News stating that Ilaiyaraaja has sent an official legal notice to S.P. Balasubramanyam has been going viral on social media platforms. This was indeed shocking news for all the music lovers, especially for the southern audience. The Ilayaraaja and SPB, combination was one of the greatest and an everlasting one!
Well, you guys must be wondering what the notice is actually about. The notice states that SPB is not allowed to sing any of Ilaiyaraaja’s compositions at the concert which he doing along with his team in the USA as he does not have the permission from the music maestro. Confirming the same SPB said that he along with Chithra and Charan have received this notice from an attorney representing Ilayaraaja. Failing to follow this notice, they will have to pay a huge amount to Ilaiyaraaja as a penalty. This notice was actually a shock to SPB because he has never received such notice from this music maestro. Yet, following this notice SPB has told his fans in the US that he will not sing any of Raja’s songs.
This notice news came our yesterday. Today there was another shocking clarification on this. Pradeep, who is the Copyrights Consultant of Ilaiyaraaja said that one should not consider this as a legal notice which was sent to SPB but rather it was Ilaiyaraaja’s campaigning which he has been doing for almost 3 years to protect his own copyrights. The notice was sent only because an official permission has not been taken to use his songs at the concert. The singers can perform only after getting a proper approval from Ilaiyaraaja.
He has also made the point very clear that practice of collecting royalties does not imply for those who use his tracks while performing during events at villages, but it is only for those people who use his songs at concerts to make money without his permission.
Hope this notice does not break their relationship because as true music lovers we would love to listen to more song composed by Ilaiyaraaja and sung by SPB!