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Jatin Pandit

I agree, there is favouritism in the industry: Jatin Pandit

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 01:40 PM IST
The senior music composer says that record labels only promote singers and musicians who have signed for them
Recreating another’s creative work requires responsibility
Recreating another’s creative work requires responsibility

Sunday debate: Do cover versions kill a song?

Hindustan Times | By Salim Merchant and Vishal Khurana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:27 AM IST
Top music composers fight it out, in sync with a different POV

The Kidd: The new heartthrob of the Punjabi Music Industry

UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:29 PM IST
Kidd’s career took a new flight after the famous singer-lyricist Sidhu Moose Wala collaborated with him for the songs ‘Chosen’ and ‘Legend’ in 2019.
Saurav Kishan from Kerala is the new viral sensation on social media.
Saurav Kishan from Kerala is the new viral sensation on social media.

#Viral Chhota Rafi aka Saurav Kishan: I plan to learn Hindi soon, it’s a beautiful language

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:14 PM IST
After this Kerala-based youngster’s singing videos went viral on social media, people started complimenting him, and said it reminds them of legendary singer Mohammed Rafi’s soulful renditions.
Kr$na recently tweeted that IPL had plagiarised their anthem from his 2017 track
Kr$na recently tweeted that IPL had plagiarised their anthem from his 2017 track

MCAI is not a body that comes under the copyright act: Kr$na

HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The rapper claims that his team has done their homework before going to the court
Koustuv has been working in the music industry since long time and he has worked with many well-known music composers like Ram Sampath, Vishal Shekhar, Salim–Sulaiman, Pritam, Rajat Dholakia.
Koustuv has been working in the music industry since long time and he has worked with many well-known music composers like Ram Sampath, Vishal Shekhar, Salim–Sulaiman, Pritam, Rajat Dholakia.

Koustuv Ghosh is elated with positive response for his latest romantic single ‘Playing Games’

PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 06:08 PM IST
‘Playing Games’ also got featured in some amazing playlists curated by Spotify (Radar India), JioSaavn (Sounds of India - West), Apple Music (Breaking Indian Independent) and Hungama Music (Fresh Voice International & So Fresh:International)
Lyricists Swanand Kirkire and Varun Grover have been voicing out against lyricists not being credited on music streaming platforms and apps.
Lyricists Swanand Kirkire and Varun Grover have been voicing out against lyricists not being credited on music streaming platforms and apps.

Swanand Kirkire and Varun Grover wage a war, fight for lyricists’ credit on streaming platforms and music apps

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Lyricists such as Swanand Kirkire and Varun Grover have been coming and speaking up against the online streaming platforms and music apps not either crediting the lyricist, or their algorithms being such that a song cannot be searched by their names, while it’s not the case with singers and music composers.
Singer-composer Sonu Nigam claimed in a video he posted on social media recently that nepotism and favouritism are rampant in Bollywood music industry
Singer-composer Sonu Nigam claimed in a video he posted on social media recently that nepotism and favouritism are rampant in Bollywood music industry

Is music industry run on favouritism? Here’s what singers and musicians have to say

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri and Nikita Deb, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Singer Sonu Nigam claimed in a recent video that the Bollywood music industry is run on favouritism and nepotism. We apeak to some of the most prominent musicians about this and bring you both sides.
Sonu Nigam spoke about how the Bollywood music industry functions in a new video.
Sonu Nigam spoke about how the Bollywood music industry functions in a new video.

Too much power wielded in limited hands will create more Sushant Singh Rajput like stories

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 08:17 AM IST
Singer Sonu Nigam speaks to us explaining his intentions behind releasing the seven-minute long video on Instagram, in which he asked music labels and top stars to be “sensitive and kind” towards young artistes and newcomers.
Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director-duo Sajid-Wajid, who died at a hospital in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday, June 1, 2020. He was 42.
Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director-duo Sajid-Wajid, who died at a hospital in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday, June 1, 2020. He was 42.

RIP Wajid Khan: The man who made music of Salman Khan’s films ‘dabangg’

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Music composer and singer Wajid Khan died at the age of 42 on Monday. Coming from a rich musical lineage, he did some of his best work with actor Salman Khan.
The forthcoming song of this trio is believed to be a beautiful melody that will be showcased through a musical video.
The forthcoming song of this trio is believed to be a beautiful melody that will be showcased through a musical video.

TagDog Media brings another chartbuster with OkShravan, GiriG and Aditya Raj

UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 06:40 PM IST
Their last song Hitler, produced by Zee Music Company, has already received a million views till date.
Aki Kumar will be performing in Delhi at various venues from December 25 to 27.
Aki Kumar will be performing in Delhi at various venues from December 25 to 27.

Bringing out the blues in desi music

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 10:43 AM IST
Akarsh Kumar lends an altogether different twist to old Bollywood tunes
Apart from film music, Jayant has also tried to diversify himself into other fields of the music industry.
Apart from film music, Jayant has also tried to diversify himself into other fields of the music industry.

