to Hipgnosis Songs Fund

Shakira has sold her back catalog consisting of 145 songs, which are either in English or Latin.

Tiger Shroff shares first look of new music video, 'Casanova'

06 Jan 2021

Tiger Shroff shares first look of new music video, 'Casanova'

Bollywood star Tiger Shroff, loved by fans for his killer dance moves and daredevil stunts, is all set to treat them with another exciting song titled Casanova.

'Last Christmas' finally tops UK charts 36 years after release

04 Jan 2021

'Last Christmas' finally tops UK charts 36 years after release

Some songs are indeed timeless!

Avril Lavigne is making music with Machine Gun Kelly

03 Jan 2021

Avril Lavigne is making music with Machine Gun Kelly

Let Go of the Complicated 2020 because The Best Damn Thing will be 2021, promises Avril Lavigne!

Scientists develop a new method for visualizing breath

31 Dec 2020

Scientists develop a new method for visualizing breath

A new method for visualizing the air exhaled while someone is speaking or singing could shed light on how diseases such as COVID-19 spread and can help evaluate the effectiveness of face masks, according to a study.

Burj Khalifa's 3-minute-long birthday wish for BTS's V is grand!

30 Dec 2020

Burj Khalifa's 3-minute-long birthday wish for BTS's V is grand!

BTS's vocalist V aka Kim Taehyung celebrates his 25th birthday today.

Sonu Nigam does not want son to become a singer

17 Nov 2020

Sonu Nigam does not want son to become a singer

Singer Sonu Nigam, who never shies away from speaking his mind, recently opened up about his son's career plans.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, MTV VMA 2020 to be held outdoors

11 Aug 2020

Amid coronavirus pandemic, MTV VMA 2020 to be held outdoors

Take a note, folks! Due to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus, the MTV Video Music Awards 2020 will happen outdoors.

You might soon hear about suicides in music industry: Sonu

19 Jun 2020

You might soon hear about suicides in music industry: Sonu

In the wake of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise, singer Sonu Nigam put out a video blog, thereby making some serious revelations about how the music fraternity works and requesting major music labels to be more compassionate towards newcomers.

How to set up a basic recording studio at home

17 Mar 2020

How to set up a basic recording studio at home

Are you a budding music producer, voice-over artist or a YouTuber, and are tired of the endless hassles of renting out a professional recording studio? We feel you.

Promote Indian music instead of western in schools: Shankar Mahadevan

05 Feb 2019

Promote Indian music instead of western in schools: Shankar Mahadevan

Noted Bollywood composer and singer Shankar Mahadevan has rued that English music is being taught in some schools of the country instead of the Indian classical music.

Sona's vomiting on Twitter. I'd like to maintain decorum: Sonu

20 Dec 2018

Sona's vomiting on Twitter. I'd like to maintain decorum: Sonu

Singer Sonu Nigam has responded to Sona Mohapatra's tweets against him, saying that though she's "vomiting" on Twitter, he would like to maintain decorum.

#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

19 Dec 2018

#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

Sonu Nigam sparked fresh controversy after he extended support to Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

#MeToo: Sonu Nigam defends Anu Malik against sexual harassment allegations

19 Dec 2018

#MeToo: Sonu Nigam defends Anu Malik against sexual harassment allegations

Singer Sonu Nigam has come out in support of his music director friend Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual misconduct by several women.

American rapper T-Pain accused of copying 'Tum Hi Ho' tune

19 Dec 2018

American rapper T-Pain accused of copying 'Tum Hi Ho' tune

The Bollywood music industry has often found itself in a spot for plagiarizing world music.

Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passes away at 75

17 Dec 2018

Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passes away at 75

Renowned classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri passed away at a city hospital in Kolkata this morning after a prolonged illness.

Noted classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan dies at 83

23 Nov 2018

Noted classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan dies at 83

Classical music stalwart, Ustad Imrat Khan, who dedicated his life to propagating the sitar and the surbahar worldwide, has died in the US after a brief illness, his son said today. He was 83.

'Saaz' music composer Yeshwant Deo passes away at 91

30 Oct 2018

'Saaz' music composer Yeshwant Deo passes away at 91

Veteran Marathi musician Yeshwant Deo, who had composed music for many films including Shabana Azmi-starrer 'Saaz', passed away today. He was 91.

Statues of Kishore Kumar, SD Burman in Kolkata soon

19 Oct 2018

Statues of Kishore Kumar, SD Burman in Kolkata soon

If you're a fan of Kishore Kumar or SD Burman, you might want to visit Kolkata next as a fan club is going to install the statues of the music maestros in Kolkata next week.

Violinist Balabhaskar dies a week after car accident killed daughter

02 Oct 2018

Violinist Balabhaskar dies a week after car accident killed daughter

Noted violinist Balabhaskar, who was critically injured in a car accident, died in Thiruvananthapuram today.

Acclaimed harmonium maestro Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passes away

30 Sep 2018

Acclaimed harmonium maestro Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passes away

Renowned harmonium player Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passed away on Saturday at a hospital in Mumbai. He was 84.

Durga Puja music video featuring Sourav Ganguly coming up soon

18 Sep 2018

Durga Puja music video featuring Sourav Ganguly coming up soon

A Bengali music video on Durga Puja featuring cricket icon Sourav Ganguly along with popular film actresses will be launched soon.

Emmy Awards 2018: 5 most memorable moments

18 Sep 2018

Emmy Awards 2018: 5 most memorable moments

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards have just ended. They were jointly hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Singer Shaan talks about his absence from Bollywood music scene

15 Sep 2018

Singer Shaan talks about his absence from Bollywood music scene

Singer Shaan says the primary reason for his absence from Bollywood music scene is the fact that the newer generation has taken over the industry, leaving fewer opportunities for senior artistes like him.

After losing voice mid-concert, U2's singer Bono promises he'll return

03 Sep 2018

After losing voice mid-concert, U2's singer Bono promises he'll return

A day after he lost his voice in the middle of a concert in Berlin, Bono, the frontman of Irish band U2, has said he will be back soon.

Top 5 online platforms where you can promote your music

02 Sep 2018

Top 5 online platforms where you can promote your music

If you happen to be a budding musician in this digital age, you don't have to rush from one studio to another to get that much-needed breakthrough.

Anti-plastic song by Kirkire, Shaan screened at the United Nations

25 Aug 2018

Anti-plastic song by Kirkire, Shaan screened at the United Nations

'Tik Tik Plastic Tik Na Paye Re', a song penned by noted lyricist Swanand Kirkire and composed by singer Shaan was screened at the United Nations in New York as part of its anti-plastic campaign.

Top 5 music streaming apps for your smartphone

24 Aug 2018

Top 5 music streaming apps for your smartphone

Thanks to the internet, music has become an indispensable part of our lives as it follows us almost everywhere.

Poetry in songs has died down, says Tochi Raina

11 Aug 2018

Poetry in songs has died down, says Tochi Raina

Singer-composer Tochi Raina says poetry in songs has died down, deteriorating the quality of music being produced.

Music no longer a character in Bollywood movies, says Rahman

07 Aug 2018

Music no longer a character in Bollywood movies, says Rahman

Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman believes music should be treated as a character in films and not something that is dispensable.

I will keep fighting: Demi Lovato on drug addiction

06 Aug 2018

I will keep fighting: Demi Lovato on drug addiction

Demi Lovato, the 25-year-old American pop singer, recently opened up about her drug addiction problem. She was reportedly hospitalized on July 24, after an overdose.