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Singer Hariharan during his performance at NH7 Weekender last year.

Covid-19 crisis looms large over music festivals: Most postponed, some going virtual, but artists, fans & organisers are hopeful

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Music festival organisers and musicians talk about how the crisis has affected the music scene and has been a crushing blow to independent artistes, who look forward to such events for visibility, earning and making more contacts for future work.
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For the past 15 years, Vasundhara Vee has done collaborations, shows and corporate gigs, and taught music too
For the past 15 years, Vasundhara Vee has done collaborations, shows and corporate gigs, and taught music too

Vasundhara Vee’s stepping guide for aspiring musicians

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 01:54 PM IST
The Jazz and R’n’B vocalist’s debut book is what you need if you’re trying to break into the music scene.
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Ellie Goulding(Photo: Instagram/elliegoulding)
Ellie Goulding(Photo: Instagram/elliegoulding)

I resented to be more than a singer: Ellie Goulding

By Nishad Neelambaran | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 11:56 AM IST
The Grammy-nominated singer talks about how she motivated herself after even considering to quit; also adds that she felt like a ‘robot’ after her third album Delirium
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Their first team together did ponder as ‘Saawariya’ for the most part was a widely praised truly hit just as made an imprint certainly worldwide in the ‘Theoretical Indian Electronica’ world.
Their first team together did ponder as ‘Saawariya’ for the most part was a widely praised truly hit just as made an imprint certainly worldwide in the ‘Theoretical Indian Electronica’ world.

Music paramours Tech Panda and Kenzani leading all the way

PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 08:43 PM IST
They both formed a duo and released their first kind of single called ‘Saawariya’ in a subtle way.
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A R Rahman says Covid-19 is reinventing how we make music. Location courtesy: House of Nomad at Taj Lands End, Mumbai(Prabhat Shetty)
A R Rahman says Covid-19 is reinventing how we make music. Location courtesy: House of Nomad at Taj Lands End, Mumbai(Prabhat Shetty)

HT Brunch Cover Story: A R Rahman is so much more than just music

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The Oscar- and Grammy-award winning musician has some very strong ideas on how to revive India’s classical art forms
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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

By Samarth Goyal | Hindustan Times, 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.
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DJ Dharak wants to set up a school for aspiring DJs.
DJ Dharak wants to set up a school for aspiring DJs.

DJ Dharak takes Bollywood music to foreign shores

UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 03:44 PM IST
He has performed in many clubs across the US, India, Australia and Dubai. In fact, he just finished back-to-back tours to India last year.
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The decision to launch in Pune meant there was more space, and better weather.
The decision to launch in Pune meant there was more space, and better weather.

As NH7 turns 10, a look at the gig that grew

By Vanessa Viegas | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 09:25 PM IST
It was a first-of-its-kind festival for indie music. The line-up may not be stellar every year, but the good news is, it’s still evolving.
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Ariana Grande recently dropped ‘Don’t call me angel’ for the new ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot(AFP)
Ariana Grande recently dropped ‘Don’t call me angel’ for the new ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot(AFP)

Newsmaker: Ariana Grande, a real-life Charlie’s Angel

By Natasha Rego | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Singer Ariana Grande, back with a new single for the Charlie’s Angels reboot, has turned every disaster into opportunity
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Asha Bhosle turned 86 on Sunday.
Asha Bhosle turned 86 on Sunday.

Happy Birthday Asha Bhosle: An extensive playlist of the versatile songstress who could be seductive, playful or romantic

By Sweta Kaushal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:52 PM IST
As we celebrate the 86th birthday of legendary singer Asha Bhosle, here is an all-inclusive playlist of 35 songs from her vast discography —a song for every mood. Grab your headphones and enjoy your Sunday.
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‘Delhi always had it’s share of good bands, good musicians’
‘Delhi always had it’s share of good bands, good musicians’

Delhi has always had a healthy rock ‘n’ roll culture: Luke Kenny

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 06:50 PM IST
Actor Luke Kenny speaks about the portraying varied characters, his connect with Delhi, and more.
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Seen by many as the music of grandparents and elevators, classical is getting a facelift thanks to its fiercest star Chloe Flower, a pianist making the genre pop.(Chloe Flower/Instagram)
Seen by many as the music of grandparents and elevators, classical is getting a facelift thanks to its fiercest star Chloe Flower, a pianist making the genre pop.(Chloe Flower/Instagram)

Chloe Flower, the showstopping pianist changing the classical music scene

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, New York
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 01:04 PM IST
The 33-year-old artist won the internet earlier this year, gaining tens of thousands of social media followers within hours, after a showstopping performance at the Grammys alongside rap queen Cardi B.
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Prateek Kuhad is humming his way into the hearts of the youngsters ; On Prateek: jacket, Zara; jeans, Gap. Location courtesy: Roseate House(Rohit Chawla)
Prateek Kuhad is humming his way into the hearts of the youngsters ; On Prateek: jacket, Zara; jeans, Gap. Location courtesy: Roseate House(Rohit Chawla)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Why Prateek Kuhad is the King of Heartbreak among millennials in India and abroad

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The 29-year-old musician from Jaipur and his soulful lyrics have captured the hearts of many
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Svetha Rao aka Rajakumari is an Indian-origin American songwriter, rapper and recording artist(Aalok Soni)
Svetha Rao aka Rajakumari is an Indian-origin American songwriter, rapper and recording artist(Aalok Soni)

“My parents poured all their Indianness in me!” Raja Kumari talks about what makes her the bridge between the East and the West

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 04:20 PM IST
The Grammy-nominated Indian-American songwriter and rapper is collaborating with the gully boys of Mumbai
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Popular band Euphoria will be performing this Friday, in Gurugram, at the Friday Jam.
Popular band Euphoria will be performing this Friday, in Gurugram, at the Friday Jam.

Friday Jam 5: Expect Euphoria at this week’s Friday Jam

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 05:46 PM IST
The third week of Hindustan Times Friday Jam will see Euphoria live in action on June 8th.
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Singer Jubin Nautiyal will release his single, Humnava on May 23.
Singer Jubin Nautiyal will release his single, Humnava on May 23.

Jubin Nautiyal: I’ve been breaking self-made barriers and reaching my potential

By Samarth Goyal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 05:00 PM IST
Singer Jubin Nautiyal, who will soon be releasing his independent single, Humnava, says that he got into the independent music space at the right time.
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Ankit Tiwari recently released a single featuring Amy Jackson.
Ankit Tiwari recently released a single featuring Amy Jackson.

Ankit Tiwari: Independent music gives you the space that Bollywood films don’t allow

By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 05:42 PM IST
Composer-singer Ankit Tiwari also reveals whether it’s true that some actors interfere in the music process of their films.
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Superphonic will feature songs written by Ranjit Barot.
Superphonic will feature songs written by Ranjit Barot.

Don’t miss: Ranjit Barot’s band debuts in Mumbai this weekend

By Jayati Bhola | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 10:18 PM IST
Be there when R&B and gospel funk meet Indian classical music as Barot’s Superphonic perform their new songs.
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