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Kareena Kapoor Khan's debut radio show starts today

News  |  11 Mar 2008

Mogae-MCM to launch radio in malls

MUMBAI: Mogae, the investment vehicle of Sandeep and Tanya Goyal who own 26 per cent equity in the Dentsu joint-ventures in India, have partnered with US based MCM (Music Content Management) in a 50:50 joint-venture to launch 'mall or retail-radio' in the country. The concept of 'mall or retail-radio' venture promoted by Mogae-MCM will be commercially launched in the next six weeks. The company has already launched test installations at various retail chains and malls in Mumbai and Delhi.

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News  |  11 Mar 2008

Big FM is radio partner for Wills Fashion Week

NEW DELHI: Big FM is the official radio partner for the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week, starting from 12 March, and in this second season as radio partner, it is going to go live from the venue, Big FM station director Punit Mathur told indiantelevision.com. We are going to go live this year, and expect a lot many more listeners for the event, Mathur said.

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News  |  11 Mar 2008

Vrajesh Hirjee to quit Big FM

MUMBAI: VJ turned actor turned radio jockey Vrajesh Hirjee is quitting the radio world. Hirjee has been co hosting Big FM's breakfast show 'Big Chai' with RJ Archana Jani and comedian Raju Shrivastav.

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Press Releases  |  11 Mar 2008

Tax and investment awareness week by BIG 92.7 FM

MUMBAI: With the financial year end round the corner and everyone looking at best possible options to save tax and ensure best returns, BIG 92.7 FM, in keeping with the vibe of the city is hosting "The BIG Tax Week" activity to help deliver best results to its listeners. This week long activity which has elements both on air and off air, began on 10th March 2008 and will end on 15th March 2008.

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News  |  10 Mar 2008

Adnan Sami to score music for four films in '08

MUMBAI: Singer turned music director Adnan Sami has set his sights on Bollywood in 2008.

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News  |  10 Mar 2008

Aircheck extends media montioring service to Lucknow

MUMBAI: After Ahmedabad and Surat, RCS India has now started its monitoring services for radio in Lucknow.

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News  |  10 Mar 2008

Radio Mirchi restructures leadership team

MUMBAI: Entertainment Network India Limited (ENIL) has amended the designations of Radio Mirchi's three key employees - Kaushik Ghosh, Riya Mukherjee and Kavita Bagga.

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Interviews  |  08 Mar 2008

Sufi singer Zila Khan - 'Someone had to speak about the first woman sufi singer of this country'

Zila Khan, one of the top women Sufi singers in the country is launching an album 'Zila, the girl child' on the Saregama label on 8 March 2008. The album talks about various emotions of a woman, including her sensuality. Khan is the seventh generation of an unbroken line in what is the oldest school (or Gharana) of Sitar and Surbahar in India, the daughter of the incomparable sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan.

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Editorial  |  08 Mar 2008

Sufi singer Zila Khan - 'Someone had to speak about the first woman sufi singer of this country'

Zila Khan, one of the top women Sufi singers in the country is launching an album 'Zila, the girl child' on the Saregama label on 8 March 2008. The album talks about various emotions of a woman, including her sensuality. Khan is the seventh generation of an unbroken line in what is the oldest school (or Gharana) of Sitar and Surbahar in India, the daughter of the incomparable sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan.

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Features  |  08 Mar 2008

Women musicians - a rare breed on an uphill journey

The music industry continues to be a male-dominated bastion in India, both in the classical and the film sectors. Apart from women vocalists, the industry does not take kindly to women who try to prove their mettle on skills traditionally associated with men - be it tabla playing or composing tunes. Nevertheless, a few intrepid women have persevered enough to break through the barriers and establish themselves, rough though the road may have been. Gender bias

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Editorial  |  08 Mar 2008

Women musicians - a rare breed on an uphill journey

The music industry continues to be a male-dominated bastion in India, both in the classical and the film sectors. Apart from women vocalists, the industry does not take kindly to women who try to prove their mettle on skills traditionally associated with men - be it tabla playing or composing tunes. Nevertheless, a few intrepid women have persevered enough to break through the barriers and establish themselves, rough though the road may have been. Gender bias

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Reviews  |  08 Mar 2008

Mudgal, Shobana delight at Yami

Music Today could not have chosen two better artistes to bring out the essence of their ode to womanhood - Yami. Shubha Mudgal and Shobana, vocalist and dancer par excellence, proved once again that sheer talent is all that counts, when they peformed at Yami on Friday evening. Mumbai's Shanmukhananda auditorium was packed with connoisseurs of both music and dance, to watch the two artistes unfold their magic on stage. Music Today also wove in honours for women from various arts into the event, adding an extra dimension to their evening.

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News  |  07 Mar 2008

Adlabs makes internal assessment on FM radio demerger proposal

MUMBAI: Reliance ADAG's move to demerge its radio business from Adlabs Films Ltd. seems to have hit the wall with the information and broadcasting ministry yet to approve the proposal. Adlbas, sources say, is discussing internally whether it should set itself a deadline or make a revised application. Adlabs, however, still hopes that the proposal to demerge the radio business will get the I&B nod.Though Reliance had housed its FM radio business under Adlabs, it had subsequently applied to the ministry for transferring it to Reliance Unicom Ltd (RUL).

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Press Releases  |  07 Mar 2008

Two days music conference held at Gurgaon

MUMBAI: Recently a two days music festival was organised at Gurgaon's newly build cultural hub 'Epicentre' by Old World Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. and Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts (SaMaPa), where scintillating performances by Sufi Diva Ragini Rainu and Young Santoor Maestro & Music Composer Abhay Rustum Sopori left audience mesmerised on their tunes.

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