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News |  06 Sep 2016 20:26 |  By RnMTeam

Amaal Mallik lashes out at the music industry but for the right reasons

MUMBAI: While most Indians wax eloquent about the Bollywood music, calling it unique and something that we should all be proud of, Amaal Mallik for one totally detest it.

The young composer has put forward his mature thoughts on the current music scene in Indian Cinema, which for sure is quite acceptable.

He recently posted on his Facebook account how Bollywood Music Industry has become a vicious circle.

Here is what he said:

"The vicious cycle of our music industry -

Music that is promoted heavily tends to become a earworm and eventually becomes a hit....More people request for it on the radio, as they dunno any better.

Jo Dikhta Hain Woh Bikta Hain, and jo Bikta Hain woh Aur Dikhta hain and the cycle continues.....

And we all think 'Yeh Hain Naya Hit Gaana'....

Sorry but YouTube Views, iTune downloads and Radioplay is not the only yardstick, Even I keep putting posts saying 1M 2M views but that's because we all are stuck in the new social trappings, which we can't do much about,but we can atleast work towards making newer music.

Listening to my own music and what Bollywood is churning out since 2 years now, sparing a few good albums like - Badlapur, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kapoor & Sons, Fitoor, U?ta Punjab, Baar Baar Dekho, Sultan & Banjo recently.....

Every love song today sounds like Aashiqui 2, every wedding song a Chittiya? Kalaiyaan, every club song a Chaar Baj Gaye or Subah Hone Na De, or a Sooraj Dooba Hain or a Chull.....

There is so much of music within me, and all of us as composers that is dying to come out but it's not commercial enough for the labels or the producers.

We have all forgotten our own inner voice because of others.....Others who decide whether we will compose for a certain film or will be humiliated and thrown out of it....

Directors have lost their voice and are going to labels and begging for a hit song....This is not how things were, where is the confidence of the captain of the ship ?

If labels are deciding the music of films (Almost All), where the music needs to be a chartbuster and the story doesn't matter it's okay, but what about a soundtrack that has to be honest to the script ?????

I think the Director, Music composer, Lyricist and the label guys should create something special for a film instead of putting stock music.....

All of them should be jamming together, which is next to impossible to achieve, but that's what will change it.....

That's how we will achieve a score that will work with the film & in time become a radio hit too.

Not trying to hurt any body, I'm sure many lyricists and composers will agree with me....

Just need to plan a way forward....

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.....Peace"

To what extent Amaal is right is absolutely comprehensible. How business in music is deteriorating the essence of music and how those who aren't related to music have to take every bit of decision for it.

Now, we need to see if the industry understands Amaal's point of view and start giving the audience a brighter picture with more originality in compositions.