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Did you know your heartbeat responds to music you listen to?

Once a wise person said, ‘music is a universal language’ and one cannot be more accurate about the fact. Did you know several researchers have proven singing as a part of a group provides numerous physical and emotional benefits? Yes,

Grammy organisers end ‘secret’ nomination committees after rigging allegations

LOS ANGLES: The organisers of music’s Grammy Awards announced an end to the so-called “secret” committees that have led to allegations that the highest honours in the industry are open to rigging. The Recording Academy said that nominations for the

H.E.R. wins song of the year, Harry Styles wins first Grammy

LOS ANGELES: The writers of “I Can’t Breathe” by R&B artist H.E.R won the song of the year Grammy in a ceremony aimed at moving past the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the music industry. The song of

SoundCloud becomes first music app to launch ‘fan-powered’ royalties

LOS ANGELES: SoundCloud has become the first streaming service to start directing subscribers’ fees to independent artists they support, a move welcomed by musicians campaigning for fairer pay. At the moment, streaming services like Spotify, Deezer and Apple give royalty

Amazon to buy hit podcast producer Wondery

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon said it has signed a deal to acquire the hit podcast production firm Wondery, in a move that boosts the US tech giant’s efforts to round out its offerings from its music platform. Wondery, which produces popular

Bollywood music composer Wajid Khan passes away

MUMBAI: Bollywood music composer Wajid Khan, one half of duo Sajid-Wajid, passed away in Mumbai. He was aged 42 and was reportedly suffering from COVID-19 complications. Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam, who collaborated with the duo on several albums, confirmed

Rihanna warns fans to stop asking about new music

LOS ANGELES: Pop star Rihanna has asked her fans demanding to release her new album soon to back off as her prime focus right now is doing her bit in saving the world from the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy winner

Coachella music festival postponed due to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES: The Coachella music festival has been postponed from its usual two-weekend-run in April to October due to growing concerns about coronavirus. The festival’s producer Goldenvoice made the announcement and also confirmed that Stagecoach, a country music festival, will

Literary festivals

Literary festivals have blossomed in Pakistan which is unusual for a country with a low literacy rate; in Pakistan arts and culture have always remained under threat and reading habits have been declining. The past few years have seen literary

Justin Bieber to release new album ‘Changes’ on Feb 14

Singer Justin Bieber is set to release his new album, titled Changes, on February 14, the musician announced on Tuesday. The pop singer, who is returning to the music scene after five years, took to Instagram to share the news.

Billie Eilish dominates the Grammys with five wins

LOS ANGELES: Billie Eilish cleaned up at the Grammys winning five awards, as the music world mourned the loss of basketball hero Kobe Bryant with a series of emotional tributes. Eilish, 18, swept the “big four” prizes — Album of

Endorsing domestic abuse

Actor-cum-singer Mohsin Abbas Haider seems to making a comeback into the world of entertainment despite the controversy over domestic abuse against his former wife. He is all set to release a new single on the music-streaming site Patari. The decision

Adnan Sami fined 5mn for purchasing apartments in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Singer Adnan Sami was fined INR 5 million on Tuesday for purchasing apartments in Mumbai. Indian singer Adnan Sami was fined INR 5million over purchasing eight apartments in Mumbai when he was a Pakistani citizen. The Indian Foreign Exchange

Singer Farhan Saeed criticises Bollywood composer for piracy

LAHORE: Pakistani singer Farhan Saeed criticises Bollywood composer Salim Merchant for piracy as he believes the composer has copied his music. Farhan Saeed posted on Twitter that how the Bollywoood composer has ripped off his song, “Someone just sent me