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Our YouTube channel has become an important vehicle to drive consumption of music videos: Bhushan Kumar
  Six years ago, long before YouTube staked claim to the massive Indian entertainment industry and transformed how we watch movies and listen to music, Bhushan Kumar, T-Series managing director and chairman, realised the potential of the internet and formulated a robust online plan of action to transform his company. "People were just about starting to get their entertainment fix online then. It struck us that we need to be catering to their needs online," he recalls. .....more
The challenge is when you grow quickly how do you maintain that growth: Ferzad Palia
MTV Beats was launched in September 2016 to redesign Viacom 18's youth and music portfolio. This 24x7 music channel replaced the networks existing music channel, MTV Indies and aimed at reaching a wider audience, Bollywood music fanatics. The TG was clearly 15-30 and they did expect a certain turnover given the brand MTV attached to its name. Well, everything fell in place for MTV Beats in less than a year with the advertisers being interested in its unique show formats.........more
My dream is to make my own version of "Vande Mataram" with an all women crew: Merlin D'souza
The only pianist after Yanni to have performed at the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the most respected women composers, Merlin D'souza is an epitome of what all Goans are known for, Joie de Vivre. Even when she talks, she speaks music.......more
BARC Week 2: Channel V and Sony MIX witness a major climb
In week 2 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), all India (U+R), Mastiii maintained its position but dipped in its numbers as it received 165473 impressions ('000s) compared to last week 167719 impressions ('000s). Music India slid below Channel V with 24201 impressions ('000s) in comparison to last week when it acquired 24157 impressions ('000s). MTV Beats HD pushed itself above 9XO with 87496 impressions ('000s)........more
I get inspiration from the likes of Rihanna for their sheer authenticity: Natasha Sehgal
A household name after being the youngest finalist in first of its kind show The Stage Season 2, Natasha Sehgal has acquired quite some name for herself. What's special is the energy and spirit of this 20 something girl and in her own words "still a newbie"........more
Diljit Dosanjh's 'CON.FI.DEN.TIAL' first look revealed
The Punjabi hottie, Diljit Dosanjh who is ruling Bollywood with his music and acting skills, is all set to release his new single. but, before that happens he unveils the first look of his upcoming single CON.FI.DEN.TIAL........more
The word 'Coca-Cola' rhymed with one of my lyrical lines: Tony Kakkar on 'Coca Cola Tu'
Tony Kakkar's Desi Music Factory had released Coca Cola Tu, a romantic track featuring Young Desi and it has caught the attention of many. The track has been well appreciated by the audience as it's crossed 13 million views in just four days........more
Soothing melodies of Rekha Bhardwaj on her birthday
Rekha Bhardwaj, best known for her charismatic voice and an excellence in Sufi music turns a year older today. The singer, who rose to fame in 2006 with Namak Ishq Ka from Omkara, has been in the Bollywood space since 1997 with Chachi 420........more
KJo explored singing talent in school
Filmmaker Karan Johar explored his singing talent for the first time for an activity in school, and says his mother asked him not "sing ever again".........more
Backdoors festival announces line-up
Backdoors 2018 announced its final line-up today. The festival will have performers as progressive metal act TesseracT, indie-folk singer Mahesh Raghunandan, rapper, singer, drummer and producer Anderson, Paak and The Free Nationals, alternative rock quartet Wolf Alice, hip-hop and spoken word artist Watsky, English drummer Danny Goffey (from erstwhile rockers Supergrass), Indie singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, hip-hop act Divine and folk-rock band When Chai Met Toast.......more

Rave On: Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music by Matthew Collin review more

Source: The Guardian

Is Ed Sheeran retiring and what has he said about having babies with Cherry Seaborn? more

Source: The SUN

Madonna celebrates Mercy's birthday more

Source: Malawi 24

Gigi Hadid steps out in patterned jumpsuit with winter coat and bold purple handbag while boyfriend Zayn Malik cuts a casual figure in NYC more

Source: Daily Mail

Benny Dayal's 2018 plans
Bieber's mother breaks foot during vacation more
Mariah Carey goes bowling with son more
Dua Lipa hits studio with Mark Ronson, Diplo more
Singer Neil diagnosed with Parkinson's more
Chris Young continues sell-out streak on his 'Losing Sleep World Tour' more
Camila Cabello to release debut album 'Camila' more

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