Jayant Sankla hits the right notes, one step at a time!

UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 05:49 PM IST
After composing music for the film, Coat, he not only got recognized in the B-town, but got one offer after another to sing, compose and produce music.
Poonam Bhagat, Veena Malhotra, Mallika Amin and Pallavi Jaikishan.
Poonam Bhagat, Veena Malhotra, Mallika Amin and Pallavi Jaikishan.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Constellation of Stylistas and Grande Dames

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 01:33 AM IST
A constellation of Mumbai’s grandest dames (and their stylish successors) made it to designer Pallavi Jaikishan’s exhibition of clothes, accessories and collectibles, this Tuesday.
(Gokul VS / HT)
(Gokul VS / HT)

Mental fitness as important as physical, says Salim Merchant

Hindustan Times | By Purnima Goswami Sharma
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2019 05:04 PM IST
The singer and music composer says he believes in moderation, and dieting has no room in his life.
(Amazon.com)
(Amazon.com)

The right words for the right tunes

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 06:34 PM IST
Main Shayar Toh Nahin revisits the work of those Hindi film lyricists whose words have become a part of the cultural fabric.
Lyricist Anand Bakshi photographed on 31 October, 1971.(KK Chawla/HT Photo)
Lyricist Anand Bakshi photographed on 31 October, 1971.(KK Chawla/HT Photo)

Review: Main Shayar Toh Nahin by Rajiv Vijayakar

Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 04:59 PM IST
Main Shayar Toh Nahin revisits the work of those Hindi film lyricists whose words have become a part of the cultural fabric
Singer Sona Mohapatra had earlier accused singer Kailash Kher of sexual harassment.(AFP)
Singer Sona Mohapatra had earlier accused singer Kailash Kher of sexual harassment.(AFP)

#MeToo in Bollywood: Composer Anu Malik referred to me as ‘maal’, alleges singer Sona Mohapatra

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 05:53 PM IST
After calling Bollywood music director Anu Malik a ‘creep’ in an Instagram post, singer Sona Mohapatra has now given a detailed account of various incidents, where she has accused Malik of harassing her.
Vikram Montrose.
Vikram Montrose.

Sanju is musically high, courtesy this Allahabad lad

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Mohd Arshi Rafique
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 03:17 PM IST
Two hit numbers marks the arrival of Vikram Montrose as music composer in Bollywood.
Salim Merchant is known for his trendy yet melodious tunes.
Salim Merchant is known for his trendy yet melodious tunes.

Self expression is important factor for artistes, says Salim Merchant

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 01:42 PM IST
Salim Merchant is not happy with young singers imitating already established singers, and not bringing anything new to the table.
Varun Ahuja’s latest single — Alvida will also feature in the upcoming film, Mere Pass Baap Hai
Varun Ahuja’s latest single — Alvida will also feature in the upcoming film, Mere Pass Baap Hai

My experiments with music: Varun Ahuja’s journey as a composer

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2018 05:09 PM IST
Delhi based musician, Varun Ahuja, who recently released the single Alvida featuring Lucky Ali, discusses his journey as a sessions musician, and says that after performing for a variety of musicians and bands, he wanted to pursue a career in independent music as a composer
President Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Padma Vibhushan to Ilaiyaraaja, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, March 20, 2018(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)
President Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Padma Vibhushan to Ilaiyaraaja, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, March 20, 2018(Ajay Aggarwal/HT)

Ilaiyaraja proves that the best is not always found in Bollywood

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2018 03:41 PM IST
Ilaiyaraja turns 75 today and is undoubtedly one of the best music composers
Milind Date is a flutist and music composer who plays the bansuri.(HT Photo)
Milind Date is a flutist and music composer who plays the bansuri.(HT Photo)

Alumni Connect: Magician who made music from wind

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Milind Date studied under Ajit Soman and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and is known for his exquisite blowing technique and musical styles.
Arko Pravo Mukherjee has composed hits such as Nazm Nazm (Bareilly Ki Barfi, 2017), Allah Waariyan (Yaariyan, 2014) and Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai (Hate Story 2, 2014).
Arko Pravo Mukherjee has composed hits such as Nazm Nazm (Bareilly Ki Barfi, 2017), Allah Waariyan (Yaariyan, 2014) and Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai (Hate Story 2, 2014).

Arko Pravo Mukherjee detaches himself from work once it’s over, says that’s important

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Music composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee says that a song, once released, can be either loved or hated, and as an artist you don’t have any control on that.

Ilaiyaraaja1 awarded the Padma Vibushan: Here are 10 iconic songs by the master of music

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Priyanka Sundar
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 03:08 PM IST
Music composer Ilaiyaraaja was conferred with the Padma Vibushan award on Thursday.
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