Snapchat loses $800 million
Social media service Snapchat in yet another instance lost $800 million in market value after celebrity singer Rihanna lambasted the service for the derogatory ad depicting the singer and her ex Chris Brown, for the promotion of its mobile game app, Would You Rather?. The caption of... - Read more
Sean Paul & David Guetta work together
Dancehall legend, Grammy Award winner and much-loved hit maker extraordinaire Sean Paul, who was recently presented with a plaque from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling a staggering 26 million records, teams up with the legendary David Guetta for the release of thei... - Read more
Daler Mehndi gets 2-year jail sentence, out on bail
Bhangra pop star Daler Mehndi has been convicted by a Patiala court and handed a 2-year jail sentence in a 2003 human trafficking case filed against him for sending people abroad illegally in the guise of his troupe members for hefty ‘passage money’. However, shortly after he was take... - Read more
Imagine Dragons release Music Film
An extended length music video for Imagine Dragons’ latest song “Next To Me” (KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records) is available now. Directed by Mark Pellington (U2, Pearl Jam) its filmed in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.“The film is a complex and slightly surreal fable about fo... - Read more
Radio City Freedom Awards
Jockey presents Radio City Freedom Awards 5.0 driven by Skoda’, the search for India’s greatest independent music artistes, gears up for theGrand Finale in Mumbai on 22ndMarch 2018.After a stupendous response for the gigs across 13 citiesand a record breaking 862 entries from all corn... - Read more
Akriti Kakar supports Abhyuday
Abhyuday, the social body of IIT Bombay had the 5 th edition of annual socialfestival, “Concert for a cause” a fundraiser with songbird ‘Akriti Kakar’. It was held recently at convocation hall to help NGO ‘Swaradhar’.The event started by introducing ... - Read more
Mohan, I & EMI - A tribute to Mohan Mahapatra
My friend and former colleague, Mohan Mahapatra ex-EMI (Head India Operations ), passed away in Singapore on March 10, 2018. It was indeed tragic news to learn of his demise, and also a shock even though Mohan had informed his well-wishers including me, through the years, about his sufferin... - Read more
Shadow and Light's New Album
Marking a year since the launch of Saavn’s in-house original music program, the latest AO release provides a moving journey through contemporary fusion and Hindustani classical sounds. Music streaming platform Saavn announced the release of Sabar, a new album by Shadow and Light, comprising... - Read more
Fifty Shades Freed official Soundtrack available now
Republic Records and Universal Pictures announce the release of Fifty Shades Freed Official Soundtrack. Featuring previous released songs “Never Tear Us Apart” by Bishop Briggs, “Heaven” by Julia Michaels, “The Wolf” by Spencer Lee Band, “Capital Letters&... - Read more
Kya Hua Tera Wada - Another Version
Kya Hua Tera Wada is a soft romantic song sung by legendary singer Mohammad Rafi that manages to invoke a pleasant feeling in you not just with its tune but also with its singing. Well, Rishab has already outed a cover for this song on his channel, and it’s almost equally pleasing to hear. ... - Read more
5SOS release new album
5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) are back and unveil their brand new single – ‘Want You Back’ out via Capitol Records. The band have also announced dates for the Spring 2018 5SOS3 tour, a 26 date run of shows around the world to premiere new music for the 5SOS fans. ‘Want You Ba... - Read more
Avanti Nagral's new music video -Treated
Continuing it’s slew of trend setting collaborations, Qyuki’s latest project is with Indian-American singer songwriter Avanti Nagral, for a brand new track “Treated”! A song that emphasises on kind humanitarian behavior - “treat others the way you would like to... - Read more
Migos continue to level up in their super Stardom
Grammy-nominated multi-platinum rap trio Migos released their album CULTURE II earlier this year. This LP serves as the feverishly anticipated follow up to last year's Platinum album CULTURE which received critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, GQ, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, ... - Read more
'Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band' hosts a grand Music launch
Music plays an integral part in Hindi movies. No piece of entertainment is ever complete without a heavy dose of gaana-bajana. The Rajpal Yadav starrer upcoming comedy-drama 'Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band' launched its music last night at The Bar Headquarters, Delhi. Well-known Punjabi s... - Read more
James Bay returns with new Album
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay will release his anxiously awaited second full-length album, Electric Light on Friday, May 18, 2018 via [Republic Records].Starting today fans can pre-order Electric Light which will unlock an ... - Read more
Tencent buys into Gaana
Tencent has acquired yet another stake in a music streaming platform, two months after its subsidiary took control of a 10% equity holding in Spotify.The Chinese media giant has led a US $115m investment round in India-based Gaana, which was founded in 2010 by Times Media / Times Internet and sur... - Read more
Papon kisses minor girl and...
All hell broke loose for Papon when during a pre-Holi celebration with the contestants of The Voice India Kids 2 which was streamed live on Facebook, he was caught on video applying gulal on the face of a minor contestant, grabbing her face and kissing her on the lips.
