Features  |  11 Nov 2009

Call 'em for the music

MUMBAI: They are the ones that create the music we keep playing on our phones and ipods. It's their tunes that make their way into a million cell phones as ring tones and caller ring back tones. Ever wonder what the singers, composers and lyricists from the sprawling music industry in India think about that biggest revenue generator on the horizon - the CRBT? Ever wonder if they themselves subscribe to the service, and hey, do they play their own compositions?

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Features  |  02 Oct 2009

Music honours - too little, too late?

MUMBAI: Singing legend Manna Dey's contribution to music has been finally recognised by the nation at the age of 90 with the conferring of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2007 for his outstanding contribution to the field of cinema.

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Features  |  05 Sep 2009

Bollywood music - Reeling it in

Is Hindi film music, which takes the biggest pie of the music industry in India, getting better or worse over the years? Music has always been the soul food of the Hindi film industry, often creating hits or flops out of the tunes that marked the story.

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Features  |  23 Jul 2009

Indipop - missing in action

Remember Lucky Ali, Daler Mehndi, Alisha Chinai? Remember the magic they spun with their non film music back in the 80s and 90s, when the genre funnily christened Indi pop touched  dizzying heights, glowing as much as Hindi film music.

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Features  |  09 Jun 2009

Jeeturaaj - Going gaga over BWSL

maa meree maa!!! the bwsl... is hot!!!did we hear wot's bwsl... ??

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Features  |  13 Apr 2009

Is the ghazal disappearing?

The number of ghazal singers has come down exponentially in the past decade or so. The few great singers who left a lasting impression on the ghazal scene were Begum Akhtar, K L Saigal, Mehdi Hassan, Ghulam Ali, Jagjit Singh and Talat Mahmood. However, in recent years, this genre has only seen a steady decline in the number of loyal listeners.  

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Features  |  07 Mar 2009

Femme power to the fore!

These women have shown that they are capable of holding their own in a sector oft dominated by men. In the last one year, they have won titles and honours or have helped get push the cause of music in the country and abroad, in one way or another. Radioandmusic.com profiles and salutes the women in music who dared to make a difference.... Sourabhee Debbarma

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Features  |  07 Mar 2009

Archana Jani - A day in the life of a female RJ

A Josh filled morning at Big 92.7 FM as the breakfast show jock is nothing like a typical boring office job. Its completely action packed which requires you to be constantly on your creative toes. Presenting an innovative and entertaining point of view on relevant topics to your listeners each time takes a lot of R&D, constant connect and key insight into the listeners' lives. Radio being a very dynamic medium giving out information and news by the second required knowing your listener requirements by the minute and positively impacting their lives each day.

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Features  |  23 Feb 2009

Rahman, Resul pave way for Indian musicians

MUMBAI: There's more to A R Rahman and Resul Pookutty's triumphs at the 81st Academy Awards today than the golden statuettes and the glory that the duo will carry back home. The long suffering Indian music industry appears to have found its succour of sorts in Rahman's and Resul's wins. A 'historic win' apart, music industry veterans here believe the Oscar win for the sound and music industry will open doors for Indian music overseas.

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Features  |  31 Jan 2009

2008 - Those who left us

2008 was a year marked by several developments in the radio and music industries, but it was also a year when some noted personalities in these fields, who had left their mark in their respective fields, passed away. Radioandmusic.com pays tribute.

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Features  |  06 Jan 2009

To Rahman Sir with Love

MUMBAI: Musicians who work with him call him 'Rahman Sir' and technicians in his studio refer to him as 'Boss' – out of sheer respect and admiration. On his 43rd birthday, Radioandmusic.com spoke to those who have worked with the homegrown genius and also his composer fans from the industry who have followed his music.

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Features  |  05 Jan 2009

The Bollywood music scene '08

Bollywood saw over 100 big budget releases this year, there were songs which got us instantly hooked and there were those overhyped musicals or music scores which fell flat. Out of the huge number of releases, few had songs that were timeless. We wonder, did Bollywood give us music that we can recall and relive again and again?

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