Music

  • Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan perform at the music launch of 'Happy New Year' Yesterday

    King Khan knows how to do things in style. The music launch of his much awaited Diwali release, 'Happy New Year' was a grand event in Mumbai which was telecast live on Youtube and Twitter. Shah Rukh Khan ensured that fans across the world could watch it live...
  • Apple releases U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence' for free on iTunes 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Award-winning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch...
  • U2 drops new surprise album 'Songs of Innocence' at Apple unveiling 6 days ago

    Cupertino: Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users. U2 made the unexpected announcement Tuesday at Apple's unveiling event in Cupertino, California. All customers with iTunes accounts could download the 11-song "Songs of Innocence" for free Tuesday...
  • Airtel's Wynk music streaming app crosses 1 lakh downloads in 4 days 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel's cross operator music application Wynk has crossed one lakh downloads in 4 days with more than 50 per cent of consumers are from other telecom players. "Wynk Music crossed its first milestone witnessing 1 lakh downloads in just 4 days of its launch. Wynk is now...
  • Music bands from North East prefer metro cities to homelands September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: More and more music bands from the seven-sister states, whose music range from rock to grunge, and progressive metal to heavy metal are seen to base themselves in metro cities, which seem to offer them endless music making opportunities. The heavy metal and rock bands from northeastern states have...
  • Beyonce writes a beautiful, touching poem for her little daughter Blue Ivy September 3, 2014

    If you were touched after watching Beyonce sniff audibly at the MTV VMAs as her daughter cheered, "Yay mommy!", this is your thing. Musician-singer Beyonce has penned a beautiful poem for the CR Fashion book, wherein she talks about her love for her daughter, Blue Ivy. Here are a few lines...
  • 'If I wasn't a rapper, I'd have been an IAS officer': Everything you wanted to know about Badshah, who calls himself a 'prime-time' version of Honey Singh September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Some call him a "rap-god", many call him the next Yo Yo Honey Singh. But if you've been anywhere near the northern states of India (or any pub in India, for that matter) you could not have missed the popular Punjabi song 'Proper patola'. The song sung by...
  • SD Burman wrote 'Yeh dil na hota bechara' after watching 'Bridge on the River Kwai': New book shares rare details from the musician's life September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: During his initial days in Mumbai, composer S D Burman's experiments with music were hit-and-miss affairs so he decided to give up his ambition of composing for Hindi films and return to Kolkata when he was persuaded by Ashok Kumar to stay back. Kumar was shooting for 'Mashaal' at...
  • Bharti Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has launched Wynk Music, a carrier agnostic music streaming mobile application, with a music library of over 1.7 million songs including Hindi, regional and international hits, an official said Tuesday. "In India, Internet is predominantly on mobile. This music application Wynk can be used in both Android...
  • Narendra Modi narrates story of Hindu god Krishna to students at Japanese school September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited an elementary school in Tokyo and mingled with the students, narrating them the story of Lord Krishna. Modi wanted to learn how the Japanese education system works and received a presentation in this regard at the Taimei Elementary School on the third day...
  • Watch: This musician raps to Mozart and it's just absolutely incredible! August 27, 2014

    Rap artist Mac Lethal is hugely popular on YouTube and this is the reason why. On his official channel he writes: "About 2 weeks ago I received this email: Dear Mr. Mac Lethal My name is Mrs. Francine, I'm a 53 year old high-school music teacher, and I love your YouTube...
  • Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande take MTV VMAs stage with raunchy, upbeat performances August 25, 2014

    Inglewood: With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday as raunchy performances opened the show, while Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran took home the first Moonman awards. Miley Cyrus, who set tongues wagging last year with her raunchy "twerking" during...
  • Beyonce, Miley Cyrus shine at MTV Video Music Awards August 25, 2014

    Beyonce closed the MTV Video Music Award with an epic nearly 20-minute performance and was joined onstage by her husband and daughter which brought her to tears. Beyonce sang and danced in a metallic leotard - while Blue Ivy and Jay Z watched from their seats - as the diva declared:...
  • Actor Ranbir Kapoor joins hands as a creative partner with online music streaming site Saavn August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor today joined hands as a creative partner with Saavn (South Asia Audio Vídeo Network), a leader in digital streaming for Indian music. Ranbir will work side by side with Saavn (digital music service) team on consumer marketing, ideation and production, business development and content. "I am excited...
  • NYC music festival to require anti-drug video August 10, 2014

