Bangladesh Musical Bands Association (BAMBA) has announced on Saturday that in order to commercially use the songs of its associated bands, it is now required to have written permission from the association.
BAMBA announced this statement via a press release issued on their Facebook page on Saturday, stating that many artists and bands have been commercially performing and utilizing popular songs made by its 25 member bands on several broadcasting platforms, reality programmes and concerts, without any proper consent.
The organization stated that this new policy has been finalised to protect the creative rights of the bands.
The 25 member bands who have agreed on the decision are - Arbovirus, Aurthohin, Artcell, AvoidRafa, Lalon, Black, Beduin, Cryptic Fate, Dolchhut, Dreek, Feedback, LRB, Mechanix, Miles, Nemesis, Obscure, Powersurge, Pentagon, Renaissance, Shironamhin, Shunno, Souls, The Trap, Vikings and Warfaze.
BAMBA was founded in 1987, with 14 prominent bands of the country and working to resolve copyright issues to support its member bands since its beginning. It has also organized several noteworthy concerts with top names of the country’s band music scene.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya, who tested positive for Covid-19 earlier, have been taken to a hospital with breathing problem.
The former miss world Aishwarya and her daughter have been shifted to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital in Mumbai on Friday as both of them have developed breathlessness, according to Indian media.
Coronavirus infected Aishwarya's husband Abhishek and father-in-law Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan have been in the same hospital since July 11.
Amitabh Bachchan, 77, tweeted on July 11 that he had tested positive and appealed to those who were in close proximity to him in the past 10 days to get themselves tested.
His son, Abhishek Bachchan, 44, also tweeted that he also had tested positive and was in a hospital.
Later, On July 12, Abhishek on his another tweet informed that Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive.
The rest of the family including his mother Jaya Bachchan tested negative, said the tweet.
The news that the family, often described as Bollywood royalty, had been affected by the coronavirus sent shockwaves across India.
This week, thousands of fans have held prayers for the family's recovery.
On Friday India recorded a new record of 35,000 new cases of coronavirus cases in 24 hours, surpassing the one million mark.
The country now has the third-highest number of cases in the world, after the US and Brazil where the current death toll is 25,602.
Besides, the western state of Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located, is still the biggest hotspot with the highest case count - more than 280,000 - of all the states.
Friday marks the birthday of prominent Bangladeshi lyricist and music composer Prince Mahmud, known for his marvellous contributions in the music industry of the country.
A glorious career spanning over three decades, Prince took the industry on a new height with his remarkable collaborations with iconic Bangladeshi singers including James, Ayub Bachchu, Hasan, Khalid, Shafin Ahmed, Fahmida Nabi, Nancy and many more.
The song ‘Aj Jonmodin Tomar’, sung by Miles rockstar Shafin Ahmed, has always been a prominent Bengali song when it comes to addressing someone’s birthday. This popular Bengali 'birthday-anthem' is composed by Prince Mahmud, and many of his well-wishers took this song to greet the artist on social media, marking his birthday.
Noted lyricist and Prince’s longtime friend Asif Iqbal quoted the lyrics of ‘Aj Jonmodin Tomar’ to wish his friend on Facebook -
“To me, Prince is the ultimate unbending Prince of Bangla songs. What a timeless collection of songs he has made in his career! His songs nurtured a couple of generations, who learned to dream, to love, to weep through his magical creations.”
Addressing his love for Prince, Asif continued, “He is a great song maker, who only knows how to create good music. I love him the way he is, and it is my utmost honour that he calls me a friend. Today is the birthday of my musical maestro friend!”.
Prominent lyricist Zulfiqer Russell wrote, “He is indeed the Prince of modern Bangla songs. His fanbase includes not only the young generation but people of all ages.”
Prince started his musical journey in the 80’s as an emerging band artist. His mixed album ‘Shakti’ (1995) propelled his journey as a composer of mixed albums, which immediately garnered him massive success along with positive critical acclamations.
During the commercially successful era of the music industry during the pre and post-2000, Prince has penned and composed a plethora of songs that helped the industry to feature artists from different genres under the same roof.
His most popular tracks include ‘Aj Jonmodin Tomar’ (Shafin Ahmed); ‘Jodi Himaloy Hoye’, ‘Hoyni Jabar Bela’ (Khalid); ‘Bangladesh’, ‘Maa’, ‘Guru’, 'Baba' (James); Eto Koshto Keno Bhalobashay (Hasan); ‘Mati Hobo Mati’, ‘Boka’ (Rumi from CloseUp 1) and more.
Popular Bangladeshi playback singer Andrew Kishore, who passed away on July 6, was buried at Christian Cemetery in Rajshahi city on Wednesday.
Andrew Kishore was buried around 11:30 am at the Christian Cemetery.
Earlier in the day, the body of the popular singer was taken to Rajshahi City Church from the cold storage of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital around 9 am where people from all walks of life paid tributes to the singer.
Fazle Hossain Badsha MP, former captain of National Cricket team Khaled Mashud Pilot, and general secretary of Bangladesh Film Industry Association Zayed Khan, among others, were present there.
Dr Patrik Bipul Biswas, brother-in-law of Andrew, said a podium was made where people from all walks of life paid their last tribute to the singer.
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The renowned singer had been undergoing treatment at a clinic run by his doctor sister and her husband at Mohishbathan of the city where he died on July 6. He was 64.
Kishore had been battling cancer since September last year and returned home on June 11 this year.
He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. He received several chemotherapies during his nine-month battle with cancer.
Andrew Kishore’s songs-- Dak Diyachhen Doyal Amare, Jiboner Golpo Achhe Baki Olpo, Haire Manush Rongin Phanush, Amar Shara Deho Kheyo Go Mati, Amar Buker Moddhe Khane and Amar Babar Mukhe Prothom Jedin Shunechhilam Gaan --among many others evergreen songs will ever be there in the hearts of Bengali people.
Andrew Kishore was born on November 4, 1955 in Rajshahi.
Amitabh Bachchan, one of the biggest superstars of Indian cinema, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 77-years-old actor himself shared this news on his official Twitter account on Saturday night.
"I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !" - Amitabh posted from his verified Twitter account.
He was admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai where he was accompanied by his son Abhishek Bachchan on Saturday night.
Known for his 'angry young man' avatars in films like 'Don', ‘Coolie’ and ‘Zanjeer’ - the celebrated actor was previously admitted to a hospital for his recurring liver problem - which according to reports, damaged 75 percent of his liver.
Additionally, the actor contracted Hepatitis B virus in 1982 while undergoing treatment for a near-fatal accident on the sets of his film 'Coolie'.
Bachchan was last seen in director Shoojit Sircar’s film 'Gulabo Sitabo', starring alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. The film premiered on an OTT platform after the coronavirus pandemic-induced nationwide lockdown prevented it from getting released in cinema halls.
His upcoming projects include Ayan Mukerji directed film 'Brahmastra' alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, and a possible comeback on his popular television show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'.
Often called as 'Big B' among his fans and peers, Amitabh Bachchan is known for maintaining sound health and disciplined lifestyle among Bollywood celebrities. He was seen to actively aware people in television and social media platforms since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and helped many nationals during the crisis.