Lyricists Varun Grover, Neelesh Misra and Swanand Kirkire are angry at music streaming platforms for not crediting lyricists

Previously singer Sonu Nigam also slammed T Series for playing the role of a music mafia in the Hindi film industry.
Written By Abhivyakti Seshanand | Updated: July 23, 2020 12:50 IST
Lyricists Varun Grover, Neelesh Misra and Swanand Kirkire are angry at music streaming platforms for not crediting lyricists

Bollywood celebrities are raising their voices more and more now against unjust practices in their respective fields. Recently Varun Grover took to Twitter to express his displeasure against music streaming platforms for not crediting him for his songs. Grover has penned songs for films like "Masaan", "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" and "Gangs of Wasseypur". He said that he and composer Sagar Desai were not credited for the 2014 film "Aankhon Dekhi."
 
On Twitter Grover wrote, "Now I find they put the full album jukebox in 2018 but have not credited me and Sagar Desai. And then in 2020, six years after the film's release, @TimesMusicHub starts putting out the 'lyrics videos' from #AnkhonDekhi - but again no credits eeven in lyrics videos."
 
Previously Varun also tweeted writing, "Thanks to @mayurpuri for intervening & grateful to them for being prompt. Hope it's a start and all music companies take action to rightly credit the creators on their channels."
 
Swanand Kirkire also spoke about the practice of not crediting song lyricists. He wrote, "There's no tradition of crediting the lyricists on this music app. Only the thumbnail, which the producer has provided has a mention, but once you click, only the composer and singers are credited. They have also embedded the lyrics, but not the name of the lyricist."
 
Neelesh Misra wrote, "Music launches have been held without the lyricist getting prominence. For years, lyricwriters have got no mention on most radio stations or TV reality shows playing songs. And now OTT platforms have taken the same route. The lyric writer stands at the end of the line."


CREDITS: TWITTER


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