After Sushant Singh's death, Sonu Nigam opens up about ‘music mafia’

The entire power lies with only two music companies and two people, he said

PTI8_19_2014_000143A Sonu Nigam | PTI

In the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, Bollywood actors and fimmakers have been opening up about the dark side of the industry. And now, singer Sonu Nigam shared a video in which he draws attention to the ‘mafia’ in the music industry.

“Today, Sushant Singh Rajput, an actor has died. Tomorrow you can hear the same about any singer, music composer or lyricist because there’s a bigger mafia that exists in the music scene in India. I understand there’s business involved and people want to rule. I was lucky to debut at a young age and hence was able to escape this mess. But it’s a difficult scenario for the new kids,” Sonu said in his vlog.

He said that the music industry was being controlled by two individuals and their music companies that decide who gets in and who loses out. “I have seen the frustration in the eyes and voices of new singers, composers,” he said.

“In my case, I’ve known of this actor, who’s under scanner right now, telling not to give a particular song to me but Arijit Singh. So many of my songs got dubbed. I don’t ask for work. Yet, they call me, get me to record a song and then dub it, that’s funny,” he said, adding that if this was what was happening to him who has been in the industry since 1989, ‘imagine the plight of young singers’. Be humane, show some mercy to newcomers, Sonu said.

“Be kind so that more people don’t commit suicide," he said.