Music News

Indie music goes Bollywood

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If Shaitan’s (2011) music made news for the eclectic mix of indie artistes and bands, director Bejoy Nambiar’s second film goes a step further. David’s soundtrack begins with a song called Ghum gaye.

Why David film's music presentation flopped

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Instead of actually singing their songs live, reputed singers like Lucky Ali and Shweta Pandit, who are part of the film, David’s soundtrack, chose to lip-sync at the film’s music launch concert at Hard Rock Café on Monday.

Songs are being re-dubbed by others: Shaan

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These are not great times for Bollywood's singers or so it seems if Shaan is to be believed. According to the singer and TV host, these days, the song a singer sings may well be re-dubbed by someone else even before the film is released.

AR Rahman is full of musical surprises: Mani Ratnam

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Southern filmmaker Mani Ratnam has had a two-decade association with music composer AR Rahman but says he still hasn't figured out quite how the Mozart of Madras works.

Composers today don’t like the way I function: Lata Mangeshkar

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Even at 83, Lata Mangeshkar has no plans of slowing down. The veteran, who has crooned for Bollywood films for over seven decades, has now launched her own music company.

Zakir Hussain, Pt Shivkumar Sharma to celebrate 40 years of togetherness

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Classical music enthusiasts can look forward to a fun-filled evening, when stalwarts Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Ustad Zakir Hussain join forces and celebrate their 40 years of performing together.

Vishal Bhardwaj scraps Farah Khan's Oye Boy’s

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In her long and illustrious career, this must be the first occasion when choreographer Saroj Khan’s work has been scrapped.

Honey Singh disowns offensive lyrics, may file defamation suit

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Rapper Honey Singh, who was forced to cancel his scheduled New Year's Eve show following protests in the backdrop of gangrape incident, on Tuesday sought to wash his hands off the controversy triggered by offensive lyrics in some of his songs.

AR Rahman to release a single on love, optimism prior to Doomsday

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Even as conspiracy theories do the rounds on the impending apocalypse on December 21, an optimistic message comes from India’s leading music composer, AR Rahman. The artiste is composing a song, his first solo since 1997, to instill faith and optimism in people.

I left films as I had a lot more to share: Gulzar

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Says writer-director Gulzar, who has dramatised a play based on an unnoticed episode from the Mahabharata.