When it comes to remixes nobody does it more than the film industry, and where music is concerned especially, it appears there are more remixes now than ever before. In Bollywood, remixes are becoming a trend now, with most of the movies having songs that have been recreated from older and better versions. With the trend growing, well-known singer Shaan asks why music companies are opting for them when people do not even like them.
In an interview with Indian Express, Shaan was asked what his thoughts were about the debate going around that Indian music is taking a big hit because of remakes. Along with questioning the reason behind the remixes, he said the composer of the original song is not given enough credit, instead all the credit goes to those who create remixes and have not composed the song.
“I think music companies are up to something and there is something more to it. They are changing the copyrights of the original songs and giving credit to those who have not composed the song. But, clearly, they can’t be so obsessed with recreations especially when people are not liking them. Why are they still doing it?” he was quoted as asking.
“You can always hear the original. It is there in the archives. If you want to hear Aankh Maare, the original is available. I would actually want someone to investigate and find out what’s the copyright issue or what the business related to recreations is. How are they profiting from it?
“The composer is not given enough credit for people to recognise him. Do you remember the name of the composer of original Aankh Maare? More than half of the people will not remember it. It is composed by Viju Shah who has given innumerable massive hits. But no one knows him. The entire song is Viju Shah’s composition and the lyrics are by Sameer.
“You put two lines in the song and call it yours, it doesn’t make any sense. It is the music companies who are pushing for it. Only time will tell what the actual deal is, but I am sure there is something. To create a whole new plethora of music programmers as composers is a perforating sight,” he added.