The video went vi... - Read more
Anthem to Save Our Rivers
Amruta Fadnavis has roped in hubby Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis and Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam to create a music video titled Mumbai River Anthem, to spread awareness about the appalling state of Mumbai’s four rivers – Poisar, Dahisar, Oshiwara and Mithi.
Over... - Read more
Amazon Prime launches The Remix.
Amazon Prime Video India recently launched the country’s first streaming digital reality show, The Remix, an extravaganza of sound, light and action. The first two Indian episodes of the globally popular Amazon Prime Original web series were streamed recently and received an enthusiastic re... - Read more
Remembering the legendary Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh.
On the celebration of Jagjit Singh 77th birth year a classy and elegant pack (Kaagaz Ki Kashti) by Brahmanand.S.Singh was launched on Thursday 08th February 2018, at Prestigious Turf Club (Worli). The launch was accomplished by Brahmanand.S.Singh ,followed by Chitr... - Read more
Hema Sardesai International EP ft Mishal Raheja
Renowned Bollywood Singer and Social Activist, Hema Sardesai, made her international debut featuring TV Star Mishaal Raheja, with the launch of the single Power Of Love from the EP Stronger and Stronger, in New York recently.
The EP was produced by Grammy Award winning Producer and Musi... - Read more
VYRL Originals to promote...
EMI Records India along with acclaimed film director Mohit Suri announce the launch of VYRL Originals, an IP created to promote Independent singers, music producers, lyricists and composers. This unique property will see the release of one brand new song every month which will launch simultaneous... - Read more
Swag Wali Bride
Swag Wali Bride is Akriti Kakkar's latest single and her reinterpretation of the famous Punjabi Folk song 'Chidya da chamba' in a completely different soundscape and on modern day brides. The song emphasizes on how brides and the entire mood of a wedding have changed over th... - Read more
Black Eyed Peas release powerful new song Street Livin
Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning recording artists, the Black Eyed Peas have returned with new social and political force with a song titled “Street Livin.’” The song is available for streaming and digital download via all participating digital retailers.“Street Livin&r... - Read more
A.R. Rahman becomes Brand Ambassador of...
The Grammy award winner a.k.a The Maestro fro Madras,A. R. Rahman was officially been declared the Brand ambassador for the State of Sikkim at the Red Panda Winter Carnival at the Palzor Stadium in Gangtok by the Honorable Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. The winter festival,is part of the go... - Read more
Rajat Kakar to head PPL
Rajat Kakar, Business Head, Sony DADC India and former Managing Director of Universal Music India, has been appointed as MD of Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL), effective January 1, 2018. This was announced by Shridhar Subramanium, Chairman of Indian Music Industry (IMI). PPL is a collective a... - Read more
7th season of MTV unplugged on air
Perfection only needs a stage and Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged Season 7 is the perfect stage to feature India’s musical perfection. Mellifluous season, this time giving us an insight into the musical talent of musical like Vishal Bhardwaj, Shankar Mahadevan, Farhan Akhtar, Papon, ... - Read more
Music Producer Sourav Roy turns Composer
Music and Record Producer Sourav Roy who is known for producing music for the songs like Haawayein (Jab Harry Met Sejal), London Thumakda (Queen), Zaalima (Raees), Radio Song (Tubelight), Kar Gayi Chul (Kapoor & Sons), Phir Kabhi (MS Dhoni), Jabra Fan (Fan), Soch Naa Sake (Airlift) amon... - Read more
Pyarelal Wadali dies of cardiac arrest
Pyarelal Wadali the younger of the renowned Punjabi Sufi singing duo, Wadali Brothers, died of a cardiac arrest in Amritsar on March 9, 2018. He was 75.
He had been admitted to a private hospital after complaining of chest pain on February 26, but also had diabetes and renal disease and... - Read more
Rangon Ka Atom Bomb
After almost 20 years singer Sukhwinder Singh released a non Bollywood single recently. His private album Nasha Hi Nasha came out in 2000 while his single Aa Mujhe Chhoo Le was released in 2001. But today, the Jai Ho singer is dropping a Holi track, "Rangon Ka Atom Bomb". It’... - Read more
Priyanka Chopra as Global Brand Ambassador for...
HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that actress, singer, producer and philanthropist Priyanka Chopra has been named a global brand ambassador for the co... - Read more
Daler Mehndi sings title song for film
Rajpal Yadav starrer 'Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band' has released its title track recently and has blown every listener's mind. A vibrant track, just like the film, the song is full of energy and life.'Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band' title track all set to be the next ch... - Read more
EMI Music Publishing for sale at $4Bn+
Last year, whispers started getting louder that EMI Music Publishing was up for sale, and that the company’s various owners wanted to make a tidy profit following their $2.2bn acquisition of the firm in 2012. Today, we learn just how tidy that profit might be. According to a report from Blo... - Read more