There is favouritism when it comes music labels choosing artistes: Salim

Since the lockdown, a lot of independent singles have been released and have done relatively better. And Sulaiman feels that the non-existence of Bollywood music for almost four months now has helped the genre. “Earlier, producers wanted to release music to enhance their films, but if there are no film releases, then no Bollywood music […]

We never thought that we would be able to create an animated music video for Beech Raaste: Sulaiman

The composers feel that although the lockdown has a lot of negative aspects, “it’s a great time to make music and perform virtual concerts”. “We can work on quality now. Things are going to be a little difficult for composers and performers, but we just have to reinvent ourselves,” says Salim, to which Sulaiman adds, […]

Kochi band’s musical experiment with a new sound

The line up includes Jerry Peter (drums), John Honey George (congas), Benhar Thomas (bongos), Binoy Joseph (djembe), Gladson John (lead guitar), John Shibin (bass guitar), Anand Sreeraj (vocals) and Mikku Kaavil (keyboard). The band has performed on several stages including NH 7 Weekender (2014). The song is available across streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple […]

Icona Pop Release Feel-Good Track ‘Feels in My Body’

The duo toured Europe and released a string of singles in 2019, including “We Got That Cool” with Yves V and Afrojack. They also hosted their WorldPride tour in support of LGBTQ rights, culminating in a performance at their home country’s Stockholm Pride with Melanie C, a.k.a. Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls.

Journalist Group Calls on Belarus to Release Blogger, Other Reporters Before Elections

Tikhanovskaya, 37, entered the race with the promise to free political prisoners and call new elections after the arrest in May of her husband, opposition blogger and presidential hopeful, Sergei Tikhanovsky. He was charged with attacking a police officer, a claim he rejected as a provocation.

Writer who accused Trump of rape seeks DNA sample

Lawyers for columnist E. Jean Carroll, who accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is ‘bedrock foundation of my life’ after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s, […]

City Of Shakopee Releases After Council Report For July 14

As a first step of the 2021 budget process, the City Council reviewed the city’s preliminary five-year capital improvement plan. The plan includes projects that require use of public funds for the acquisition, construction or replacement of infrastructure and capital assets. The capital improvement plan is not an approved budget document but rather a plan […]

Festival songs, next in Ghibran’s music series

For me, it started many months before the lockdown. To be precise, the first in the series was ‘Ganesha Pancharatnam’ written by Adi Shankaracharya, which was released on June 12. Because of the response I decided to continue and followed it up with Aruniginathar’s Tiruppugazh, ‘Muthai Tharu’, sung by Ananthu, ‘Harivarasanam’ in the voice of […]

Lyricists release a video demanding credit for their work

When private FM channels took over the airwaves, the RJs talked of everything under the sun except about the song they were about to play. Similarly, when posters and inlay cards of cassettes gave way to digital archiving, lyricists lost out to composers and singers. It became worse with online portals, whose claim is that […]

RnB artiste Katyayani releases her second single

It’s an extraordinary feeling when someone tells you how much your music has impacted them. I believe that could only happen because I was vulnerable enough to tell a story that someone else could feel was their own. I see my music as little stories strung onto a giant tapestry. A faint echo in an […]