Bob Dylan releases Murder Most Foul, his first song in eight years, with allusions to John F Kennedy's assassination
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Bob Dylan releases Murder Most Foul, his first song in eight years, with allusions to John F Kennedy's assassination

In 2016, Bob Dylan became the first songwriter ever to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. 'Murder Most Foul' is his first original release since he received the award.

Coke Studio: 11 years in, new season of beloved music show runs afoul of copyright issues, but stays afloat
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Coke Studio: 11 years in, new season of beloved music show runs afoul of copyright issues, but stays afloat

The 12th season of Coke Studio faced down copyright claims not just once but thrice in the last month with its episodes, along with criticism that followed some of their song choices, for instance, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan singing on Junoon’s Sayonee.

Grammy Awards 2020 nominations: Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish vie for Album of the Year
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Grammy Awards 2020 nominations: Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish vie for Album of the Year

Five of the eight singers nominated for Album of the Year honour at the Grammy Awards 2020 are women.

Shankar Mahadevan on getting Padma Shri: Better to get it late than have people say 'you got awarded too soon'
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Shankar Mahadevan on getting Padma Shri: Better to get it late than have people say 'you got awarded too soon'

"It's a compliment for me when people say that I should have been awarded way before," says music composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan on his Padma Shri honour.

Indiegaga festival aims to bring together music and art in Kochi; to feature Dronningen, Anu Cheeran, Pavi Sankar
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Indiegaga festival aims to bring together music and art in Kochi; to feature Dronningen, Anu Cheeran, Pavi Sankar

Indiegaga intends to be an annual travelling festival that kicks off on home ground at Kochi, and then moves to different cities in India, and even overseas to Dubai.

Keith Flint dies at 49: Larger-than-life frontman was arguably The Prodigy's most instantly identifiable element
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Keith Flint dies at 49: Larger-than-life frontman was arguably The Prodigy's most instantly identifiable element

On Monday afternoon, news began trickling in that Keith Flint had breathed his last at the age of 49. The Guardian reported that the Prodigy vocalist was found dead at his Essex home and that "[t]he death is not being treated as suspicious"

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga music review: Rochak Kohli's album is lively but marred with rehashes
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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga music review: Rochak Kohli's album is lively but marred with rehashes

It is a shame that the music of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga does not aspire to be as innovative as the cult song that it seeks inspiration from.

Kedarnath music review: Amit Trivedi, Amitabh Bhattacharya concoct an album that's both divine and deep-rooted
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Kedarnath music review: Amit Trivedi, Amitabh Bhattacharya concoct an album that's both divine and deep-rooted

Amit Trivedi's inventive composition and Amitabh Bhattacharya's layered lyrics in Kedarnath prove how music is inextricably linked to love

Kolkata's Jazzfest 2018 kicks off on 30 November; to feature nine bands from across the globe
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Kolkata's Jazzfest 2018 kicks off on 30 November; to feature nine bands from across the globe

This year, Jazzfest will see nine bands from seven countries take to the stage and electrify an otherwise nippy atmosphere during winters in Kolkata

Zero song 'Mere Naam Tu' is Shah Rukh Khan's colourful proposal to Anushka Sharma in the film
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Zero song 'Mere Naam Tu' is Shah Rukh Khan's colourful proposal to Anushka Sharma in the film

Zero song 'Mere Naam Tu' is a colourful number, featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, and is ably supported by Ajay-Atul's spellbinding music and some stunning visuals.

Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' is Spotify's most-streamed song of all time; Drake named the top-streamed artist
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Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' is Spotify's most-streamed song of all time; Drake named the top-streamed artist

Ed Sheeran's 2017 song 'Shape of You' tops Spotify's list of the most-streamed songs of all time.

Badhaai Ho music review: A fun, inventive album replete with hilarious lyrics, quirky compositions
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Badhaai Ho music review: A fun, inventive album replete with hilarious lyrics, quirky compositions

The songs of Badhaai Ho belong to the 'Hadippa' civilization. The Punjabi lyrics may not land every time but the music will make you burrrahhh your way to the dance floor.

Loveyatri music review: Tanishk Bagchi's album is much more than a go-to list for garba songs
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Loveyatri music review: Tanishk Bagchi's album is much more than a go-to list for garba songs

With 'Chogada', 'Rangtaari' and 'Dholida', the music of Loveyatri is big on Gujarati folk pop but other songs like 'Akh Lad Jaave' also make their presence felt.

Pataakha music review: Vishal Bhardwaj, Gulzar rediscover their quirky selves through this desi soundtrack
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Pataakha music review: Vishal Bhardwaj, Gulzar rediscover their quirky selves through this desi soundtrack

Through tracks like 'Balma', 'Gali Gali' and 'Pataakha', Gulzar goes back to the 'zabaan-e-footpath' that he claims Vishal Bhardwaj brings out of him.

Amit Trivedi on reuniting with Anurag Kashyap in Manmarziyaan: 'He sets me free from all my inhibitions'
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Amit Trivedi on reuniting with Anurag Kashyap in Manmarziyaan: 'He sets me free from all my inhibitions'

"Anurag sets me free from all inhibitions because he himself does not cater to any restrictions," says Amit Trivedi, who rose to fame nine years ago with Kashyap's Dev.D.

Stree music review: Sachin-Jigar's desi, quirky album has hints of horror and dollops of unadulterated fun
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Stree music review: Sachin-Jigar's desi, quirky album has hints of horror and dollops of unadulterated fun

The eccentric music and lyrics of Stree distract you well enough for you to miss out on a lone lurking figure, that waits for you to turn around as you sway to the inviting beats.

Harmony with AR Rahman review: Amazon show marries arresting visuals with impeccable sound design
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Harmony with AR Rahman review: Amazon show marries arresting visuals with impeccable sound design

In Harmony with AR Rahman, the two time Oscar winner embarks on a journey to unlearn his craft, after 25 years of producing countless melodies.

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan releases recreated version of National Anthem to honour 72nd Independence Day
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Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan releases recreated version of National Anthem to honour 72nd Independence Day

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have created a special sarod rendition of the National Anthem.

Satyamev Jayate music review: Neha Kakkar's Dilbar is a clear winner, but Tanishk Bagchi can do better
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Satyamev Jayate music review: Neha Kakkar's Dilbar is a clear winner, but Tanishk Bagchi can do better

For an Independence Day release, Satyamev Jayate does not go overboard with its music by rounding up one patriotic song after the other.

Gold music review: Sachin-Jigar's album is high on drama, with hints of jazz and Indian classical
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Gold music review: Sachin-Jigar's album is high on drama, with hints of jazz and Indian classical

Gold has three gems to boast of: the enigmatic theme of 'Khel Khel Mein', Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt's slide guitars and Tanishk Bagchi's jazz throwback.