Vinyl Records and India

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!

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

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

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 […]

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 …

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 !

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 […]

Nepal’s traditional Music Fest in Diwali Season

Nepal’s traditional Music Fest in Diwali Season

The Nepal Mandal Dapha festival 1136 (Nepal Sambat) is set to begin from the last week of October this year. The festival is a competition of the Dapha Bhajan, a traditional genre of music of the Newar community of the valley. Cultural expert Om Dhaubadel said the competition will start from the day of Kaag […]

Nepal’s Singing Nun rocks on!

Nepal’s Singing Nun rocks on!

Ani Choying Drolma is one of Nepal’s biggest pop stars.   She is also a  Buddhist nun  and a UNICEF goodwill  ambassador,  and runs  a  girl’s school and a hospital for kidney patients. With more than 12 albums of melodious Nepali tunes and Tibetan hymns that highlight themes of peace and harmony, the songstress in saffron […]

Nobel tribute to Dylan’s Protest Poetics

Nobel tribute to Dylan’s Protest Poetics

Bob Dylan, the poet laureate of the rock era, whose body of work has influenced generations of songwriters and been densely analyzed by fans, critics and academics, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. It is the first time the honour has gone to a musician. In its citation, the Swedish Academy credited […]

Caretaker grabs Ustad’s land in Bihar

Caretaker grabs Ustad’s land in Bihar

Patna: A small piece of land which was the late Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan’s only testimony to his Bihar connection is no more. Authorities say the house, located in the Dumroan block of Buxur district, some 130 west of Patna, where he spent his early childhood days is now in the possession of a man […]