Music

  • Justin Bieber gets two years probation for pelting neighbour's home with eggs 10-07-2014 08:07 AM

    Los Angeles: Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism on Wednesday for pelting a neighbor's home with eggs and was sentenced to two years probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said. 20-year-old Bieber, who was not present in Los Angeles Superior Court for his arraignment, was...
  • Ariana Grande tops Britain's new look singles charts 07-07-2014 11:45 AM

    London: US singer-songwriter Ariana Grande topped Britain's singles chart on Sunday with her track 'Problem' featuring Iggy Azalea, becoming the first performer to head a new look chart based on Internet streaming as well as physical sales data. The Official Charts Company said the 21-year-old singer had made history in...
  • Pink Floyd to release new album this year 07-07-2014 08:47 AM

    London: Rock band Pink Floyd will release a new studio album this year, according to guitarist-singer David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson. Samson broke the news on Twitter that the new LP will be titled The Endless River and it will feature the final work of multi-instrumentalist Richard Wright, reported Digital...
  • Going to be 30 this year, but I still feel like a 13 year old: Katy Perry 06-07-2014 09:07 AM

    London: Pop star Katy Perry says many of her stage costumes reflect her taste from when she was a teenager. The 29-year-old 'Roar' singer favours bright colours and playful stage costumes by brands like Moschino and Cavalli during her 'Prismatic World Tour' because she still has the same fun-loving sense...
  • 4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving 06-07-2014 07:38 AM

    Houston: A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting. Several thousand people had gathered at the arena for a Fourth of July party at the...
  • Google buys music streaming service Songza 02-07-2014 10:15 AM

    San Francisco: Google has acquired streaming music service Songza, the Internet search company's latest move to play a bigger role in the fast-growing online music business. Google said on Tuesday it would explore ways to incorporate aspects of Songza into its existing streaming music service over the coming months. For...
  • RnB singer Robin Thicke gets trolled after PR stunt goes hilariously wrong 01-07-2014 07:06 PM

    Major oops for musician Robin Thicke's PR team. 37-year-old singer was just getting over the torrent of controversies and tweets regarding his 2013 song 'Blurred Lines', a party jam which is basically about a woman in a nightclub who may or not be interested in him. Many news organisations called...
  • Lata Mangeshkar: 'Lag ja gale' turns 50, still fresh 29-06-2014 06:42 PM

    Mumbai: Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, who crooned the melodious number "Lag ja gale" for 1964 film "Woh kaun Thi", is delighted at the song having completed 50 years and says that it still sounds fresh. Composed by late Madan Mohan, the track was picturised on Sadhana and Manoj Kumar. Lata...
  • Chimpanzees prefer silence to Western pop, but just love African and Indian music, study says 28-06-2014 03:32 PM

    Chimpanzees like listening to different rhythms of music with Indian and African beats but prefer silence to Western pop, a new study has found. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to pinpoint specific acoustic properties,"...
  • Singers Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith score top debuts on Billboard 200 26-06-2014 08:34 AM

    Los Angeles: Pop singer Lana Del Rey scored her first No. 1 album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, while British newcomer Sam Smith landed at No. 2 with his debut record. Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence', her second full-length studio album which includes the single 'West Coast',...
  • 'Like a rolling stone' could bring 2 million USD at auction 24-06-2014 04:19 PM

    New York: One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," could bring between $1 million and $2 million at auction. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand is being offered by Sotheby's on Tuesday. The draft is written in...
  • The Eagles know why the fans turn up - to hear the oldies 24-06-2014 03:53 PM

    London: When veteran California rock band the Eagles hit the stage in London at the weekend, there was no pretense about why people had come to see them or what the band was expected to do. It was a case of play the songs we know, dudes, and please don't...
  • Quiz: How well do you know the music legends? 21-06-2014 10:55 AM

    It is World Music Day today. And those who understand the importance of music in life and been following even the smallest development in the lives of their favourite stars, would be delighted to take our music quiz. How well are you informed about the music legends? Take our quiz...
  • Watch: This will actually lift your mood. 20 artistes recreate the iconic 'Don't Worry Be Happy' song on World Music Day 20-06-2014 03:51 PM

    It was first sung by Bobby McFerrin in September, 1988, and since then adopted by the most talented musicians around the world. Bob Marley has his own version of the song. On World Music Day, celebrated on June 21, 2014, where cultures and nations across the world bring their very...
  • YouTube to block artists from paid music service: Report 19-06-2014 04:29 PM

    Paris: YouTube is planning to block the videos of artists like Adele and the Arctic Monkeys after several record labels refused to sign up to its new subscription service, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Google-owned online media site will start blocking videos "in a matter of days", Robert Kyncl, YouTube's...
  • 'True Blood' headed for a musical afterlife 18-06-2014 02:09 PM

