Bob Dylan
Arts  /  Published 29.03.21

People on iconic album covers

The Cars: The Cars The self-titled album gave three big singles — Just What I Needed, My Best Friend’s Girl and Good Times Roll — and an equally unforgettable cover featuring Russia...
By Mathures Paul in

Arts  /  Published 06.03.21

Scarlet Rivera's song of the violin

By Shantanu Datta in

Arts  /  Published 27.01.21

Covers that feel like original

The 1982 film Night Shift around a timid night shift morgue employee, directed by Ron Howard, has an interesting soundtrack while the music is by Burt Bacharach. One of the songs is That’s What ...
By Mathures Paul in

Arts  /  Published 28.12.20

Newsmakers from the music industry in 2020

1. Outsiders-insiders Tiwa Savage, 40, has lived in Nigeria, London and America, giving her music a wide expanse. In a career marked by four albums — the latest came through this year — s...
By Mathures Paul in

Entertainment  /  Published 09.12.20

Bob Dylan sells songwriting catalog to Universal Music

The publishing rights to the Beatles catalogue has an interesting history. It’s said that John Lennon and McCartney faced tax problems in Britain in the 1960s and to avoid paying 90 per cent on ...
By Mathures Paul in Calcutta


World  /  Published 08.12.20

Dylan sells rights to 600 songs

Bob Dylan’s memoir Chronicles: Volume One opens in 1962 with the signing of his first music publishing deal — a contract for the copyrights of the budding songwriter’s work. The term...
By Ben Sisario in New York

Arts  /  Published 18.11.20

The Obama playlist decoded

By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 29.08.20

The man behind their music

By Shantanu Datta in

Books  /  Published 28.12.18

The year of stellar memoirs and biographies

Dare not Linger: The Presidential YearsBy Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa, Published by MacmillanBased on Mandela’s own writings, this volume is a testimony to his commitment, vision and ideas. Howe...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 11.03.20

Bright places in the darkness

We had a prolonged winter in Calcutta this year. The cold days stretched well into February and we had unusual bouts of rain at regular intervals. The bright sunshine and blue skies of the famed Cal...
By Devi Kar in


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