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'Itni Shakti Hame Dena Data' Fame Lyricist Abhilash Passes A...

The famous writer Abhilash has died at the age of 74. Actually Abhilash was suffering from stomach related disease. He also underwent a stomach operation a few months ...

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‘Paadum Nila’ S.P. Balasubrahmanyam no more

The legendary singer, who was hospitalised in August after testing positive for COVID-19, died on Friday afternoon at a private...

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Aditya Paudwal, Son Of Playback Singer Anuradha Paudwal, Die...

disturbing with number of deaths that has been happening owing to the ongoing crisis or other reasons. There are many popular celebs who also passed away in the last f...

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MUSIC DIRECTOR S. MOHINDER NO MORE

Music composer S. Mohinder passed away today (6th September) in Bombay. He was 95 years old. His full name was Mohinder Singh Sarna Bakshi. When he escaped from Pakist...

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I & B MINISTER RELEASES SOPs FOR SHOOTINGS

I & B minister Prakash Javadekar has released guiding principles and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to contain spread of COVID-19 during shootings. The docum...

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Music legend Pandit Jasraj, recipient of Padma Vibhushan awa...

Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj has passed away at the age of 90. Pandit Jasraj breathed his last in New Jersey, the United States.   The news of In...

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100 music composers come together to celebrate Independence ...

On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day, The Music Composers Association of India (MCAI) is set to gift the nation a new rendition of the Indian national song Van...

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Famous Urdu poet Rahat Indori passes away day after testing ...

Indore: Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, died due to the viral infection in Madhya Prades...

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Shots are called by a few interconnected families with a few...

Ram Sampath, who has given music for films like Fukrey (2013) and Delhi Belly (2011), opens up about favouritism in the industry and how only a select few have the fin...

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What if Bollywood goes the Hollywood way — movies availabl...

Universal Pictures, in a deal with AMC theatres, will release the titles they want on Premium Video on Demand (PVoD) after just 17 days of a movie being in theatres. ...

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IPRS responds to row over tariff plan, says working towards ...

  In my last column, I briefly mentioned how Indian independent music promoters’ attempts to monetise livestreamed concerts had been made more diffi...

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‘LUDO’, ‘TORBAAZ’ IN NETFLIX’S NEW SLATE OF SIX FI...

Netflix today (16th July) announced a line-up of six new films across genres, and two new series. The new films which will premiere on Netflix in the coming weeks are&...

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SHEMAROOME LAUNCHES PLATFORM FOR RELEASING NEW FILMS

ShemarooMe announced the launch of ‘ShemarooMe Box Office’, a platform that will stream films. ShemarooMe Box Office has been designed to create an ecosyst...

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IPRS and Facebook sign music licensing deal

The Indian Performing Rights Society Limited announced today that they have reached an agreement with Facebook to license its music repertoire for video and other soci...

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Saroj Khan dead at 71: ‘Her songs were a master class in c...

Saroj Khan, the National Award winning choreographer, passed away in Mumbai today. Saroj’s daughter Sukaina Khan confirmed the news to indianexpress.comSaroj Kha...

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Sangeeta Pant's 'Holi Aayi Re' selected for the London Music...

Composer and Singer Sangeeta Pant's festive song 'Holi Aayi Re'  has got selected in the ‘Outdoor Video Song’ Category in the London Music Festival....

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‘Music mafia’ or ‘no bias’? The truth lies somewhere...

Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death by suicide has shaken up B...

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You might soon hear about suicides in the music industry : S...

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Sushant Singh Rajput suicide: Postmortem cites hanging as ca...

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging in his Bandra residence on Sunday, sending shockwaves through the Hindi film industry and the country. His fans are asking...

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RARE HONOUR FOR JAVED AKHTAR

  Javed Akhtar recently won the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious dogma upto scrutiny, advancing human progr...

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BASU CHATTERJEE NO MORE

  Veteran film director Basu Chatterjee passed away today (4th June) in Bombay due to age-related issues. He was 90. Basu-da, as he was respectful...

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Bhojpuri music director Dhananjay Mishra passes away

Bhojpuri film industry lost one of its popular music directors today as ...

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Music composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid passes away

Music composer Wajid Khan of ...

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Veteran lyricist Anwar Sagar No more

Veteran lyricist Anwar Sagar passed away on Wednesday. Anwar wrote many popular songs in the 80s and 90s. He wrote the lyrics of the song “Waada Raha San...

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Lyricist Yogesh Gaur passes away

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur, known as Yogesh in the film industry, passed away on Friday. He was 77. Yogesh wrote the lyrics of hit songs “Kahin duur ja...

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PRODUCERS’ GUILD ISSUES SOPs FOR RESUMING SHOOTINGS

  The Producers’ Guild of India on 25th May issued a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the resumption of shootings in Maharashtra. Thi...

