Both Michael Learns to Rock and Poets of the Fall make fairly generic pop-rock and alternative rock, respectively. So how did they become so huge in India?
With Neha Kakkar's 'Dilbar' topping YouTube Songs' survey, a round-up of Indian acts who've hit Billboard charts
You might have read that composer-producer Tanishk Bagchi’s recreation of ‘Dilbar’ from the 1999 Hindi film Sirf Tum, sung by Neha Kakkar, Dhvani Bhanushali and Ikka, recently reached No.3 on the Billboard chart. However, the YouTube charts are not quite the same as the Billboard charts, which rank the top songs and albums in the US.
Amid rumours of Rolling Stone cutting back on its print run, a short history of Indian music magazines
Rumour has it that from this month onwards, the print version of the Indian edition of Rolling Stone will either be stopped completely or decrease in frequency
Most indie musicians in India have no choice but to take up alternative employment if they have to make rent and are not financially supported by their families
Music festivals in India, and globally, feature too few female musicians: Can the gender gap be fixed?
There’s no denying that female musicians are underrepresented across the board around the globe — at festivals, on the charts, on streaming platforms and even in the studio as producers
India is the 19th largest music market in the world, with revenues of Rs 725 crore in 2017. So why doesn't it get a YouTube chart of its own?
For all the flak pop gets for being formulaic and throwaway, to a lot of people, even the most bubblegum variety represents cherished memories.
Dhruv Visvanath hits iTunes India's top five: Are exclusive streaming deals the way forward for independent artists?
This past week, Dhruv Visvanath’s The Lost Cause joined the short list of Indian independent music releases to have hit the top five of iTunes India’s all genres albums chart.
Unsurprisingly, indie acts are more dependent on social media than Hindi film musicians | #FirstCulture
Amid Radio City Freedom Awards 2018, a look at what impact such honours have on careers of indie acts
Awards can serve as much-needed validation for acts that rarely get mainstream attention in a country where being a full-time musician continues to be considered an unusual career choice | #FirstCulture
This week brought news that long-running music magazine NME or the New Musical Express would stop publishing its print version
Where else but the Indian iTunes album chart would you find South Korean rapper Agust D’s eponymous album alongside 'Best Of' compilations for Kumar Sanu, Bryan Adams, AR Rahman, Blackstrat Blues' The Last Analog Generation, the mystically named Root Chakra, and the more prosaic 10 Minute Butt Workout? #FirstCulture