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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

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
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.
Are music streaming platforms exploiting artists, or opening new avenues?(Getty Images)
Are music streaming platforms exploiting artists, or opening new avenues?(Getty Images)

Sunday Debate: Can independent musicians make money?

Hindustan Times | By Adityan Nair and Subir Malik
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 02:14 PM IST
One young star says a vehement no. The other looks for opportunities beyond.
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.
Musicians play the marimba on the streets in a residential neighbourhood to earn a living as they serenade homes for tips in Mexico City.(REUTERS)
Musicians play the marimba on the streets in a residential neighbourhood to earn a living as they serenade homes for tips in Mexico City.(REUTERS)

Mexican musicians are bringing joy to people stuck at home with gigs on streets

MEXICO CITY | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Some pedestrians requested songs, while others danced on their balconies as the band played traditional Mexican songs like “Cielito Lindo” and “Bésame Mucho” as well as pop songs by bands including Coldplay.
Musician Karsh Kale says he always wanted to be able to play the bansuri(Photo: Rafique Sayed)
Musician Karsh Kale says he always wanted to be able to play the bansuri(Photo: Rafique Sayed)

Personal Agenda: “The most Marathi thing about me is lavni music,” says Karsh Kale

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 01:12 AM IST
Plus, the musician says that the tabla was the first Indian musical instrument he has ever heard
Ricky Kej wrote a song on nature when he was in grade five(Photo: Mithun Bhat)
Ricky Kej wrote a song on nature when he was in grade five(Photo: Mithun Bhat)

Personal Agenda with Ricky Kej: “Best thing about lockdown? My dog is really happy!”

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 12:34 AM IST
The Grammy Award-winning composer reveals his best-kept secrets
Ronee has worked with major music labels including T Series.
Ronee has worked with major music labels including T Series.

Ronee Dhingra is an inspiration for budding musicians and entrepreneurs

UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 08:02 PM IST
Ronee Dhingra is known for producing some noted projects of the entertainment industry. The credit for Punjabi songs like 3 Saal and Standard High can be attributed to him.
Louiz Banks advises young, aspiring musicians to practise endlessly(Neil Banks)
Louiz Banks advises young, aspiring musicians to practise endlessly(Neil Banks)

“Jazz defines freedom,” says Louiz Banks

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 10:47 PM IST
The legendary composer and instrumentalist, known as the Godfather of Indian Jazz, talks about music, love, spirituality, and picks Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata as his favourite romantic number
The procedure is not uncommon, and there have been several cases in other countries of musicians playing an instrument or singing during similar operations.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The procedure is not uncommon, and there have been several cases in other countries of musicians playing an instrument or singing during similar operations.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

Johannesburg (South Africa) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 08:44 PM IST
Musa Manzini’s guitar-playing helped guide the medical team in their delicate task while preserving neural pathways, said Dr. Rohen Harrichandparsad, one of the neurosurgeons.
The musician feels talent and not appearance takes one far.
The musician feels talent and not appearance takes one far.

Talent, not appearance takes one far: Badshah of rap

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By S Farah Rizvi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2018 03:15 PM IST
I’m into gymming but gymming is not into me: Badshah of rap
Sanat Bindra, a diploma holder in sound engineering, who started a music band, allegedly raped women after inviting them to his home for parties.(Representative Photo)
Sanat Bindra, a diploma holder in sound engineering, who started a music band, allegedly raped women after inviting them to his home for parties.(Representative Photo)

Musician, an accused in three rape cases, arrested by Delhi police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 02:51 AM IST
The Delhi Police Monday arrested a 35-year-old man, a musician by profession, who has at least three separate cases of rape registered against him
Kavish Seth has created a hybrid, 14-stringed instrument shaped like a guitar, but with a wood frame covered in goat skin to produce percussive sounds like those of a djembe. He’s named it Noori, after his girlfriend at the time.
Kavish Seth has created a hybrid, 14-stringed instrument shaped like a guitar, but with a wood frame covered in goat skin to produce percussive sounds like those of a djembe. He’s named it Noori, after his girlfriend at the time.

A guitar that’s also a drum? These young musicians are redesigning instruments

Hindustan Times | By Krutika Behrawala
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 09:48 AM IST
Under-30s across the country are tinkering to make their tools louder, lighter, more versatile — and more fusion-friendly.
Iconic musicians that brought a new wave in the country
Iconic musicians that brought a new wave in the country

These 5 iconic musicians are the original Indian Idols of the music landscape

Hindustan Times | By T.M.Krishna
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 09:52 PM IST
Carnatic vocalist and author T. M. Krishna lists five iconic Indian musicians and tells us something about them you probably didn’t know!
Arko Pravo Mukherji has collaborated with English pop rock group, The Kooks, and will be releasing a single in July.
Arko Pravo Mukherji has collaborated with English pop rock group, The Kooks, and will be releasing a single in July.

Indian musicians realised the potential of collaborations quite late, says Arko

Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 06:10 PM IST
Music composer-singer, Arko Pravo Mukherji says that Indian musicians have now realised the importance of collaborations, and the West has been doing collaborations for the last 20 years.
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