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Rebecca Ferguson signs publishing deal


March 9th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) X Factor UK runner up Rebecca Ferguson has penned a deal with the music publishing house EMI. The singer revealed the details of the deal in a ... Read more...

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Pitbull to be honoured in Las Vegas


February 1st, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Rapper Pitbull will be honoured with the President's Award at the BMI Latin Awards in Las Vegas.The ceremony, scheduled for March 12, recognises songwriters and ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift is Billboard Woman of the Year


October 12th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has been named Billboard magazine's Woman of the Year. She is said to be the youngest recipient ever for the award."Taylor has shown ... Read more...

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Gary Barlow doesn’t enjoy his hit records


October 10th, 2011 - 5:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Singer Gary Barlow says he doesn't enjoy his hit songs."I always try to tell myself if you have a number one or if you have something ... Read more...

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Songwriter Jerry Ragovoy dies


July 18th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manhattan, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One the best known soul songwriters, Jerry Ragovoy has died at the age of 80. Jerry is best known for his works in the 60s which included ... Read more...

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Javed Akhtar takes copyright issue to global platform


June 17th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Well-known Bollywood writer Javed Akhtar has taken his fight for royalty to lyricists to an international platform.He addressed the World Copyright Summit in Brussels last ... Read more...

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Songwriter defends Britney Spears for not demanding co-writing credits


April 9th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 9 (ANI): A songwriter on Britney Spears' new album Femme Fatale, is defending the pop superstar after she was criticized for having no co-writing credits on the album.Spears is ... Read more...

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Britney accused of ‘ripping off’ the title of new single ‘Hold It Against Me’


February 20th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Britney Spears is facing legal action over her new single 'Hold It Against Me'.American country rock duo, 'The Bellamy Brothers', has claimed that it bears resemblance to ... Read more...

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I have one of the greatest voices in the industry, says Lady Gaga


February 11th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Lady Gaga thinks that she's a 'great performer' and has 'one of the greatest voices in the industry'.Appearing on the cover of the Vogue 's March 'power issue,' ... Read more...

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Lyricist Javed Akhtar In Demand of Royalty, Favoring Copyright Ammendment Bill


December 27th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
This issue of the amendment of the Copyright Act has made many headlines and raised many eyebrows. It has become a topic of never ending discussion and is being dubbed ... Read more...

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‘Smokey The Bear’ Becomes The Key To $240000


December 23rd, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey, Dec 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Which of these advertising icons was the oldest?........ 1. Ronald McDonald 2. The Trix Rabbit 3. Smokey Bear". The answer to this question put the couple ... Read more...

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Robert Downey Jr. to star in musical


December 7th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): It looks like Robert Downey Jr. is all set to show off his song and dance skills in a big screen musical.The 'Iron Man' star has reportedly signed ... Read more...

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Oprah, McCartney receive Kennedy Center Honours


December 7th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) TV mogul Oprah Winfrey and Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney received the Kennedy Center honour for their contribution to American culture.The chat show host and singer held ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton jokes about releasing her own WikiLeaks cable


December 6th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): While the world is getting racked by scandalous WikiLeaks cables one after another, Hillary Clinton jokes about releasing her own cable.Clinton found time for a light turn ... Read more...

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Jessica Mauboy paid Snoop Dogg hefty sum to rap


November 4th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 04 (ANI): Australian R 'n' B singer Jessica Mauboy has revealed that she had to pay rapper Snoop Dogg a hefty sum to get him to rap on her song ... Read more...

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Elton John Finds Present Entertainment Scenario “Uninspiring” And “Boring”


October 20th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Singer Elton John, one of the most popular and successful artists of his times has poured his heart out on what he thinks about today’s songwriters ... Read more...

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Songwriters today are pretty awful, says Sir Elton John


October 19th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Sir Elton John has described today's songwriters as "pretty awful," but says he admires singers Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga."Songwriters today are pretty awful, which ... Read more...

