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OML Has Dropped Some of its Biggest Music Artists From the Roster. Vijay Nair Explains Why

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Swarathma, Parvaaz, The F16s, The Ganesh Talkies and Sandunes are no longer with them. Nair says the company is “pulling back and rejigging the artist management team”

Watch: Parvaaz’s Thought-Provoking Music Video for ‘Shaad’

"Shaad" Poster: Courtesy of the artist

The Bengaluru psychedelic/prog band raise questions about identity, aspirations and rural-urban divide on their stunning new single

Pritam and the Politics of Bollywood Music

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How a music composer accused of serial plagiarism went on to rule charts in an industry that values hits over innovation

Festival Review: Into The Void, Rann of Kutch

The festival décor was minimal but strikingly beautiful and reminiscent of 2012's Ragasthan Festival. Photo: Courtesy of Into The Void/Facebook

Everything that happened over a full-moon weekend when 25 badass bands played on a stage in the middle of nowhere

Festival Review: Taalbelia Festival, Mandawa, Rajasthan

Soulmate performing at the makeshift stage on day one. Photo: Courtesy of Taalbelia Festival

Held around a majestic castle overlooking Shekhawati scenery, the debut edition of the event was quite the queenly treat

Axwell: Bringing the House Down

Axwell’s exponential rise in the global electronic music scene is the kind of stuff DJ dreams are made of. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

The Swedish super star on his jet-setting DJ life, love for India, and why he is “incredibly lucky” that people still listen to his music

Infected Mushroom: ‘Some People Become Big With No Knowledge’

Erez Eisen (left) and Amit 'Duvdev' Duvdevani of Infected Mushroom.

Co-founder Amit Duvdevani on “kids with laptops,” changing trends, and the decline of musical literacy among artists

Rajasthan Gets Another Music Festival – Taalbelia

Taalbelia will put the spotlight on local stalwarts such as folk singers like Bhanwari Devi.

The four-day multi-arts event will be held in Mandawa town; to feature diverse lineup of folk, rock, classical and electronic music acts

The Hot List 2016: Bhuvan Bam (Comedian)

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Climbing the comedy vine faster than you can blink

The Hot List 2016: Mallika Dua (Comedian)

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India just found its funniest Internet star, and there’s no stopping her

Editor’s Pick: “Mighty Horns” by Nasha

Gig Calendar

  • June 28th, 2017 SOCIALive ft Swarathma, Max Godman in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • June 30th, 2017 Aqua Dominatrix, Squidworks, Paloma & Luna Toke in Mumbai at AntiSocial
  • June 30th, 2017 Discovery Night Chapter Five ft. Vian Fernandes, Bowjob, Abhinab Dan, Nathanael Mookthiar in Mumbai at Cat Cafe Studio, Versova
  • June 30th, 2017 Friday Hoodang ft. Rohan Mazumdar, Karan Joseph and Jeremy D’souza in Mumbai at Junkyard Cafe
  • July 1st, 2017 Bangalore Open Air ft Nile, Marduk, Coroner, Galaxy Crusher, Kryptos, Speedtrip in Bengaluru at Royal Orchid Resort and Convention Centre

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