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Facebook rolls out new feature allowing lip-syncing of songs

NEW YORK: Facebook users will be able to lip-sync live to their favorite tunes as the social media behemoth on Tuesday unveiled its first personalized features as part of licensing deals with music labels. Under the new lip-sync function, Facebook users will be able to select hit songs to share on their live streams. As the music plays, those tuning in will see their friends sing, dance or do whatever else the music inspires them to do. Users can also post descriptions of their lip-sync performances. The live feed will…

Colorful Kalash Festival ‘Phool’ concludes in Chitral

Chitral: The annual colourful two-day Kalash phool festival came to a curtain call on Saturday. The people of Kalash celebrated the festival with high spirits and zeal. The festival marks the reaping of grapes & walnuts harvests. The people sing songs in the local language and perform traditional dances throughout the two-day festival. Tourists from across the country flock to the region to celebrate the phool festival. A tourist, who had reached Kalash from Lahore to see the festival, said that he fully enjoyed…

Sony closes on Michael Jackson’s stake in music publisher

NEW YORK: Sony said Friday that it had closed its $750 million purchase of Michael Jackson's stake in a music venture behind a vast trove of hit songs. The Japanese company announced in March that it was buying the Jackson estate's 50 percent stake in Sony ATV Music Publishing, which owns the rights to several million titles. Sony in a statement said it closed on the purchase after meeting conditions including regulatory approval. The European Commission announced on August 2 that it was approving the deal, seeing no…

Umair Jaswal asks fans to pardon ‘old’ Ali Azmat

“You don’t become a star just like that, by squeaking and squalling. Man, you have to compose songs, you have to rehearse them. Songs have to be worked on repeatedly,” Junoon’s Ali Azmat can be seen badmouthing this, about new singers in the market, in a leaked video clip making rounds on social media.