on Mar 20, 2017
Music maestro Ilayaraja recently sent legal notice to legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam for signing his compositions at music concerts abroad without taking his permission. SP Balu reacted strongly stating he will never ever sing Ilayaraja songs in public platforms. He further said that, he doesn’t actually know about copy right.
Ilaiayraja’s Copyrights Consultant Pradeep has now offered a clarification on why the legal notice was sent to SPB. Pradeep said that this should not be considered as a notice against SP Balu. One must note that Ilaiyaraja has been campaigning for safeguarding his Copy Rights over the past two three years and the notice is a part of this drive.
Pradeep further clarified that this is not a notice against SPB singing a song composed by Ilaiyaraja but it is a notice urging the singer to get the proper approval from the composer before using their songs in concerts.
Pradeep made it clear that, Ilaiyaraja does not follow the same practice of seeking his Royalty Rights from those who use his songs in the concerts held in villages who do it for their livelihood.