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No way of monetising music except live shows: Indian Ocean

Rahul Ram of the popular band Indian Ocean has noticed good and bad changes in the music industry. He says the bad thing is there is no way of monetising music except to do live shows.

"The record companies have seized to matter because nobody buys CDs anymore. It's not like four people have a stranglehold on what gets put out. Because now, everybody puts out the stuff on the internet,"...

Sonam Sherpa

Parikrama lead guitarist-founder Sonam Sherpa passes away

Sonam Sherpa, founding member and the lead guitarist of the Indian rock band Parikrama, passed away on Friday. He was 48.

"With a very heavy heart, we regret to inform the sudden demise of our backbone, Mr. Sonam Sherpa. It's very very tough to lose a band mate, a brother and a mentor. Thank you all for all your messages and tributes to Sonam, he sure will have a great gig in the sky....

Green Tea

Curtain Blue and Komorebi join forces for the trippy Green Tea

Delhi based electronica acts Komorebi and Curtain Blue have come together to kickstart 2020 with their eclectic new party-starter EP, ‘Green Tea’.

The EP features the title track by the same name that marks the collaboration of the two most reckoning forces in the current electronica landscape. The EP also includes three remix versions by leading Indian acts namely, Grain, Jitter and...

The Yellow Diary

The Yellow Diary`s new song Rab raakha is out

Mumbai-based alternative-rock band The Yellow Diary has come up with a new song titled "Rab raakha".

The song is an ode to the belief that while you are on a quest to search for yourself, someone above is looking after the ones you love.

"Each one of us from the band has gone through a journey of self-discovery to be here today -- creating music for all of you. 'Rab...

Raja Kumari

Women underrepresented in music industry: Raja Kumari

Grammy-nominated Indian-American songwriter-rapper Raja Kumari feels women are underrepresented in the music industry, and says celebrating women is of supreme importance at the moment.

Kumari added that she felt inspired after being part of the third annual Women in Harmony pre-Grammy brunch here last week.

American singer Bebe Rexha hosted female artists, songwriters and producers at...


With Maghreb, Naezy culminates a six-year long wait with a crackling debut album

Six years since Naved Shaikh aka Naezy The Baa forayed into the competitive world of Indian hip-hop, has the Kurla-based rapper arrived with his debut album, ‘Maghreb’, presented by Big Bang Music.

Meaning West in Arabic, ‘Maghreb’ speaks about adapting western approaches while remaining rooted to one’s own roots. Naezy applies this approach to the six-track album which...

Prateek Kuhad

Prateek Kuhad`s song in Barack Obama`s top 35 songs list

Indian artiste Prateek Kuhad's "cold/mess" features in former US President Barack Obama's list of 35 favourite songs of 2019.

"From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you're looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope ther''s a track or two in here that does the trick," Obama...

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