MUSIC

  • Sony replaces its own music app on PlayStation with Spotify to expand music service 8 hours 51 minutes ago

    New York: Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games. Spotify hits the PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday, with a new app adapted for large television screens. Sony says partnering...
  • Parkour, Mortal Kombat and Chor-Police, all combined into one epic music video 8 hours 54 minutes ago

    Guitarist Warren Mendonsa famous for his solo project 'Blackstratblues' is out with a new music video for his single 'Renaissance Mission' and it is way too cool. It starts with a 'chor' stealing a pair of shades from a 'policewaala' and running off. A chase sequence ensues and it has...
  • Music so good, it sounds almost 'Farfetch'd': An interview with Akash Murthy 1 week ago

    Akash Murthy who is also known as 'Thrifleganger' on SoundCloud, an audio distribution website, is a 22 year old musician from Bengaluru. Born in Mangalore, this self-proclaimed average Joe works at an IT firm when he is not creating brilliant music.Akash has been publishing his original compositions on SoundCloud for...
  • Vanessa Hudgens makes Broadway debut with 'Gigi' March 22, 2015

    New York: 'High School Musical' star Vanessa Hudgens has made her Broadway debut with romantic musical comedy 'Gigi'. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed tuner, adapted by Heidi Thomas, also stars Corey Cott, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh, Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty. Opening night is scheduled for April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre,...
  • Music labels pushing Spotify to limit free streaming: Report March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: With the advent of digital age, music labels have been facing the heat with streaming service like Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora offering free music impacting their revenue. Universal Music Group is reportedly pressurising Spotify to cap its free music service with the hope of converting free users into paid...
  • Rhapsody allows users to share music with Twitter followers even if they are not subscribers March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Music streaming service Rhapsody has brought in a new feature for its users that allows them to share songs with their followers on Twitter, even if they are not Rhapsody subscribers. The full-track playback feature will let Rhapsody subscribers, who pay $9.99/month for the service, share songs from its...
  • 7 ways in which people wrongly stereotype heavy metal music March 17, 2015

    Heavy metal is perhaps the most wrongly judged as a genre of music. People often stereotype it in the wrong ways and that is mostly out of ignorance. Of course stereotypes do have a certain basis to them, but that does not make it true for the entire genre.Heavy metal...
  • This Indian classical version of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' theme song is the best thing you will hear today March 16, 2015

    Indian Jam Project is a collaborative platform where musicians come together to play beautiful Indo-Western adaptations of Television or movie theme songs. And their latest attempt is mind-blowing!With Tushar Lall on the keyboards, Samay Lalwani on the tabla, Sri Sandeep Mishra on the sarangi and Prathamesh Salunke playing the flute,...
  • Happy Birthday Yo Yo Honey Singh: Listen to some of the best songs by the Indian rapper in this playlist March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Since his first song came out he started to gather admiration from his young fans and criticism from the critics who thought him to be vulgar. His fans on the other hand made him an icon of their generation. We line up some of the best songs of...
  • 'NH10' music review: Dark and gloomy, the soundtrack compliments the storyline March 13, 2015

    One of the major releases this year, Anushka Sharma-starrer 'NH10' has come up with some very different song tracks, much like the movie's storyline appears to be. The movie is a contemporary drama, starring Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam in the lead roles. The album opens with 'Chhil Gaye Naina', which...
  • Can't use my songs without getting rights from me: Ilayaraja March 5, 2015

    Chennai: A day after securing a court order against five audio recording companies from making and selling his compositions, veteran musician Ilayaraja on Wednesday said henceforth his consent was mandatory for using his works. "The (Madras) High Court has ordered that my songs cannot be downloaded or sold through CDs...
  • Want to host a Holi party? These 5 five steps will make it a memorable event March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Now unforgettable things are rare and come once in a long time. So to throw a party which makes a lasting impression on your friends' memory would be a hard thing to do but can be managed if you follow these steps and work a little hard. Invitees:...
  • We still live in a very sexist society: Madonna March 3, 2015

    Los Angeles: Pop diva Madonna says she will always embrace her sexual side and slammed anyone attacking her age. Even though Madonna is 56-years-old, she still frequently puts on very racy performances and constantly tries to embrace her sexuality despite facing criticism, reported the Rolling Stones magazine. "It's still the one area...
  • I'll probably be single even at 30: Taylor Swift March 2, 2015

