HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014


Bono apologises for free U2 album on iTunes accounts

There were grumbles last month when the Irish rock band's new album Song of Innocence was automatically downloaded onto Apple's more than half-billion iTunes accounts around the world.

Pay heed to Iggy Pop, he wants money out of music

Punk godfather Iggy Pop on Monday urged young performers to relax about industry changes and set their financial expectations low, saying that music was never meant to make money.

A friend indeed: Jessie J doesn't think Ariana Grande is a brat

British singer Jessie J feels her fellow pop star Ariana Grande has been unfairly branded a "diva" because of untrue rumours about her bad behaviour. Grand was recently accused of scrapping her entire promotional schedule in Australia because she was unhappy with pictures from a photoshoot.

Anything for love: John Lennon made desperate attempts to boost Yoko Ono's music career

A newly surfaced letter has revealed that John Lennon made desperate attempts to boost Yoko Ono's music career by getting her onto TV. The letter, dated December 13, 1971, is expected to fetch 12,000 pounds at an auction.

Farhan's voice is not ‘technically good’, but his voice touches hearts: Salim Merchant

Farhan Akhtar dons many hats, and singing is just one of the things he has been particularly applauded for. Music composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, who recently collaborated with him for a song, say that even though the actor is not a trained singer, his voice has substance.

One world, many music: Fifth edition of fusion music festival in Mumbai

For a few years now, fusion music has been gaining momentum, thanks to artistes like Rakesh Sharma, Gino Banks, Sheldon DSilva and Ravi Iyer. The fifth edition of a fusion music festival in Mumbai will bring together artistes like Papon and Taufiq Qureshi, among others.

I had let stardom go to reinvent myself, says Adnan Sami

Pakistani music composer-singer Adnan Sami best remembered for rendering hit songs like Kabhi to nazar milao, Tera chehra and Lift kara de, among others says he took a break from Bollywood music to reinvent himself.

Farah Khan pays tribute to Michael Jackson with #NonsenseKiNight

After actors Shahid Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, it's now choreographer-director Farah Khan's turn to pay tribute to the late pop star Michael Jackson. She had done so through a song from her forthcoming directorial Happy New Year.

Sound check: Upcoming music fests to watch out for

It’s time to let your hair down with a number of music festivals set to offer riveting performances by both Indian and international artistes. From Martin Garrix to The Raghu Dixit Project, get set for a musical ride over the next two months. We round up a few events that you shouldn’t miss.

Reigning queen: Taylor Swift named Billboard's Woman of the Year again

Country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year becoming the first artist to win the honor more than once, the music industry trade magazine said on Friday.

Ziro unplugged: Capturing the magic of Indian indie music

From camping under the open sky for 4-days, savouring some of the best indie acts in the country to gorging on delectable local cuisines and brew, Ziro is simply a one-stop-shop in the wilderness for music lovers.

Pandora's box for Mariah: With imminent divorce and flop concert in Japan, S Korea disappointed too

Pop diva Mariah Carey failed to impress fans in South Korea when she brought her Elusive Chanteuse tour to Seoul earlier this week. Her tour was also criticised in Tokyo, Japan last weekend.

Bad news for music lovers, Pink Floyd's latest album will indeed be their last

Pink Floyd's first album in 20 years,The Endless River, will be the rock legends' last and will end on a 'lyrical' note about the band's legacy, guitarist and singer David Gilmour said and confirmed.

Watch: Ayushmann Khurrana and Huma Qureshi in an earthy new single- Mitti Di Khushboo

After working on Nautanki Saala and giving a hit track, Ayushmann Khurrana has launched another single Mitti Di Khushboo with T-series. We wonder if Mitti Di Khushboo will be able to recreate the magic of Paani Da rang or Saadi Galli...

Should respect talent in fashion: Pharell Williams on his tryst with the industry

Happy hitmaker and Oscar nominated singer Pharrell Williams says although he has collaborated with a number of fashion designers, he still feels he is a guest in the industry and must be respectful of their talent.
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