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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.

Impressed by Janhvi, Lata Mangeshkar wants to sing for her

25 Jul 2018

Impressed by Janhvi, Lata Mangeshkar wants to sing for her

Janhvi Kapoor, Boney Kapoor and Sridevi's daughter, who recently shot to fame with 'Dhadak' just received a huge compliment from Lata Mangeshkar.

Sukhwinder Singh reveals secret of his two-decade-long singing career

12 Jul 2018

Sukhwinder Singh reveals secret of his two-decade-long singing career

Sukhwinder Singh has been in the industry for nearly two decades and the singer says his undying passion for music is what keeps him going.

If you're a music-junkie, these 5 apps are for you!

09 Jul 2018

If you're a music-junkie, these 5 apps are for you!

Music is an inexpensive but highly effective way of stress-busting.

Apple Music takes over Spotify in the US market

07 Jul 2018

Apple Music takes over Spotify in the US market

According to reports, Apple Music now has more subscribers than Spotify in the US market.

AR Rahman's authorized biography  to be out in August

13 Jun 2018

AR Rahman's authorized biography to be out in August

An authorized biography of AR Rahman will be out in August which will feature intimate interviews with the musical wizard, as well as anecdotes from key people from his life.

Happy birthday, Dylan: You have songs for all my firsts

24 May 2018

Happy birthday, Dylan: You have songs for all my firsts

What do I write about Bob Dylan that hasn't been written?

Official YouTube video of Despacito deleted, now restored

10 Apr 2018

Official YouTube video of Despacito deleted, now restored

The official music video of the hit song Despacito on YouTube was briefly deleted from the website by a group of hackers; it has now been restored. The video was posted on Vevo's YouTube account.

JioMusic integrates with Saavn, combined entity worth a billion dollar

23 Mar 2018

JioMusic integrates with Saavn, combined entity worth a billion dollar

In an unexpected move, Reliance has announced that it will integrate its music-streaming service, JioMusic with Saavn.

Spotify is coming to India soon, confirms CEO Daniel Ek

16 Mar 2018

Spotify is coming to India soon, confirms CEO Daniel Ek

Speaking to investors during an annual event, Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek has said that the company is "working on launching" its service in some countries including India.

Mumbai's Dharavi hiphop finally gets its big Bollywood break

15 Mar 2018

Mumbai's Dharavi hiphop finally gets its big Bollywood break

Dharavi's burgeoning hip-hop culture has finally got its big Bollywood break.

Musicians can now directly post updates to Google Search

11 Mar 2018

Musicians can now directly post updates to Google Search

Google is allowing musicians to post updates about themselves directly in Google Search.

Pyarelal Wadali, younger Wadali brother, passes away of cardiac arrest

09 Mar 2018

Pyarelal Wadali, younger Wadali brother, passes away of cardiac arrest

In an unfortunate news for Bollywood and the music industry, Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, the younger brother of the famous Wadali Brothers, passed away Friday morning due to cardiac arrest.

Music streaming service Gaana to raise $115 million in funding

28 Feb 2018

Music streaming service Gaana to raise $115 million in funding

Music streaming service Gaana today said it will raise USD 115 million (about Rs. 750 crore) from Chinese internet giant Tencent and Times Internet in its latest round of funding.

Former South African cricketer, Lonwabo Tsotsobe turns DJ

24 Feb 2018

Former South African cricketer, Lonwabo Tsotsobe turns DJ

South African left-arm speedster, Lonwabo Tsotsobe is currently serving an 8-year ban from cricket after he was found guilty of match-fixing.

Michael Jackson plagiarized songs: Quincy Jones

09 Feb 2018

Michael Jackson plagiarized songs: Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones, the American jazz legend who collaborated with Michael Jackson many times, has now revealed that the late pop star stole some songs.

A Jagjit Singh sized void stays now and forever

08 Feb 2018

A Jagjit Singh sized void stays now and forever

'Hothon se chuu lo tum, mera geet amar kar do'. When Jagjit Singh crooned for this 1981 movie 'Prem Geet', little did he know that the song would get immortalized, much like his other works.