20-year-old Called "South Asian Music Mogul" by the Washington Post Releases Music from the Motion Picture, "The Lifting of the Veil"

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Music from the motion picture, "The Lifting of the Veil", comes live on iTunes and other online digital stores. The soundtrack is released by 2 Republic Music Group, which controls 5% of Pakistani Music on the digital platform. 2 Republic is managed by 20-year-old "South Asian Music Mogul" as called by the Washington Post, Raakin Iqbal.

How does it feel returning back to your country after 25 years in search for answers? Ayesha Khan tells a story about a young man, Armaghan, who returns to Pakistan after 25 years to search out his Sufi master. The musical album is produced by Pakistan's finest nationally acclaimed artist and producer, Ali Sher. The CD soundtrack comes out on March 27, 2009 from 2 Republic Music Group.

The soundtrack (http://www.theliftingoftheveilsoundtrack.com) consists of 14 mind blowing tracks such as "Khayal", which has been played and raved by critics on BBC Asia and MTV Iggy (http://www.mtviggy.com/video/music-video-khayal-saadia-mirza). The music video for Khayal was shot in co-sponsor with Saadia Mirza, Pakistan's leading fashion designer. The music video is casting Pakistan's leading models, Tooba, Gia Ali, Aleena, and Neha.

The brains behind the soundtrack distribution and publicity is 20-year-old, Raakin Iqbal. Iqbal is a 20-year-old entrepreneur who has been featured on numerous media outlets such as VOA and been called an "South Asian Music Mogul" by the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/31/AR2006083101562.html). He founded 2 Republic Music Group along with its parent company, Huqa Entertainment. He produced his 1st nationwide Pakistani Rock tour by the age of 19 and a interfaith comedy show which featured a Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, and Sikh comedians called, Make Chai not War.

The soundtrack will be available on all major online stores such iTunes international, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic, and many other stores as well. Listeners can go on the soundtrack website to locate the album online.

A preview of the soundtrack can be heard on http://theliftingoftheveilsoundtrack.com/preview/.

2 Republic Music Group is the "22nd Century record label". Working only with the digital media platform and not the physical distribution unlike the traditional record label. Specializing with all world genre music, 2 Republic was the the 1st music label to take up the 1st Pakistani artist on iTunes and took up the 1st Pakistani Cinema motion picture soundtrack, Khuda Kay Liye. 2 Republic controls over 25+ premier Pakistani artists on the digital media platform.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Raakin Iqbal please contact Joe Halkins at: 888.901.4872 ext. 708

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