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Vh1 to air the prestigious 2017 Billboard Music Awards for the Indian audience

Vh1 presents Billboard Music Awards 2017

Catch all the action straight from Las Vegas on Monday, May 22, 6:30 AM with a prime time repeat at 9PM on Vh1

Vh1 is all set to bring all the razzle dazzle from the world of music right to your TV screens with the exclusive telecast of the much awaited 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 22nd. As the biggest and the most popular names in music unite at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Indian viewers will get to watch their favorite artists receive awards for the most popular songs of the year, exclusively on Vh1. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards are scheduled to telecast Monday, May 22, 6:30 AM with a prime time repeat at 9PM, only on Vh1.

The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart, covering the music business.

Adding some more glitz and glamour to an already exciting event, this year, the star-studded awards night will witness captivating performances by some of the most prolific musicians from the industry, such as Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars, John legend amongst others. Viewers are up for a delightful experience, as on the 20th anniversary of the film Titanic, the bestselling Canadian songstress Celine Dion will melt hearts by taking us on a trip down memory lane with her classic hit 'My Heart will go on', which she will be performing LIVE.

As far as the awards are concerned, popular hitmakers, Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the nomination pack with 22 nods. Among these, Drake is competing for Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist awards. The Chainsmokers are also vying for Top Artist, as well as Top Duo/Group and Top 100 Artist. Twenty One Pilots follow with 17 nominations, and Rihanna with 14. While the 'The Weeknd' is competing in 13 categories and Queen Bey Beyonce is hoping for honours in 8. The evening will be hosted by Rapper Ludacris and High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens who is also known for her incredible singing talent.

Thrilled about airing one of most sought-after award shows, Hashim D’souza, Programming Head – English Entertainment, Viacom18, shares, “As India’s premier destination for international pop culture, we are committed to bring the best of international entertainment to our Indian audience. Esteemed award shows like the Billboard Awards, help generate awareness about international trends and bring our viewers closer to their favorite international artists. We are extremely elated to exclusively telecast the prestigious Billboard Awards yet again.”

The Annual Billboard Music Awards are part of an extravagant award show line-up aired exclusively on Vh1 which includes Golden Globe Awards, The American Music Awards, The Annual Grammy Awards, Video Music Awards, Brit Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards and Europe Music Awards.

For more information visit - www.billboard.com/articles/news/bbma/7752631/billboard-music-awards-2017-nominations-full-list

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Pocket Aces releases music album from the web-series Little Things

Pocket Aces releases music album from the web-series Little Things

Leading Digital Entertainment Company Pocket Aces has launched the original soundtrack album of their most successful web series ‘Little Things’. The entire album, for the first time, will now be available across several premium audio platforms such as Saavn, iTunes, Spotify, etc.

With over 17 million views and 35 million reaches, Little Things is one of the most popular web series of all times. It crafts a story of a young couple living in together and their daily ups and down. The series beautifully showcases that the crux of life and of relationships is not made up of big events but rather of the little things. The couple, played by India’s leading digital stars Dhruv Sehgal & Mithila Palkar, immediately struck a chord with audiences.

The original soundtrack of Little Things, Song for Survival, composed by Neel Adhikari, was as loved as the series. Sharing his experience on creating the music, composer Neel Adhikari says, ‘’It’s the little things that make the big differences. This show really lived up to its name not only in front but also behind the camera. It was more than just fun working on the soundtrack because this kind of narrative is unique where subtleties rule and sweeping dramatic curves don’t exist. As a result we have a fresh, organic score filled with many acoustic instruments. It’s real and does not have an artificial feel.’’

‘‘We’re excited to launch the music album of Little Things and make it available on over 800 platforms globally. In fact, we weren’t initially planning to create a music video for the series, but we created on for the title track “Song for Survival” since the audience loved it so much! We are also working on the Season 2 of Little Things – the audience can’t wait, and neither can we. It’s going to be even bigger, while still retaining its freshness and relatability.’’ said Aditi Shrivastava, co-founder, Pocket Aces.

