The home-to-home digital concert "I for India", held to raise funds for the frontliners working round-the-clock to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country, has raised an amount of over Rs 52 crore donations for relief.

Musicians from West Bengal have taken the online route to provide mental succour to people during the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.

Fans of musical theatre forced by the coronavirus pandemic to stay at home will be able to watch some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most popular shows for free on YouTube every week.

A number of celebrities are taking up charitable initiatives to provide relief to the people, who have been affected by COVID-19 pandemic in one way or the other.

While the coronavirus pandemic has led authorities around the globe to cancel concerts and sporting events, and even shut down daily activities in some places, Mexico City is going ahead with Vive Latino — one of the most important music festivals in the country.

Singer-actor Mandy Moore says she used to be so "embarrassed" about her early work in music that she would often end up apologizing for it.

Veteran composer, songwriter Alan Menken is set to be honored with this year's Max Steiner Film Music Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nepathya’s music for education

March 1, 2020 15:58 pm

The Bhrikutimandap ground resonated with rock folk tunes by Nepathya on Saturday. The band began its live performance on time with the song ‘Aganai Bhari Hiu Nai Jhare.

Your theme song

February 28, 2020 10:11 am

Happiness is never a constant state. However, all of us have that one particular thing that we do that lifts our moods up and makes us feel happy about ourselves and our lives. For some, it can be knitting or watching their favorite sit-come but for most of us, it’s music. There’s something about melodies, tunes and lyrics that can make us feel really good and can instantly lift our moods. Maybe it’s the memories attached to a particular song or just the way the song makes us feel, we all have that one song we turn to to feel better. We asked some people what they considered to be their “theme song”.

Making music that resonates

February 21, 2020 12:48 pm

In recent times, the Nepali music scene has seen a rise in indie, lo-fi songs/music created by urban youths. These songs are often independently produced and tend to be more personal than those dominating the mainstream. One such artist, trying to make a name in this small but well-loved music scene, is Oasis Thapa.

What started as a joke on Twitter about an unwritten rule among country radio stations not to play two female artists in a row prompted outrage by country music stars, but also pledges to give women equal airtime.

A Young Musician on the rise

January 17, 2020 12:04 pm

From tailing his two elder brothers when they listened to John Mayer albums when he was young to releasing his own music and opening for Rohit John Chettri, Kelsang Shrestha has come a long way in his musical career. The 17-year-old musician, who studies in grade 12 at Rato Bangla School, recently released his second single, Timilai, and the song along with its cute music video is raking up hundreds of thousands of views on Shrestha’s YouTube channel. Here, he talks to The Week’s Anweiti Upadhyay about his musical journey, and the inspiration behind his music.

2019 in K-pop

January 3, 2020 12:55 pm

2019 was an action packed year for K-pop. Although the year will be remembered by many as one of the saddest in K-pop history because of the many disbandments, members ominously leaving their groups, many scandals and, most importantly, the passing of two big stars, Sulli and Goo Hara, 2019 K-pop also had its fair share of high moments—especially in music. Here are some highlights.

Orchestra music resonates in Kathmandu

October 17, 2019 18:00 pm

The concert ‘Annapurna Autumn Orchestra Concert’ organized by Taleju Dhan Kumari Kosh concluded on Wednesday at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi.

Rapper VTEN: Good influence or bad?

September 26, 2019 07:45 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Samir Ghising, popularly known as VTEN, is a rapper cum hip-hop artist who has brought a different flavor to the Nepali music industry. The 23-year-old is the talk of the town amongst youngsters. His hit song ‘Hami yestai ta ho ni bro’ has been viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube.

Bands played to a dwindling crowd of Earthlings late Saturday at one remaining festival spawned by a “Storm Area 51” internet craze in the remote Nevada desert.

Nicki Minaj claims she’s retiring to “have my family,” according to a tweet she posted Thursday afternoon.

When music becomes passion

September 3, 2019 18:00 pm

Music has the power of healing and connecting people. And Damodar Adhikari is a musician who also teaches music. He has sung and composed songs like Jaga Jaga, Yahi Ho Mero Desh, Bandaina Nepal, Bideshma Basne Gari, Baba Rahesamma, Shirima Shiri, Ma Sano Balak and so on.

