When we launched MySwar.com late last year, we had Hindi film music listings for four decades, from 1971 to the present. Since then we have added three more decades – the 1960s, the 1950s and yesterday, the 1940s. We now have information on seven decades of Hindi film music in one place.
1940s was . . . → Read More: 1940s Hindi Films Albums Now Listed On MySwar
Digital India was abuzz yesterday with news of iTunes launching its music and films stores in India. I particularly liked the following posts covering the launch:
While the buzz is mostly positive:
iTunes is so expensive. Bought a Radiohead album with 27 songs for Rs. 50 twitter.com/aneeshb/status…
— Aneesh Bhasin (@aneeshb) December . . . → Read More: iTunes Quietly Launches Music And Films In India (Links Available On MySwar)
Shubha Mudgal posted the following series of tweets yesterday.
Check ID tags for Pyar Ke Geet on emusic..com. Artistes are Malaika Arora & Arbaz Khan. No composer, no lyricist or singer. Shame !
— Shubha Mudgal (@smudgal) July 25, 2012
Reflects the status of composer, singer, lyricists in the producer’s scheme. Obviously we don’t . . . → Read More: Musicians Don’t Matter In India?
Pancham Unmixed is a homage to R.D. Burman by film-maker, Brahmanand Singh, the key word being “homage”. It is not a documentary or biography but an unabashed tribute offered by the filmmaker to his hero.
The 2-hour film is a compilation of interviews with people who knew and/or worked with Pancham and also with . . . → Read More: Pancham Unmixed – DVD Review
After my posts – Piracy is Mainstream and Why People Don’t Talk About Pirate Consumers – one of the readers of the blog recommended that I watch a documentary called Partners in Crime. I had heard about this documentary on Twitter but never got around to seeing it. I finally saw it last week and . . . → Read More: Partners In Crime – Documentary Review
Writing about the Hindi film music of 90′s is like writing about one single man and that’s Kumar Sanu. If I say that the man ruled the Hindi cinema in that decade, it wont be wrong. What he gave to the listeners in 90′s with some brilliant music by the duo Nadeem-Shravan was magical. . . . → Read More: Nostalgic 90′s with Kumar Sanu
We’re launching! We’re launching! We’re launching! Soon that is. The beta will launch in a few weeks and the public launch will happen soon after.
We’re calling it MySwar.com because in the end, it’s about your taste in music. The Coming Soon page is up so you can sign-up right away and be one . . . → Read More: Coming Soon! The Complete Guide To Hindi Film Music.
I freely dispense advice to friends and family about keeping their minds open when it comes to music and be willing to explore new music and artists. But I must confess that I have been guilty of not practicing what I preach when it comes to remixes. When I read an NME article with . . . → Read More: Why I Don’t Care For Remixes
“Leaving Home” is a documentary by Jaideep Verma about Indian Ocean, one of the first Indian music bands. I have a lot of good things to say about the DVD, so let me get a quibble out of the way – The movie would have been extra special with 5-channel audio. Sadly, it’s just Stereo.
. . . → Read More: Leaving Home – The Life & Music of Indian Ocean – DVD Review
Conversations, Not Biography
“The Spirit of Music” sets the readers’ expectation right on the cover by declaring “Conversations with Nasreen Munni Kabir”. Unfortunately, a lot of people have been referring to it as ARR’s biography. It is not. It is just a very long interview. It makes for a light and entertaining read but . . . → Read More: A.R. Rahman – The Spirit Of Music – Book Review