The 'Make in India' campaign could...
NEW DELHI: While All India Radio is all set to launch the DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) service in the country, the primary problem is the lack of affordable DRM sets. AIR director general, F...
Saavn partners with Sonos to provide Hifi sound...
MUMBAI: Music streaming services Saavn joined hands with wireless Hifi system Sonos this Diwali. Through the integration, Saavn will empower its listeners with Hifi sound. Currently, this se...
Welsh band Houdini Dax to play new songs for...
MUMBAI: Houdini Dax, the Cardiff-based Welsh band will be performing in India as a part of Horizons which is a partnership between BBC Cymru Wales and the Arts Council of Wales. Houdini Dax is the ...
Tomorrowland not coming to India, focusing on...
MUMBAI: In recent days, rumours have been abuzz about Tomorrowland's promoters- ID&T and SFX, bringing the biggest EDM festival to the country.
Aman Trikha: I am happy that Aamir Khan kept his...
MUMBAI: The 'Hookah Bar' singer Aman Trikha is on cloud nine, as he has recently rendered his vocals for the song 'Aashiq Mizaaj', from the film 'The Shaukeens' featuring Akshay Kumar. The peppy nu...
Google Music All Access to understand...
MUMBAI: Announcing a new version of Google Play Music, Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings. This follows the acquisition of Songza which has about ...
Pitbull to host 2014 American Music Awards
MUMBAI: Singer Pitbull has been finalised to host the 2014 American Music Awards (AMA) again. The rapper, who had hosted it last year, will front the awards show from the Nokia Theater here ...
Nun to release debut album featuring 'Like a...
MUMBAI: Sister Cristina, the Italian nun who became world famous after winning the first edition of 'The Voice' contest in Italy this year, is set to release her debut album, in which she sings Mad...
Age not a criterion for AIR announcers/radio...
NEW DELHI: All India Radio will not consider the age of its radio jockeys when conducting skill and voice modulation tests. Noting that ‘monotony is venom for any broadcaster’, AIR Direc...
Radio Mirchi's 'Sunset Samosa'...
MUMBAI: Often you would find radio jockeys gaining quite the fanbase by just their voices and not faces. But here is r RJ Meera and RJ Suren, who have a new self-titled Radio Mirchi evening program...
Primitiv's haunting single 'Lords of...
MUMBAI: Mumbai based old school metal band Primitiv is more a super-band, for all its members have been veterans in the scene for years, before forming the band in 2013. While Nitin Rajan (vocalist...
RAM Wk 18-21: City leads in Mumbai &...
MUMBAI: There were negligible shifts in the market share as per Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) data for the Week 18 to 21 (6-05-2012 to 2-06-2012). Radio City consolidated its lead in Mumbai and ...
RAM Wk 13-16: Radio Mirchi inches up in Mumbai,...
MUMBAI: The Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) has released the data for the week 13 to 16 (25-03-2012 to 21-04-2012). Radio Mirchi gained considerable strides in the three metros but slipped slig...
RAM Wk 8-11: Status quo in the metros despite the...
MUMBAI: There were negligible shifts in the market share as per Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) data for the Week 8 to 11 (19-02-2012 to 17-03-2012). Radio City maintained its leadership positi...
RAM Stats: Radio City gains in 3 metros; No 1 in...
MUMBAI: The Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) has released data for the week 4 to 7 (22-01-2012 to 18-02-2012). It was a memorable week for Radio City that surged ahead of rivals in Mumbai and Banga...
RAM Stats: Radio Mirchi is market leader in...
MUMBAI: The Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) has released the data for the week 51'11 to 2'12 (18-12-2011 to 14-01-2012). Radio Mirchi is the number one FM station in Mumbai and Kolkata, while Radi...
RAM Wk 30-33: Radio City leads in Mumbai and...
MUMBAI: The Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) has released the data for the Week 30 to 33 (24-07-2011 to 20-08-2011). Radio City is leading in Mumbai and Bangalore, while Fever tops Delhi and Radio...
RAM Wk 23-26: Radio City leads in Mumbai, Mirchi...
MUMBAI: Radio City becomes the market leader in Mumbai with 15.7 %, but Big FM and Radio Mirchi were the biggest gainers per Week 23-26 (5-06-2011 to 2-07-2011). Big FM continued to be th...
RAM Wk 17-20: Mirchi leads in Mumbai and Kolkata,...
