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‘You can either be a celebrity or a musician. I prefer the latter’: Zeb Bangash

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Zeb Bangash is one of the busiest, most prolific, well-traveled female vocalists in Pakistan today. She’s also one of the most down-to-earth, which is why many people do not know the extent of her achievements. She is, of course, currently in the limelight again with her latest song for this year’s Coke Studio, the lilting ‘Aja Re Moray Saiyaan’, sung ... Read More »

Atif Aslam drops out of concert in India due to ‘non-payment of dues’

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Atif Aslam fans in Gurgaon are in for a disappointment. The Pakistani crooner has refused to go ahead with his scheduled concert in Gurgaon due to non-payment of dues, reports IANS. The ‘Tu Jaane Na’ singer was supposed to perform at the Leisure Valley venue in Gurgaon this weekend; however, he backed out when “the organiser [did not] transfer us ... Read More »

Did Shiv Sena thwart the music launch of Ghulam Ali’s Bolly flick?

Ghulam Ali has both acted and sung in Ghar Wapsi Mystery surrounds Ghulam Ali's suddenly announced Bollywood debut film Ghar Wapsi, as conflicting reports suggest different reasons for the abrupt cancellation of the film's music launch, which was scheduled to be held at The Club in Andheri, Mumbai on Friday, January 29. According to Indian Express, the singer was due ... Read More »

Sanam Saeed and Mohib Mirza-starrer Bachaana’s first music video is out now

While Bachaana's trailer promised action and thrills, its first music video 'Yaari' reveals that the hero and heroine had the time for some sappy romance. The song features Shafqat Amanat's soaring vocals as lyrical translation of the lead characters' growing attraction to each other. It has been composed by Bollywood music director, Prasad Sashte. (function(d, s, id) { var js, ... Read More »

Wait, what? Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali to turn actor for Indian film Ghar Wapsi

Ghulam Ali believes he can be "a (professional) actor if (he) keeps on doing this for three to four more days." Is ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali's latest career move an answer to the Shiv Sena? The 75-year-old singer has faced great hostility from the Hindu extremist party in Maharashtra, whose protests and threats led to the cancellation of several of ... Read More »

Did you know? Salman Ahmed’s Bollywood debut film will be out on Feb 19

Salman Ahmed is keeping Junoon alive. He is starring in a Bollywood film, titled Rhythm, in which he plays the frontman of a Sufi rockband, i.e., himself. The film is soon to hit the screens, as the musician excitedly announced its release date on Twitter himself: While Salman makes a cameo appearance in the film, its lead cast features another ... Read More »

Ghulam Ali to perform in Kolkata on January 12

Ghazal enthusiasts in India have good reason to rejoice: Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali and his son will be performing in Kolkata next week, reported The Indian Express. The father-son duo will be performing at an event on January 12. Ghulam Ali's concerts in Mumbai and Delhi were cancelled in 2015 due to threats from Shiv Sena, a Hindu extremist ... Read More »

This A. R. Rahman mashup is what you need to listen to right now

Just in case your day isn't going according to your plan, you can listen to this incredible A. R. Rahman mashup to feel better. Made by Mumbai-based a cappella group Voctronica, the mashup covers the artist's songs up until his tracks for Slumdog Millionaire, for which he bagged an Academy Award. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ... Read More »

This A. R. Rahman mashup is what you need to listen to right now

Just in case your day isn't going according to your plan, you can listen to this incredible A. R. Rahman mashup to feel better. Made by Mumbai-based a cappella group Voctronica, the mashup covers the artist's songs up until his tracks for Slumdog Millionaire, for which he bagged an Academy Award. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ... Read More »

Thinking digitally: Music label EMI Pakistan launches new website

EMI owns around 55,000 songs and represents 3,400 artists from the subcontinent. The year 2015 saw digital media swoop in and rescue music as YouTube remained banned in Pakistan. With portals like Patari and Saavn proving that artists can in fact be promoted online while maintaining their integrity and interests, EMI Pakistan Limited too decided to revamp and relaunch their ... Read More »