Virgin EMI, home to a stellar line up of contemporary artists including Florence + The Machine, Emeli Sande, Bastille, The Vamps, MNEK, James Bay to name a few, has a strong plan in place to take artists of Indian origin beyond just the Asian diaspora, well into the mainstream music audiences. Anushqa is one of the label’s picks who will be the focus of a combined effort between Virgin EMI in London and Universal Music India, to help bring an Indian artist to a global audience with her debut international single “Something In Common” that drops worldwide.
Ted Cockle, President, Virgin EMI Records said: “Anushqa is an artist with a killer voice, youthful beauty, and an overall vibe that matches up with the best global pop talent. She has such infectious energy that the journey with her will be so much fun too. This is a true first of India and the UK, combining efforts in the modern pop landscape!”
Devraj Sanyal, MD & CEO, Universal Music Group India and South Asia said, “I’ve always believed in Anushqa’s talent ever since I signed her about 24 months ago, but to have the full support of Ted and his team at Virgin EMI is what makes this project Special. The single “Something In Common” is a culmination of a concerted joint effort between both teams and the output is simply brilliant – a mainstream international sounding track that retains her ethnic roots. I’m confident that this is the beginning of a very exciting journey for Anushqa and we are proud to be leading it ahead along with Virgin EMI!”
The label dropped Anushqa’s “Ecstasy” as a taste maker last month, which got rave reviews and radio plays in the UK. However, the stage is now set for the release of “Something In Common” - a sexy upbeat pop / dance track with an ethnic vibe to it, retaining Anushqa’s identity. The track is written and composed by Rishi Rich, Anushqa and Naamless and produced by Rishi Rich, Naamless and Loose Change (UK). The stunning and visually appealing music video to “Something In Common”, shot in London by cutting edge British director duo Sophia + Robert .
Anushqa broke out on the music scene with the first season of India’s only English singing talent show `The Stage’ where she was a finalist. With her powerful and confident performances, Anushqa stunned audiences as well as the judges, Vishal Dadlani, Monica Dogra, Ehsaan Noorani and Devraj Sanyal. She also wrote and performed on a couple of tracks for Bollywood director Mohit Suri’s last venture `Half Girlfriend’.“Something in Common” releases Worldwide across all digital services exclusively on Virgin EMI/UMG.
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Nestled in Soul Space Arena, a mall located by the bustling Outer Ring Road, Brew and Barbeque, recently has been reimagined as one of Bangalore’s biggest microbrewery. The Brew and Barbeque has been inspired by the bars in Texas, designed to allow customers a first–hand experience of high-quality dining and a large variety of exotic drinks.Mr Prasanna Kumar, CEO & Managing Partner, The Brew & Barbeque says, “We are proud to say that we are one of the biggest microbrewery pubs in Bangalore. Our attention to detail reflects in the décor which is designed to give a Texan bar feel. At B&B, we have an array of authentic handcrafted brews, and re-enforcing our commitment to providing the best to our customers, we have now launched the complete bar and hand-crafted food menu which will satiate the beverage and food cravings of the city’s connoisseurs and give them a memorable experience.”
Specialties: The mini-concert section at Brew and Barbeque is meant for live music and concerts, this area has a dedicated seating capacity of 100 people, to rave their favourite bands and live performances. Besides serving world class ales, the microbrewery is known for bringing renowned DJs like the king of Bollywood DJ Hussaine, DJ Avijith, DJ Pooja Seth and many more who set the dance floors ablaze with music. Brew and Barbeque offers exquisite food, drinks and music in an ambience that is resplendent with luxury.