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Times Music acquires music rights of Ashwini Recording Company

Times Music acquires music rights of Ashwini Recording Company   
Times Music, one of India’s most progressive record labels has acquired the music rights of leading Kannada record label, Ashwini Recording Company. The exclusive collection of songs will now be available with other Kannada hits bringing a diverse range of music styles together under one roof of Times Music. Times Music will also undertake audio right to their diverse film catalog of over 900 Kannada movie tracks which includes blockbuster movies starring Shivarajkumar, Puneeth Raj Kumar, Sudeep, Upendra, Darshan and others.

Established in 1985, Ashwini Recording Company focused and excelled entirely in creating and distributing devotional songs. K. J. Jesudas, Dr.S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, Madhu Balakrishna, S. Janaki , K.S Chitra, Late C.Ashwath and other legends have performed under Ashwini Recording company and garnered a catalog of over 20000 devotional songs, which now Times Music has rights to.

Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music said, “We are proud to join forces with Ashwini Recording Company, a market leader in Kannada repertoire and promote them on a global digital and publishing platform.”

The entire music catalog of Ashwini Recording Company will be available exclusively on Times Music and is now available in all music stores, digital and mobile services. The music videos of all the songs will be available on Times Music Kannada YouTube channel.

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

COLORS INFINITY partners with Ketto for PITCH PLEASE!

COLORS INFINITY partners with Ketto for PITCH PLEASE!
COLORS INFINITY and Ketto partner to support six entrepreneurs achieve their business goals

Inspired by Shark Tank and the growing Start-Up movement in India, COLORS INFINITY has partnered with Ketto – A popular crowdfunding platform, to support six passionate entrepreneurs raise funds for their start-up initiatives. Being telecast exclusively in India on COLORS INFINITY, Shark Tank is widely considered as an inspiration and guide for aspiring start-up businesses across the globe.

In a bid to push the envelope further, COLORS INFINITY in partnership with Ketto will provide six entrepreneurs a platform to help them reach their business goals through a digital campaign – Pitch Please. COLORS INFINITY has created a series of videos with the selected entrepreneurs that will be published across the Digital network of the channel, enabling them to garner financial support and visibility for their unique business ventures.

Looking forward to the campaign, Sabrina Dsouza, Head of Marketing, English Entertainment at Viacom18 said, “Since inception, COLORS INFNITY has continually been involved in innovative yet meaningful initiatives. The Pitch Please initiative will create a unique platform for six aspiring
and zealous businesses to reach their goals, and we’re proud to be associated with Ketto to help these entrepreneurs in their mission.”

The six businesses shortlisted for this unique fundraising initiative ranges a wide variety of
products.

Spartan Nutrition
Established in early 2016 with the sole purpose to give a healthy lifestyle to individuals, Spartan Nutrition is a comprehensive line of powders, bars, tablets, capsules and ready to drink products.

CandySkin
An Indian E-commerce Lingerie brand, founded by Richa Vipan Kalra and Riya Vipan Kalra, that vows to bring luxurious, stylish and sensuous lingerie to the Indian women. CandySkin stands for comfort and luxury at its finest.

Indie By Mahersoft
This seamless 3D printing machine is founded by, Mohammed Khorakiwala. Maher Soft is from the house of Akbarallys and Wockhardt as Khorakiwala combines the engineering and marketing knowledge from his experience at both the organisations to bring this one of its kind technology for
consumers.

UrbnFeet
Brainchild and Maiden project of Sagar Gulati and Shivam Garg, the idea of UrbnFeet is to have a Shoe that won’t get wet, won’t get dirty and look good.

RayBaby
Created by 3 engineers who are highly qualified baby-sitters for friends and family for the past 10 years, RayBay has the aim to provide a baby monitor that is better than everything else in the market in terms of design and accuracy and functionality.

Ambee
Ambee is a small, light-weight wearable that includes a HVOC (Highly volatile Organic components) sensor, air quality sensor, CO2 sensor, pedometer, heart pulse rate sensor along with temperature and humidity. This device senses harmful elements in the air and always keeps you connected to your child's ambience.

Varun Seth, Founder – Ketto, shared, “Ketto was born out of a belief to enable visionaries achieve their goals and create a change. This association with COLORS INFINITY is a step in that direction, and our combined efforts aims at enabling six entrepreneurs reach their goals, and
eventually inspire many more businesses.”

With the combined support and expertise of COLORS INFINITY and Ketto, these six business offerings are all set to take their start-ups to the next level with their progressive and innovative products.

To know more and support these entrepreneurs visit: www.colorsinfinity.ketto.org/

To view the PITCH PLEASE videos, visit-

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ColorsInfinity/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/colors_infinity

COLORS INFINITY is Viacom18’s English General Entertainment Channel, under the flagship brand COLORS. Bringing a new horizon to English Entertainment in India, COLORS INFINITY will showcase internationally acclaimed television series spanning genres such as Drama, Superheroes, Comedy, Fantasy, Crime and Thrillers from major studios like Warner Brothers International TV, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate, MGM, BBC and Endemol Shine amongst others, and reality shows ranging from Dancing, Cooking, Magic, Singing & other lifestyle interests. The channel is also the host of the biggest global Live Events & Award shows, as well as premium biopics, mini-series Documentaries and much more. COLORS INFINITY aims to appeal to the neo-urban viewer and open up a wider market by breaking the English language barrier. The channel is Available across DTH & Digital cable platforms, the channel will be aired in SD as well as 1080p HD format with Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.

For more information on COLORS INFINITY, please visit - www.colorsinfinity.com/

Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India's fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching people on air, online, on ground, in shop and through its cinema.

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

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


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