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Explained: How the iPod changed the way we consume music and content
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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
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

As the third wave of pandemic subsides, some trends in the Indian indie music scene are here to stay
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As the third wave of pandemic subsides, some trends in the Indian indie music scene are here to stay

In an indirect consequence of the pandemic, several indie artists have signed deals with OTT films, series, and Bollywood movies like Gehraiyaan [OAFF], Dhamaka [Prateek Kuhad], and Jee Le Zara [When Chai Met Toast].

Breakup Day: A soulful compilation of parting songs
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Breakup Day: A soulful compilation of parting songs

So, ahead of the breakup day, we compiled a playlist of breakup songs that encapsulates the entire spectrum of human emotions-loneliness, fear, denial, anger, sorrow and caters to your splintered heart.

Lata Mangeshkar was a religion of her own; personal relationships notwithstanding, her work cut across politics
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Lata Mangeshkar was a religion of her own; personal relationships notwithstanding, her work cut across politics

Lata Mangeshkar's 'Allah Tero Naam Ishwar Tero Naam' was no empty rhetoric. If she is being mourned in Pakistan as much as in India, then it is only because she sang for mankind, not for passports.

Lata Mangeshkar passes away: A neighbour recalls lessons on music — and life — from the legendary singer
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Lata Mangeshkar passes away: A neighbour recalls lessons on music — and life — from the legendary singer

Lata Mangeshkar was a Bharat Ratna, a national treasure in every sense but at home, she was just tai. She had an ethereal presence that she wore ever so casually.

As third wave of pandemic wanes, here's an overview of the resurgence of live music industry in India
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As third wave of pandemic wanes, here's an overview of the resurgence of live music industry in India

The live music industry in India is undergoing a pandemic-induced churning, that includes dominance of electronic music and concentration of gigs in Goa, now being touted by few as the 'Ibiza of India.'