Ilaiyaraaja to Face Legal Issues
Music Director Ilaiyaraaja is in legal troubles. Six Tamil producers have filed a petition against him in Madras High Court.
In the petition, the producers have claimed that Ilaiyaraaja cannot claim copyright ownership for songs in the movies produced by various producers.
The music maestro has been charging a royalty for using the songs that are composed by him in live concerts.
In the past, Ilaiyaraaja has sent legal notices to many playback singers to stop performing his compositions.
In the petition, the producers stated that they are the first owner of their movies and they have the first rights on songs in the movies as well.
Ilaiyaraaja response on this is awaited. It would be interesting to see the reaction of this music director who has sent notices to singers earlier!