ANNIVERSARIES:

! Boz Burrell (Bad Company) 1-Aug ! Chuck D (Public Enemy) 1-Aug ! Coolio 1-Aug ! Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) 1-Aug ! Robert Cray (1953) 1-Aug ! Tiger Varadachariar 1-Aug ! Prema Hariharan (Chennai) 2-Aug ! Sushama Reddy 2-Aug ! Zelma Davis (C+C Music Factory) 2-Aug ! Chhannulal Mishra 3-Aug ! James Hetfield (Metallica) 3-Aug ! Tony Bennett (1926) 3-Aug ! Sharon Prabhakar 4-Aug ! Vellore Ramabhadran 4-Aug ! Vishal Bhardwaj 4-Aug ! Ganesh Jain 5-Aug ! Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai 5-Aug ! Pat Smear (formerly of Foo Fighters) 5-Aug ! Aditya Narayan 6-Aug ! Cyrus Sahukar 6-Aug ! Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice of Spice Girls) 6-Aug ! Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden) 7-Aug ! Cyrus Broacha 7-Aug ! Suresh Wadkar 7-Aug ! JC Chasez ('N Sync) 8-Aug ! Raza Ali Khan 8-Aug ! Shawn Mendes 8-Aug ! Asgari Bai 9-Aug ! Sawan Kumar Tak 9-Aug ! Sulkshana Pandit 9-Aug ! Trichur V.Ramachandran (Chennai) 9-Aug ! Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) 10-Aug ! Ustad Alladiya Khan 10-Aug ! Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande 10-Aug ! Ramashreya Jha 11-Aug ! T.H.Vinayakram 11-Aug ! V. Doreswamy Iyengar 11-Aug ! Kid Creole 12-Aug ! Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) 12-Aug ! Pat Metheny 12-Aug ! Nalin Shah 13-Aug ! T.K.Murthy 13-Aug ! Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts) 14-Aug ! David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) 14-Aug ! Manohar Iyer 14-Aug ! Michael Graham (Boyzone) 14-Aug ! Sunidhi Chauhan 14-Aug ! Amir Khan 15-Aug ! Bharati Pradhan 15-Aug ! Pandit Prasun Banerjee 15-Aug ! Prof. T.Viswanathan 15-Aug ! R.Durga Prasad 15-Aug ! Srimushnam V.Raja Rao 15-Aug ! Emily Erwin (Dixie Chicks) 16-Aug ! Hemlata 16-Aug ! Kishan Bhutani 16-Aug ! Madonna 16-Aug ! Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar 16-Aug ! Belinda Carlisle 17-Aug ! Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block) 17-Aug ! Daler Mehndi 18-Aug ! Dennis Elliot (Foreigner) 18-Aug ! Gulzar 18-Aug ! Jon Higgins 18-Aug ! Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar 18-Aug ! T.S.Balakrishna Sastrigal 18-Aug ! Abdul Rashid Khan 19-Aug ! Ginger Baker (Cream) 19-Aug ! Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) 19-Aug ! John Deacon (Queen) 19-Aug ! Ken Gosh 19-Aug ! Demi Lovato 20-Aug ! Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) 20-Aug ! Naresh(Mahesh Brother) 20-Aug ! Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 20-Aug ! Uday Tara Nayar 20-Aug ! Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) 21-Aug ! Kenny Rogers 21-Aug ! Liam Howlett (Prodigy) 21-Aug ! Melissa Schuman (Dream) 21-Aug ! Sriram Brahmanandam 21-Aug ! Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) 22-Aug ! James DeBarge (DeBarge) 22-Aug ! Paul Douchette (Matchbox 20) 22-Aug ! Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) 22-Aug ! Tori Amos 22-Aug ! Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) 23-Aug ! SkyBlu (LMFAO) 23-Aug ! Basavaraj Rajguru 24-Aug ! Billy Ray Cyrus 25-Aug ! DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)25-Aug ! Elvis Costello 25-Aug ! Gene Simmons 25-Aug ! Rekha Chinniprakash 25-Aug ! Rob Halford (Judas Priest) 25-Aug ! Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) 25-Aug ! Adrian Young (No Doubt) 26-Aug ! M.S.Anantaraman 26-Aug ! Shirley Manson (Garbage) 26-Aug ! Rajarathnam Pillai 27-Aug ! Shania Twain 27-Aug ! Tony Kanal (No Doubt) 27-Aug ! Voletti Venkateswarulu 27-Aug ! Chris Copping (Procol Harum) 29-Aug ! Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) 29-Aug ! Micky Moody (Whitesnake) 30-Aug ! Debbie Gibson 31-Aug ! Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) 31-Aug

Hungama Music partners with MY FM

Hungama Music, one of the leading music and music video streaming platforms in the country owned by Hungama Digital Media, has partnered with MY FM, a pioneer and leading brand in the radio space, owned by DB Corp Ltd. Through the association Hungama Music and MY FM will work together to create music-driven original content headlined by popular RJs from MY FM. As a part of the association, hit shows from MY FM will soon be available to stream on Hungama Music. Additionally, the partnership will also enable users to seamlessly access Hungama Music directly from MY FM’s web and WAP destinations – myfmIndia.com

The association will leverage Hungama’s vast digital presence and MY FM’s deep understanding of individual market preferences in the 30 cities they operate, to offer original content that is interactive, engaging and deeply-rooted in music. Two original shows, ‘My Hindi Top 10 with RJ Kartik’ and ‘My Punjabi Top 10 with RJ Vikas’ are already available to stream on Hungama Music, with new episodes of each available every week. Going beyond regular countdowns, both the shows offer listeners added insights and trivia on the songs, further enhancing their music listening experience. Taking the experience a step ahead, hit shows from MY FM will soon be available for Hungama Music users to stream and enjoy at their convenience. Further, the association will also augment the music listening experience of all myfmIndia.com users by allowing them easy access to Hungama Music that offers more than 10 million songs and music videos in 20+ Indian and international languages. This is in addition to thousands of curated playlists that make it easier for users to explore and enjoy music based on their mood and situations, and from their favourite artists, actors or genres. Users will also be able to enjoy a multitude of online radio channels offered by Hungama Music from MY FM’s online destination.

Speaking about the association, Siddhartha Roy, COO, Hungama Digital Media said, “Audiences on music streaming platforms are increasingly seeking content that is unique and differentiated. Through our existing library of original shows, Hungama Spotlight, Hungama Music Room and Endrendrum Punnagai in Tamil, we offer content that is exclusive and deeply entrenched in music. We are excited to work with MY FM to create original content and offer their content on our platform, both of which will help us enrich the user experience even further. Additionally, we are certain that a convenient access to our extensive multi-lingual and multi-genre library through myfmIndia.com will be appreciated by the users.”

Rahul Namjoshi, Chief Operating Officer, MY FM said, “At MY FM we are constantly striving to enhance the experience of our listeners by bringing something unique and engaging. We are living up to this promise by partnering with Hungama Music that will help us create original music-related content which will be exclusive to our platforms. The partnership will help us extend our promise of offering the best music to our 20 million + on-air and online listeners, by providing them with a unique opportunity to gain on-demand access to an extensive library of music and curated playlists. This will also help us take our existing library to a wider digital audience. We look forward to working with Hungama Music and making the music listening experience a wholesome experience.”  

One of the leading music streaming platforms in the country, Hungama Music has led the digital streaming revolution in India and crafted an enriching experience for music lovers worldwide. Its multi-genre, multi-lingual and freemium library, original content, online radio channels and curated playlists make music streaming a fulfilling experience for users.

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.