Times Music

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Times Music
IndustryMusic and entertainment
HeadquartersThe Times of India Building, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Area served
Key people
Mandar Thakur[1] (Chief Operating Officer), Times Music
ParentThe Times Group

Times Music, a division of The Times Group, is an Indian record label and music publisher. Headquartered in Mumbai, Times Music started operations in 1998[2] and has a catalogue of more than 60,000 tracks[3] 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.[3] Times Music was one of the early pioneers of remixes[4] in 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 1998 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.[5][6]

Junglee Music[edit]

In 2007, Times Music launched its independent Hindi and regional 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 southern film titles. Later Junglee Music also published music for Raja Natwarlal and Haider. The label also made its mark in regional films especially in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati, Rajasthani and Urdu.

Hindi films[edit]

Year Film
2005 Hanuman
2007 Welcome
2008 Singh Is Kinng
2008 Dasvidaniya
2013 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
2014 Haider
2014 Raja Natwarlal
2014 Ankhon Dekhi
2016 Dhanak
2016 Pink
2017 Begum Jaan
2017 Running Shaadi
2017 Sachin: A Billion Dreams
2017 Irada
2018 Baazaar
2019 Romeo Akbar Walter

Telugu films[edit]

Year Film
2013 Adda
2013 Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
2013 Doosukeltha
2013 Balupu
2014 Current Theega
2014 Ulavucharu Biriyani
2014 Run Raja Run
2014 Power
2014 Rough
2015 Sher
2015 Kick 2
2015 Nannaku Prematho
2015 Bengal Tiger
2015 Jil
2016 Oopiri
2016 Janaki Ramudu
2017 Radha
2017 Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam
2017 Jaya Janaki Nayaka
2017 Nene Raju Nene Mantri

Tamil films[edit]

Year Film
2008 Kadhalil Vizhunthen
2008 Saroja
2010 Maanja Velu
2010 Mynaa
2012 Aravaan
2012 Thaandavam
2013 Veeram
2013 Jannal Oram
2014 Veeram
2014 Bramman
2014 Un Samayal Arayil
2014 Vanavarayan Vallavarayan
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam
2016 Hello Naan Pei Pesuren
2016 Geethaiyin Raadhai
2017 Hara Hara Mahadevaki
2017 Ivan Thanthiran
2017 Nene Raju Nene Mantri
2017 Palli Paruvathile
2018 Seethakaathi
2019 Dev
2019 Kaaviyyan

Kannada films[edit]

Year Film
2012 Nana Life Alli
2014 Oggarane
2014 Abhimanyu
2015 Mast Mohabbat
2015 Uppi 2
2017 Srikanta
2017 Life 360
2017 Women's Day
2018 Hottegagi Genu Battegagi

Bengali films[edit]

Year Film
2008 Mon Amour: Shesher Kobita Revisited
2011 Icche
2012 Muktodhara
2014 Aamar Ami
2015 Bela Seshe
2015 Naxal
2015 Jomer Raja Dilo Bor
2015 Abby Sen
2015 Natoker Moto - Like a Play
2016 Beparoyaa

Assamese films[edit]

Year Film
2012 Rowd
2012 Durjon
2013 Tumi Jodi Kuwa
2013 Shinyor
2014 Rodor Sithi
2015 Ahetuk
2016 Bahnimaan[7]
2016 Gaane Ki Aane
2017 Dur
2017 Dooronir Nirola Poja
2017 Mission China
2018 The Underworld
2019 Kanchanjangha
2019 Pratighaat

Punjabi music[edit]

Year Artist Song name
2010 G Deep "O Billo"
2015 Navv Inder "Wakhra Swag"
2016 Teesha Nigam "Katna Nai"
2016 Big Dhillon "Hauli Hauli"
2016 A Baaz "Sharabi"
2016 Roshan Prince "Jatti De Nain"
2017 T-Jay and Mellow D "Xplain"
2017 Navv Inder "Tu mere ki Lagdi"

Pakistani films[edit]

Year Film
2018 Teefa in Trouble

Electronic dance music[edit]

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.

Independent music[edit]

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.[4] Times Music has worked with iconic bands such as Indian Ocean, MIDIval Punditz, Mrigya,[8] Viva and Band of Boys. Other prominent artists are Karsh Kale,[9] Susheela Raman, Angaraag Mahanta and Kumar Bhabesh.

Times Living[edit]

Times Living was earlier known as Times Wellness, a division of Times Music, which was established in 2006. Times Living features products which 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.

Genre-based mobile apps[edit]

Times Music was the first record label to launch music apps for mobiles[10] that were specific for particular genres. The label has apps that supports Android and iOS devices.[11][12] 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.[13]

Awards and achievements[edit]


  1. ^ "Mandar Thakur to join Times Music as COO". www.radiomusic.com. 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ Deshpande, Swati (23 August 2002). "T-Series restrained from infringing Times Music copyrights". The Times of India.
  3. ^ a b "'Hamari Atariya Pe' Ft. Lopamudra Raut is a sensuous love ballad you can't miss". www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Top DJs ready for war of the beats". The Times of India. 13 May 2003.
  5. ^ Priya, Tanu (28 May 2009). "Rock band ki jagah Bhakti Band". YouTube (Aaj Tak News).
  6. ^ Reporter (5 July 2009). "sangeet se milegi mansik shanti". Dainik Jagran. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Assamese: Times Music Online". Times Music. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Mrigya's second album documents what its music represents". www.radioandmusic.com. 17 December 2015.
  9. ^ Fernandes, Kasmin (19 January 2016). "New York-based Indian musician Karsh Kale going back to his roots". The Times of India.
  10. ^ "Mandar Thakur mentions about availability of user specific apps and future of mobile apps with launch of 4G in India". www.radioandmusic.com. 5 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Times Music launches exclusive mobile apps for the Diwali festive season". www.radioandmusic.com. 9 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Times Music releases Wellness mobile app". www.radioandmusic.com. 11 July 2011.
  13. ^ Bhalla, Nikita (14 September 2015). "Now see Sunny Leone working out in Super Hot Sunny Mornings". India Today.
  14. ^ "Grammy Awards 2015: Bengaluru-based Ricky Kej's Winds Of Samsara wins award". India Today. 9 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Winners of 7th Mirchi Music Awards 2015". www.trendinginsocial.com. 25 February 2015.
  16. ^ RnMTeam (25 February 2015). "Amit Trivedi and Queen are major winners at GiMA Awards 2015". www.radioandmusic.com.
  17. ^ a b Express News Service (24 March 2015). "62nd National Film Awards' winners: 'Haider' wins five, Kangana Ranaut's 'Queen' two". The Indian Express.
  18. ^ TNN (15 December 2014). "Times Music albums bag 3 slots on iTunes Best of 2014 list". The Times of India.
  19. ^ RnMTeam (28 December 2015). "'Ananthaal' selected as Apple's 'Best Indian Pop Album' of 2015". www.radioandmusic.com.
  20. ^ RnMTeam (24 February 2016). "Radio City Freedom Awards: 'Mumbai's finest' grab three honours". www.radioandmusic.com.

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