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  1. CAA, India's KWAN Announce Joint Venture

    October 18, 2012 3:52 PM EDT Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and India-based talent agency KWAN Entertainment & Marketing Solutions have formed a joint venture to represent local talent in India. Based in Mumbai, CAA KWAN will focus in areas around film and television, musi ...

  2. Business Matters: Digital Executives Excited, Optimistic About Google Music

    November 16, 2011 9:13 PM EST Digital Executives Excited, Optimistic About Google Music -- It's official: Google is in the digital music business. At an event in Los Angeles on Wednesday the company unveiled a new MP3 store that is integrated with its existing cloud stora ...

  3. Sony/ATV Music Publishing Enters India

    September 21, 2011 8:11 AM EDT NEW DELHI - Music publishing company Sony/ATV, co-owned by The Michael Jackson Family Trust and Sony Music Global, has entered India's nascent music publishing market via a strategic alliance with Sony Music Entertainment India. Sony/ATV will ...

  4. Lady Gaga Confirms India Promotional Trip For October; Expresses Love for Bollywood

    August 22, 2011 7:00 AM EDT In her first appearance on an Indian talk show, the flamboyant pop diva said, "I have seen a few Bollywood films and I love how theatrical they are, and that's my favorite part - that they are so surreal and full of fantasy." She wa ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Indian Performance Royalties Threatened By Court Rulings

    August 02, 2011 2:48 PM EDT Two Indian court rulings could kill off authors' performance royalties from radio airplay in the vast country. A High Court in Mumbai (July 25) ruled in favor of broadcaster Music Broadcast Private Limited and the judiciary in New Dehli (July ...

  7. India Prepares For First Alt-Rock Festival

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST India's first alternative rock festival, the Bacardi NH7 Weekender, has announced its inaugural line-up, but few people outside of the subcontinent will recognize the majority of artists on the bill. Set to take place Dec. 11-12 in the Wester ...

  8. 'Slumdog' Crew Reunites for IFC's 'Bollywood Hero'

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Little is known about Bollywood - India's counterpart to Hollywood - by the vast majority of Americans. But Belisa Balaban and Ted Skillman, the executive producers behind IFC's "Bollywood Hero" three-night musical miniseries t ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Strong RAJAR Result For Radio 2

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. national AC network BBC Radio 2 has achieved a strong quarterly result according to data released by official research body RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research Ltd). The station, which has just appointed Bob Shennan as its new controller, re ...

  11. Green Ball Sells Out In 12 Minutes

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, Will I. Am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Mumbai Hosts First Concert After Attacks

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST British rock band Jethro Tull and Indian musician Anoushka Shankar hope to get Mumbai back on its feet with a concert on Friday, barely a week after at least 171 people were killed in militant attacks in the city. It will be the first major concer ...

  14. Fallout From Terror Attacks For India's Live Biz

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST At a time when some international recording artists are looking to include India in their Asian touring itineraries, the late November terrorist attacks in Mumbai could have a damaging impact on the country's emerging live entertainment busin ...

  15. Live Earth India Canceled After Attacks

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Live Earth India concert, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on Sunday, has been called off after terror attacks in India's financial capital killed nearly 200 people, organisers said. American musician Jon Bon Jovi, British rocker Roger Wate ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Absolute Program Manager Quits

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mark Bingham has left his post as program Manager at U.K. broadcaster Absolute Radio. The station commented on his departure: "Mark has made an amazing contribution to the station in the seven years that he has been here and we wish him well ...

  18. Absolute Owner Pledges U.K. Radio 'Renaissance'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The new owner of Absolute Radio, formerly Virgin Radio, says the rash of changes in British radio ownership can help usher in a new golden age for U.K. commercial radio. In a rare interview, AP Parigi, CEO of Mumbai-based Times Infotainment Media ...

  19. Live Earth Returns In India

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will join Bollywood stars for a one-off Live Earth concert in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 7. Live Earth India will take place at the 20,000-capacity Andheri Sports Complex. Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is also on the bill. The event will be ...

  20. India's Big Music Grows Management, Live Arms

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based label Big Music has launched an artist-management division called Big Talent specializing in "360-degree" deals. Big Talent will operate under the Big Music umbrella, says Big Music CEO Kulmeet Makka, who also heads the new ...

  21. Motomusic Goes Live In India

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Delhi-based Motorola India has launched its Motomusic music-download service, which offers more than 350,000 tracks and other content such as videos and wallpapers. India thus becomes the second Asian market after China where Motorola has laun ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Yahoo India Gets Copyright Court Notice

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Super Cassettes Industries Ltd (SCIL), parent company of leading Mumbai-based Bollywood label and film production company T-Series, has obtained an interim injunction from the Delhi High Court against Yahoo Inc. and its Mumbai-based subsidiary, Ya ...

  24. Sony BMG Launches Columbia Records India

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based Sony BMG Music Entertainment India has launched the first Columbia Records imprint in Asia outside Japan. Columbia Records India is headed by well-known Indian composer/musician Sandeep Chowta, who says the label will be a platform fo ...

  25. YouTube India Launches

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT YouTube India has launched with a localized home page (youtube.co.in) featuring user-generated videos alongside licensed content from film and TV production companies, but little authorized music content from labels. "We are very excited to b ...

  26. MySpace Launches In India

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MySpace India, which has been operating since January and now claims half a million users, was officially launched April 17 in Mumbai. MySpace India has deals with partners such as Kolkata-based label Saregama India and Mumbai-based Star TV India ...

  27. 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� ...

