Home           Newsletter Subscription          Email this Page  26 March 2018    Volume 26- Issue No: 78
Reliance Jio buys stake in Saavn just ahead of Spotify's entry in Indian market
With world's largest streaming service, Spotify, announcing its entry in India this April, the competition gets stiffer for the already existing industry players. However, considering this new development, Reliance Jio and Saavn coming together could also be seen as a strategic move to break the votes diverting towards Spotify........more
Disney's musical to feature not one, but two Aladdin's
Disney believes in creating magic, be it with their films or theatrical presentations. Thus, when the conglomerate decided on bringing the adaptation of their 1992 animated film Aladdin in the live-action format we knew it was going to a fantastic Arabian tale. And, Disney India is leaving no stone unturned to make this once in a lifetime experience for their Indian audience.........more
Shantanu Moitra shares the story behind 'October' theme song
Most songs do get famous in a short span of time but what about the background score and the theme songs of the film? They go easily unnoticed. Well, an amazing piece of work created by the famous Bollywood composer Shantanu Moitra for the movie October is the latest news.........more
'No Game' is about my personal experience of getting nervous around girls: Aarya
When platforms like AIB and Bacardi come together to present new talent, it is bound to create buzz. After a chart bursting Udd Gaye and Mojojojo's Chakk Bass, Bacardi House Party Sessions' next outing is a groovy track by Aarya called No Game. .......more
It's difficult to battle out in a male dominant profession: DJ Candice Redding
Candice Redding is one of the top DJs in the world. She has shared the stage with music biggies such as Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Kygo and many. The DJ has also performed at massive festivals in India such as Sunburn, Supersonic, EVC, Axe Boat Party, Nat Geo's Wild Wild Fest, Oktoberfest, Bengaluru Food Festival, Summer Splash Festival, Muzikon and many more. Currently, she is a part of Amazon Prime Video's original series The Remix. .......more
People don't understand the depth of classical music: Radhika Veena Sadhak
On one hand we think that young generation is not turning towards classical music and then, on the other hand, we actually have people who are practicing Indian Classical Music with utmost sincerity. Dr. Radhika Umdekar alias Veena Sadhak, is one such young artiste, also the only woman in the world to play Vichtra Veena.......more
We were ready for criticism: Ahmed Khan on 'Ek Do Teen'
Baaghi 2 director Ahmed Khan says the team was ready for criticisms from the word go when they decided to recreate the chartbuster Ek Do Teen for their film........more
Creating music for 'Mercury' an adventurous process: Mithoon
Mithoon says composing music for the Prabhudheva-starrer Mercury, a silent thriller, was an adventurous process for him.........more
Mohit Suri gives singing break to Ved Sharma
Singer and music director Ved Sharma, who has worked with Meet Brothers earlier on songs like Chittiyan Kalayiyaan, Ijazat, Tu Ishq Mera and many more has set out to sing his debut song in Mohit Suri's upcoming movie.........more
Melody music will live forever: Javed Ali
Singer Javed Ali, who has sung tracks like Jashn-e-Bahaaran, Arziyan, Kun Faya Kun and Tu Hi Haqeeqat, believes that music in any form is nice but melody genre is evergreen..........more
Aastha Gill, Badshah team up again
Singer Aastha Gill and rapper Badshah, who have given chartbusters like DJ Waley Babu and Abhi Toh Party, have joined forces again. This time for Aastha's pop debut single titled Buzz.........more
Nowadays original songs vanish in a few days: Bappi Lahiri
Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who is composing songs for upcoming film Do Pal Pyar Ke, says new film tracks have a lesser shelf life as compared to the old times.........more
Vaibhav Kundra collaborates with rapper Badshah
Vaibhav Kundra, who started singing at the very early age of his life and within no time, has found his passion in the craft. Vaibhav is currently working on a song with rapper and singer Badshah renewing an old classical melody with the modern rap and punk........more

Streaming is saving the music industry-but still barely making money more

Source: QUARTZ

Spotify Saved Music. Can It Save Itself? more

Source: Bloomberg

Changemakers Inner-city music program builds community of sound without common language more

Source: CBC News

What It's Like to Hear the Desert in Music more

Source: The NY Times

I'm neither a singer nor a dancer: Drew Barrymore more
Russell Simmons sued for another alleged rape more
Sia shaved Kate Hudson's head for film role more
Dr. Dre got into music to bed women more
Radio City Freedom Awards 5.0 crowns the best of the indie talent at a dazzling grand finale night more
Cavego remixes Sonny Alven's 'Backseat Lovin' more
Cuban music star Ludan takes on the world with new single 'Donde Estas' more
Don Diablo launches 'FUTURE - Deluxe Edition' with new single 'Believe more
Red Bull Music Academy reveals selected music makers to attend 2018 edition in Berlin more
Kasbo's debut LP 'Places We Don't Know' out more
Luvian delivers brand new 'A Time and Place' EP more
Shawn Mendes returns with new single 'In My Blood' more
David Guetta and Sia reunite with 'Flames' more
USA to witness the grand music launch of 'Subedar Joginder Singh' more

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