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Bombay HC restrains 2 Radio Channels From Broadcasting TIPS...

    The Bombay high court on 26th May refrained two FM radio channels, Radio Mirchi and Ishq 104.8 FM, from broadcasting songs owned by Tips ...

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KARNATAKA READY TO REOPEN CINEMAS

The Karnataka government is all set to reopen malls and cinemas after 31st May when lockdown 4 ends, provided it gets the green signal from the Centre. Cinemas all ove...

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Kulmeet Makkar, CEO, Producers Guild of India, Dies At 60

Kulmeet Makkar, CEO, Producers Guild of India (PGI), died on Friday morning. He was 60. Makkar suffered a massive heart attack and passed away in Dharamsala, P...

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Terrible Week For Indian Cinema: Tributes Pour In For Rishi ...

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor died at 67, a day after another veteran, Irrfan Khan, died New Delhi: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's death a day after another Bollywo...

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Lata Mangeshkar pays tribute to Ambedkar on his birth annive...

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Tuesday paid tributes to Dr BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. The 90-year-old singer took to Twitter to extend her gree...

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Jasleen Royal: There's a lack of female composers

Music composer and singer Jasleen Royal points at the fact that there are few female composers in the Indian music industry. "I want to see more women in key r...

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Somesh Mathur Pandit Corona Show

The Pandit Corona Show-2.  24th May, 2020, 7:15 pm-IST https://www.show4me.com/campaign/the_pandit_corona_show_2_1589894785 Greetings dear...

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Asha Bhosle: Entertainment industry will bounce back even s...

The coronavirus outbreak has brought the global entertainment industry to a standstill, but veteran singer Asha Bhosle says she is hopeful that once normalcy returns s...

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I spoke to Javed Akhtar, we now plan to fight it in court: L...

Popular lyricist Sameer Anjaan is miffed with the trend of recreations as the original writers and composers are never duly credited in the new versions, an act, he sa...

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How to add music to Page's story on Facebook: Know steps

    Facebook is a well-known social media platform where people can upload their photos, videos and share their status with other Facebook us...

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Kanika Kapoor may be kept in quarantine for 14 more days

  Kanika Kapoor has tested positive for Covid-19 after a fifth test was conducted at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIM...

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Artist of the Month : Viveick Rajagopalan

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Mirchi Music Awards 2020: Life time Achievement Award for Us...

The star-studded musical night which is also India’s biggest musical extravaganza, the ...

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AR Rahman welcomes new changes in the education policy

Music director A R Rahman on Monday welcomed the changes made to the draft National Education Policy saying the alteration will enable students to choo...

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Government calls for another last minute stakeholder meeting...

GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR ANOTHER LAST MINUTE STAKEHOLDER MEETING TO DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO COPYRIGHT By Anushree Rauta -February 16, 20200153   ...

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Filmfare - Best music Album award for Gullyboy and Kabir Sin...

The Filmfare awards are held every year to honour and celebrate the finest talents of Bollywood. This year, the 65th Filmfare Awards were held at Guwahati, Assam on th...

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Adnan Sami: “The Padma Shri was nowhere on my radar

Adnan Sami is overjoyed about receiving the Padma Shri award by the Indian government this Republic Day, despite the criticism surrounding his win....

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Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Best Original Score For 'Joker' at...

  The Icelandic composer has now secured three-quarters of an EGOT in less than five months. Hildur Guðnadóttir...

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Himesh Reshammiya on the current trend of Bollywood remixes

Love them or hate them, the current trend of remixing classic Bollywood hits has music lovers divided. According to Himesh Reshammiya, he believes the ...

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Yash Raj Films Moves High Court against IPRS in relation to ...

Yash Raj Films Pvt Ltd (YRF) has moved the Bombay High Court against IPRS in relation to the royalties dispute. YRF has sought to quash a criminal case of breach of tr...

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Padma Vibhushan for Chhannulal Mishra, Padmashree for Suresh...

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS PRESS NOTE North Block, New Delhi-1 Dated the 25th January, 2020 Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferr...

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Screenwriter Association drafts a standard release form

Currently in its 60th year, the Screenwriters Association (SWA) aims to help members decode the confusing legalese that constitutes the first contract they are made to...

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NCW CLOSES SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST ANU MALIK

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has closed the case of sexual harassment filed against Anu Malik. Several women including singers Sona Mohapatra, Shweta Pandit...

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Government calls for two B2B meetings to discuss issues rela...

The last week of 2019 saw some action from the Government’s end on an otherwise neglected sector. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry through Departmen...

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AMIT KHANNA’S BOOK ON MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT RELEASED

  Amit Khanna’s book – Words, Sounds, Images – was released amidst fanfare on 20th December at Mehboob Studios in Bom...

