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  1. Ravi Shankar - Idol of George Harrison, Estranged Father of Norah Jones - Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:43 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. The prime minister& ...

  2. Indian Copyright Act Amendments Give Music Artists Ownership Rights

    May 25, 2012 3:56 PM EDT NEW DELHI - In what is seen as a major victory for songwriters, composers and musicians working in the Indian film industry, revised amendments to the Copyright Act now give them better ownership control of their works. Considering India's fi ...

  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. Metallica's India Concert Cancelled After Fans Damage Equipment, Promoters Arrested

    October 31, 2011 1:49 PM EDT If anyone doubts there are challenges doing business in emerging economies, they should examine Metallica's experience during the heavy-metal band's much anticipated first gig in India this weekend. The Oct. 28 show, part of the F1 Rocks ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Microsoft CEO Unconcerned With Apple Market Cap

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft Corp chief Executive Steve Ballmer was unperturbed a day after rival Apple Inc shot past his firm as the world's biggest tech company by market value and said his aim was to develop a good product line and earn more profits. Microso ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. India's One97, Vringo Pact For Video Ringtones

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York-based video ringtone customization service Vringo has pacted with New Delhi-based mobile services company One97 to offer the Vringo video application service in India. Vringo claims to be the first viral mobile application allowing users ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. MoS Terminates Indian Club Deal

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ministry of Sound International has pulled the plug on its New Delhi club. The dance music brand has terminated its license agreement with New Delhi-based Indus Renaissance Partners Entertainment Private Limited, which in February launched the Lon ...

  18. Ministry Of Sound Opening In Australia

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT International dance club brand Ministry Of Sound is to open its first venue in Australia. The venue will be part of an A$300 million ($246 million) makeover of the "Golden Triangle" of Melbourne's historic beachfront area of St. Kil ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Licensing Problems Halt MoS' India Party

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Ministry of Sound was forced to briefly close its New Delhi club due to some "temporary licensing issues," according to executives closely involved in the start-up. The British-based dance music powerhouse opened the doors to its new ...

  21. Ministry Sounds On In India

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leading international dance brand Ministry of Sound has opened its first club in India. London-based Ministry of Sound International president Michael Wilkings visited the capital New Delhi for the opening of the club, the first such club brand to ...

  22. BMG Pub Enters Indian Biz

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Publishing has formed a joint venture with New Delhi-based Deep Emotions Publishing, a publisher that has licensed BMG's catalog for several years. Under the deal, the two publishers will jointly sign local lyricists and composers t ...

  23. Indian Biz Raids Pirate CD Factory

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Local labels group the Indian Music Industry (IMI) says it conducted an anti-piracy raid in New Delhi on Nov. 9 in which illicit CDs and other goods were seized with a street value of more than 200 mi Local labels group the Indian Music Industry ( ...

  24. Indian Biz Raids Pirate CD Factory

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Lazarus: 'We will fight until the end.' Local labels group the Indian Music Industry (IMI) says it conducted an anti-piracy raid in New Delhi on Nov. 9 in which illicit CDs and other goods were seized with a street value of more than 200 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. MTV India Appoints New MD

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mumbai-based MTV India has recruited Coca Cola executive Amit Jain to the role as managing director, with effect from Jan. 1, 2006. At the same time, Jain has also been appointed executive VP of MTV N Mumbai-based MTV India has recruited Coca Cola ...

  27. India's Saregama Gets New MD

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Subroto Chattopadhyay will become managing director of Kolkata-based Saregama, India's oldest record label, with effect from April. Subroto Chattopadhyay will become managing director of Kolkata-based Saregama, India's oldest record labe ...

  28. Authorities Raid Major Piracy Center In India

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seized 16,855 pirated discs. A special intellectual property unit of the Delhi police raided a major piracy center in New Delhi Oct. 13, resulting in one of the largest seizures of pirated optical discs in India. The owner of Palika Bazaar in New ...

  29. MPA Secures Broad Warrant In Delhi

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Delhi court has heeded Hollywood's request and issued a warrant that empowers police to search for and seize pirated films anywhere in the city, an aggressive maneuver in the copyright wars. NEW DELHI (AP) -- A Delhi court has heeded Hollyw ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Indian Authorities Bust Harry Potter Pirates

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Delhi-based distributor Penguin says police busted two major book piracy rackets, seizing a number of counterfeit bestsellers, including 8,000 copies of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood NEW DELHI, India -- Police here have ...

  32. India Smoking Ban Extends To Foreign Films

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following the Indian government's directive to ban smoking in films and television, Information and Broadcasting Minister Jaipal Reddy has confirmed that foreign films depicting people smoking also wi NEW DELHI, India (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  33. India Bans Smoking Scenes In Films

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT India has banned smoking scenes in movies and on television, saying they glamorize the use of cigarettes. The move has angered filmmakers in the prolific Bollywood movie industry. NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- India has banned smoking scenes in movies an ...

  34. EMI Sells Saregama Stake

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group has sold its 7.71% stake in Kolkata-based music company Saregama India, ending a century-old relationship between both companies. NEW DELHI -- EMI Group has sold its 7.71% stake in Kolkata-based music company Saregama India, ending a cen ...

  35. Report: Indian Entertainment Biz Primed For Growth

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Indian entertainment industry is expected to grow 18% annually during the next five years, according to a report released April 4 by PricewaterhouseCoopers in association with the Federation of In NEW DELHI (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Indi ...