In true Beyoncé fashion, when her music director learned he earned his first-ever Emmy nomination for his work on the pioneering project,

Instant Inquiry with Rajesh Nepali

August 17, 2019 17:47 pm

Rajesh Nepali is an emerging Nepali musician who became the internet sensation due to his highly known high-octave vocals. Started from doing gigs in the bar and restaurant, Nepali is currently working on his debut album that is releasing any time soon. MyCity features Nepali on this week’s Instant Inquiry. Here are the results:

Merging of different styles

August 16, 2019 08:41 am

In the recent days, the Nepali band Pahenlo Batti Muni has been creating quite the buzz among music enthusiasts, thanks to their diverse take on music. The band consists of five members – Bikram Bashyal and Pravesh Thapa Magar on the guitar, Kush KC on bass, Luv KC on the drums, with Rochak Dahal as the vocalist of the band.

Musical genes

August 9, 2019 11:29 am

You may know Dharmendra Sewan from his hit track “Herda Ramro Machhapuchhre”. Born in Pokhara, Sewan was surrounded by music while growing up. His father Buddhi Pariyar is an acclaimed music composer and songwriter who is behind classics like  “Resham Firiri”, “Herda Ramro Machhapuchhre”, “Taal Pari Basau Chhel Pari” and many more.

On this episode legendry drummer Dev Rana has been featured for the show, where he talked about the Nepali music in the 60’s and the 70’s.

The tradition of Music: Gunla Parva

August 8, 2019 13:06 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The Guthi members of Lyaku Manandhar Samaj are making early morning pilgrimages with their traditional musical instruments to the Swayambhunath Stupa every day as the Holy month of Gunla Parva kicks off from Friday in Valley. In Newari Language ”Gun” means Ninth and “La” means month which is celebrated on the ninth month of Nepal Sambat Calendar.

Instant Inquiry with Robin Tamang

August 3, 2019 15:42 pm

MyCity features Robin Tamang for this week's Instant Inquiry. Here are the excerpts:

Into the rhythm

August 2, 2019 08:49 am

Sarun Tamrakar is a member of the band The Uglyz. And the members of the band live all over the world. Sudip Tamrakar, the band’s guitarist, is in Germany, Rakin Lal Shrestha, the band’s drummer, is in Nepal while Sarun himself, the group’s vocalist, is based in Australia. Sarun thinks that they’re just a group of 30-year olds making and performing music because they are bored.

Singer and music composer, Murari Guragain released a music video titled ‘Pani Varne’ via his official YouTube channel on Wednesday.

Actor Neeta Dhungana has been featured in an Item song titled ‘Kya Baat Chha’. The song is from upcoming Nepali film ‘Saino’, and was released on Tuesday via of Bodhi HD’s official YouTube channel.

Dream with open eyes

July 19, 2019 08:31 am

Since his childhood days, Siris always felt his love for expressing his feeling and point of views through music and poems. He gave credit to his family for this. As his family found peace in spiritual activities such as singing ‘bhajans’ every night at home. This way he always felt connected to words and sound

It’s the start of July, what better way to start off the month than to have fun with friends during the weekend. Relax and enjoy various events are happen around the town. And here’s the list where the fun activities that you can join this weekend.

The intimacy of a relationship

July 5, 2019 07:47 am

Wong Kar-wai is a magician, a mystic when it comes to merging colors, emotions and music. His 2000 film In the Mood for Love is on my list of favorite films. Watching the film was one of the best moments (one hour 38 minutes) of my life. After watching In the Mood for Love, it was only natural I would gravitate towards Kar-wai’s other creations to see what tragic but poetic love story he had in store for me. And I have to say Happy Together did not disappoint.

The Black Keys are back with a return to their roots. And just in case their opening song doesn’t make that clear enough, the album’s title — “Let’s Rock” — spells out their intention. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have made rock with a bluesy-funk undertone their specialty, with this influence even shining through on some of Auerbach’s production projects (see Cage the Elephant’s “Tell Me I’m Pretty”).

