According to reports, organizers of foreign music shows should pay Rs 20 lakhs to perform Ilaiyaraaja’s songs. The foreign music shows have been categorized into three sectors. Shows featuring A-listers like SP Balasubhramanyam, Hariharan, Chitra, and Shankar Mahadevan should pay Rs 20 lakhs. B-listers should pay 15 lakhs and shows featuring singers in ‘C’ category should pay 10 lakhs.
In India, musical shows which are scheduled to happen in stadiums should pay Rs 75,000. Shows which are conducted by private organizations should pay Rs 1.50 lakhs and musical shows in the hotels should pay Rs 30,000 as royalty.
The royalty amount will be collected by Chennai based Cine Musicians’ Union which thanked Ilaiyaraaja for helping the struggling musicians. A part of the royalty amount will spend towards the betterment of cine musicians.