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NOW DEGREE COURSE IN MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT IN INDIAN UNIVERSI...

Whistling Woods International this week signed MoUs with 18 universities of India after the Human Resource Development minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhrial, introduced media ...

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NATIONAL FILM AWARDS PRESENTED

Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the National Film Awards to all the winners on 23rd December at a function in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said t...

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PUBS, RESTAURANTS, CLUBS RESTRAINED FROM PLAYING COPYRIGHTED...

The Bombay high court has restrained over 600 hotels, restaurants and pubs from playing songs that have a copyright, during New Year eve celebrations, without obtainin...

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REPEATING FILMS, HEARING SAME SONGS CAN HELP DEMENTIA PATIEN...

Watching the same film over and over again or listening to the same song repeatedly could help people suffering from dementia, according to an NHS director. Prof. Alis...

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IFFI GOLDEN JUBILEE

The International Film Festival of India this year will celebrate completion of 50 years. To be held in Goa from November 20 to 28, it is being planned on a massive sc...

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MAMI INAUGURATED

  The Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) was inaugurated on 17th October in Bombay at Rangmandir at the hands of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis....

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IIFA for Amaal, Guru Randhawa, Rochak Kohli, Saurabh-Vaibhav...

Winners   Source: Iifa.com Complete Story & Pics https://www.iifa...

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‘Bollywood music is bright, happy, uplifting and dramatic...

She is all of 22 and singer-songwriter and soul pop sensation from Switzerland, ...

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Vanraj Bhatia aided by IPRS after he suffers from ill-healt...

  After discovering that veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia suffering from health issues and claiming to be penniless, the Indian Performing Right Socie...

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Virtuoso music composer Vanraj Bhatia struggles to make ends...

  Friends, admirers start raising funds for Vanraj Bhatia’s medical care. Alone and penniless, top composer, 92, lives isolated and bed...

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India’s largest movie screen launched at AP's Sullurpeta

  Why should urban audiences have all the fun? That seems to be the thought behind EPIQ, India’s largest screen, which was launched at Sullurpet on ...

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Ace Film-Music Guitarist Ramesh Iyer Was A Fantastic Human B...

Bollywood music fraternity is still reeling from the shock after hearing the sad news that  ace cine-musician guitarist-arranger Ramesh Iyer ‘passed away&rs...

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Indian music industry debates potential for paid music subs

  “For us to get to the top ten, we’ve got to double our revenues, we’re at $150 million, we’ve got to get to $300 million,”...

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B LIVE MUSIC TO LAUNCH NEW TALENT IN MUSIC

It was an evening to cherish. New singers Ishaan Khan, Abhishek, Satwinder and Jatin regaled a select media gathering on 25th August at a cosy villa at Santacruz in Bo...

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Music industry pays soulful tribute to composer Khayyam

Mumbai: Leading singers, writers and musicians from the Hindi film industry gathered to celebrate the memory of composer Khayyam at Model Town, Andheri Friday. The 92-...

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Padma Bhushan awardee and legendary music composer Khayyam p...

Legendary music director-composer Khayyam famed for his compositions in films like Kabhie Kabhie and Umrao Jaan breathed his last at the age of 92 on Monday at a hospi...

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Bhansali reveals National Award winning song Ghoomar origina...

6th National Awards took place in New Delhi on Friday. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Padmaavat, which went through a lot of controversies before its release,...

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“If an artist’s work is not registered with us, we canno...

Over the last few years, artists have become more aware about their right to royalties. In our earlier article we explained about how the ...

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Mika Singh says sorry for performing in Pak

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Lack of music publishing knowledge robbing Indian artists of...

  Music publishing has been largely unexplored in India. Artists and music labels turned a blind eye to this critical aspect of the music business for a l...

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Sameer Anjaan: Delighted to pen first patriotic song

Sameer Anjaan takes us by surprise when he reveals that in his almost four-decade-long career, the closest that he came to penning a patriotic song was with Suno Gaur ...

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Badshah: Some songs shouldn't be recreated

Kaala chashma, Humma humma and Tamma Tamma Loge have two things in common -- they have all been recreated and Badshah has played an integral part in the new versions o...

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The evolution of Indian music streaming players

The music industry has changed quite a bit over the last couple of decades, all thanks to new technology. With the rise of affordable mobile internet, audio streaming ...

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How Digitization Made the Indian Music Industry More Democra...

Mumbai: The first day of Music Inc, a music conference organised by Loudest.in, saw many artists, music composers, sound designers and recordists...

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Sonu Nigam on why he doesn’t sing many songs anymore

Sonu Nigam has always been one of Bollywood much loved singers. However, he isn’t heard so much in today’s times. He has finally opened up ...

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Ilaiyaraaja wins long fought copyright battle

Ilaiyaraaja wins copyright battle For scores of fans of the much-celebrated ...

