EDITORIAL COVERAGE

Nokia Music Connects: New Music Ecosystem; Reviving VAS Revenues
Medianama.com, November 8, 2012

Nokia had organized the fourth edition of Nokia Music Connects which discussed digital transformation among Indian and international labels, digital platforms, live music industry and device manufacturers. Here are some of the highlights from the discussions that took place at the event:

Devraj Sanyal, MD – Universal Music Group, opened the session discussing about Priyanka Chopra’s single that released only on digital platform without a music video hitting quarter million downloads in a month…

 

Nokia Music Connects 2012 discusses digital transformation
Eventfaqs.com, November 8, 2012

The fourth edition of Nokia Music Connects, a two-day music forum, was held on Nov. 6-7 at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. The conference theme was 'Digital Transformation' this year. The summit showcased leading executives from Indian and international labels, digital platforms, live music industry and device manufacturers discussing the current state and the way forward for the music business. For the first time, the forum had an international market spotlight on Australia…

 

Copyright Act to be ready by March 2013: Nokia Music Connects 4
Radioandmusic.com, November 7, 2012

MUMBAI: Having achieved a major victory with the passage of the Copyright Amendment Act in June, the music industry and collective societies are hoping to make the business better for the artistes and composers. But with a majority of rules regarding statutory and compulsory licensing yet to be framed, Anand and Anand media & entertainment lawyer Rahul Ajatshatru claimed during a panel discussion that the act would be ready for implementation by March 2013…

 

Digital music needs to be managed: Nokia Music Connects 4
Radioandmusic.com, November 7, 2012

MUMBAI: Music publishing companies should strive towards international co-operation and transparency in the digital age of music, Publishing Performing Rights Society (PRS) chairman, Guy Fletcher said during his keynote speech on day 2 of the fourth edition of Radioandmusic.com’s Nokia Music Connects in Mumbai…

 

Brands are champs of live music: Nokia Music Connects 4
Radioandmusic.com, November 7, 2012

MUMBAI: Acknowledging corporate India’s role in supporting the country’s Indie music, Only Much Louder Entertainment (OML), CEO Vijay Nair said that brands were the biggest contributors to the country’s burgeoning live act circuit. Nair was interacting with Indian Television.com Pvt Ltd CEO and co-founder Nokia Music Connects forum Anil Wanvari on day two of Radioandmusic.com’s Nokia Music Connects in Mumbai…

 

Music segmenting is needed: Nokia Music Connects 4
Radioandmusic.com, November 7, 2012

MUMBAI: The success of a music channel or radio station that’s gone international or regional has opened a new segment for musical exposure. With the progression of these channels, the core question that remains is - Has the media finally started segmenting music? If yes, where is the segmentation heading to? The overall consensus seemed to be ‘yes, media needs to segment music…

 

Priyanka Chopra feels her debut song has got a positive response
Firstpost.com, November 7, 2012

Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose debut single In My City sales reportedly crossed 100,000 mark within a week of its release, is amazed at the response and hopes it opens up doors for aspiring artists.

“I don’t think anybody expected that, you know, these kind of numbers would happen in India, a market where you don’t see that kind of numbers for music. It’s really fascinating and exciting for us that it does happen,” the 30-year-old said here Tuesday through video conference at the fourth edition of Nokia Music Connects

 

Which Gig Will You Go For On Wednesday?
Mumbaiboss.com, November 7, 2012

THE AUSSIE BBQ
Where: Hard Rock Café, Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli. Tel: 022 2438 2888.
When: Wednesday, November 7, from 8.30pm.
Price: Rs500 (includes a Rs250 cover charge).
Missed the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival in Pune or suffering from withdrawal symptoms? Here’s some consolation: as part of both the ongoing Oz Fest and as an Australia showcase at annual music conference Nokia Music Connects, the five Aussie bands that performed at Weekender will play the Mumbai Hard Rock Café…

 

Priyanka Chopra excited by sales of debut song
Ndtv.com, November 7, 2012

Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose debut single In My City sales reportedly crossed 100,000 mark within a week of its release, is amazed at the response and hopes it opens up doors for aspiring artists.

