Tuesday, May 26, 2009
New music release - Ivar Vivahitharayal - SSG Ratheesh's first song
Song: Paazhmulam thandil....
more updates coming soon.
Special Correspondent THE HINDU
‘Musical extravaganza violates Copyrights Act’
National conference on Copyright Act concludes
Move to make law friendly to developing nations
KOCHI: Should performance by hired disc jockeys or highly-paid popular singers at wedding receptions, common among the well-off classes, be exempted from the copyright law?
No, feels G.R. Raghavender, deputy secretary and registrar of copyrights in the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). While singing of songs and other music performances during wedding ceremonies is a cultural tradition in India and have been exempted from the law under Section 52(1) (za) of the Act, the musical extravaganza at wedding receptions needs to be brought under the copyright law, he says.
“There is a need for making a distinction between normal music performance during a wedding reception and the performance by disc jockeys or video jockeys or film actors and popular singers engaged through event managers by paying substantial amounts of remuneration,” Mr. Raghavender argued at a national conference on copyright law’s limitations and exceptions. “The latter is in conflict with normal exploitation of the work by the author or right holder.”
Section 52 (1) (za) (which exempts “the performance of a literary, dramatic or musical work or the communication to the public of such work or of a sound recording in the course of any bona fide religious ceremony or an official ceremony held by the Central Government or the State Government or any local authority”) also keeps wedding procession and other social festivities, which are defined as part of religious ceremony, out of the ambit of the Copyright Act.
(The Copyright Act protects literary and dramatic works, musical works, artistic works, including maps and technical drawings, photographs and audiovisual works, among other things. The rights recognised by copyright include the right to copy or otherwise reproduce a work; the right to perform it; the right to make a film or sound recording of the work; the right to communicate it to the public by broadcasting it or other means; the right to translate it and the right to make adaptations of it.)
Mr. Raghavender pointed out that the 1994 amendment to the Indian Copyright Act 1957 permitting wedding processions and other social festivities associated with marriage under the cover of religious ceremonies was criticised by some people. They had argued that marriage was a social institution, not a religious one. To them, since marriage itself was not associated with religion, the inclusion of wedding procession and other social festivities as part of religious ceremony was fallacious. They had also argued that ostentation and heavy spending on music performance at wedding receptions were undesirable and hence it was okay that the copyright owners were paid their due for the performance of music or sound recordings.
Mr. Raghavender, however, felt that while wedding and related festivities were essentially religious in nature, the expensive music and other lavish entertainment should be covered by the copyright law.
The two-day national conference, organised by the Cochin University of Science and Technology and sponsored by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, ended here recently with recommendations to make the law friendly to the needs of the developing countries.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
AN EVENT WITH A NOVEL CONCEPT.
BRINGS THE MEGASTAR PADMASHRI LT. COL. BHARATH MOHANLAL TO U A E AS A HOST.
A SHOW WHERE THE ART LOVERS GET A CHANCE TO SEE THEIR BELOVED ARTIST LIVE ON STAGE.
FELICITATION BY DIGNITARIES.
A SHOW DIRECTED BY RENOWNED DIRECTOR SHRI T. K. RAJEEVKUMAR.
A SYMPHONY BY THE RENOWNED MUSIC DIRECTOR SHRI SHARATH.
CELEBRATING THE CONFERRING OF THIS ARTIST PAR EXCELLENCE WITH THE HONORARY TITLE- ‘LIEUTENANT COLONEL’ BY THE INDIAN TERRITORIAL ARMY FOR HIS UNTIRING EFFORTS AND GIVING LIFE TO THE CHARACTER OF COLONEL MAHADEVAN IN THE TWO WAR BASED MOVIES KEERTHICHAKRA AND ITS SEQUEL KURUKSHETRA DIRECTED BY MAJOR RAVI - FIRST TIME IN THE INDIAN CINEMA.
MOHANLAL BECOMES THE GOODWILL AMBASSADOR OF THE INDIAN TERRITORIAL ARMY.
THE MEGA ENTERTAINER
PADMASRI BHARATH MOHANLAL IS CONSIDERED BY MANY CRITICS TO BE ONE OF THE FINEST ACTORS IN INDIAN CINEMA WHO EXCELS IN BOTH ART AND COMMERCIAL FILMS.
