News  |  17 May 2008

RJ Shruthi to join breakfast show on Big FM Bangalore

MUMBAI: RJ Shruthi along with co- host RJ Harsha, will be hosting the breakfast show, Big Coffee from 16 May. It will be a daily from Monday to Saturday filling in the 7 am to 11 am slot.

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News  |  17 May 2008

RCS adds Radio One Pune station to roster

MUMBAI: RCS India has extended its services to Radio One which launched in Pune recently. Radio City had joined the long established Radio Mirchi on the airwaves in this Maharashtra boomtown with over five million people, one month ago.

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News  |  17 May 2008

Blue Frog seeks to break ground with new business ventures

MUMBAI: Blue Frog, night club is now ready to take over the urban Indian music scenario in Mumbai with its three new businesses enterprises. It comprises Blue Frog Productions, Blue frog Sound Labs and Blue Frog Records. The three new music spheres being launched will be independent of each other, however will leverage from each other.

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News  |  16 May 2008

UTV New Media snaps up 'Singh is Kinng' digital rights for Rs 40 mn

MUMBAI: Junglee Music, Times' Music's sub brand, has sold the digital music rights of 'Singh is Kinng' to UTV New Media for an estimated Rs 40 million. The deal is considered to be the costliest in the digital music rights category so far in India. Junglee Music intends to "redraw all boundaries of music distribution in India."

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News  |  16 May 2008

Punjabi pop singer Sukhbir resurfaces with new album

MUMBAI: 'Prince of Bhangra' Sukhbir, who has been lying low for a while, returns to the music circuit with a new album called "Tere Naal Naal" to be launched by music label T-Series. The album due to release next month, marks the comeback of the singer after a six year hiatus. The Dubai based singer says, "I was busy working on my father's Kirtan album called Nirgun Raakh Liya. It's been a childhood dream. So last year we finally released it and I even got my good friend Akshay Kumar to sing a track for us. Later I moved on to my new album, which is now ready for release."

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News  |  16 May 2008

Big FM plans three shows to bring in humour

MUMBAI: Big FM Mumbai plans to pump up the humour quotient in the programming mix by launching a series of shows to tickle listeners' funny bone. 'Son Sonny', 'Bombay Bawa' and 'Lyricist Lahiri' will be the three new shows to go on air soon. The station has however not declared the launch dates of the shows. 'Bombay Bawa', a funny old man who loves the city, its people and is in tune with the latest vibe will remind listeners of the good old Parsi of Mumbai.

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News  |  16 May 2008

IPRS files case against SRK's Kolkata Knight Riders

MUMBAI: The Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) has filed a copyright infringement case in Calcuta High Court against Shah Rukh Khan's Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders. IPRS alleged that the team had played 14 popular Hindi film songs like Dard-e-Disco and Mauja hi Mauja without its permission.

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News  |  16 May 2008

Enil Q4 revenue up 47% to Rs 669 million

MUMBAI: Entertainment Network India Ltd. (ENIL), which operates the FM station Radio Mirchi, has seen a 47 per cent surge in standalone revenues to stand at Rs 669 million for the quarter ended 31 March, 2008. During the period, the companys net profit stood at Rs 71 million. On a consolidated basis, the companys revenue was Rs 1.26 billion for fourth quarter of FY 08.

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News  |  15 May 2008

Sony releases '10 Ka Dum' music video

MUMBAI: Sony Entertainment Television has launched a video for the promotion of its new Salman Khan hosted show 10 Ka Dum. The video which will hit the tube on 15 May sees the actor shaking a leg to the specially composed hip hop number.

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News  |  15 May 2008

Ghatothkach named Peta brand ambassador at music launch

MUMBAI: The lead character of "Ghatothkach - Master of Magic.", created by Shemaroo Entertainment has been adopted by animal welfare organization Peta as the official brand ambassador for its "Save The Elephant" campaign.

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News  |  14 May 2008

Mirchi Bangalore turns two, revamps programming

MUMBAI: Radio Mirchi Bangalore has re-invented itself with a new image, new sound and fresh programming as part of its second anniversary. Sandalwood music, which has seen a revival in Bangalore in recent days, is also at the core of Mirchi's revamped programming.According to Mirchi's Cluster Programming Head, Karnataka and Kerala Jimmy Xavier, "Sandalwood music is seeing a revival with many influences as reflected in some of today's hits like Jinkey Mari Na (Nanda Loves Nandita), Ba malaya ba (Accident), Kaddalu manasanna (Mussanje Maathu) etc.

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