News  |  03 Jan 2008

Philips launches country's first 'Rip-All' sound machine

MUMBAI: Philips Electronics has launched the "Rip-All" AZ1856 Sound machine in India, the first of its kind in the country. With the sound machine, designed by Philips exclusively for the Indian market, users can now convert CDs and cassettes to MP3 music with the single touch of a button.

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News  |  03 Jan 2008

China offers copyright music to mobile users

MUMBAI: Spreadtrum, Amoi and Kuro have announced China's first solution for music phones offering copyrighted music, as Amoi unveiled its new music phones, A616 and A636 in the beginning of the new year. This solution is specifically designed for the growing mobile music market, and not only brings high quality copyright protected music to Chinese mobile handset users, but also pushes domestic music phones'industrial chain to the convergence of the'4Cs'-- Communication, Chip, Content and Copyright.

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News  |  03 Jan 2008

Big FM launches in Jodhpur

MUMBAI: Big FM has launched in Jodhpur, taking the total number of stations to 42 across India. Big FM is already operational in places that include Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore, and several Tier II towns. It will launch 3 more stations to complete 45 stations all over India. Some of the shows are Big Chai, Nakhrali, Dil Dosti etc, Big Dhamaal and Raat Chand Aur Mai.

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News  |  31 Dec 2007

UTV Music to launch with Jodha.. music on 9 Jan

MUMBAI: The music of UTV Motion Pictures and Ashutosh Gowariker's much awaited epic romance �Jodhaa Akbar' starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be launched on 9 January 2008. This marks the entry of media major UTV as an independent music label. The film is slated for a worldwide release on 15 February 2008. The soundtrack of the film has been composed by music maestro A R Rahman and the lyrics have been written by Javed Akhtar.

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News  |  31 Dec 2007

Sun TV's S FM launches in Varanasi

MUMBAI: Sun TV Network's SFM has launched in Varanasi through its subsidiary South Asia FM. With this, Sun's total number of stations has gone up to 18 across the country. The company's FM station is already operational in places that include Chennai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Tirupati, Madurai, Tuticorin, Lucknow, Bhopal,Pondicherry, Kozhikode (Calicut), Indore and Vijayawada. It will launch in 27 more places to reach the total number of 45 stations across India.

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News  |  31 Dec 2007

Sunburn Fest concludes in Goa

MUMBAI: Asia's First Electronic Music Festival - Sunburn Festival Goa 2007 saw a turnout of more than 5000 people from all over the world on Candolim Beach Goa on 28 and 29 December 2007. Presented by Percept D'Mark (PDM Entertainment) , the festival on Candolim beach presented wellknown DJs like DJ Gordon Edge, Above and Beyond and Axewell who spun to a frenzied crowd all day long marking a spectacular start to the festival. Sunburn Goa 2007 has 34 of the world's largest deejays spinning in Goa, Candolim Beach.

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News  |  29 Dec 2007

Miditech returns to produce 3rd edition of Zee-K's Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa

BANGALORE: Miditech will be producing the third edition of Zee Kannada's talent hunt Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa. This edition (season 3) is for children between 7 and 12 years and has been named Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs. The show is to be directed by Miditech's creative director S Balaraj and hosted by MD Pallavi (who had hosted the latter half of the first edition). The announcement was made by Balaraj, Pallavi and Zee Kannada's creative head Bala Suresh at a press conference in Bangalore on Friday.

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News  |  29 Dec 2007

Warner ties up with Amazon.com for music downloads

MUMBAI: Warner Music Group (WMG) has joined forces with Internet store Amazon.com for making its music available for download in MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) copy protection from AmazonMP3. Warner has so far been a strong believer in DRM technology, which is a kind of digital encryption that vendors place on music files to prevent illegal copying, distribution and piracy. The continuing dominance of Apple's iTunes store may have forced Warner to have a rethink.

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News  |  29 Dec 2007

My FM ties up with CNBC Awaaz for "Stock Talk Aapke Shahar Mein"

MUMBAI: My 94.3 FM has tied up with CNBC Awaaz for a show Stock Talk Aapke Shaher Mein. As per the tie-up, the FM station will provide sound bytes of the stock market in Jaipur, Ahemdabad, Surat, Indore, Jodhpur and Kota stations. To promote the show, My FM is also organising a contest wherein listeners will get a chance to get their financial and investment queries answered by the finance experts on Stock Talk.

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News  |  28 Dec 2007

Big FM launches music of Telugu film Krishna

MUMBAI: Big FM Hyderabad in association with DVV Danaiah has launched the music of Ravi Teja's Telugu film Krishna. As an exclusive radio partner, Big FM will promote Krishna with its on-air and on-ground activities and campaigns. The station will feature interviews with the cast and crew of the movie, and also run contests for its listeners across Hyderabad, Tirupathi and Vishakapatnam.

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News  |  28 Dec 2007

Big Street appoints Anisha Banerji as national sales head

MUMBAI: Anisha Banerji has been appointed national sales head of Big Street, the out-of-home advertising division of Big FM. In her new role, Banerji will handle the revenue generation function for Big Street and will be responsible for the profits at the national level. In 2006, she joined Big FM as sales head, Maharashtra and was instrumental in setting up the sales team. She moved up as director of planning and strategy, spearheading several projects in the digital space of film promotions before assuming her new role at Big Street.

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