Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Music

40 Years of MTV — the channel that shaped popular culture as we know it

MTV might not have ‘killed’ the radio star, and its brand salience somewhat diluted in the age of YouTube, TikTok and social media.

Singing a lullaby can help you recover from Covid-19

The English National Opera’s ENO Breathe programme aims to empower sufferers of long Covid by teaching them how to self-manage their symptoms.

Try adding classical music to your workout playlist

The role of any workout music is to dull the pain, raise the spirits and possibly make time pass a little faster.

There is a billion-dollar media giant hiding in plain sight

The company boasts of adding 500,000 users a day, paying out more than $200 million a month to its creators and claims it will generate more than $2 billion in sales this year.

Enroll your children for music lessons, that’s the best investment for them

Parents should not only put kids in music classes because it could help boost cognitive functions, but because it's also an activity that, even when very demanding, will provide joy.

Google launches new ‘hum to search’ feature to help you identify that song stuck in your head

Users can tap the mic icon on the Google app and ask, “What's this song?” and hum it for the software to suggest potential song matches. This is also available on Google Assistant.

Trump, who avoided Vietnam draft, is ‘Fortunate Son’, but his song choices aren’t winning fans

Music bands aren't too thrilled their songs are being played at Trump's rallies. The latest is Credence Clearwater Revival.

Why music’s last best hope lies in live-streaming

Live performances have been one of the few ways for musicians to make money after cheap streaming services undermined sales of most recorded music. And then Covid shut that down.

Facebook set to get legal rights to show music videos

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Thursday said the company is trying to expand into video features where creators can build a 'community' of fans or supporters.

World’s first socially distanced concert is being planned in Arkansas, US — Here’s how

With 'fan pods' that limit audience members, a six-feet apart rule and prepackaged beer, Travis McCready's concert on 15 May could show us how live gigs can return.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.