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Ringo Starr joins Yoko Ono on stage at John Lennon tribute concert


October 11th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Ringo Starr joined Yoko Ono on stage at a John Lennon tribute concert.The pair sang 'Give Peace A Chance', a Plastic Ono Band song penned by Lennon ... Read more...

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How beard defines a man


September 15th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A new book reveals how the different shapes of facial hair can define a person.'Beards... A Spotter's Guide' by Cara Frost-Sharratt, names no fewer than 40 styles, and ... Read more...

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Kylie tops UK album chart again 22yrs after first number one


July 12th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Kylie Minogue has topped the UK album charts 22 years after her first number one. The Aussie singer's record 'Aphrodite' took the place of US rapper Eminem ... Read more...

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Men At Work Given Court Order To Pay Royalty


July 7th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Men at Work, an Australian band has been ordered by a judge to pass 5 per cent of their royalties from the chartbuster Down Under. It ... Read more...

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Frank Loesser Remembered On His 100th Birthday


June 30th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey June 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On June 29, America remembered one of its greatest songwriters Frank Loesser on his 100th birthday. TCM aired one of the classics of Frank Loesser "How ... Read more...

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John Mayer is all praise for Taylor Swift


June 20th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): American singer John Mayer praised singer Taylor Swift at Hall of Fame honours, saying that her huge success is not an accident.Grammy winner Swift was honoured with ... Read more...

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Lily Allen wins three Ivor Novello awards


May 21st, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen scored a hat-trick by winning three trophies at the Ivor Novello Awards that honour songwriters and composers. Allen won in the categories for best song ... Read more...

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Lily Allen wins three Ivor Novello Awards


May 21st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): British singer Lily Allen has bagged three Ivor Novello Awards.Her single 'The Fear', No1 for four weeks in February last year, won Most Performed Song and Best Song ... Read more...

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Jennifer Hudson’s agent denies flop album rumours


May 18th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Hudson's representative has rubbished rumours that she has been forced to re-record her upcoming album after receiving negative feedback from her label bosses. The singer-actress presented a ... Read more...

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Rolling Stones wrote some songs while high on drugs


May 5th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Sir Mick Jagger insists that drugs had a positive impact on the Rolling Stones, and the band wrote some of their biggest hits while under the influence.The legendary ... Read more...

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Leona Lewis’ Bleeding Love most-played love song in UK


February 10th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): X Factor winner Leona Lewis's Bleeding Love has landed the first spot in a poll of the most-played love songs in recent years in Britian.In the survey ... Read more...

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Rolling Stones blast ‘touring sans Ronnie Wood’ claims


January 6th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Brit rock band The Rolling Stones have blasted rumours that they are planning to tour this year without guitarist Ronnie Wood, insisting that there are no gigs planned ... Read more...

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JLS ‘Beat Again’ named best flab-fighting tune


January 6th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): English boyband Jack the Lad Swing's track titled 'Beat Again' has been named the best flab-fighting tune to exercise to in the gym.Boy band's debut single was the ... Read more...

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Katharine McPhee’s New Album “UnBroken”


January 5th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Katharine McPhee hogged limelight for the first time when she stood second in American Idol's 5th season. However, she did not sit content with her achievement ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga promises new ’sonic energy’ in next album


December 30th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Popstar Lady Gaga insists that her next album will have new sonic energy and lyrical style.The 23-year-old singer wants her next album to have a completely different and ... Read more...

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Status Quo named ‘Britain’s Hardest Working Band’


December 28th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Status Quo have topped a new list of 'Britain's Hardest Working Bands'.The rockers landed the top spot after notching up more major concerts this year than any other ... Read more...

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Eminem named ‘Artist Of The Decade’


December 15th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Eminem has been named 'Artist of the Decade' by music industry bible Billboard.The American rapper also landed the publication's Best Male Artist title, while Beyonce picked up ... Read more...

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Rihanna flew around the world for new album


November 28th, 2009 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Singer Rihanna has revealed she jetted all over the globe to find inspiration for her new album "Rated R". The Barbados-born singer was determined to make her fourth ... Read more...

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