On this day: Historic events that took place on 23 January
Eminent musicians like Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Elvis Presley were honoured in the first class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on 23 January 1986
The Sound of Music: How climate change threatens quality of acoustic guitars, violins and other string instruments
Spruces are the most common tree in Switzerland, and the hitherto stable climate in the Jura made the species perfect for producing tonewood for acoustic string instruments. But climate change has brought drier, warmer weather, threatening the special tonal qualities of the wood
Wordplay, blank signs, music: How is China voicing its dissent against the zero-COVID policy?
On Sunday, protesters in multiple cities, including Beijing, held up blank A4-sized sheets of white paper in a show of solidarity and a nod to China's lack of free speech. While others chanted slogans, sang the national anthem, and shared memes about the ongoing World Cup in Qatar
La La Land: Why do certain types of music make our brains sing
Our prediction of musical events remains inexorably bound to our musical upbringing. It is why every brain reacts differently to a piece
Can rats dance to the beats of Lady Gaga?
Japanese scientists found that rodents have an innate ability to synchronise their movements to the beat, which was previously thought to be a human-only skill
Explained: How the iPod changed the way we consume music and content
The iPod has been responsible for changing not only how we consume music, but also how we think of content and media consumption. We take a look at several ways in which the iPod will have a long lasting effect on our content consumption habits.
End of an era: Apple discontinues the iPod touch, finally killing off the iconic iPod product line
Apple is discontinuing production of the iPod Touch, and with it, killing off the iPod line of media players. For a number of reasons, this is the end of an era.
'Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was a trailblazer': Salim Merchant, Shankar Mahadevan pay tribute to music maestro
'The resonance of the strings of his santoor will keep playing all over the world till the end of the world,' said Shankar Mahadevan on Pandit Shivkumar Sharma's demise.
Heropanti 2 music review: AR Rahman, Mehboob, Ahmed Khan reunite, but not exactly for another Rangeela
The album of Heropanti 2 forces us to rethink how we slot works of AR Rahman and lyricist Mehboob, and accept that the music of today requires all that tech-robotic soundscape that we do not usually associate with either of them.
How Metal Lords on Netflix serves as a reintroduction of metal to the TikTok generation
There was a time when metal was so much more about the current youth than the previous generation. Metal Lords attempts to remind Gen-Z that the 'outsider' exists in every generation, and metal will continue to be their sonic identity.
Weaving ragas into orchestral symphonies: Violinist L Subramaniam on his process, training, and legacy
“Sitting down to write a piece of music is a foreign concept to me. To me, the music just floods my senses, and I can hear the instruments play to form a melody," says L Subramaniam.
Metal Lords movie review: Netflix teen dramedy plays its coming-of-age riff fast and loose
Metal Lords, co-written by Game of Thrones scribe DB Weiss, fails when it tries to tap into the more universal aspects of the adolescent experience.
Falguni Shah on winning Grammy for Best Children's Music Album: 'Turned singer-songwriter when I became a mom'
"You can never expect a Grammy, but there is always a chance. You can always hope and wish for it, which I did," says US-based Indiana artist Falguni Shah in an exclusive interview.
Lata Mangeshkar never thought of going international
Lata Mangeshkar never craved for awards, recognition or global acknowledgement
Grammy Awards 2022 highlights: Host Trevor Noah slides in Will Smith Oscars slap reference, spotlight on diversity of winners
“We’re going to be dancing, we’re going to be singing, we’re going to be keeping people’s names out of our mouths,” Trevor Noah said, alluding to Will Smith’s expletive-filled demand that Chris Rock stop talking about his wife at Oscars last week.
NH7 Weekender 2022 in Pune was a much-needed but scaled-down, warmer event thanks to the pandemic
I have been to NH7 Weekender in Pune every year for eight consecutive years since the inception of the festival in 2010. The venues change but for the most part, the vibe does not.
A R Rahman to perform live for ‘Heropanti 2’ musical event
Touted to be Rahman’s first live on ground performance post pandemic induced lockdown, the fans of the composer and ‘Heropanti 2’ actor Tiger Shroff is eagerly anticipating to see the magic of music unfold.
BAFTA has done Lata Mangeshkar no favour, Joanna Scanlan is the real beneficiary
Thank you BAFTA for letting the world know about Lata Mangeshkar's existence!
Book Review | In The Queen of Indian Pop, Vikas Kumar Jha channels his unabating awe of Usha Uthup
In presenting the life story of Usha Uthup in a book loosely translated as a "boat of joy," Vikas Kumar Jha pivots every struggle back to her infectious optimism.
Oscars 2022: How music is an integral character in all top nominations, musicals or not
While there are films like West Side Story and Tick, Tick...Boom! that have music as a part of their theme and motifs, there are others who have little to do with the tunes but everything to do with how beneficial a good melody can be.