"I don't think anybody expected that, you know, these kind of numbers would happen in India, a market where you don't see that kind of numbers for music. It's really fascinating and exciting for us that it does happen," the 30-year-old said on Tuesday through video conference at the fourth edition of Nokia Music Connects

 

Positive response to her debut song excites Priyanka
IndiaToday.in, November 7, 2012

Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose debut single In My City sales reportedly crossed 100,000 mark within a week of its release, is amazed at the response and hopes it opens up doors for aspiring artists.

"I don't think anybody expected that, you know, these kind of numbers would happen in India, a market where you don't see that kind of numbers for music. It's really fascinating and exciting for us that it does happen," the 30-year-old said here Tuesday through video conference at the fourth edition of Nokia Music Connects

 

New trend is to retain rights: Nokia Music Connects 4
Radioandmusic.com, November 6, 2012

MUMBAI: On day one of Radioandmusic.com’s fourth edition of Nokia Music Connects (NMC), industry leaders discussed the issue of licensing music in the age of digitalized  music. The session theme - 'The New Breed' was moderated by OnMobile content head Atul Churamani, and comprised of Disney UTV - Audio & Music head, Lavania Tauro, Eros Group CGFO Kamal Jain, SaReGaMa India business head Adarsh Gupta and Universal Music Publishing MD Achille Forler…

 

Aussie Minister calls for Indo-Aussie music collaboration: Nokia Music Connects 4
Radioandmusic.com, November 6, 2012

MUMBAI: Calling for increased cooperation and co-ordination between the music industries of Australia and India, Australia’s Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean said he was looking forward to the day when a collaborative work from India and Australia would top the charts in both countries…

 

How Piggy Chops And Adnan Sami Represent The Indian Music Scene
RollingStoneIndia.com, November 5, 2012

Every year, Nokia Music Connects throws us off with speakers who may have little or nothing to do with music. In 2010, they roped in South Indian actress Khushbu Sundar as one of the speakers. This year, Priyanka Chopra, who is just out with her vanity project, err, single, “In My City”, is an opening speaker and out-of-work singer Adnan Sami will deliver an artist keynote speech…

 

Nokia Music Connects 4 commences on high note
Radioandmusic.com, November 6, 2012

MUMBAI: Commencing its fourth edition on a high note, Nokia Music Connects 2012 hosted a grand soiree welcoming all guests and eminent speakers on 5 November at Shiro, Mumbai.

The event witnessed an amalgamation of dynamic personalities from Indian and International music fraternity. From industry professionals, music label heads, event managers, artiste managers, corporate heads to top-notch creative professionals, the high profile VIP  'Pre-Party' was a grand opening event night.Present at the occasion were Hard Kaur (Singer),Mandar Thakur (Times Music COO), Atul Churamani (OnMobile content head), Steve Lillywhite (Grammy award winning producer), Shridhar Subramaniam (Sony Music),Jyrki Rosen Berg(VP Entertainment OK), Neeraj Roy (Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.MD & CEO), Viral Oza (MD Nokia)Vijay Lazarus (IMI / PPL president amongst others…

 

Continue making non-film albums: Hard Kaur
TimesofIndia.com, November 6, 2012

Singer Hard Kaur says even though non-film music has lost its popularity, one should not stop making them.

"I have just released my new album 'P.L.A.Y', which is on Sony Music. So, I am still doing the non-film thing, although I do Bollywood stuff because that's what pays for our bread and butter. But at the end of the day, we are artists who come from non-film scene. I did 'Gillasi' that was a big hit and it was not in a film...," the 33-year-old said here Monday at the Nokia Music Connects 4

 

Spotted: Luke Kenny and Rapper Hard Kaur at 4th Annual Nokia Music Connects
Missmalini.com, November 6, 2012

The 4th Annual Nokia Music Connects event was held at Shiro in Mumbai recently and we spotted rapper and hip-hop artist Hard Kaur and also music man Luke Kenny…

 

4th Annual Nokia Music Connects at Shiros
Rediff.com, November 6, 2012

 

Photos :: Hard Kaur at 4th Annual Nokia Music Connects
Prokerala.com, November 6, 2012

 

Continue making non-film albums: Hard Kaur
ZeeNews.com, November 6, 2012

Mumbai: Singer Hard Kaur says even though non-film music has lost its popularity, one should not stop making them.

