MUSICAL

  • 'Who invented the piano?' asks Google. 'Bartolomeo Cristofori,' answers Google 16 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: We all are familiar with what a piano is; admire the sound it produces, but did you know who created that beautiful piece of musical instrument? Today's Google doodle has the answer. An Italian musical instrument maker, Bartolomeo Cristofori, has been credited with inventing the pianoforte or the piano....
  • Music industry it is designed to make money: MIDIval Punditz Yesterday

    New Delhi: Their sublime fusion of Indian classical with electronic music has given listeners a new experience with every album. Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj, the pillars of Indian fusion duo MIDIval Punditz, feel the music industry is definitely not designed to promote artistry but to make money. The men behind...
  • Music streaming service Grooveshark shuts down to settle infringement 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Online music streaming service Grooveshark shut down its operations as part of its settlement agreement with major record companies, according to a message posted on the website, putting an end to a four-year legal battle. Grooveshark will wipe clean all of the record companies' copyrighted works and hand over ownership...
  • Instagram launches 'Instagram @music', so IBNLive decides to sing along 4 days ago

    Instagram has launched its online music community by the name of Instagram @music'. In commemoration of that, IBNLive.com decided to sing along wit it. We at IBNLive.com made a few budding singers in the office participate in a little bit of music. ...
  • Is Apple planning an iPod comeback? April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple's iconic iPod seemed to breathe its last after the coming of the ubiquitous and all-inclusive iPhone. However, the tech giant is now speculated to revive its portable digital music player this year. The iPod Touch has not received any major update since the end of 2012 and the...
  • Tom Cruise to star in 'Bob: The Musical'? April 24, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise is in talks to star in the long-delayed 'Bob: The Musical' movie. Written by Allan Loeb, it follows a story of a man who can suddenly hear the songs in everyone's heart after getting hit on the head, reports aceshowbiz.com. 'The Artist' director Michel Hazanavicius is roped...
  • Indie watch: Meet Krish Ashok, the maestro who brings together Carnatic ragas and pop music April 21, 2015

    Meet Krish Ashok. Social media guy during the weekdays; extraordinary musician on the weekends, he is a man of many talents. Krish Ashok is a primarily a violinist with a Carnatic Classical background. And while that is a pretty awesome thing itself, what makes this man unique is the kind...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Ankit Tiwari and Mithun win Best Music for 'Ek Villain' April 21, 2015

    We are finally out with the list of winners for this year's IBNLive Movie Awards. 2014 has seen a myriad of themes on which filmmakers experimented. Some were successful in narrating fresh new stories, while some faltered. Our readers voted for their favourites in different categories; while some of their...
  • This artist can literally see music and she paints her favourite songs April 16, 2015

    Artist Melissa S McCracken has a unique gift. She can see music. And that is what she paints. What she has, is a neurological disorder called Synesthesia.Synesthesia in layman terms means that there is a wiring defect in your brain. As a result, when one sense organ works, another sense...
  • Watch: Making of 'Jhumroo' - A musical comedy on stage April 12, 2015

    Jhumroo is a musical comedy packed with 19 Retro Bollywood songs, a celebration of the spirit of Kishore Kumar, a legend who continues to charm the young & old alike. With the evergreen music of Kishore Kumar, Jhumroo is a rollercoaster ride that surprises audiences with twists & turns using...
  • Apple in talks with Taylor Swift, other musicians for exclusive streaming deals: Report April 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple has approached more than a dozen musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company is in talks with Florence and the Machine...
  • The best of AR Rahman April 9, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, music maestro AR Rahman talks about his musical journey. ...
  • A few people decided to imitate the biggest playback singers in the industry with one song April 9, 2015

    And that song is 'Chunni Leke'. In this hilarious video by Radio Mirchi, we see the funsters take upon pseudonyms like Sumar Kanu, Badnaam Sami, Arhaan Fakhtar, Bappi Gehri, Hata Mangeshkar and many more while they continue to mimic every playback singer with complete precision! ...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: 12 Indian pop songs that will instantly take you down the memory lane April 9, 2015

    Pop music was an actual thing back in the days. It wasn't about asinine lyrics like 'blue hai pani pani pani pani pani pani'. Nor was it about expensive music videos that show us how rich people party. In fact, the central theme of pop songs back then was not...
  • Noise-cancelling earphones can prevent hearing loss April 8, 2015

    Toronto: Loud music from smartphones can cause permanent hearing loss, researchers warn. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said in a recent report that over a billion young people are at risk of permanent hearing loss. Shelly Chadha, prevention of deafness and hearing loss technical officer for WHO, said the danger...
  • If 'Musical Chairs' is now a recognized sport in Maharashtra, then these 6 should be too April 8, 2015

    'Musical Chairs' is now a sport in Maharashtra. For those of you don't know 'Musical Chairs' was a favourite pastime reminiscent of 90s birthday parties and picnics, where people would run around a string of chairs when the music was on and grab a chair just as the music went...
  • Taylor Swift, Sam Smith lead Billboard Music Awards nominees April 8, 2015

    Reuters: Pop star Taylor Swift and British soul singer Sam Smith, who were among the top-selling musical acts in the United States last year, led the nominations for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards finalists on Tuesday. Swift, 25, picked up 14 nominations while Smith, 22, got 13, including nods for top...
  • Apple's music streaming being investigated by EU antitrust regulators: Sources April 3, 2015

    Brussels: European Union antitrust regulators are investigating Apple's deals with record labels and online music streaming services to see if it is blocking rivals' access to its music planned streaming platform, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The move by the European Commission comes as iPhone maker Apple expands...
  • Microsoft drops the Xbox brand from new Music, Video apps for Windows 10 April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is doing away with the prefix- Xbox- for its music and video preview apps for the latest Windows 10 operating system. Both the apps will now be renamed Music and Video to make them sound less confusing. Xbox Music and Xbox Video seemed specific to the software giant's...
  • Who's Who in music streaming: Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Google, Apple, Amazon, Samsung April 1, 2015

    New York: Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora and Spotify have millions of users. Now, several high-profile musicians are behind...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out in 3-storey buildings in Gandhinagar market March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: A fire broke out in two 3-three storeys buildings in main Gandhinagar market in the national capital. Twenty fire engines were rushed to the location. Fire is under control now. The market is considered the largest cloth market in Asia and it houses a number of textile units and...
  • Watch: Hugh Jackman to quit Wolverine March 31, 2015

    Here are some updates from Hollywood. Hugh Jackman may no longer play the iconic role of Wolverine leaving many hearts broken. While, Taylor Swift Steals the show at iHeart Radio Music Awards. ...
  • Sony replaces its own music app on PlayStation with Spotify to expand music service March 30, 2015

    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 March 30, 2015

    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 March 23, 2015

    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,...