Pocket Aces is the creator of some of the most popular content for Indian audiences on the internet today. The company reaches 25 million people on a weekly basis across its social properties, and the most recent report by video analytics firm Vidooly put FilterCopy as the 3rd largest video creator on Facebook in the month of March 2017.

Pocket Aces conceptualizes, creates, and distributes engaging original content for millennial audiences through its channels Dice Media (sketches and web series), FilterCopy (shareable and snackable short-form content), and Gobble (everything food).

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Jonita Gandhi’s performance at FLYP@MTV, Delhi:

WHAT? Jonita Gandhi’s performance
WHEN? 9pm, Saturday, 6th May, 2017
WHERE? FLYP@MTV

Let the music take you higher this Saturday with singer, Jonita Gandhi at FLYP@MTV!

A big shout out to all the music buffs in Delhi! Get into the groove this Saturday as singing sensation, Jonita Gandhi treats you to a live power- packed performance on some of her hit numbers like Break Up Song and Sau Tarah Ke at FLYP@MTV!

Entry Charges - Rs. 500

Tickets available at -
https://insider.in/break-up-party-with-jonita-gandhi-live-may6-2017/event

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika


Times Music honoured with Punjabi Awards 2017 and Radio City Freedom Awards 2017

Times Music honoured with awards and nominations at PTC Punjabi Awards 2017 and Radio City Freedom Awards 2017 in various categories  

With a series of nominations, Times Music’s popular Punjabi single “Jatti De Nain” by Roshan Prince and Milind Gaba bagged Best Duo Group award at PTC Punjabi awards 2017. Times Music was also awarded Best Electronica Artiste, Best Pop Artiste (People’s choice) and Best Indie Collaboration at Radio City Freedom Awards on 22nd March held at Hard Rock Café, Mumbai.

At Radio City Freedom awards, Akshay Johar aka Mojo Jojo, whose latest release Shots Fired, won the much-deserved People’s choice award for Best Electronica artiste. Rimi Nique and Sanket Sane surprised everyone by winning Best Pop Artiste (people’s choice) for their single “On A High Zindagi.” The Midival Pundtiz, Papon & Malini Awasthi were recognized as the Best Indie Collaboration for their brilliant work on Nadia.

Congratulating the winners, Mandar Thakur, COO of Times Music said, “Times Music has always valued great music and will continue to work with artists and writers who create that. Our heartiest congratulations to all the winners".

Times Music was nominated in various other categories at Radio City Freedom Awards 2017. Ananthaal, the collaboration of the trio Clinton Cerejo, Bianca Gomes and Vijay Prakash, and Lagori, the Bangalore based band was nominated for Best Rock Artiste. Mrigya, the Indian classical fusion band was nominated Best Folk Fusion Artiste.

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika


Day-2 of Bollywood Music Festival saw footfall of over 20,000 Delhiites

Bollywood Music Festival
~Day 2 proved to be a melting pot of music tunes with a blend of genres like contemporary, folk, punjabi, rap, sufi, pop and fusion~

After a glamorous opening on Day 1, music lovers swarmed to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Grounds, New Delhi for Day 2 of Bhutani Group presents Hungama Bollywood Music Project. It saw a footfall of over 20,000 people. Touted as Asia’s largest Bollywood Music Festival, Bollywood Music Project, organized by Event Capital (a Laqshya Media Group Company) and TM Talent Management was held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Grounds.

Comprising over 60 iconic artists and supported by over 200 musicians on three stages. The festival showcased an array of music genres such as contemporary, folk, Punjabi, rap, sufi, pop and hip hop.

