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Amazon Prime Video is teaming up with Salman Khan’s Salman Khan Ventures in an exclusive worldwide content deal. The streaming service will become home to Khan’s future films where they will premiere immediately following their release and two months ahead of satellite and TV broadcast. Last December, Netflix signed a deal with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment to bring the Bollywood icon’s movies to the streaming service, including new pics which will hit Indian theaters in the next three years.

On the first date of their 2017 North American tour, Coldplay paid tribute to Linkin Park, which lost its frontman Chester Bennington last month. Coldplay leader Chris Martin performed a solo cover of Linkin Park smash “Crawling” on piano.

Saudi music producer Omar Basaad rose to number one on Itunes in KSA surpassing Lana Del Rey and Rabeh Saqer among other giants on the top 10. His EP titled “Dichotomy” depicts the status quo and beyond, with a vision of the future and where it leads the next generation. His EP consists of split musical styles encompassing global culture and perspective. “It is very different from what I’ve done and is based on the dichotomy state of mind which is illustrated in this body of work. We are past designating genres and confining music to boundaries. The EP is all about now, what we listen to and who we are. There is no geographical tag, right now we have cultivated a music culture and that is our identity, this is who we are,” he said. The EP is making waves across Russia, Turkey and beyond with his latest releases. Billboard also picked his recent ‘Unforgettable’ remix as one of the best in the world.

Popular American DJ Diplo has joined hands with SRK to compose the song Phurrrr. The song has reportedly been shot in Lisbon, Spain. Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma teased fans with a short footage which quickly took social media by storm. In a landmark move for Sony Music India which has taken what is potentially its biggest track this year and put it behind a limited-time paywall. A sample video unit of the song will release on YouTube, along with the audio on August 3, the full song will release much later. Shridhar Subramaniam, President - Sony Music Entertainment - India and Middle East said: “The concept of ‘everything-free’ will change or rather needs to change to an ecosystem where some things will be free and other things will be paid. The reason ‘Phurrr’ was chosen is because it is the biggest project of the year with an international collaboration so we felt that if we are taking this step then we must do it with a very big song. We needed a big project with a must-listen song that had so much anticipation.”

Mashrou’ Leila recently released their song “Roman,” and the band’s new music video directed by Jessy Moussallem, earned praise on social media platforms. Mashrou’ Leila frontman Hamed Sinno also called for more women in politics and for discriminatory laws to be repealed. “No one is saying that we should arbitrarily just get rid of all men in power and substitute them with women,” he said, “but there is a question about ... why it is that we still have this many issues with women’s representation, with women in government and other rights.” The video shows dozens of women wearing traditional Islamic dress uniting around a powerful central figure who performs a striking contemporary dance wearing an abaya and hijab. Sinno said the video was a celebration of Muslim women’s ability to empower each other. The male members of the band take a backseat in the video. “Having men there not doing anything,” Sinno added, “was basically the point.”

Kanye West Reportedly Files $10 Million Lawsuit Over Tour Canceled Due to His Mental Breakdown. West is suing various syndicates of insurer Lloyd’s of London, alleging they are stalling on paying out claims emanating from a canceled tour. A loss claim was tendered just two days after West checked himself into a psychiatric center, but he and his company — Very Good Touring, Inc. — still have not been paid more thaneight months later, according to the suit.

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Gets a New Writer. Colin Trevorrow is directing the movie, which is eyeing a January 2018 start date.

-Compiled by Mariam Nihal


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