Cinema of India

  1. 'Life of Pi' Composer Mychael Danna on Joining Short List of Celebrated Oscar Music Double Nominees

    January 10, 2013 6:05 PM EST Mychael Danna joins an impressive collection of composers who have received song and score nominations for the same film; Danna is up for best original song and best original score for his work on "Life of Pi." Five others have scored do ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Wonder Girls Ride K-Pop Wave To U.S. Radio

    October 12, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Wonder Girls, Priyanka Chopra, Tame Impala and August Rain Wonder Girls PSY's ...

  3. Katy Perry to Perform in India for the First Time

    March 30, 2012 7:17 AM EDT NEW DELHI - Pop hitmaker Katy Perry is headed to India -- again -- only this time for a different kind of celebration. In 2010, Perry famously arrived in the state of Rajasthan to marry Russell Brand in a lavish Indian ceremony (they have since di ...

  4. Universal Signs Former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, Troy Carter To Manage

    August 05, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group Signs Bollywood Star Priyanka Chopra To Global Deal NEW DELHI -- Universal Music Group (UMG) and U.K.-based Desi Hits, an east-west entertainment platform, have signed a worldwide recording agreement with top Bollywood actres ...

  5. Barry Manilow, Jamiroquai To Perform At Nobel Concert

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Barry Manilow and Jamiroquai have joined the lineup of artists to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. Organizers say Indian musician A.R. Rahman, who did the score for "Slumdog Millionaire," will also feature in the ...

  6. A.R. Rahman To Reschedule All U.S. Tour Dates

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After suffering significant damage to his stage last weekend in Pontiac, Mich., Indian composer and artist A.R. Rahman has postponed the remaining North American dates on his Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour, with plans to reschedule fo ...

  7. 'Slumdog' Composer To Perform Free Sydney Show

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A.R. Rahman, the Oscar-winning Indian composer, will perform a free concert in Australian as a goodwill gesture to sooth tensions following a spate of local assaults and study scams targeting Indian students. Rahman, who won Academy Awards for bes ...

  8. 'Slumdog' Composer Signs With UMPG

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group have signed exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman. At this year's Oscars, the composer won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for "Jai Ho" ...

  9. Oscars Announce Original Song Rules Change

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday announced a rules change for the 82nd Academy Awards that will impact the selection of nominees in the Original Song Category. The Music Branch Executive Committee recommen ...

  10. 'Slumdog' Sweeps Music Oscars

    February 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the music categories at the Academy Awards Sunday night, en route to its evening-leading total of eight Oscars, including best picture. A.R. Rahman won Academy Awards for best original score and best song for ...

  11. Composer Rahman Identifies With Hero Of 'Slumdog'

    February 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Should A. R. Rahman win an Oscar on Sunday, the Indian film composer has written just the right tune for the occasion: "Jai Ho (Be Victorious)," the celebratory ode sung during Slumdog Millionaire's feel-good Bollywood-style song-an ...

  12. 'Slumdog' Composer Rahman Talks MIA, Musical Breakthrough

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Composer AR Rahman might not be a household name in the States quite yet, but he’s one of most well-known musicians in his native India, where his musical scores appear in scores of films every year. He’s well on his way to breaking through in the ...

  13. UMG Partners With India's Eros On Management Agency

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has signed a deal with Eros International, a leading integrated studio in India's media and entertainment industry, to launch a joint venture artist-management agency. The agency will develop and promote Indian pop talen ...

  14. Bon Jovi, Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Earth India, to be held Dec. 7 at Andheri Spor ...

  15. Stage And Screen Launches In India

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian entertainment travel brand Stage and Screen has formally launched operations in India, after opening an office in Los Angeles last October. The new affiliate will provide travel and logistics management to India's film and televisi ...

  16. Bollywood Producer Pays $5M For Copyright Infringement

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In what is being hailed as a landmark judgment, a Bollywood filmmaker has been ordered to pay 20 million rupees ($5 million) in a music-copyright infringement case. The Bombay High Court ruled that Mumbai-based Bollywood filmmaker Rakesh Roshan� ...

  17. Rahman To Helm Indian Symphony Orchestra

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of India's most acclaimed composers, A R Rahman, has launched the country's first fully-fledged symphony orchestra. While a name and structure for the orchestra have yet to be finalized, the set-up is to be fully operational over the ...

  18. Court Lets 'Water' Flow

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An application seeking an order to prevent director Deepa Mehta's "Water" from opening the Toronto International Film Festival was rejected Aug. 23 in the Delhi High Court. However, the court did issu NEW DELHI, India (The Hollywood ...

  19. Bollywood Gets Institutionalized

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bollywood, which accounts for about 250 films out of the country's total of 900 to 1,000 movies a year, has been steadily breaking out of its financing tradition. MADRAS, India (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Bollywood, which accounts for about 2 ...

  20. Brit Bollywood Pirate Gets Three Years

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authorities on Feb. 22 sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. LONDON -- British authorities on Feb. 22 sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. Jay ...

  21. Brit Bollywood Pirate Gets Three Years

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authorities today (Feb. 22) sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. British authorities today (Feb. 22) sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. Jay ...

  22. Brit Bollywood Pirate Gets Three Years

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authorities today (Feb. 22) sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. British authorities today (Feb. 22) sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. Jay ...