News  |  31 Jan 2012

Vh1 India unveils mobile radio service

MUMBAI: In a bid to offer music 24x7, Vh1 India has entered a whole new diaspora by unveiling mobile radio service �Radio GAGA' for Airtel users. Vh1 in association with Hungama Mobile will provide international tracks from its four definitive categories - Vh1 Top 10, Hip Hop Hustle, Rock Rules...

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News  |  31 Jan 2012

Limca Book of Records honours Asha Bhosle, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Jasraj, Gulzar & others

MUMBAI: Indian music stalwarts Asha Bhosle, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Jasraj and other eminent luminaries were named as the �People of The Year' at the 23rd edition of the Limca Book of Records. Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar honoured the musicians with a citation and a shawl....

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News  |  31 Jan 2012

Royalty collections climbed 5.5% to Ç7.545 bn: CISAC

MUMBAI: Royalty collections has climbed 5.5% reaching to a total growth of €7.545 billion, according to Global Economic Survey released by CISAC. It was a second consecutive year of significant growth, following a 1.7% rise in 2009 with the slight dip in 2008.

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Gadgets  |  31 Jan 2012

Samsung expands galaxy series with 'S Advance'

MUMBAI: Samsung has announced a new entrant �S Advance' in its galaxy series of smartphone. Fueled by a 1GHz dual core processor, the Galaxy S Advance comes with a 4-inch WVGA 480 x 800p super AMOLED display, android 2.3 gingerbread and touchWiz user interface. The handset lends access to pre-...

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News  |  31 Jan 2012

Island fest - Spring Zouk to kick-start on 3 Feb

MUMBAI: Celebrating music, culture & arts, Spring Zouk - a three day festival will play host to several musicians and DJ's from across the globe. The fest will be held from 3-5 February 2012 at St Mary's Island in Udupi, Karnataka. The camp-out festival will witness performances by...

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News  |  31 Jan 2012

Shakira, Justin Bieber honoured at NRJ Awards

MUMBAI: Renowned pop stars Shakira and Justin Bieber were honoured at the 2012 NRJ Awards for the musicial contributions.  Other International winners of the night included Rihanna, Adele and LMFAO. Rihanna picked up the International Female Artist of the Year award while the male title was won by...

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News  |  31 Jan 2012

Kent Earls promoted as EVP/GM of UMPG, Nashville

MUMBAI: Kent Earls has been promoted as the executive vice president/general manager of Universal Music Publishing Group (Nashville). Earls will preside over the company's country music publishing activities and will report directly to UMPG (North America) president Evan Lamberg. Earl said, "I am...

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Press Releases  |  31 Jan 2012

MusicRevolution.com Expands Free Royalty-Free Music Collection

MUMBAI: MusicRevolution.com, an innovative online marketplace for production music, today announced the expansion of its popular free royalty-free music collection.

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News  |  31 Jan 2012

Bangalore-based Radiowalla secures VC funding

BANGALORE: Venturenet Partners Private Ltd. (VPPL), a Bangalore/US based Internet radio company which is a promoter of Radiowalla and Spot Radio, has raised its Series A funding from Ojas Ventures Partners (OJAS). A major portion of the funding will be towards capex and to further expand services...

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Press Releases  |  31 Jan 2012

K'NAAN Launches Artist Integration Program with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

MUMBAI: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet, today announced the launch of its latest Artist Integration partnership with A&M/Octone Records introducing K'NAAN's latest single, "Is Anybody Out...

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News  |  31 Jan 2012

HC issues injunction order against Bangalore Fashion week for violating music copyright laws

MUMBAI: The Delhi High Court has issued an injunction order against the organizers of Bangalore Fashion Week for playing music or videos, owing to their inability to procure adequate licenses from Phonographic Performance Ltd. In consequence, no music could be played during the Bangalore Fashion...

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News  |  31 Jan 2012

Radio Mirchi Q3 net down 26.7% to Rs 182 mn

MUMBAI: India's leading FM radio company, Entertainment Network (India) Ltd (ENIL), has reported a 26.7 per cent fall in its net profit for the quarter ended 31 December 2011. ENIL, which runs private FM radio brand Radio Mirchi, has posted a standalone net profit of Rs 182.11 million for the third...

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News  |  30 Jan 2012

Licence issue forces David Guetta to miss Mumbai

MUMBAI: Grammy award winning artiste David Guetta is all geared up for his maiden performance in India but Mumbai has once again been dropped from the venue list.  The concert scheduled to take place on 10 March in Mumbai has been shifted to Pune, due to licensing issues.

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News  |  30 Jan 2012

Metal band Opeth to headline Summerstorm Festival 2012

MUMBAI: For the first time ever Swedish heavy metal band Opeth will perform a live concert in India. The heavy metal band will headline the second edition of Summerstorm Festival 2012, to be held on 5 February in Bangalore. The progressive giants will showcase their two decades of work at the fest...

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