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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ separates Men from Boys

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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ separates Men from Boys

One singer currently holds 16 places on the BBC’s Top 20 this week. Guess who? Ed Sheeran has just broken a truckload of records with his latest album ÷ (Divide). In its first week it outsold the rest of the top 500 combined and became the fastest-selling album ever by a male artist. Ed is […]

Indian Tabla player in Grammy Award: ‘proud moment’

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Indian Tabla player in Grammy Award: ‘proud moment’

New Delhi: Indian tabla player Sandeep Das, whose collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble “Sing Me Home” won the Grammy in the World Music category, says it was a proud moment to represent India on the international stage. “Sing Me Home” features tunes composed or arranged by different global artists as it examines the […]

Madonna: Role Model for Women

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Madonna: Role Model for Women

Sir, Madonna Lousie Ciccone is an American singer, song writer, actress and business woman. Madonna was previously known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her autonomy with the recording industry, but her recent speech has made her a role model for the women all over the world. Madonna was honoured as […]

Record sales to grow further in 2017

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Record sales to grow further in 2017

The groove is back in the record industry as thousands of people apparently are buying record players and searching for LP records. The industry has shown growth for the past seven years, and vinyl sales are going to be about 7 percent of the total music sales in 2017, it is predicted. Much has been […]

Vinyl Records and India

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Vinyl Records and India

Sir It’s good to know that records have broken free from the collectors’ shelf and all the nostalgia associated with these crackling musical discs, and  vinyl record sales — probably, for the first time ever in history — have outstripped that of digital downloads. While the resurgence was recorded globally in the run-up to the […]

The Vinyl Jukebox is Back!

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The Vinyl Jukebox is Back!

It’s back to the future. Long live the vinyl record. And how can the juke box not be revived? ‘Please mister Please’ sand Olivia Newton John, a few decades ago…. And someone has heard that plea! There’s just something about the warm sound of a vinyl record. For the first time in 25 years, record […]

2016: Vinyl records sales up 53% in UK

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2016: Vinyl records sales up 53% in UK

Oh, the record player is back with a bang, and the good old LP is making a comeback. Vinyl sales topped three million last year, the highest UK total in 25 years. Vinyl record sales are booming in the UK again because they help build a more personal connection to the music, a Kiwi researcher […]

More money spent on Vinyl than downloads in the UK

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More money spent on Vinyl than downloads in the UK

Radiohead’s bassist has said vinyl is “a much more pleasurable way of having your music come out”. Colin Greenwood told Radio 4’s The World at One the format gives you the chance to “express how you feel about the music in a physical, tangible form.” More money was spent on vinyl than downloaded albums last […]

Music is what feelings sound like

Music is what feelings sound like

Music is an art. It is a way for an individual to express themselves, or make people feel a particular way. By listening to music, one can let their emotions flow with the melody. In the end, music is whatever you want it to be. It can be something to make you happy, or something […]

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Green Day: Country set on fire, Fully support Anti-Trump Protests

Rock group Green Day say they “fully support” the protests against US president elect Donald Trump. “I don’t think any of us were prepared for Donald Trump to be president,” singer Billie Joe Armstrong told the BBC. “I think there’s going to come a time when the protests get larger and larger – and that […]

So Long Mr Cohen! Your Music shaped us, shamed us, made us soar …

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So Long Mr Cohen! Your Music shaped us, shamed us, made us soar …

It was with stunned silence that many music lovers across the world received the news that Leonard Cohen, that great singer-songwriter who gave us the iconic “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne” and countless other reasons to believe was no more. (November 11) Musicians, authors and politicians have paid tribute to singer Leonard Cohen following his death at […]

How Michael B proved Warner Bros wrong !

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How Michael B proved Warner Bros wrong !

He’s one of the world’s best known modern crooners, but who would believe that nobody wanted to sign Canadian singer  Michael Buble because they thought his kind of music ‘old fashioned? Michael Buble has revealed how he went from bank to bank to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to persuade a music executive to sign […]

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