AN ARTIST PAR EXCELLENCE DECORATED WITH ONE INTERNATIONAL AWARD, FOUR NATIONAL AWARDS, TEN STATE AWARDS, TEN FILMFARE AWARDS AND NUMEROUS OTHER AWARDS FOR HIS ACTING.
AN ACTOR FAMOUS FOR HIS VERSATILITY AND NATURAL ACTING CAPABILITIES ALONG WITH AN EXCELLENT COMIC TIMING.
HE HOSTS “LAL SALAM” UNDER THE ABLE GUIDANCE OF SHRI. T.K. RAJEEVKUMAR.
25th June, 2009 THURSDAY Sheikh Rashid Hall Dubai World Trade Centre
26th June 2009 FRIDAY National Theatre Abu Dhabi
COFFEE TABLE BOOK LIMITED EDITION
• THE LIFE AND WORK OF AN ARTIST PAR EXCELLENCE IN PICTURES
A PRICED POSSESSION OF ANY ART LOVER, ON EXHIBITION AND SALE
• THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SALE OF THE COFFEE TABLE BOOK GOES…
TOWARDS THE WELFARE OF MENTALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN
A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST
• A SOUVENIR FOR MOHANLAL FANS
• A WEEK LONG EXHIBITION AND SALE IN DUBAI AND ABU DHABI
CARICATURES - PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & SALE
• 200 CARICATURES OF PADMASHRI MOHANLAL DONE BY ONE SINGLE ARTIST
- AN ENDEAVOR TO SET A WORLD RECORD
• A SELECTION OF THE CHOICEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF MOHANLAL
• A WEEK LONG EXHIBITIION AND SALE IN DUBAI & ABU DHABI
• A PERCENTAGE OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SALE GOES TO CHARITY…
- FOR THE WELFARE OF PEOPLE STRANDED IN UAE DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS
AND WITH HIM ….
IDEA STAR SINGER WINNERS
ASHOK & TEAM
More on the EVENTS
A SPECIAL LUNCH FOR SELECTED GROUP WITH MOHANLAL
30 MEN HAVING THE SAME NAME “MOHANLAL”
30 PEOPLE WHO SHARE THE BIRTH DATE OF MOHANLAL
30 BEST DRESSED MEN - IN ANY OF MOHANLAL’S ON-SCREEN CHARACTERS
30 WOMEN – WHO WRITES MOST AFFECTIONATE EMAILS TO ANY OF MOHANLAL’S…
• OVER 4500 WILL WATCH THE SHOW IN DUBAI AND 3500 IN ABU DHABI
• BRANDING IN SOUVENIR
• 10 FULL PAGE PRINT ADS IN LEADING DAILIES
• FULL FLEDGED RADIO CAMPAIGN
• FULL FLEDGED TELEVISION CAMPAIGN
• A SPECIAL SMS DRIVEN CAMPAIGN
• PROMOTION ON A DEDICATED WEBSITE FOR THE EVENT
• BRANDING POSSIBILITY AT THE VENUE WITH KIOSKS
T K RAJEEV KUMAR
M B SANIL KUMAR
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And the show moves on to the US....
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Sunday, May 17, 2009
Dear UAE Music Lovers,
We have great pleasure in inviting you, your family and friends to a Grand Carnatic Classical Recital by the Renowned Musician Sangeetha Kalanidhi Shri T V Sankaranarayanan and party on 22nd and 23rd May 2009 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively.
Please find attached the formal Invitation and the location maps for the venues in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. For any information regarding the concert and sponsorship, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you at the Concert and hope you enjoy the event. Please forward to other interested rasikas.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Anand Narayan in talks with Mr. K K Moidu, Gulf Today edition dated 6th May 2009.
Sparks of versatility
Singer-performer Anand Narayan was in Dubai recently to participate in Amrita TV’s 4th anniversary celebrations at Al Nasr Leisureland. KK Moidu met him
Although singer-performer and presenter Anand Narayan did not win the first prize as a participant in reality shows like Super Star Global and Idea Star Singer, he is more popular and successful than any of the participants from these shows today. He has made his mark as a presenter.
Anand was born in Thiruvananthapuram and completed his B.Tech degree in computer science from SCT College of Engineering. He first tasted being in the limelight as the presenter of Let's Dance, a highly popular dance reality show for couples, aired on Amrita TV. He was simultaneously working as a software engineer in Bangalore.
