|Industry||Music & entertainment|
|Headquarters||The Times of India Building, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
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Last updated: 28 August 2023
Times Music is an Indian music record label copyright music publishing company, owned by The Times Group, Headquartered in Mumbai, India. Times Music started operations in 1998and has a catalogue of more than 60,000 tracks in all languages and genres. Times Music is also the Indian sub-publisher for global music publishing firms Warner/Chappell Music, Peermusic, Wixen Music, CTM Publishing and Cloud 9 Music Publishing.
Times Music was one of the early pioneers of remixesin India and was an early leader in the devotional and spiritual music genre. The label has also published regional, folk, Bollywood and traditional albums in languages such as Telugu, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese and Kannada and has a strong regional presence.
Times Music was established in 1991 under the leadership of Arun Arora, who was then the President and Executive Director of The Times of India and Times Global Broadcasting Co. Ltd. In 2000, the Indian music industry was ruled by Bollywood and International Music. The intent of the label was to create albums tailored to appeal to the discerning audience, which resulted in Times Music the concepts of spiritual, world and remix music in India.
In 2009 Times Music become the first music company in India to introduce Brainwave Sound Technology album called Bhakti Band. This was a fusion devotional/spiritual album. The album was composed by Vaibhav Saxena.
In 2007, Times Music launched its independent film music label, Junglee Music, to capitalise on the popularity of commercial film music. Junglee Music started with Welcome and followed it up with titles like Singh Is Kinng , Horn 'Ok' Pleassss , Dasvidaniya , Pink , Dhanak , Begum Jaan and Romeo Akbar Walter as well as other language film titles. Later Junglee Music also published music for Raja Natwarlal and Haider .
|2008||Singh Is Kinng|
|2013||Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns|
|2017||Sachin: A Billion Dreams|
|2019||Romeo Akbar Walter|
|2013||Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde|
|2014||Run Raja Run|
|2017||Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam|
|2017||Jaya Janaki Nayaka|
|2017||Nene Raju Nene Mantri|
|2014||Un Samayal Arayil|
|2014||Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam|
|2016||Hello Naan Pei Pesuren|
|2017||Hara Hara Mahadevaki|
|2017||Nene Raju Nene Mantri|
|2012||Nana Life Alli|
|2018||Hottegagi Genu Battegagi|
|2008||Mon Amour: Shesher Kobita Revisited|
|2015||Jomer Raja Dilo Bor|
|2015||Natoker Moto - Like a Play|
|2013||Tumi Jodi Kuwa|
|2016||Gaane Ki Aane|
|2017||Dooronir Nirola Poja|
|2010||G Deep||"O Billo"|
|2015||Navv Inder||"Wakhra Swag"|
|2016||Teesha Nigam||"Katna Nai"|
|2016||Big Dhillon||"Hauli Hauli"|
|2016||Roshan Prince||"Jatti De Nain"|
|2017||T-Jay and Mellow D||"Xplain"|
|2017||Navv Inder||"Tu mere ki Lagdi"|
|2018||Teefa in Trouble|
Times Music started importing and licensing electronic dance music releases in India in 2006. The label signed license deals with EDM labels such as Black Hole Recordings, Anjunabeats, Hommegga & Toco Asia. Times Music also released albums by artists such as Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, ATB, Above & Beyond and Skazi.
Times Music has been associated with independent (indie) music since the late 1990s and early 2000s. It was one of the first publishers of indie music in India, even before the term was coined by the music industry.Times Music has worked with iconic bands such as Indian Ocean, MIDIval Punditz, Mrigya, Viva and Band of Boys. Other prominent artists are Karsh Kale, Susheela Raman, Angaraag Mahanta and Kumar Bhabesh.
Times Living was earlier known as Times Wellness, a division of Times Music, which was established in 2006. Times Living features products that include yoga, spirituality, diet and nutrition and modern forms of physical fitness. The record label has also released DVDs and albums by spiritual groups like Art of Living foundation, Brahma Kumaris and Isha Foundation.
Times Music was the first record label to launch music apps for mobilesthat were specific for particular genres. The label has apps that support Android and iOS devices. Times Music has a collection of music apps varying from devotional, classical to Bollywood. Recently, Sunny Leone and Mickey Mehta came out with a fitness app and the DVD Super Hot Sunny Mornings for women of all age groups.
Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, music director, dubbing artist and actor. He has been described in the media as one of the best, the most popular and successful playback singers in Hindi and Kannada cinema. In 2022, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the country's fourth-highest civilian honour for his contribution in the field of arts.
Amit Trivedi is an Indian music director, singer, film scorer, composer, music producer and lyricist who works primarily in Hindi films. After working as a theatre and jingle composer and composing for non-film albums, he debuted as a film composer in the 2008 Hindi film Aamir, he gained prominence for his work in the Hindi film Dev.D (2009).
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The Global Indian Music Academy Awards are presented annually by Global Indian Music Academy to honour and recognise Hindi-language music. The nominees are voted by GiMA's jury, who have some of the most respected artistes in the country. GiMA provides a cohesive platform to celebrate and recognize the immense contribution of those who push the boundaries in Indian Music. Global Indian Music Academy Awards honor both film and non-film music in separate categories.
The GiMA Best Lyricist is given by Global Indian Music Academy as a part of its annual Global Indian Music Academy Awards.
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Sukriti Kakar is an Indian singer born in New Delhi. Kakar rose to prominence after recording title song from the film Boss composed by Meet Bros which featured Yo Yo Honey Singh. Since then she has sung many songs most notably, "Kar Gayi Chull" from Kapoor & Sons which became a huge hit.
Nooran Sisters are Sultana Nooran and Jyoti Nooran, a devotional Sufi singing duo from Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. Born to a family of Sufi musicians, they perform Sham Chaurasia gharana classical music. They gained public recognition in 2012, when their song "Tung Tung" was featured on MTV Sound Trippin of MTV India, and was used in the soundtrack for the 2015 Bollywood film Singh is Bling.
Vighnesh Shivanand, better known by his stage name Brodha V, is an Indian hip-hop artist, lyricist, rapper and music producer. Born in Kanchipuram, the Tamil Nadu-based artist started rapping at the age of 18 and took part in online rap battles on Orkut. As an independent artist, Brodha V released a mixtape called Deathpunch which had a limited release and which garnered him some attention from the hip hop fraternity and the independent music circuit in South India.
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