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BIG Music signs 3 album deal with ghazals singer Jagjit Singh

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 2, 2007

BIG Music & Home Entertainment, the Reliance ADAG Venture has signed a three album deal with Jagjit Singh and with the launch of Gujarati ghazals, it has created a new dimension in the non-film language genre.

Jagjit Singh (Portrait Photo) Jagjit Singh (Portrait Photo 2)

Says Jagjit Singh, “Poetry and music are not consTRAIned by any language. Instead, each language and region adds its own charm to both. I am happy that BIG Music has made an attempt highlighting the depth and range of Gujarati poetry. I am looking forward to many such interesting concepts with BIG Music.”

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Reliance Classic’ makes music …

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 2, 2007

Reliance Classic’ makes music – FM Radio Phones launched at just Rs.1888

  • Reliance Classic handsets now available in all segments – FM Radio Phones launched at just Rs. 1888.
  • After monochrome and colour, now Classic Colour FM Radio Phones set to create ‘waves’.

Reliance today announced its foray into the FM radio phones segment with the launch of 2 new feature-rich Classic Colour phones – Classic 261 and Classic 761. And at just Rs. 1888 and Rs. 1919 respectively, the prices are music to the ears. With an ever increasing range in its portfolio – Classic brand from Reliance is now well established in the handset landscape of the country. It is the fastest growing handset brand and the largest selling operator brand in the country.

“Our Classic range of phones have been extremely well received by customers and the launch of Classic Colour FM radio phones is a reflection of our market insights. With FM channels now available in all major cities in the country, our FM radio phones will provide not just mobile connectivity but also portable entertainment at very affordable prices.” said Mr S.P Shukla – President, Personal Business- Reliance Communications.

Both the models launched today – Classic 261 and Classic 761 are SIM based and have all the features that one would look for in a mobile phone. Like the other Classic phones launched last month, these phones too score very high on look, feel and form factor. Classic 761 also comes in a trendy brushed silver finish which is sure to appeal to style conscious youth. Similarly Classic 261 is a feather-lite large screen display model which will appeal to all customer segments.

It may be recalled that Reliance had very successfully launched its Classic range of feature rich monochrome and colour phones just last month which had led to a record ‘1 million handsets sale in a week’ followed by another half million colour handsets in the same month.

Classic handsets are available at 1500 exclusive Reliance Showrooms and over 3 lakh retailers serviced by nearly 2000 distributors. These handsets are backed by a country wide network of service centers.

About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications is rated among the Asia’s 6 Topmost Valuable Telecom Companies is India’s foremost truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The company with a customer base of over 34 million including 9, 00,000 individual overseas retail customers ranks among the Top 10 Asian Telecom companies. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 600 Indian and 250 multinational corporations, and over 200 global carriers.

The company has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire Infocomm value chain, covering over 6000 towns and 3,00,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates World’s largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 150,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. The company’s subsidiary, FLAG Telecom owns World’s largest private undersea cable system, spanning 65,000 kilometers connects the top business centers in developed and emerging markets across 6 continents.

– About Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
– About Reliance Entertainment

(Source: Press Releases – Mumbai –

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Social networking on fast track: Survey

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 2, 2007

MUMBAI: The trend towards more social networking is global, and has seen dramatic growth during the past year as far as networking sites are concerned.

A recent comScore report showed that attracted more than 114 million global visitors aged 15 or more in June 2007, representing a 72 per cent increase year on year. saw an even stronger growth during that same time frame, jumping 270 per cent to 52.2 million visitors. and grew by 172 per cent and 774 per cent respectively.

comScore Executive Vice President (International markets) Bob Ivins said, “In the last one year, social networking has really taken off globally. It would appear that social networking is not a fad but an activity that is being woven into the very fabric of the global Internet.”

The report also noted that specific social networks have a tendency to skew in popularity in different regions. For example, both (62 per cent) and (68 per cent) attract approximately two-thirds of their respective audiences from North America.

Orkut has a huge following in Latin America (49 per cent) and Asia Pacific (43 per cent) while attracts nearly 63 per cent of its visitors from Europe, and Friendster gets 89 per cent of its visitors from Asia Pacific.

Ivins added, “A fundamental aspect of the success of social networking sites is cultural relevance. Those doing well in certain regions are likely doing an effective job of communicating appropriately with those regions’ specific populations. As social networking continues to evolve, it will be exciting to see if networks are able to cross cultural barriers and bring people from different corners of the globe together in fulfilling the truest ideals of social networking.”

(2 August 2007 2:55 pm | Team)

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Kultur- statt Sportsponsoring

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 2, 2007


Der Deutsche Bühnenverein legt der deutschen Wirtschaft nahe, sich in Zukunft finanziell mehr im Kulturbereich als im Sport zu engagieren. «Wer den Sport und seine Doping-Misere satt hat, sollte an die Kunst denken», so Rolf Bolwin, Direktor des Bühnenvereins (, heute in Köln.

Kunst und Kultur stehen für Innovation, Kreativität und Diskursfähigkeit. Kaum etwas kann daher das Ansehen von Unternehmen besser steigern als eine private Förderung des künstlerischen Schaffens in unserem Lande. Dies gilt gerade für die Theater und Orchester, zumal diese einen wichtigen Beitrag für die von allen Seiten mittlerweile

geforderte ästhetische Bildung leisten. Auch für die Erschließung ausländischer Märkte kann sich die deutsche Industrie das Kultursponsoring zunutze machen. Im Ausland genießen Theater und Musik aus Deutschland hohes künstlerisches Ansehen. «Wer eine Operntournee nach Japan fördert, findet neue Käufer, egal ob es um Autos oder Gummibärchen geht», äußerte Bolwin.

(Pressemitteilung des Deutschen Bühnenverein vom  2. August 2007)

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