The Radio Audience Measurement (RAM) has released the data for the week 17 to 20 (24-04-2011 to 21-05-2011). Radio Mirchi is number one in Mumbai and Kolkata while Big FM is the market leader in Ba...
RAM Wk 13 - Churn at the top in 3 metros: Radio...
MUMBAI:  After long, Radio Mirchi has toppled BIG FM in Bangalore for the #1 position, but fell to #2 in Delhi where AIR FM-2 Gold climbed to the top spot, and to the #3 spot in Mumbai too, where...
RAM Wk 12: Radio Mirchi, Radio One gain most
MUMBAI: Radio Mirchi and Radio One were the biggest gainers per Week 12 of 2011 (20-03-2011 to 26-03-2011).. Even as Radio Mirchi reestablished its strong grip on the top spot in Delhi with a big g...
RAM Wk 11: AIR FM 2 Gold leapfrogs to Joint #1 in...
MUMBAI: The ICC Cricket World Cup worked its magic for AIR FM 2 Gold too, which has leapfrogged to Joint #1 in Delhi and the Number 2 spot in Mumbai per Week 11 of 2011 (13-03-2011 to 19-03-2011). ...
T Suresh: "EMI has always been...
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Vinit Thakkar: "Digital is the core of...
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Soumini Sridhara Paul: "Artist Aloud will...
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Rachna Kanwar: "36 per cent of all music...
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Vh1 Ferzad Palia: ''We run an extremely...
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OK Listen Vijay Basrur: "Indian Ocean and...
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Naveen Bhandari: "We will invest around...
One of the leading players in the Value Added Services (VAS) domain, Techzone offers a rich portfolio of managed services for telecom operators, media houses and related enterprises. The company ha...
Luke Kenny: "It's just a matter of time...
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Sony/ATV India head Vinit Thakkar:...
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Mandar Thakur: 'The music industry needs...
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Adarsh Gupta: 'We want Saregama to be the...
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RJ Meenakshi has Zurich rocking
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Singapore's Kiss FM gives second chance at...
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IRF international sessions to kick start today at...
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Third IRF 'The Sound of India' winner...
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IRF 2013: James Cridland: Listening to radio on...
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IRF 2013: James Cridland: Indians love their...
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Discover, connect, engage and sell: Scott Cohen...
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IRF -2013: Listen to how the world sounds........
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British music industry...
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Rank Song Album Artist
1
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara Javed Bashir
2
Issaq Issaq Various Artists
3
Raanjhanaa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Raanjhanaa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) A.R. Rahman
4
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
5
Policegiri Policegiri Various Artists
6
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Pritam
7
Lootera Lootera Amit Trivedi
8
Aashiqui 2 Aashiqui 2 Various Artists
9
Ramaiya Vastavaiya Ramaiya Vastavaiya Sachin-Jigar
10
Fukrey Fukrey Ram Sampath
For the Month of June Week 3 Source: Nokia Music Store, India
Rank Song Album Artist
1
Ye Tune Kya Kiya Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara Javed Bashir
2
Jeene Laga Hoon Ramaiya Vastavaiya Atif Aslam, Shreya Ghoshal
3
Issaq Tera - Male Issaq Mohit Chauhan
4
Raanjhanaa Raanjhanaa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) A.R. Rahman