    London: Young Taylor Swift is not sure if she will ever have a long-term relationship as the pop star feels celebrity status makes it difficult for her to find a boyfriend. The 25-year-old 'Blank Space' hitmaker has previously dated celebrities like Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer, reported the...
  • No sense in today's lyrics, it is very disappointing: Bappi Lahiri March 2, 2015

    Mumbai: Composer-singer Bappi Lahiri says these days lyrics have no meaning and are bizarre. "There is no meaning of lyrics these days. It's very disappointing. Listen to songs like 'Chaar botal Vodka'. All these words are bizarre. One has to concentrate on the lyrics," Bappi, who has given the vocals to...
  • 'OK Kanmani' trailer: Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman weave magic with this effervescent romance March 1, 2015

    Starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in lead roles, the film 'OK Kanmani' has been produced by Mani Ratnam's production house Madras Talkies. ...
  • Musician Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma ready to compose music for Bollywood films March 1, 2015

    Bangalore: Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, one half of the famous music composing duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, said he is ready to do music for a Bollywood film if somebody comes with a good offer. "I am ready to compose music for a Bollywood film if a producer or a filmmaker comes with a good...
  • A horrible nightmare: Madonna on her backwards stumble at the Brit Awards March 1, 2015

    London: Talking about her backward stumble during her gig at the BRIT Awards, singer Madonna says it was a 'horror show' after her performance went horribly awry. The 56-year-old opened up about the incident while talking on "The Jonathan Ross Show", which is set to air on March 14, reports dailymail.co.uk....
  • Vishal has a soulful approach towards music: Rekha Bhardwaj February 28, 2015

    Mumbai: In her two decade old playback career, Rekha Bhardwaj has collaborated mostly with her director husband Vishal because she feels he understands music beautifully. Rekha, who started her Bollywood singing career with 'Chachi 420' where Vishal was the music director, said it is always a delight to work with him. "Vishal is...
  • Musician Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for Grammys disruption, remarks about Bruno Mars February 27, 2015

    Los Angeles: Kanye West is saying he's sorry to Beck on Twitter. The incendiary 37-year-old hip-hop artist took to the social media site Thursday to publicly apologize to the 44-year-old musician who won four trophies at the Grammys earlier this month. He also says he's sorry for remarks he made about 29-year-old...
  • Free online storage limit on Google Play Music increased from 20,000 to 50,000 songs February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has expanded the music storage limit on Google Play Music. Users can now store 50,000 songs for free and stream or download them to their phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast. Google would earlier let users store up to 20,000 songs for free. To store music online, users need...
  • Ed Sheeran wins best British record at top UK music awards February 26, 2015

    London: The top British music awards went to young men on Wednesday as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith bagged the most important trophies in a star-studded Brit Awards show in London. But the grand dame of pop music, Madonna, who performed at the ceremony for the first time in two decades,...
  • AR Rahman's band NAFS debuts, performs at the Global Indian Music Awards February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Music maestro AR Rahman's band NAFS gave its maiden performance here at the fifth edition of Gionee Star Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA). The awards ceremony took place Tuesday in the presence of the crème de la crème of the music and film fraternity. The ceremony, hosted by singer Mika Singh...
  • My absence from Bollywood is not deliberate or intentional; I'm choosy about my music: Roop Kumar Rathod February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: At a time, when playback singers compete to get maximum Bollywood numbers under their belt, Roop Kumar Rathod likes to maintain a low profile as he feels over exposure bores the listeners. Rathod's last Bollywood number was the hit 'O Saiyyan' from 'Agneepath' in 2012 followed by 'Kahe Sataye'...
  • 'Baby doll' singer Kanika Kapoor says she will now sing more of classical Indian numbers February 24, 2015

    Noida: After getting recognised for her hit peppy numbers like 'Baby doll', 'Lovely' and 'Chittiyaan kalaiyaan', singer Kanika Kapoor says she will now sing more of classical Indian numbers this year to popularise the genre in the Hindi film industry. "I will bring the classical music back very soon...This year people...