With their single 'Dynamite' at number 1 on the Billboard 100, how BTS is changing the definition of pop music
BTS' experience continues to expose the entrenched fissures around race, language and national origin in a music industry which purports to be global.
On Teachers' Day, Kala Ramnath remembers Pandit Jasraj: 'Even if he was sick, he would fulfil his commitments'
'A celebrity of his stature would even remember someone whom he had met for a very brief period...He also had a great sense of humour. More than being his students, he treated us like his children,' says violinist Kala Ramnath on her guru, Pandit Jasraj
From Khayal gayaki's glorious past to its changing future, tracing the trajectory of this ancient form of classical music
The story of Khayal's origin meanders just like the interpretative practice it calls for. The art form is ailed by growing commercialisation and a decrease in innovation, but practitioners are hopeful that a new generation of musicians will expand its scope
Rapper SVDP talks 'One Hundred Thousand Flowers': Why single on Sri Lankan civil war is his most important song yet
34 years after his family fled the Sri Lankan civil war, Toronto-based Tamil rapper SVDP has foregrounded the violence inflicted on his community, with Made in Jaffna, his third album.
Pandit Jasraj's students highlight the maestro's legacy with stories of his compassion and generosity
Pandit Jasraj was not just musician extraordinaire, but also a humble, doting, and caring teacher. From Sanjeev Abhyankar to Kavita Krishnamurthy, his students remember their beloved Guru ji, and commemorate his profound artistic legacy.
The Groovebox Jukebox: From Soulmate's Give Love to SlowCheeta's EP, new Indian indie music to check out
In a new column, Amit Gurbaxani highlights four of the most interesting Indian independent music releases of the last few weeks — one album, one EP, one single and one music video | #TheGrooveboxJukebox
If you think about it, it's rather unfair that Badshah is the only one singled out for purchasing fake followers on social media (albeit a rather large number).
In Film Division's 'Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj', an insight into the maestro's music and quest for the divine
Pandit Jasraj’s was a life lived in the service of his craft. As he explained in an FD film on his life: “Main sangeet ko bhagwaan hi manta hu, bhagwaan ke sabse kareeb manta hun”.
The legendary British classical guitarist Julian Bream, who according to Royal Academy of Music was 'one of the most remarkable artists of the post-war era' passed away on 14 August at his home in Wiltshire.
Trini Lopez, 1960s singer mentored by Frank Sinatra, dies at 83 following coronavirus-related complications
Incidentally, Trini Lopez had just finished recording a song, with business partner and musician Joe Chavira, meant to raise money for food banks during COVID-19.
With digital concerts picking up steam, a look at how new players in India’s livestream music space are faring
There’s been plenty at work on the technological as well as creative front on how the music experience can be moved from the festival to something that can keep fans glued to their screens.
The changes are going to begin sooner than expected, what with Google discontinuing some key Play Music features starting late August.
Shubha Mudgal writes: India's music industry leaves its most vital stakeholders out in the cold, musicians themselves
It is now time for artistes to demand that they be given priority as stakeholders by all working in the sector, in conjunction with the music companies, publishers, policy makers, bureaucrats and other stakeholders, or else, the arts may perish and with it those who make art.
Rekha Bhardwaj on launching record label with husband Vishal: 'Hope to seek out listeners who believe in our music'
The lockdown has allowed singer Rekha Bhardwaj, and her husband Vishal Bhardwaj, to finally take the leap and set up their much-awaited label VB Music.
Indian Performing Rights Society responds to row over tariff plan, says working towards fixing revised licence fee rates
The new tariffs, which are slated to be published next week, have been determined in such a way that they are “not a burden on anyone but that the IPRS members’ interests are protected,” says IPRS CEO Rakesh Nigam
Livestreaming may show intimacy is overrated in music concerts, but the execution remains a work in progress
Until there is a vaccine, maybe we can grow content with distant performers on flat screens. Livestreaming is here to stay.
Amid row over Indian Performing Rights Society's flawed tariff plan, opportunity to rebuild live entertainment scene
One must credit the IPRS for kickstarting this conversation and setting the ball rolling for the Indian Live Entertainment Scene 2.0.
Yash Raj Films completes 50 years: Picking the best album of every decade, from Kabhie Kabhi to Ishaqzaade
Just like its movies, the music of Yash Raj Films has endured over the years, with albums like Silsila, Darr, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and Veer-Zaara.
Ennio Morricone's greatness transcended his legendary film scores; he was one of world's best composers
Ennio Moricone's work stands with Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Ellington, and Stravinsky in achieving that rare fusion of heart and mind.