  28. Wyclef Jean Embarks On India Tour

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wyclef Jean will play three club dates on his upcoming tour of India, his first in the country. Jean will open in Bangalore on April 16, followed by Pune (near Mumbai) on April 18. His run of dates will round off on April 19 in Mumbai. The Hard Ro ...

  29. Channel V India Recruits Microsoft's Anand

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based cable-TV operator Star India said Mohit Anand will join Star's Channel V music station as GM on April 21. He replaces Amar K. Deb, who left the company in March to start an Internet venture. Anand will report to Star India CEO Ud ...

  30. Piracy Wrecking Indian Music Biz, Report Claims

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new study claims the Indian entertainment business loses $4 billion a year to piracy. The Indian music industry alone lost $325 million to piracy last year, according to the report, titled "The Effects of Counterfeiting and Piracy on India& ...

  31. Indian Music Biz Rises Slightly In 2007

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Indian music industry failed to keep pace with double-digit growth in other entertainment sectors in the territory last year, according to a report released March 17. While the local entertainment industry's retail revenues totaled 513 bi ...

  32. Channel V India Boss Exits

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amar K. Deb, head of Mumbai-based music TV broadcaster Channel V India, is to leave the company at the end of May. "I plan to venture into an exciting opportunity with some partners in the Internet space, details of which will be shared at a ...

  33. Virgin Mobile Enters India

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Indian music industry is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Virgin Mobile, which launched here on March 2. "It's still early to say what impact Virgin Mobile will have on mobile music here," comments Savio D'Souza, gener ...

  34. MEF Appoints Asia Board

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Representatives from Sony Pictures Television International, Indian telecom Tata Teleservices and mobile-billing services specialist mBlox have been voted on to the Mobile Entertainment Forum's Asia board. Hong Kong-based Sony Pictures Televi ...

  35. Iron Maiden Closes Integrated Deal With EMI

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal goliath Iron Maiden has struck an integrated international recording pact with long-time label-home EMI, which branches out into other aspects of the band's business, including touring, merchandise and sponsorship. The recording ...

  36. iO Goes To Bollywood

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based digital retail service provider iO Global has signed a deal with Mumbai, India-based content aggregator Hungama Mobile which will give the Ipswich, England-based company's customers in Europe, Asia and Africa access to some 500,000 ...

  37. YouTube Served India Court Order

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mumbai-based Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. (SCIL), one of India's biggest record and video labels, said yesterday it has obtained a court order that prohibits YouTube's Indian Web site from disseminating SCIL copyrighted content. The D ...

  38. 50 Cent To Make India Debut

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cent will perform in India for the first time on Nov. 18 at Mumbai's 15,000 capacity MMRDA Grounds, promoters Oranjuice Entertainment said today. Smirnoff Experience is principal sponsor of the concert, while MTV's international music ...

  39. Beyonce Sets Sights On India Date

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce will perform in India for the first time on Oct. 27 as part of the Asian leg of her ongoing "The Beyonce Experience 2007 World Tour". The former Destiny's Child member is due to play at the 15,000-capacity Mumbai Metropolita ...

  40. MTV Ups Duo In Chase For Asian Growth

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has made two key Singapore-based promotions. Amit Jain, previously the Mumbai, India-based executive VP/managing director of MTV Networks, India, takes the newly created position of executive vp/managing director of MTV ...

  41. Simon Webbe Teams With VH1 For India Shows

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop vocalist Simon Webbe, formerly of multi-platinum boy band Blue, is the latest western name to announce live shows in India. Webbe is undertaking a three-date swing through the subcontinent, promoted by VH1 India. His shows mark the unfurl ...

  42. Viacom, TV18 Launch India JV

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc and New Delhi-headquartered diversified media company TV18 Group on Tuesday unveiled a new 50/50 joint venture, Viacom-18. The strategic alliance, which is subject to regulatory approval, will create a multi-platform entertainment compa ...

  43. EMI India Recalls Slayer Album

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christian group condems 'Christ Illusion' cover art. Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd said Friday (Oct. 6) it will recall all copies of the new Slayer album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-bas ...

  44. Thangiah Becomes EMI Virgin India GM

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suresh Thangiah will be the new GM at Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India, with effect from Oct. 3. Suresh Thangiah will be the new GM at Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India, with effect from Oct. 3. Thangiah confirmed that he would take over duties from outg ...

  45. Microsoft, MTV India Partner For Xbox 360 Launch

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based MTV Networks India and New Delhi-headquartered Microsoft Corp. India have struck a marketing partnership for the Xbox 360 gaming console, which will be launched here Sept. 23. Mumbai-based MTV Networks India and New Delhi-headquartere ...

  46. India Bans Paris Hilton Video

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has issued an "adult" certification for the music video to Paris Hilton's "Stars Are Blind." India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has issued an &qu ...

  47. Soundbuzz India Launches Video Download Service

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based Soundbuzz India Ltd. on Monday (Aug. 21) said it had launched a video-download service in India as an extension of its existing audio-download service. Mumbai-based Soundbuzz India Ltd. on Monday (Aug. 21) said it had launched a video ...

  48. India Biz Shaken By Terror Blasts

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -plus people die after Mumbai attacks. 180-plus people die after Mumbai attacks. News ...

  49. India Biz Shaken By Terror Blasts

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Indian music business escaped the worst of the terrorist attacks yesterday (July 11) evening in Mumbai, when eight bomb blasts ripped apart packed commuter trains in Mumbai. According to reports, The Indian music business escaped the worst of ...

  50. MTV India Appoints Marketing VP

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based MTV Networks India has appointed Aditya Swamy as VP, marketing, replacing Vikram Raizada. Mumbai-based MTV Networks India has appointed Aditya Swamy as VP, marketing, replacing Vikram Raizada. Swamy will join the company in mid-June, ...

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