The much-awaited performances of the day were by Badshah who made the audience dance on his famous party numbers like Wakhra Swag, DJ wale Babu and much more. The audience could hold back their enthusiasm as they danced non-stop as these two artists sung popular songs one after the other for an hour each. The venue was literally set on fire by the performances of singers such as Mame Khan, Zublee Baruah , Arko, Sukriti Kakar Prakriti Kakar, Divya Kumar & Shefali Alvares Sunny M.R, Naksh Aziz, Shalmali Kholgade. The show stopper of the two-day music festival was a performance by Amit Trivedi who sung his famous songs like Iktara, Manjha and he also fused some songs with Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan.The surprise element for the music goers was the guest appearance on day 2 of Vishal Dadlani, who sang the famous Gulabbo song.

One of the stages was bewitched by some of the young singers of the music industry like Shashi Suman, Bhoomi Trivedi, Swaroop Khan, Mohammed Irfan, Akshay Hariharan, Asees Kaur, Kanika Kapoor, Sajid Wajid etc. Jassie Gill, Babbal Rai & Harddy Sandhu mashed up songs like Delhi wali Girlfriend and the classic song like Aaj Jaane ki Ziddh na Karo.Divya Kumar made the audience groove on Havan Karenge and Shefali Alvares sang Ishaaqzaade.

The audience not only enjoyed the seasoned artistes but also encouraged upcoming artistes by swooning to the songs sung by these artists. Some of the upcoming artists who managed good turnover of the audience were Lagori, Vipin Aneja, Meenal Jain, Bhaven Dhanak, Rakesh Maini & Sumedha Karmahe, Astitva, Maadhyam .Reality show winner Darshan Raval won hearts by singing classic Kya hua Tera Vada and Humma Humma.

The day witnessed artists leaving audience mesmerized by popular songs. The audience enjoyed when Mame Khan sang Padharo Mhare Des, Jassie Gill witnessed people dancing to the song ‘Baapu tera Laden toh nahi’. People switched stages to make sure that they enjoy the variety of songs being doled out by artists seasoned and upcoming.

The festival ended on a high note, leaving a special memory in hearts of millions of Delhiites.

On this occasion Swaroop Banerjee, CEO, Event Capital, said, "Bollywood Music project has firmly established its mark in Delhi after laying its foundation earlier in Mumbai, with two successful editions of the festival in its debut year itself under over belt, we are going strong and intend to continue the magic over the coming years".

Mr.Tarsame Mittal, Founder of TM Talent Management added, "BMP Delhi has been crazy. A big thank you to all the artists, sponsors, team, members, partners and everybody in Delhi".

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Saregama launches Sai Baba and Shabad Gurbani music cards to get in touch with your spirituality

Saregama's Sai Baba and Shabad Gurbani music cards

From Lata Mangeshkar to Asha Bhosle, romantic to classical songs, you have been enjoying the best of Saregama’s collection through its music cards. Taking this initiative forward, the label has introduced Sai Baba and Shabad Gurbani music cards.

The Sai Baba music card contains 100+ aartis, bhajans, mantras and granths, whereas the Shabad Gurbani music card contains around 100 songs of Gurbani and Paaths that are carefully curated. Each music card has pre-loaded content on a 4GB USB memory card, making it convenient to use on laptops, computers, car music systems and any other USB port. Immerse yourself in the soulful spirit of music in the voice of Jagjit Singh, Anup Jalota, Shailendra Bharti, Bhai Harbans Singh and Bhai Satvinder Singh with these melodious music cards. Saregama music cards have a ready-made playlist for easy listening and gifting, whenever and wherever.

Available on: www.saregama.com/musiccard ;

Amazon.com ; Ebay.in ; Flipkart.com

- Sai Baba Music Card 123 HD quality songs: Rs.600/-

- Shabad Gurbani Music Card 100 HD quality songs: Rs.600/-

About Saregama India:

Formerly known as The Gramophone Company of India Ltd, Saregama owns the largest music archives in India, one of the biggest in the world; The ownership of nearly 50 percent of all the music ever recorded in India also makes Saregama the most authoritative repository of the country’s musical heritage. Saregama has now expanded into other branches of entertainment – it is involved in publishing, television software and digital content. It also runs studio facilities in Dum Dum, Kolkata making it one of the best end-to-end entertainment houses in the country.

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

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