Hadiqa Kiani, “I don’t hate every new female singer”

July 20, 2010

Hadiqa Kiani says,

Why does everyone assume that I “hate” every new female singer? I have always wanted this industry to grow and it cannot grow without a balance…I think Meesha Shafi is very talented, Annie has good music, Zeb and Haniya are brilliant, Nida, Arooj Aftab, Maryam Kizilbash, Komal, and all of the female singers coming up these days should be supported IF they are good…So stop spreading rumors and please stop comparing everyone to me or to Nazia Hasan..frankly speaking noone could ever be like Nazia so stop trying to compare everyone to her..she was a legend and what she has done for Pakistan is unmatchable but let other female singers get success aswell… well I don’t want you all to support every new artist just because they are a girl…Talent should be a requirement in my opinion 🙂 Good night and Allah Hafiz 🙂 read more

Nida Arab’s debut album Pop Star released

January 27, 2010

While the music industry in Pakistan is one that can almost make up for the lack of a film industry, it is quite strange that female music acts in the country are few and far between. In fact, not since Hadiqa Kiani have we had a solo female vocalist who has been taken seriously. This of course does not include Annie who can be taken seriously in a whole other vein. A couple of years ago Nida Arab showed some potential with her first single ‘Bolo Na’ but then just sort of slipped off the radar save for some live mall performances aired on television. But now Nida is back, with her debut album, Pop Star.

Kaavish Delays Again, Till 15th Jan ’10

January 8, 2010

The much awaited album of Kaavish, Gunkali has been delayed once again for another week. The new tentative date has been set as 15th of January ’10. The albums scheduled after Gunkali were subject to delay based on the country’s situation and response on the albums but Devika (2nd Jan) and Kaavish (8th Jan) were planned to be released right on time.

Dr Yezdani said

We are on track for the first two releases Devika on the 2nd and Kaavish on the 8th. Let’s see how things go from there on.

This also means there is going to be a change in schedule for other releases lined up for January including Nida Arab on 15th, Mauj on 22nd and Sketches on 29th.

Aag Alive 2009 Concert Review

By

Sara Khalid

Note: This review focuses primarily on performances and how they looked over television. It doesn’t cover the the venue mishaps and other events.

The show started with an Aag Alive lounge. The lounge started off with the Aagmentary which basically took a look at the history of Pakistani pop music from Ahmed Ruhshdi to Junoon, it was actually quite interesting for any Pakistani pop music fan. After the Aagmentary segment the VJs showed glimpses of the actual concert. They also showed the Behind the Scenes of Aag Alive, all of this was put together really well but after a while the Aag Alive lounge got extremely boring especially the clips in between the actual show…no one really cares about these actors etc. and their interviews, the people watching on TV or online are only interested in the PERFORMANCES not these lame interviews! They were HORRIBLE! Especially the last one with the old man Ali Muhammad Mir who passed very rude comments about Atif Aslam, Annie, and singers in general (he was suppose to be imitating Musharaf apparently)…

Now lets get to the actual performances.

Devika, Kaavish, Nida Arab, Mauj & Sketches to Hit Pakistani Markets in January 2010 Announces Dr Yezdani

December 27, 2009

Update:

Two more albums have been scheduled for January 2010. Devika Chawla will come out on 2nd of January while sketches are making their debut on 29th of January.

Original:

COO, Fire Records, Dr. Akbar Yezdani, has finally announced release dates for albums of Mauj (Now in Technicolor), Kaavish (Gunkali) and Nida Arab.

All the albums will come out with gap of one week between each other. Kaavish, being first in the queue, will hit Pakistani markets on 8th of January ’10. Nida Arab on 15th of January and Mauj’s debut will come out on 22nd of January.

Dr Yezdani also mentioned that the videos are also ready and the long delays weren’t really their fault. He states

Just pray that nothing drastic happens. We have been trying to do this for over a year now but each time there are either explosions, some political issue like elections, long march and what not. This time we are determined. Their videos are ready and hope all goes well. Do buy their CDs and support music

He also mentioned few upcoming releases which will include Sohail Salamat, Call, Annie & Noman Javaid.

Good luck Fire! We all hope that the albums actually come out in January. I personally have been desperately waiting for the release of Mona’s video and Gunkali. read more

Fire Claims “Multiple Album Releases” Each Week in 2010

December 22, 2009

Dr Akbar Yezdani, COO Fire Records, has just made an unbelievable claim on our Facebook page stating that almost 60 albums will be released by Fire Records in the year 2010, 19 of which will be released in the first 4 months, schedule of which will be posted soon after the new year. He also stated that they have planned to release over 80 albums in 2011.

He has already shared the schedule for January which includes 3 major releases including Mauj, Kaavish and Nida Arab. The claim sounds unbelievable because year 2009 hasn’t been a very great year for albums and some major artists of the industry have went independent or even free.

According to the claim, 5 albums per month will come out which means more than one album per week. This also means, production of over thousand songs and at least 100 video releases. read more