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No more Kaliyon ka chaman?

July 10, 2003 16:09 IST

Irked by the trend of remixes and cover versions of original music, some members of the music industry have decided to seek help from Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Meghna Naidu appeared in the remixed music video Kaliyon ka chaman that stirred up a controversySenior music directors like Naushad Ali, who chairs the Indian Performing Rights Society Limited, and representatives of the Indian Music Industry have written to the Prime Minister's Office to help eradicate what it calls 'musical terrorism'.

A joint delegation, including Naushad, Khayyam, Anandji and Sanjay Tandon, will meet Vajpayee to apprise him of the damage done by cover versions and remixes.

According to Tandon, director, IPRS (the authorised body that administers the intellectual property rights of the original creators and publishers of musical works), the purpose of the meeting is to isolate and eradicate the reasons that have allowed this menace to grow.

Remixes have given rise to a parallel music industry which has eaten into the revenues that would otherwise reach the original creators. It threatens the very existence of the industry, say industry sources.

According to IMI, the industry lost more than Rs 300 crores in the last 18 months due to the piracy and plagiarism carried out under the guise of remixes and cover versions.

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Sub: No more remix

I happen to read this article and I would like to congrulate for the efforts that have been taken to stop this remixes.They are just ...

Posted by nisha

Sub: Kaliyon Ka Chaman

It is about time they stopped this nonsense. These new musicians (I would hate to call them "artistes") have no talent of their own and ...

Posted by Purnima Barve

Sub: no more kaliyon ka chaman

i definitely agree with the senior musicians of the indian film industry. this is a serious breach of patent rights moreover indian public has to ...

Posted by narayani

Sub: No more Kaliyon ka chaman (thankfully!!!)

No news in recent times has made me so much happy. As it is said, better late than never, organisations like IPRS have finally started ...

Posted by Shivaji

Sub: what is happening is wrong,shud be stopped

if u ban re-mix of old classicals,the younder generation,will not be interested in the old original songs and we will slowly loose our music heritage. ...

Posted by truthseeker


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