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Boy band Sanam on singing the new ICC World Cup anthem

One of India’s leading pop-rock bands, Sanam, known for their Bollywood covers, has launched their very own anthem – Way O, Wa...

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Big 92.7 FM sold to Jagran Prakashan group for Rs 1,200 cror...

Anil Ambani's Reliance Broadcast Network has sold Big 92.7 FM Radio to Jagran Prakashan-owned Music Broadcast Ltd (MBL) for an estimated value of Rs 1,200 crore, an of...

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IPRS recognised as world’s fastest growing copyright socie...

The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), India’s only registered copyright society for authors (lyricists), music composers and music publishers was declared ...

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Salim Merchant on recreated songs: ‘We are stopping origin...

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Filmfare Award for best Music - SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI (PADMA...

WINNERS OF THE FILMFARE AWARDS 2019 Winners of the 64th Filmfare Awards were announced at Jio Garden, BKC, Mumbai on 23rd March 2019. Here's the comple...

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Javed Akhtar Conferred With Honorary Doctorate by Jamia Hamd...

Veteran lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar has been conferred with an honorary doctorate by the Jamia Hamdard University. His wife and actress Shabana Azmi tweeted...

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Mumbai is quite exotic for a French person :Richard Clayderm...

When Richard Clayderman and ...

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Upset over the remixed version of 'Mungda'

Upset over the remixed version of his 1978 song 'Mungda', ...

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Padmaavat won a leading number of Mirchi awards 2019

The 11th Mirchi Music Awards, presented by the Radio Mirchi, h...

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Film producer Rajkumar Barjatya, father of Sooraj Barjatya, ...

Veteran film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya of Rajshri Films has died in Mumbai,  on Feb 21st, 2019 morning. Father of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya and son of founder R...

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Bhupen-da crowned Bharat Ratna

Music maestro late Bhupen Hazarika, former President Pranab Mukherjee and Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader late Nanaji Deshmukh were on Friday conferred the country’s...

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Update your registered work with IPRS

Dear All of us who are IPRS members, pls send a mail to IPRS data team. Mail ID:  ...

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One Of The Finest Film Score Composers Surender Sodhi is no ...

Surender Sodhi (often credited as Surendra Sodhi) is one of the finest Indian film score composers who has composed background scores for notable Hindi films like Deew...

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Star Screen Awards 2018 : Amit Trivedi wins for Best Music

The Star Screen Awards 2018, which was held in Mumbai on Sunday, 16th Dec 2018, saw a host of Bollywood A-listers in attendance. Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh...

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I Will Promise Total Transparency In The Functioning Of IPRS...

IPRS chairman Javed Akhtar spoke to G.C. Shekhar over Ilaiyaraaja's recent remarks that the he needed to be paid royalties for public performance of his songs. "It...

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Lalit Pandit’s new song dedicated to women

Composer Lalit Pandit has brought together multiple singers, including Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ wife Amruta Fadnavis, for his new song Hum h...

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Meet the female composers of Bollywood

Whether it’s the groovy and thumping beats of Hard Hard or the intense Har Har Gange sung by Arijit Singh, Batti Gul Meter Chalu’s music ...

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MCAI NOW PART OF APMA

The Asia-Pacific Music Alliance, a continental alliance of CIAM, held its second General Assembly on November 14th. Taking place during the CISAC and organised Cr...

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Composers and lyricists will finally get their due

The distribution of Rs 13 cr as synchronisation royalty dues by Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) was a big breakthrough for Bollywood. Talking to BT, chairperso...

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THE INDIAN PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY LIMITED

THE INDIAN PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY LIMITED (IPRS ) INVITATION TO MEMBERS TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION OF DIRECTORS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF In view...

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Indian Performing Rights Society wants royalties for music u...

NEW DELHI: A group representing composers, lyricists and music publishers has initiated the process of seeking royalties from Indian telecom companies and platforms su...

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MCAI: Where amateurs turn Pro

Welcome to the website of the Music Composers Association of India. We are a group of composers and supportive organisations, whose aim is to represent India’s c...

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MCAI: Let what you love be what you do

We have a lot of plans in the pipeline such as a legal cell, periodicals, workshops, medical aid, insurance and much more. Our aim is to provide the best possi...

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MCAI: Amplify Your Music Career

The MCAI is an organisation that comprises of a wide gamut of music composers, with stalwarts and legends of the music industry on one s...

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Publishers and the Nuances of Publishing in the Music Indust...

In the last decade or so, we have been fortunate enough to witness a steady rise in the number of aspiring indie musicians, especially because of the wide range of soc...

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MCAI at All About Music 2018

MCAI is proud to associate yet again with All About Music, which conducted the second edition of its trademark event. The 2-day affair was held in Mum...

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