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Sonu Nigam Calls Out Two 'Mafias,' Who Rules Music Industry
"You might soon hear about suicides in the music industry," said Sonu Nigam
Sonu Nigam Calls Out Two 'Mafias,' Who rules the music industry
New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput's death urged many Bollywood celebrities to reveal the ugly truth of Bollywood about nepotism and discrimination. Recently, singer Sonu Nigam uploaded a vlog on his YouTube channel. In the vlog, he spoke about how the music industry is controlled by "mafias". He uploaded the vlog with a triggering caption, "You might soon hear about suicides in the music industry".
"Sushant Singh Rajput died, an actor died. Tomorrow, you can hear the same about a singer, or a composer, or a lyric writer. Because of the music scenario in our country... there are bigger 'mafias' here that in the film industry, unfortunately," said Mr. Nigam. "The power rests in the hands of two of them... just two from the music industry. They own companies. They have the power to make someone sing or not sing," he added.
In the comments section on Sonu Nigam's YouTube vlog, many of his followers said that the music labels which the singer talked about are probably T-Series, Zee Music Company, and even YRF Music.
Sonu Nigam directly requested in his video that these music "mafias" should give other music composers a chance as well. "Don't do this! This is not right", "You will be questioned", "Be a little kind please, to the newcomers."
"It's very difficult for the new kids, very difficult... I speak to every one of them. They are troubled that the producer wants to work with them, the director wants to work, even the music composer wants to work with them but the music company will say: 'This is not our artiste'," he added.
"I was lucky that I joined (the industry) at a young age, I escaped the clutches," he added, saying he joined the music industry in Mumbai in 1991 but "I got out of it. I don't have any wish to sing for the last 15 years. It's ok. I am happy in my own world. But I have seen the frustration in the eyes, in the voice, in the words of new singers, new composers, new lyrics writers... tears of blood, sometimes."
Sonu Nigam also revealed that Salman once canceled a song from his film sung by Arijit Singh. Sonu Nigam did not make Salman Khan's name but instead used the statement, "on whom the fingers are being pointed right now". He shared that In 2016, Mr. Khan had reportedly asked to drop a song recorded by Arijit Singh from his film Sultan after he was offended by the singer's behavior at an award show.
At the end of the video, he said, "If you can do this with me, then what you guys must have been doing with the newcomers," he said and added: "Hope more people don't die by suicide." In the last part of the video, he shared that at the beginning there were many songs which were sung by him but later were dubbed by other singers.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his house in Mumbai last Sunday. He committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his house. According to post mortem reports, he was suffering from depression for the past six months. Police investigation states that professional rivalries were the reason behind his depression.