5
Sawaar Loon Lootera Monali Thakur
6
Ambarsariya Fukrey Sona Mohapatra
7
Khali Salam Dua Shortcut Romeo Mohit Chauhan
8
Tum Hi Ho Aashiqui 2 Arijit Singh
9
Badtameez Dil Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Benny Dayal
10
Balam Pichkari Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Vishal Dadlani
For the Month of June Week 3 Source: Nokia Music Store, India
Rank Song Album Artist
1
Made To Love Made To Love John Legend
2
We Own It (Fast & Furious) Fast & Furious 6 2 Chainz
3
Paper Doll Paper Doll John Mayer
4
Wake Me Up (Radio Edit) Wake Me Up Avicii
5
Levels (Original Version) Best Of 2013 Dance Avicii
6
Sexy And I Know It Best Of 2013 Dance LMFAO
7
We Can't Stop We Can't Stop Miley Cyrus
8
La La La (Kaos Remix) La La La Naughty Boy
9
Look to the Stars Man Of Steel (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Hans Zimmer
10
On Sight (Album Version (Explicit)) Yeezus Kanye West
For the Month of June Week 3 Source: Nokia Music Store, India
Rank Channel Share %
1 V
14.9
2 9X M
10.8
3 Mastiii
9.6
4 SONY MIX
8.1
5 MTV
7.7
6 Zoom
6.9
7 M Tunes HD
6.1
8 B4U Music
6.0
9 Bindass
5.9
10 9X Jalwa
5.6
11 E 24
5.6
12 UTV Stars
5.0
13 Music India
3.1
14 Music Xpress 1.3
15 VH1 1.1
16 Zing 1.1
17 Z ETC BOLLYWOOD 1.0
18 9XO 0.1
TG: CS 15+; Market: HSM
Period: Wk 22
Source: TAM Peoplemeter System
( 27 May to 2 June ), 2012
Rank Title Movie / Album Artist Label Last Week
1
Samjhawan Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Arijit Singh & Shreya Ghoshal Sony Music Up 1
2
Tu Meri Bang Bang! Vishal Dadlani Sony Music Down 2
3
Jumme Ki Raat Kick Mika Singh & Palak Muchhal T-Series - 3
4
Meherbaan Bang Bang! Ash King, Shilpa Rao & Shekhar Ravjiani Sony Music Up 4
5
Galliyan Ek Villain Ankit Tiwari T-Series Down 7
6
Yaar Naa Miley Kick Yo Yo Honey Singh & Jasmine Sandlas T-Series Up 6
7
Aata Majhi Satakli Singham Returns Yo Yo Honey Singh, Mamta Sharma & Nitu Choudhary T-Series Down 5
8
India Waale Happy New Year Vishal, KK, Shankar Mahadevan & Neeti Mohan T-Series Up 8
9
Sawan Aaya Hai Creature 3D Benny Dayal T-Series  - 9
10
Bang Bang Bang Bang! Benny Dayal & Neeti Mohan Sony Music New -
Sep 22 - Sep 28  (Updated Weekly) Source: AirCheckTM India T20
Rank Title Movie / Album Artist Label Last Week
11
Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai Khoobsurat Badshah & Aastha T-Series Up 10
12
Manwa Laage Happy New Year Arijit Singh & Shreya Ghoshal T-Series New 12
13
Johnny Johnny Entertainment Jigar Saraiya, Madhav Krishna & Priya Tips Music Down 11
14
Bismil Haider Sukhwinder Singh Junglee Music New -
15
Saturday Saturday Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Indeep Bakshi, Akriti Kakkar & Badshah Sony Music Down -
16
Tere Ho Ke Rahenge Raja Natwarlal Arijit Singh Junglee Music Up 14
17
Muskurane Citylights Arijit Singh Sony Music Up 15
18
Desi Kalakaar Yo Yo Honey Singh Yo Yo Honey Singh T-Series Down 13
19
Lovely Happy New Year Kanika Kapoor, Ravindra Upadhyay, Miraya Varma & Fateh T-Series New 16
20
Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai Hate Story 2 Arijit Singh & Shamira Koppikar T-Series Down 18
Sep 22 - Sep 28  (Updated Weekly) Source: AirCheckTM India T20
Rank Artist Album Song Language Genre
1 NIGEL & MADHUPARNA PIYA KAHE TU PIYA KAHE TU HINDI POP
2 RAJA HASAN RAJA HASAN VOL 1 RANG DE HINDI FOLK
3 ITIDA Pen and paper DADI'S SONG ENGLISH/HINDI POP
4 FARIDOON PALKON KO BHIGOYEN KAISE PALKON KO BHIGOYEN KAISE HINDI/URDU GHAZAL POP
5 HIMANSHU SHARMA Jaane Tu Hai Kahaan JAANE TU HAI KAHAAN HINDI POP
6 TRIPWIRE DISENFRANCHISED FISHMARKET ENGLISH/BENGALI PUNK ROCK
7 ALI HAIDER BACHPAN KI BADAMI YAADEIN BACHPAN KI BADAM YAADEIN HINDI/URDU POP
8 SHRUTI PATHAK Shrufiana REHMATAAN HINDI/URDU SUFI
9 DARSHIT NAYAK Main Kaun Hoon BAAKHUDA HINDI POP
10 NEETI MOHAN NEETI MOHAN JAA JAA HINDI POP
April 22 - April 28 (Updated fortnightly) Source: Artistaloud.com