Neeta Dhungana felicitated

June 26, 2019 16:56 pm

Versatile actor/model Neeta Dhungana was felicitated by Rabina Beauty Parlor recently. Every year the parlor has been felicitating Nepali artists for their contribution in Nepali film fraternity.

Anju Panta’s music video ‘Geet Timro’ is out on YouTube. The video features actor, Aayan Bajracharya and model Richa Thapa. Penned by journalist, Sabin Priyasan; the song is a part of ‘Priyasan’ album, shot in Godawari.

The life of a classical musician

June 21, 2019 11:25 am

Although his prolonged stay in Banaras would teach him a lot about music and life, his initial days at BHU were reminiscent of his days at the Lalitkala Campus. He couldn’t grasp a lot of what was being taught in class and was performing poorly.

Making a perfect cup of tea

June 21, 2019 08:51 am

There is perhaps nothing more enjoyable in life than sitting down in the morning, with music playing in the background, and sipping on some hot tea. This little ritual prepares you to tackle the zillion responsibilities of the day. Which is why it’s so important that you make a good cup of tea.

National Drama Festival begins

June 18, 2019 17:00 pm

‘National Drama Festival-2019’ with an objective to create a common platform for dramas kicked off on Monday. The festival is taking place at Sarwanaam Theatre, Kalikasthan and is organized by Nepal Academy of Music and Drama.

Superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” was the top winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a show marked by messages of empowerment and self-esteem.

Taylor Swift’s latest song has a new target: homophobes. Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album, “Lover,” the pop star on Thursday released a new tune called “You Need to Calm Down,” where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community. At one point on the beat-laden track, Swift sings: “And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate/’Cause shade never made anybody less gay.”

Yang Hyun Suk shared his official statement regarding the recent controversies surrounding YG Entertainment. While denying the allegations, he announced his plans to step down from his position at YG Entertainment.

American Singer Ariana Grande got teary-eyed while paying tribute to late ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller at her 'Sweetener' concert in Pittsburgh.

BTS Marks Sixth Anniversary

June 13, 2019 15:15 pm

Six years ago, BTS got its start, heading down a historic path that would lead seven young men from South Korea to become one of the most important and prominent musical artists of a generation. Six years of pure artistry, joy, inspiration, hard work and pride is here as of today.

Almost 9 months after Mac Miller's sudden death, his first posthumous track has been released.

Researchers have characterised the musical language of German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven for the first time, applying statistical techniques to unlock recurring patterns.

Going all out

June 7, 2019 08:48 am

K-pop seems to be getting popular by the day and even in Nepal it’s slowly becoming a subculture of sorts with mostly teenagers and young adults being enamored by it. If they are listening to music, one can be sure there is a K-pop song or two on that playlist. This K-pop craze also has many fans buying expensive albums and merchandise, and they all seem to have solid reasons of their own.

Ever wanted to own some of Avenged Sevenfold's gear? Well, Reverb are making it "almost easy" as they've just launched their official Reverb shop featuring more than 20 pieces of gear and memorabilia.

The age of jazz

May 31, 2019 08:00 am

Improvisation is an important and necessary part of jazz. The fact that jazz makes allowances for any artist to give their own touches to the music adds a certain appeal to the musical genre. It also often draws inspiration from life experiences and human emotions. And it’s because of this flexibility and freedom of expression that jazz music is slowly becoming popular among the masses.

Love

May 30, 2019 08:00 am

The Symphony constructed in the C minor key Was supposed to gift me the emotions of love, Instead it is lamenting about an unhappy love Which is tainted in my sighing love-sick soul.

Singer Sunil Katuwal and Alisha Regmi released their new duet ‘Tara Baji Lai Lai’.

Rocking it Girls in music

May 10, 2019 10:21 am

The band primarily performs at events where they cover Nepali classics and sing their original “Thaha Chaina Bholi Ke Hola” before enthusiastic crowds. They have also recently launched their YouTube channel and are currently awaiting the release of their new single “Gunji Rahecha”. “There’s definitely an edge to being an all female rock band and we’re likely to raise more eyebrows than any other band but it also comes with a fair share of pressure,” says Renu.