Update: A T-Series representative has whatsapped us a statement quoting Neeraj Kalyan, President of T-Series as saying that "We regret to inform you that we have decided to relinquish the music rights of ONE BY TWO. Although we had all the rights from Viacom but we are unable to release the music album in the absence of valid link agreements between Viacom and Composers of the album. We wish all the very best to Mr. Abhay Deol for his film." Jan 17th 2014: T-Series responds to statements made by musicians and several members of Bollywood fraternity at a press conference that was held yesterday, which the music label accused of being "an illegal cartelization". The statement from T-series is a part of an on-going controversy that started with actor turned producer Abhay Deol accusing T-Series of holding back on promoting his movie. He had accused the label of forcing artists to sign allegedly illegal contracts and he had also said that the songs from his movie were not being released as the artists did not agree with certain clause in the agreement. 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." T-Series had responded to these allegations by saying that it acquired the music rights from Viacom18 without any encumbrances, with a clear understanding that Viacom will share the link agreements with authors and composers to complete the chain of title. The company said via…
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