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OnTheBeatWith| Arijit Singh: ‘I have learnt valuable music lessons just by listening to songs’
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OnTheBeatWith| Arijit Singh: ‘I have learnt valuable music lessons just by listening to songs’

Bollywood’s favourite singer Arijit Singh talks about his work, his music, being a part of Lata Mangeshkar’s ‘Naam Reh Jayegaa’ and more

Tribute to the genius composer Ghulam Mohammed on his death anniversary
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Tribute to the genius composer Ghulam Mohammed on his death anniversary

On Ghulam Mohamed’s death anniversary, Subhash K Jha revisits the magic of ‘Pakeezah’.

2021 in charts: Bollywood scored high with Shershaah hits, rivalled by non-film music, Punjabi hip-hop, K-Pop
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2021 in charts: Bollywood scored high with Shershaah hits, rivalled by non-film music, Punjabi hip-hop, K-Pop

As the most played tracks of the year across streaming platforms in India (listed below) shows, the biggest hits are still coming from Bollywood films, even those that did not have a theatrical release.

Making of an Audiophile: How to find audiophile-grade recordings of Indian music
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Making of an Audiophile: How to find audiophile-grade recordings of Indian music

A look at how to source high-quality tracks and how to train your ears to hear the difference.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Rahul Gandhi's adopted village, BJP's national security policy, Endgame box office collection; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Rahul Gandhi's adopted village, BJP's national security policy, Endgame box office collection; today's must-read stories

The primary grouse of Jagdishpur is that they never saw Rahul Gandhi after 2014, the year he adopted the village.

Bangladesh's rock 'n' roll scene, which championed liberal values post-independence, now faces a decline
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Bangladesh's rock 'n' roll scene, which championed liberal values post-independence, now faces a decline

Increased religiosity, which rejects all things Western in favor of a traditional lifestyle, has also hurt Bangladesh’s rock 'n' roll scene

Bollywood's music scene is caught in a creative crisis; for proof, here's a look at the year's hits so far
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Bollywood's music scene is caught in a creative crisis; for proof, here's a look at the year's hits so far

There’s a creative crisis in the Bollywood music scene, and for proof, we need only to look at a list of the 10 biggest songs released this year so far

Arijit Singh on his unrivalled rise in Bollywood: 'I don't have a monopoly over music'
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Arijit Singh on his unrivalled rise in Bollywood: 'I don't have a monopoly over music'

Arijit Singh denies of any 'Arijit effect' in Bollywood's musicscape. He says, 'The words star and celebrity are created and is usually a state of mind rather that an actual thing.'

Holi playlist: Rang Barse to Lahu Munh Lag Gaya, Bollywood's odes to the festival of colours
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Holi playlist: Rang Barse to Lahu Munh Lag Gaya, Bollywood's odes to the festival of colours

From Mother India to Padmaavat, Firstpost looks back at memorable Holi songs in Bollywood films across the past seven decades.

Playlist: Sridevi's most memorable songs over the years, from 'Naino Me Sapna' to 'Navrai Majhi'
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Playlist: Sridevi's most memorable songs over the years, from 'Naino Me Sapna' to 'Navrai Majhi'

After Vyjayanthimala, Waheeda Rahman and Hema Malini, it was Sridevi who held the torch of dancing divas in Bollywood, high and bright.

Sunidhi Chauhan talks about The Remix, music reality shows and how Bollywood shapes its singers
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Sunidhi Chauhan talks about The Remix, music reality shows and how Bollywood shapes its singers

Ahead of the launch of the upcoming music reality show The Remix, playback singer-judge Sunidhi Chauhan spoke to Firstpost about why today's music seems less impressive

After Sultan row, Salman Khan reportedly removes Arijit Singh's song from Welcome to New York
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After Sultan row, Salman Khan reportedly removes Arijit Singh's song from Welcome to New York

After Salman Khan removed Arijit Singh's version of the song 'Jag Ghoomeya' from his 2016 blockbuster Sultan, it is now being reported that he got yet another song removed from the upcoming film Welcome to New York.

Sachin-Jigar demystify background score of Bollywood films
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Sachin-Jigar demystify background score of Bollywood films

Composer duo Sachin-Jigar explain how to create background music and why it is so important in Bollywood films in this Film Companion video.

From 'Zaalima' to 'Swag Se Swaagat': What Bollywood music was like in 2017
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From 'Zaalima' to 'Swag Se Swaagat': What Bollywood music was like in 2017

The music of Bollywood films in 2017 has been rather eclectic, inclusive and interesting. #YearInReview

Beyond 'Oonchi Hai Building': Best of Bollywood's bad lyrics, from 'Kurta Phadke' to 'Hookah Bar'
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Beyond 'Oonchi Hai Building': Best of Bollywood's bad lyrics, from 'Kurta Phadke' to 'Hookah Bar'

When 'Oonchi Hai Building' was just the first floor in the apartment of cringe-worthy lyrics — An ode to Bollywood's lyrical disasters.

Amitabh Bachchan, Amruta Fadnavis' song: We won't be playing this 'Phir Se'
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Amitabh Bachchan, Amruta Fadnavis' song: We won't be playing this 'Phir Se'

The collaboration between Amruta Fadnavis and Amitabh Bachchan 'Phir Se' has left many unimpressed due to the cliched plot of the video and average vocals.

Airtel Wynk Music has crossed 50 million app installs
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Airtel Wynk Music has crossed 50 million app installs

Airtel's music application Wynk Music, a paid service, has crossed the 50 million "app users installs mark" with 45 percent of them coming from non-Airtel network.

Jolly LLB 2 makes a case for why Bollywood should embrace songless films
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Jolly LLB 2 makes a case for why Bollywood should embrace songless films

The songs in Jolly LLB 2 are speed-bumps in what is otherwise an engaging watch. Would a Bollywood film without songs be such a bad thing?

AR Rahman's best songs, from the Rockstar OST to Thiruda Thiruda: Firstpost Playlist
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AR Rahman's best songs, from the Rockstar OST to Thiruda Thiruda: Firstpost Playlist

For this second weekend of 2017, we've got a playlist dedicated entirely to the genius of AR Rahman

String theory: Guitarist, composer Sanjay Divecha is back with a second, fusion album
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String theory: Guitarist, composer Sanjay Divecha is back with a second, fusion album

Guitarist/composer Sanjay Divecha took some time off after the release of his album to chat with Firstpost about his music