"I have just released my new album `P.L.A.Y`, which is on Sony Music. So, I am still doing the non-film thing, although I do Bollywood stuff because that`s what pays for our bread and butter. But at the end of the day, we are artists who come from non-film scene. I did `Gillasi` that was a big hit and it was not in a film...," the 33-year-old said here Monday at the Nokia Music Connects 4

 

Luke Kenny, Hard Kaur get musical
Ndtv.com, November 6, 2012

Musician Luke Kenny was spotted at the opening party for Nokia Music Connects 2012.

 

4th Nokia Music Connects
Bharatstudent.com, November 6, 2012

 

Hard Kaur Attends The 4th Nokia Music Connects - Latest Celebrity Events
Youtube.com, November 6, 2012

Singer Hard Kaur and former VJ Luke Kenny were seen at the Fourth Nokia Music Connects event in Mumbai…

 

Hard Kaur At '4th Nokia Music Connects 2012' Launch Party
BollywoodHungama.com, November 6, 2012

Hard Kaur and Luke Kenny graced the launch party of '4th Nokia Music Connects 2012' in Mumbai. Hard Kaur spoke about the changing times of pop culture in India and says that singers and music composers should be motivated to come out with non-film albums. Take a look!

 

Hard Kaur And Luke Kenny At 4th Annual Nokia Music Connects Event
Fridaymoviez.com, November 6, 2012

 

Hard Kaur At ' Nokia Music Connects'
MoviezAdda.com, November 6, 2012

 

Continue making non-film albums: Hard Kaur
Yahoo.com, November 6, 2012

Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Singer Hard Kaur says even though non-film music has lost its popularity, one should not stop making them.

"I have just released my new album 'P.L.A.Y', which is on Sony Music. So, I am still doing the non-film thing, although I do Bollywood stuff because that's what pays for our bread and butter. But at the end of the day, we are artists who come from non-film scene. I did 'Gillasi' that was a big hit and it was not in a film...," the 33-year-old said here Monday at the Nokia Music Connects 4

 

Continue making non-film albums: Hard Kaur
India-Forums.com, November 6, 2012

Singer Hard Kaur says even though non-film music has lost its popularity, one should not stop making them.

"I have just released my new album 'P.L.A.Y', which is on Sony Music. So, I am still doing the non-film thing, although I do Bollywood stuff because that's what pays for our bread and butter. But at the end of the day, we are artists who come from non-film scene. I did 'Gillasi' that was a big hit and it was not in a film...," the 33-year-old said here Monday at the Nokia Music Connects 4

 

I'll continue making non-film albums: Hard Kaur
Sify.com, November 6, 2012

Singer Hard Kaur says even though non-film music has lost its popularity, one should not stop making them.

"I have just released my new album P.L.A.Y, which is on Sony Music. So, I am still doing the non-film thing, although I do Bollywood stuff because that's what pays for our bread and butter. But at the end of the day, we are artists who come from non-film scene. I did Gillasi that was a big hit and it was not in a film...," the 33-year-old said on Monday at the Nokia Music Connects 4

 

Hard Kaur, Luke Kenny at a Nokia bash - Photo Gallery
Glamsham.com, November 6, 2012

Musicians Hard Kaur and Luke Kenny were spotted at the Nokia music connects bash.

 

Continue making non-film albums: Hard Kaur
PlanetRadiocity.com, November 6, 2012

Singer Hard Kaur says even though non-film music has lost its popularity, one should not stop making them.

"I have just released my new album 'P.L.A.Y', which is on Sony Music. So, I am still doing the non-film thing, although I do Bollywood stuff because that's what pays for our bread and butter. But at the end of the day, we are artists who come from non-film scene. I did 'Gillasi' that was a big hit and it was not in a film...," the 33-year-old said on Monday at the Nokia Music Connects 4