Youth and the Growing Music Industry of Pakistan

New wave, new artists, new sounds


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Of the hundreds of languages of spoken in Pakistan, music is the one understood by all. Not just a form of art to show talent but also to express inner emotions and feelings through melodious tunes. Pakistan’s music scene is growing bigger than ever with new artists and platforms contributing to the scene. 

Throughout the recent years, the music industry of Pakistan has produced some of the finest tracks and artists. Artists like Ali Zafar, Ali Azmat, Atif Aslam, Qurat-ul-ail Baloch and the legend himself; Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. These are not just singers; these are music idols of Pakistan that have represented the voice and the tunes of Pakistan all over the world.

Since, music has always been a controversial passion in a country like Pakistan. There have been phases in Pakistani music scene where the growth seemed stagnant but thanks to the new inflow of artists and musicians, the Pakistani music industry is back and kicking. Finally, an atmosphere is being created in the country where musicians and new artists are being supported and promoted. Platforms like Pakistan Idol, Coke Studio, Nescafe Basement and much more have been tremendously successful in producing new artists and bringing underground artists to mainstream. Giving them the opportunity to work with bigger artists as well, needless to mention giving the old classics a modern touch.

In addition to these platforms, music programs are being offered by institutes all over the country to encourage young artists and musicians to take up music as a profession. Universities and colleges alike harbor musical societies and host musical events to illuminate students’ talents.

Artists in Pakistan

Popular artists like Shamoon Ismail, Hassan Raheem, Faris Shafi, Young Stunners, Bilal Saeed, Annural Khalid, Momina Mustehsan and Maanu amongst others have been successful in consistently contributing to the music scene of Pakistan. They have helped the industry grow wide and far. The new wave engulfing the music scene of Pakistan is quite exciting. With artists mixing different genres, and amalgaming western style with local tunes, art in the form of soundwaves is being produced. Many new artists are coming into the spotlight like Omar Mukhtar and Salaar Shaams trending on Spotify and gaining millions of streams. One upcoming artist from the twin cities is Usman Naseer Khan with his song Deewana; a joyfully hurt presented in a nostalgic 90’s pop vibe. 

So it is safe to say that the growing music industry of Pakistan is in safe hands.

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