In his recent statement, veteran music composer Ilaiyaraaja has said that the Madras High Court only quashed the criminal case against Echo Recording Company whereas the interim stay order against the audio companies is still valid and the final verdict will be out very soon.
Raja had filed a civil suit against Echo Recording Company against its illegal usage of his songs and claimed royalty. The composer also filed a criminal case against the company. In these two cases, Madras High Court has asked Raja to proceed with the civil suit to claim royalty and quashed the criminal case.
As of now, the ban against audio companies like Echo Recording Company Agi Music Pvt Ltd, Unisys Info Solution Pvt Ltd, and Giri Trading Company from using Ilaiyaraaja’s songs is valid.
In his statement, Ilaiyaraaja condemned media houses which published news saying that the ban has been lifted and urged them to correct their report.