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.
Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone passes away at 91 in Rome; funeral will be a private affair, says lawyer
Ennio Morricone is survived by his wife Maria, his three sons Andrea, a composer and conductor, Giovanni and Marco and his daughter Alessandra.
Uttar Pradesh government invites applications from Dadra, Thumri, and Ghazal singers for Begum Akhtar Award
In order to be eligible for the Begum Akhtar Award, candidates must either be a native of Uttar Pradesh or working in the state and must not exceed 40 years of age.
On World Music Day, Javed Akhtar says old songs should be protected from 'vandalisation': They're our cultural heritage
On World Music Day, Indian Performing Right Society, chaired by lyricist Javed Akhtar, has launched a two-week social media campaign #CreditTheCreator.
As Indian indie musicians livestream gigs during lockdown, questions about right platforms, monetising remain
Many indie musicians performed more “shows” in the first couple of weeks of the lockdown than they do in a year, and went live every single day. Sadly, this set a precedent that online gigs, like the recorded music itself, are something fans can expect for free.
In Tilottoma Misra’s High Wind, inter-community relations in North East are explored through intimacy of fiction
In an interview with Firstpost, High Wind author Tilottoma Misra and translator Udayon Misra talk about the shrinking space for inclusive politics in the North East and the role of books such as this one in challenging those beliefs.
RTJ4 review: Run the Jewels' cathartic new album makes for an empowering weapon of civil disobedience
Just when it felt like we were short of words, Run The Jewels' Killer Mike and El-P offer us a free catalogue of protest poetry with RTJ4
George Floyd death: US music industry to observe Black Out Tuesday in show of solidarity against racial injustice
MTV and BET went dark for eight minutes and 46 seconds in support of Black Lives Matter and racial injustice. Music-based companies Live Nation and TikTok, as well as the Recording Academy, posted to social media that it planned to support and stand with the black community
From Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day to #MetallicaMondays, the best COVID-19 relief fundraisers by musicians online
As live performances continue being shelved, several artists and bands have taken to the internet to organise fundraisers by giving us free access to some of their most memorable performances.
Spotify users can download up to 10,000 songs on five different devices for offline listening.
Decoding Global Music Report 2019's findings on India — and what it could mean for record industry's future
India has maintained its rank as the world’s 15th biggest recorded music market, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s Global Music Report for 2019, which was released earlier this month.
The Dua Lipa interview | In an exclusive chat, 'Don't Start Now' singer discusses new album Future Nostalgia, and that 'Quarantine Queen' label
In this exclusive interview, 'Don't Start Now' hitmaker Dua Lipa, who has cited such aughties singer-songwriters as P!nk, Nelly Furtado and Gwen Stefani, as her influences, spoke to us about the making of Future Nostalgia, her concert in Mumbai this past November, and her advice for fans on how to handle this prolonged lockdown.
Initiated by artiste Ketan Bahirat, aka Oceantied, the 22-2 project brought together 22 music producers, who created a track using 22 samples — one submitted by each initially — in two days. The compilation was released on 22 April.
Sia's directorial debut Music is due to release in September
Little Richard, flamboyant wild man of rock ’n’ roll who combined sounds of the black church and the blues, passes away at 87
Little Richard did not invent rock ’n’ roll. Other musicians had already been mining a similar vein by the time he recorded his first hit, “Tutti Frutti” — a raucous song about sex, its lyrics cleaned up but its meaning hard to miss — in a New Orleans recording studio in September 1955.
Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday. He was 87.
The Eddy review: Brilliant music and expertly crafted characters stumble as they dance to the tunes of a half-baked plot
The Eddy weaves together stories of well-written characters at a Parisian jazz club. But as music takes centre stage, the plot struggles.
Florian Schneider passes away at 73: Tracing Kraftwerk's enduring influence on music's greatest shapeshifters
On Wednesday, Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider died of cancer at the age of 73. In memory of this music icon, we look back at his work and pay tribute to the incredible legacy he left behind.