    Los Angeles: Like the vampires it portrays, "True Blood" won't seem to die. Even if it means breaking out in song. After the final scene of the upcoming final season of "True Blood," fans may be able to take another fresh bite out of the HBO vampire drama. In the...
  • YouTube to launch paid music streaming service 18-06-2014 10:36 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc's YouTube said on Tuesday that it plans to launch a paid streaming music service, amid criticism that its existing, free video website might block the music videos of labels that do not agree to its terms. YouTube has partnered with "hundreds of major and independent" music...
  • Justin Bieber cleared in LA attempted robbery case: city attorney 17-06-2014 10:48 AM

    Reuters: Justin Bieber has been cleared of wrongdoing in an attempted robbery investigation in which the Canadian pop star was accused of trying to take a woman's mobile phone, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said on Monday. Prosecutors rejected the allegations because of insufficient evidence to back up the...
  • 'There were no guests at his kid's birthday party': The latest book by Michael Jackson's bodyguards tells a bitter-sweet story about the pop star's secluded life 16-06-2014 07:14 PM

    The following article is a compilation of excerpts and observations from the latest book titled, 'Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days', written by his former security guards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, with Tanner Colby. Hounded by the tabloid media, Michael Jackson spent his final years...
  • Prime Music: Amazon launches free music streaming service for Prime members 12-06-2014 02:54 PM

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc launched a streaming music service on Thursday that comes free with its $99-a-year Prime membership program, but offers a smaller selection of recent hits than rivals Spotify and Apple Inc's Beats Music. The new feature, dubbed "Prime Music," allows subscribers of the $99-a-year program to stream...
  • Amazon set to launch a music streaming service this week: Report 12-06-2014 11:23 AM

    New York: US online giant Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service as early as this week, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The report, citing unnamed sources, said the service would have a more limited catalogue than some rivals but would be offered free and without advertising...
  • 'Lady Marmalade' singer Lil Kim gives birth to a girl, Royal Reign 10-06-2014 08:07 AM

    New York: Lil Kim has a lil one of her own: The rapper is now a mother. Lil Kim's assistant, Noel Perez, confirms that the 38-year-old gave birth to daughter Royal Reign on Monday. It is her first child. No more details were given. Lil Kim's hits include "Crush on...
  • Watch: Psy, Snoop Dogg get drunk, dance amidst Seoul riots and party with Korean aunties in the new music video 'Hangover' 10-06-2014 07:11 AM

    You are most likely one of the 2 billion people who have clicked on Korean pop star Psy's 2012 hit 'Gangnam Style'. The song, which went on to make YouTube history with over 2 billion hits, has been the favourite of dance clubs, parties and clubs across the world. Now,...
  • Sarod maestros Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan collaborate with San Francisco-based vocalist 07-06-2014 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: Sarod maestros Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan have collaborated with a San Francisco-based vocalist Devika Chawla to create a new-age single titled 'Holle Holle'. 'Holle Holle' brings together Devika's voice and Amaan and Ayaan's sarod performance. The track started taking shape when the duo met Devika...
  • Twitter in talks to buy audio-sharing site SoundCloud: Report 07-06-2014 11:15 AM

    Bangalore: Microblogging platform Twitter Inc has been in talks with Berlin-based audio sharing website SoundCloud in its efforts to add a music service to its offering, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. Twitter has weighed up deals worth billions of dollars and has also considered buying...
  • Facebook blocks Pakistan rock band at official request 07-06-2014 07:09 AM

    Islamabad: Facebook has blocked the page of a popular Pakistani rock band and others anti-Taliban accounts at the request of the government. The Facebook page of rock band "Laal" (Red), which was set up by a group of progressive musicians in 2007, has been blocked. Laal Facebook page has more...
  • Jaipur's Kawa Music Group to perform at Glasgow in Scotland 04-06-2014 05:27 PM

    Jaipur's famous Kawa Music Group will enthrall spectators during the Commonwealth Games beginning next month in Glasgow in Scotland. "Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Kawa Music Circus and Musafir: Gypsies of Rajasthan will perform at various places in Glasgow," Assistant Director of the group, Danish Neazi, said in Jaipur on Wenbesday....
  • To make a hit, you've got to get personal, says Pharrell Williams 04-06-2014 02:33 PM

    Reuters: Pharrell Williams pauses, takes a breath and considers how the past year has unfolded for the R&B producer and singer: four Grammy Awards and three mega hit singles including a song that has galvanized countless fans to express how they're "happy." And the key, says the 41-year-old known simply...
  • Singer Chris Brown released from jail: Authorities 02-06-2014 07:33 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Brown was released early Monday from a Los Angeles County jail, authorities said. Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy Tony Moore told The Associated Press that Brown was released at 12:01 a.m. Monday, but he didn't have any more details. Brown had been in custody since mid-March, when...
  • Noted vocalist Dhondutai Kulkarni passes away 01-06-2014 10:00 PM

    Mumbai: Dhondutai Kulkarni, one of the last living exponents of the famed 'Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana' music and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award laureate, died here Sunday morning. She was 86 and the end came due to old age complications at her home in north Mumbai suburb of Borivli, family sources said. The...