​Bigger Mafia’s In Music Industry Than Film Industry Says Sonu Nigam

By Biz BalkaniJun 21, 2020, 21:30 IST
​Bigger Mafia’s In Music Industry Than Film Industry Says Sonu Nigam
 Singer Sonu Nigam took to his social media profile and dropped a new Vlog video, exposing the dominance of big labels in the music industry and the ill-treatment meted out to professional singers.
He began his video blog by highlighting the tragic and untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput, and on-going India-China border tussle.
He captioned the log as, “#SonuLiveD | VLog 33 You might soon hear about Suicides in the Music Industry”
He stated “You have heard about the death of an actor. It’s quite possible that you may hear about the death of a singer, composer, or lyricist tomorrow. There is a bigger mafia in the music industry than the acting industry.”
“The director, producer, composer, and even the music director wants to work with these singers but the music company would deny (them the opportunity). I understand that you (music companies) are big and you have control over the radio and film industry. But, please don’t do this,” the singer requested.
Sonu Nigam revealed that the music industry is controlled by two giant players who in turn decide the fate of a singer. Expressing his delight of being free from the vicious entrapments of these players, the singer sighed, “I have seen the frustration in the eyes, voice, and words of new singers, composers, and lyricists. Questions will be asked to you (referring to music companies) in case the newcomers choose to end their lives… Stay easy. Stop torturing them.”
Without naming the actor, he took a dig at Salman Khan for stopping him as well Arijit Singh from singing their own songs. “What is this? How can you use your power like that? It’s embarrassing to even say the number of songs, originally sung by me, which have already been dubbed. It’s humiliating! I did not call you for work. You call me to sing and I record the song but you dub it later. This is funny as hell”, Sonu Nigam remarked. He added that if such a treatment is meted out to him, who has been in the industry since 1989, then, one can imagine the plight of newcomers.

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