Composer

  • Musician AR Rahman prefers lip-sync over songs in background 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Composer AR Rahman doesn't favour the trend of using songs in the background because he feels it affects its popularity. In the 1970s filmmakers Basu Chatterjee would often force his songs into the background and some of the current directors like Shoojit Sircar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feel the same...
  • Legendary Jazz composer Yusef Lateef dies at 93 December 25, 2013

    Boston: Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist musician Yusef Lateef, known for his innovative fusion of American Jazz with Indian raga, died. He was 93. The musician, who was suffering from prostrate cancer for several months, died yesterday at his home in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, reported Ace Showbiz. Lateef was born William Emanuel Huddleston in Chattanooga,...
  • Only good songs leave an impact: Roop Kumar Rathod November 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Singer-composer Roop Kumar Rathod believes the listeners and audience never ask for item songs and it is the melodious numbers that leave a bigger impact than the former. "My song 'Maula mere maula' has 1 crore 20 lakh views on Youtube. It is very far from any 'Munni' (Badnaam) or...
  • Google doodles Claude Debussy's 151st birthday with a riverside scene set to Clair de lune August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The lights on the houses by the riverside turn off and on synchronised to the piano strings playing Claude Debussy's 'Clair de lune'. This is Google's romantic tribute to the French composer on his 151st birth anniversary. Born on August 22, 1862, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, Claude Debussy's (his full name...
  • Elliott Carter dies in New York at age 103 November 6, 2012

    New York: Classical composer Elliott Carter, whose challenging, rhythmically complex works earned him widespread admiration and two Pulitzer Prizes, has died at age 103. Music publishing company Boosey and Hawkes didn't give a cause of death that occurred yesterday. In a 1992 Associated Press interview, Carter described his works as "music...
  • Music composers unhappy with court ruling on rights August 3, 2011

    The Bombay High Court ruling that music companies own the rights has composers and lyricists up in arms. ...
  • Bombay HC ruling upsets music composers August 2, 2011

    The Bombay High Court rules that it's the music company and not composers who own the rights for songs....
  • I always wanted to work in Bollywood: Prasad July 31, 2011

    Mumbai: After the success of "Dhinka Chika" song from Salman Khan starrer "Ready", southern composer Devi Sri Prasad, who was always keen to work in Bollywood, is now keen to sign new projects and take forward his alliance with Hindi films. "There are lots of offers started pouring in from Mumbai....
  • SP Balasubramanian talks about RD Burman June 15, 2011

    SP Balasubramanian talks about his favourite RD Burman compositions as he releases the book 'RD Burman -The man, The Music' on the legend. ...
  • A tribute to Ilaiyaraaja the music maestro June 6, 2011

    A tribute to film composer, singer and lyricist Gnanadesikan Ilaiyaraaja on his 68th birthday. ...
  • Composer Lloyd Webber diagnosed with prostate cancer October 26, 2009

    London: British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the BBC reported on Sunday. The broadcaster quoted a statement from the 61-year-old's spokesman as saying the condition had been caught in its very early stages. "Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before...
  • Rahman pays tribute to Jackson in Delhi concert August 12, 2009

    AR Rahman remembered Michael Jackson on Tuesday, at an event in the capital. Our correspondent Neenaz has more. ...
  • Music composers ask for 50 pc share in royalties May 27, 2009

    Mumbai: Bollywood’s music composers and lyricists are up in arms against the film-producers and music labels alleging that royalties for their creations haven't been paid to them for over four years now. They are now demanding a 50 per cent share in royalties earned through a film’s soundtrack. Prominent musicians...
  • Vishal-Shekhar revisit their biggest hits January 19, 2008

    Mumbai: They are without a doubt the most popular music composers working in Bollywood currently with a string of hits behind them — Jhankaar Beats, Salaam Namaste and Om Shanti Om which went on to become last year's highest selling music album. Watch music directors Vishal and Shekhar revisit some...
  • Rahman mentors the best in the music world July 25, 2007

    Chennai: It's not just music that’s been AR Rahman's contribution to the film industry. Several new singers and music composers have trained and nurtured under Rahman and made their mark in the world of music. The latest in the line from the AR Rahman school of music is George Peters. Peters...
  • Bank on Louiz for an item number February 24, 2007

    Mumbai: Composer Louiz Banks has always shied away from Bollywood, restricting his contribution to background scores. Now, finally he has succumbed to the lure of the big screen. Banks has composed an item number for I Am In Love, a film produced by an unheard of banner called Savitri Films....
  • Rahman nephew set to rock music world September 28, 2006

    Chennai: He is just 19 years old, a high school drop-out, a sound engineer and a pianist – A R Rahman's nephew, G V Prakash Kumar, is all set to take the box office by storm with his music for the movie Veyil. So, how difficult has it been to...