Top Pakistani Covers From 2011 (Part 2 of 2)

By Mutee 

As the music industry adapts to the changing mechanics of the world, we see increased artistic output and an even greater reception. Instead of record companies, the artists are turning to sponsors and the trend of cover songs is gaining momentum. Cover songs are a great way to show off your skills and pay tribute to your heroes, but it wasn’t a very common practice until very recently. So in order to keep you more updated on this developing phenomenon here is Koolmuzone’s list of Top Pakistani Covers From 2011.

EMI Pakistan Threatens KoolMuzone For Embedding a Youtube Video

December 25, 2011

The last few weeks have been quite a pain for me because of constant phone calls and email threats by Zeeshan Chaudhry, general manager at EMI Pakistan Ltd. I had been trying to reach a point of understanding with Zeeshan Chaudhry but since he has been a constant source of nuisance for me till now, the issue has to be talked about.

It all began when Salman Ahmad signed up with EMI Pakistan for the release of Junoon-20.

Junaid Jamshed & Salman Ahmad Collaboration Confirmed

December 23, 2011

Speculation of Salman Ahmad and Junaid Jamshed working together in the studio emerged online when Salman hinted a collaboration with JJ a few months ago over a tweet.

But now there is definite confirmation because this morning Salman gave everyone the scoop. He tweeted a link to a photo of himself and Junaid jamming at his home in Karachi, saying, “Junaid & Salman, Dil Dil Pakistan & Jazba rehearsal at home in Karachi”. Apparently the dream of many music enthusiasts has come true

Salman Ahmad To Work With Three Female Musicians

November 29, 2011

The sufi rocker, Salman Ahmad is all set to work with three female singers. He was recently in Mumbai to record a song called ‘Yaaro’ with Indian playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan for the movie ‘Rhythm’, in which he will also be making a cameo appearance as himself. This will be his first bollywood song.

On the other hand, the immensely talented musician Momina, who is currently in New York, recorded a song for the volume 2 of Junoon’s 20th anniversary album. Momina, who has recently been featured on the new Farhan Saeed song, was excited to have worked with Salman.

Indian Folk Artist Raghu Dixit & Others Praise Zeb and Haniya

October 24, 2011

The Raghu Dixit Project, pioneered by Raghu Dixit, is one of the India’s best contemporary folk bands. They define themselves as “India’s biggest cultural export” being a folk band that gets quite a lot of international listening. The popular group from India has found their newly favorite artist in Zeb and Haniya, the folk duo from Pakistan, after their performance in the second episode of “The Dewarists“.

Raghu’s music is an amalgamation of Indian ethnic music and styles from different parts of the world. He made Bollywood debut from the movie Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge in 2011.