Pakistani Pop Music in Boom as Artists Make More Money
Pop music is rapidly taking over the Pakistani music scene, despite the moral brigade and diktats of the clergy. “Pop, along with soft rock, is growing in popularity. Already, one private channel – Indus Music – is solely devoted to playing pop music 24 hours a day. There are over 80 FM channels spread all across Pakistan and several of these channels now broadcast music from bands such as Jal, Awaz, Noori, Faakhir, Fuzon and Strings. Junoon reportedly charges $15,000 per gig abroad and $850 at home.