    New York: Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year. The final day of last year's Electric Zoo festival was called off after two people died of what the city medical examiner said...
  • Beyonce to be honored and perform at MTV Video Music Awards August 9, 2014

    Reuters: U.S. pop star Beyonce, currently on a U.S. tour with rapper husband Jay Z, will receive a special award and perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month, the cable TV network said on Thursday, Beyonce, who received eight nominations, will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award...
  • Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande to perform at NFL August 4, 2014

    Seattle: Pharrell is bringing "Happy" to the NFL. The platinum-selling musician will perform outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sept. 4 before the Seattle Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers as the NFL kicks off its 95th season. Pop singer Ariana Grande will sing the national anthem. It will air on...
  • One Direction named Britain's best selling musical export August 3, 2014

    London: One Direction have been named Britain's best selling musical export for the year 2013. The band released their third album titled "Midnight Memories" in November last year and this has added to their success as it has became the year's biggest selling album worldwide. Despite releasing in November, "Midnight Memories" managed...
  • Taylor Swift to perform at MTV Video Music Awards? August 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'You Belong With Me' singer Taylor Swift is reportedly set to perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. Swift is preparing to give an 'explosive' performance at the awards on August 24 in LA, reported E! Online. "It's not a collaboration with another singer," a source said. Swift...
  • Katy Perry tops Youtube list of most popular music videos 2014 July 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Katy Perry has topped the list of most played music videos for 2014, Youtube announced. The music video for Perry's single 'Dark Horse' has racked up nearly 500 million views and counting, reported Billboard magazine. It is followed by Shakira and Rihanna's hit 'Can't Remember to Forget You'...
  • Gwyneth and I are still very close: Chris Martin July 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says that he and estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow will always remain close despite their impending divorce. The 37-year-old singer has two children with the Oscar-winning actress, reported People magazine. "The thing that we told everyone at the beginning of the year is true. We're...
  • The legendary Sony Walkman makes a comeback as a Rs 42K device encased in a block of aluminium July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The legendary Sony Walkman is making a comeback in the land where it first revolutionised music listening 35 years ago. Sony had stopped manufacturing the classic, cassette tape Walkman on October 25, 2010 but now the device in a more modern-day avatar is selling well in Japan, reports...
  • Justin Timberlake reunites with NSYNC bandmate July 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actor Justin Timberlake reunited with NSYNC bandmate Chris Kirkpatrick over drinks and bowling. The 'Suit and Tie' hitmaker, who was in town for his concert at Boston's TD Garden, stopped at Italian favourite Strega Waterfront for a meal with friends, reported People magazine. "Justin was easy going and super...
  • Google tried buying Spotify but backed off because of whopping price tag July 23, 2014

    New York: Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion despite being...
  • Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations July 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Beyonce has received eight nominations for the 2014 MTV VMAs, including a nod for Video of the Year for 'Drunk In Love' with her husband Jay Z. Rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea secured seven nominations each while Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and Sia received three nods. Azalea's 'Fancy'...
  • First lady salutes Grammy Museum, music teachers July 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the country should embrace the mission of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which focuses on education. Six million American children attend schools with no art or music classes, she said Wednesday at the museum's inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon. "Arts are...
  • Are Beyonce, Jay Z seeking help to save their marriage? July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Snger Beyonce Knowles and rapper-husband Jay Z have reportedly been undertaking online marriage counselling sessions with a therapist. The couple, currently on their joint On The Run world tour, is said to be taking counselling sessions on the internet via video-chat programme Skype, to keep their relationship going strong,...
  • Watch: You shouldn't miss this '40s jazz-inspired cover of Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' July 14, 2014

    Sultry lyrics, smooth vocals and a smoky, perfect piano. Re-imagined by American pianist and a darling of YouTube videos Scott Bradlee, this cover of Britney Spears' 2008 hit 'Womanizer' has been sung by Cristina Gatti. Here is the jazz version of the song, followed by the original. Which one do...