Lyri­cists and com­posers don’t get their roy­al­ties: Arko Mukherjee

Arko feels that while singers can earn and make money by do­ing shows, there are many is­sues, which af­fect the mu­si­cians in the Hindi film in­dus­try

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Mu­sic com­poser-singer Arko Pravo

Mukherjee (right), best known for his soul­ful com­po­si­tions such as Tere Sang Yaara (Rus­tom; 2016), Abhi Abhi (Jism 2; 2012) and Al­lah Waariyan (Yaariyan; 2014), feels blessed that he is liv­ing his dream. “I am very for­tu­nate that I get to make mu­sic and so many peo­ple hear it. I am okay with even five-six songs a year as long as I get to make my own kind of mu­sic,” says the 34-year old mu­si­cian, who has turned singer for his next song Nazm Nazm for the up­com­ing film Bareilly Ki Barfi.

Re­cently, many singers and lyri­cists in Bol­ly­wood claimed that they are not get­ting their due recog­ni­tion. The con­tro­versy got mixed re­ac­tions from in­dus­try peo­ple. Shar­ing his view­point on the same, Arko ex­plains, “The main is­sue is roy­al­ties. Singers can earn by do­ing shows. How will lyri­cists and com­posers earn more apart from what they are paid? This is why many of them have to try for other jobs, and also write triv­ial things they don’t want to ac­tu­ally write.”

Arko also feels that the bur­geon­ing pop­u­lar­ity of party songs is the re­sult of the grow­ing de­mand of the au­di­ence. “I am not a judge of other peo­ple’s work but the club scene is huge right now. Re­makes of old songs are a rage. Mu­sic changes with time, like ghaz­als were pop­u­lar in the ’90s, but now Pun­jabi songs with raps have taken over,” he says.

Cur­rently, work­ing on in­de­pen­dent sin­gles, Arko’s next re­lease, af­ter Bareilly Ki Barfi, will be non-film mu­sic, which will be out soon.

I am not a judge of other peo­ples’ work but the club scene is huge right now. Re­makes of old songs are a rage ARKO PRAVO MUKHERJEE, AC­TOR

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