Soon TV music reality shows like Voice Hunt, Super Star Global and Idea Star Singer catapulted him into the public eye, making him a household name overnight.
His work as presenter also gave him a break as a playback singer and actor. Malayalam film Orkkuka Vallappozhum marks Anand’s debut as a playback singer. The song Mamboo Paadam is by him. His versatility is evident from the fact that he has sung a fast number, Sunday Sooryan, in the forthcoming Jayasoorya starrer Ivar Vivahitharayi.
Anand has a role in the Suresh Gopi starrer IG directed by B Unnikrishnan and is also anchoring Style Bhai, a show on men’s fashion currently being aired on Amrita TV. He has also made appearances as a presenter on Kiran TV and Asianet Plus. However, music is his forte and he has sung for many albums. At present, he has taken leave and is focusing on his career as a singer-artiste.
Tell us about your musical background and family?
I started learning music at the age of 10 and was trained in the Hindustani and Carnatic styles by Perumbavoor G Ravindranath, Ramesh Narayan and Adoor Sudarsan.
My father Purushothaman is a manager at Titanium and mother Savithri is working with State Bank of Travancore. I have an elder sister and she is married.
How did you get interested in music?
I have been addicted to Vayalar poems since childhood. At school I won several prizes for poetry recitation, including the first prize at the State Youth Festival. After joining college, my interest in poetry gradually led me to a music career.
How did you manage music and engineering studies together?
I participated in light music competitions at college functions. The inspiration and support of my friends and family helped me to continue my studies and music together.
How did you get the opportunity to participate in TV music reality shows?
After completing my graduation, I was working in Bangalore as a software engineer. At that time I attended the audition of SS Music Voice Hunt. I also cleared the audition of Superstar Global and Idea Star Singer.
How did you get the opportunity to present Let's Dance?
I was one among the 21 final participants of Super Star Global aired on Amrita TV. When Amrita started the new programme Let's Dance I was selected as the host.
What was your experience as a host of Let's Dance like?
It was a very good experience in my career. It increased my confidence and gave me the opportunity to meet many celebrity guests present on the show. My dancing skills also improved during this time.
After presenting the programme, I received offers to perform on stage and present shows in India and abroad in countries like the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
How did you get the opportunity to sing for Orkkuka Vallappozhum?
Music director M Jayachandran was a judge at the Super Star Global and he gave me the opportunity to sing in the film.
You also made your film debut as an actor in IG, How did you get the role? Do you intend to continue your acting career in films?
I would like to continue my career as an actor. Director B Unnikrishnan, who was a celebrity guest at Let's Dance offered me the role in IG and he has a good opinion about my performance.
Tell us about your ongoing and future projects?
I am singing a fast number Sunday Sooryan in the forthcoming Jayasoorya starrer Ivar Vivahitharayi. I have completed a few albums and anchoring Style Bhai on Amrita TV.
I will also be participating in stage programmes in Switzerland and Germany as a host-cum-singer.
Who is your favourite singer and music director?
I like Shankar Mahadevan’s stage performances and love the music of Raveendran, AR Rehman and Ilayaraja.
You are a singer, a host and an actor…what do you like the most?
I like to be a presenter and singer on stage shows. As a playback singer I have sung only two songs and acted in only one film.
Photograph: Nisham A Manaf
Report: K K Moidu, Gulf Today
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Learn Mridangam Online
Korambu Mridanga Kalari founded by Sri Korambu Subramanyan Namboodiri has started classes for learning Mridangam online. The institution targets cultivating the potential of the students to perform kacheri and do the pakkamelam to the classical dance like Bharathanatyam through one year course. By performing the mridangamela students develop qualities like self-confidents, self-respect etc. The main feature of KMK is to develop young students to perform stage Programmes.Sri Vikraman Namboodiri, son and gifted disciple of Subramanyan Namboodiri, present Director and chief instructor of the kalari is now on an international tour to promote online learning of Mridangam.
Those who are interested may contact:
Korambu Mridanga Kalari
Nada, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur District, Kerala State INDIA PIN: 680121
Mob: +91 9349855088
+91 9249122037( 0ffice) 0480 2833857
Dubai : 00971 557758718 - Preethi Sathesh