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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

27th June 2004 in Dubai
As reported by Kaustubh Pingle

"It all started (a week before) when the music company - Vanilla music's Manager, Mr Kapany, visited my friends (Dr Mandar) house and they came up with an idea to give something new to the people..if not new songs but new compilations so that the mood sets for the listeners..."

Read complete report at Pancham Y!Group

Photos of the meet (Registration to Pancham Y!Group required to view)

Monday, June 07, 2004

RD Burman in rap song
by Narendra Kusnur (Mid-day)

Music director R D Burman’s songs may have been remixed in large numbers in India, but now, his music has even found a place in American rap.

What’s Happenin’, a song by hip-hop stars Method Man and Busta Rhymes, contains a long sample from the Hare Rama Hare Krishna hit Dum Maro Dum.

Unlike the Kaliyon Ka Chaman case, however, all the right permissions have been taken and credits given this time. In fact, the song’s composing credits are given to ‘C Smith/ T Smith/ H Jordan/ A Bakshi/ RD Burman’, and the publishing rights given to Saregama India.

Link via Sanchin Kanjikar


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