News  |  29 Sep 2008

Lata Mangeshkar turns 79

MUMBAI: She may have just entered the eighth decade of her life, but say the name 'Lata Mangeshkar' and melodious tunes will grip your thoughts, compelling you to hum a tune or two. Lata Mangeshkar turns 80 on Sunday, but if we look back at her illustrious career, one tends to get overwhelmed. According to the Guinness records, the legendary singer has recorded over 30,000 songs, which include solos, duets, and chorus backed songs in 20 Indian languages, starting 1948.

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News  |  27 Sep 2008

Mumbai stations march to health beat on Sunday

MUMBAI: Six radio stations across Mumbai went on air without music at 10 am on 28 September as a part of an awareness campaign undertaken by Saffola for World Heart day. The stations that participated in the silent revolution as a part of the initiative include Red FM, Radio City, Big FM, Radio One, Fever FM and Meow.

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News  |  27 Sep 2008

Lata fan sets up museum of gramophone records

MUMBAI: Suman Chourasia has been collecting Lata Mangeshkar's gramophone records ever since he started liking India's most loved voice. A die-hard fan of celebrated playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, Indore based Suman Chourasia will be displaying his 28,000 gramophone records collection of her songs on the eve of singer's 80th birthday on 28 September.

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News  |  27 Sep 2008

Ad Club awardee Anuj Singh speaks...

MUMBAI: When Anuj Singh quit Ernst & Young in 2005 to join FM radio station Red in Mumbai, it was considered a risky career move. The station wasn't being taken too seriously, had a negligible market share, low listenership and few advertisers. Three years later, Singh's decision to move to the station stands vindicated. The Red FM National Marketing Head and Mumbai Station Head was awarded the Young Achiever Award for 'Business Leader' at the Ad Club of Bombay awards this week.

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News  |  27 Sep 2008

Anup Jalota to perform Mahatama's bhajans in Bangalore

BANGALORE: Bhajan and ghazal singer Anup Jalota will perform at Bangalore's Chowdiaih Memorial Hall on 2 October to celebrate the first anniversary of the International Day of Non-Violence. Jalota is expected to sing Mahatma Gandhi's favorite bhajans on the occasion. The event has been conceptualized and produced by MAAM Entertainment. The proceeds of the concert will go towards raising funds for the construction of the Shree Jagannath Temple and Cultural Center at Agara on Sarjapur Road, near Bangalore,... says MAAM ceo Aloke Biswas.

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News  |  26 Sep 2008

Nine FM launches in Sikkim

Kolkata headquartered Chinar Circuits has launched its FM station Nine FM in Gangtok on 24 September, making it the first FM radio station in Sikkim. Nine FM CEO Bobby Gupta announced the launch of the states's first FM station at a press conference in Gangtok on Thursday. The station will be broadcast on 91.9 FM MHz.

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News  |  25 Sep 2008

Red FM clocks 52 weeks of leadership in Mumbai

Red FM has reason enough to paint Mumbai red this week - the FM station has clocked an impressive 52nd week of leadership in Shares, Cumulative Reach & TARP, across all TGs and both at an overall station level and across key dayparts / shows.

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News  |  25 Sep 2008

MySpace launches MySpace Music in US

MUMBAI: Premier social networking site MySpace will unveil the new 'MySpace Music' product, launched with its joint venture partners EMI Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony ATV/ Music Publishing.

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News  |  25 Sep 2008

Anuj Singh, Shekhar Banerjee triumph at Ad Club awards

MUMBAI: Red FM's national marketing head and Mumbai station head Anuj Singh was adjudged winner of the Ad Club of Bombay's Young Achiever Award in the Business Leader category. The awards, introduced by Ad Club for the first time this year to felicitate CEOs and CMOs for their commendable effort in taking their organizations to success and recognition and to recognise young talent in the advertising and marketing industries, were held in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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News  |  25 Sep 2008

Jay Sean starts Vh1's Global Music Xpress in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Global music Xpress, an initiative of international music channel Vh1 kickstarted with R&B artiste Jay Sean performing at the Hard Rock Caf?© on Wednesday night.

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News  |  25 Sep 2008

Beams signs on Jataveda Banerjee, Dave Crane, Lorelei Loveridge

MUMBAI: Bajaj Entertainment Art Music Sports (BEAMS) has signed up three talented artists , including a Canadian singer-songwriter Lorelei Loveridge, an enthusiastic Indian musician Jataveda Banerjee and the Multi-talented Dave Crane. BEAMS will be playing a crucial role in managing these musicians and provide them with opportunities in the music business.

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