Ever since Farhad Humayun made an unofficial announcement at Riot Studios last month, regarding the upcoming launch of his self-funded endeavour riotarts’s web site, everyone, and especially the music community of Pakistan, has been anxiously waiting for the site to go live. As of 23rd April 2014 riotarts’s website, Pakistan’s first music web channel, is officially up and available for viewing!
Farhad Humayun, founder, singer and drummer for Overload began work on riotarts last year as he felt that Pakistani artists deserve to have a platform through which they can share their work with the world. After the ban on YouTube in Pakistan musicians have had few outlets through which to showcase their songs and videos. This is where the website comes in.
Riotarts’s web site is a dedicated web channel through which Pakistani musicians can upload and share their music for fans to listen to, the world over. However, the site is not limited to established musicians. Underground bands and artists are also welcome to send in their work to the riotarts team. Once the song/video is approved by the team it will be uploaded on to the site. Keeping in mind international sites, the design team behind riotart shave kept the style of the website appealing, simple and easy to navigate. Visitors to the site have the option to watch videos or simply listen to the audio of songs from their favourite bands. To submit a file to the site all one has to do is create an account, the steps for which are easy-peasy.