Nikhil Pahwa & NT Balanarayan Actor-turned-film-producer Abhay Deol has questioned the legal practices of music label T-Series, alleging that the songs of his movie are not being sold or his movie promoted, because artists do no agree to all the clauses put up by the recording company in their contract. This, he alleges, is against the law, and if producers get artists to sign the contract in that form, they would be breaking the law. Readers should keep in mind that music is integral to the promotion of a film. Film producers license music out to a record label, which pays them in two ways - in part for the rights and in part for promoting the film. ALSO READ: T-Series tells Abhay Deol that its contracts are not illegal Labels with large catalogs like T-Series have deals with TV channels which give lower advertising rates for promoting films, in exchange for both money and access to music for shows. TV is essential for promotion of films, and without promotion, films tend to tank: a substantial amount of a films revenue - around 70% - comes in the first weekend itself. The Copyright law in India was changed recently, with the intent of providing musicians and songwriters revenue share for music sales. Abhay Deol Beaten By T Series by lehren Deol also turned up at an award show with a black eye apparently his way of saying "visually (and symbolically) that the film's marketing has taken a hit." He wrote: "Well the…
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