Recently, Ilaiyaraaja announced that any commercially motivated music shows which use his songs should pay him a part of the revenue as royalty. Varying from 20 lakhs to 30,000 rupees, the royalty amount depends on the list of singers who perform Ilaiyaraaja’s songs and scale of the show.
Now, the interesting development is that popular producer K Rajan says “Producers are the ones who take care of the composing and recording expense. We also promote the songs in various platforms so will Ilaiyaraaja give a share in the royalty he gets from musical shows?”.
Rajan adds that he doesn’t know whom to approach to know why producers are ignored in the royalty share so he is appealing to Ilaiyaraaja himself through his official statement.