Sonu Nigam, Adnan Sami Question Monopoly in Bollywood Music, Triggers Hot Debate

The overall country was in shock over the information of Sushant Singh Rajput committing suicide exactly 2 weeks back.

This has been succeeded by a storm triggered by a video footage of  Sonu Nigam over  music sector of Hindi movies.

Within the video footage that went viral shortly after it has been posted Sonu Nigam said that it has been painful to really know that Sushant, a star is no extra. “& tomorrow you could hear a similar information from Music sector that a lyric writer (or) a music composer (or) a singer is no extra. The status of the music sector in our nation is as such that it’s even bigger mafia than that of movie sector.”

Claiming that only 2 citizens who owe 2 main music businesses within the nation are racing the overall sector Nigam claimed that they (the 2 composers) have made it so tough for the new comers that they’re shedding tears of blood due to their own helpless status.

He also describes an incident in that 9 singers have been inquired to sing for a single recording & tries to highlight that it’s a evident act of exploitation.


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Awhile Sonu Nigam had continuously requested to the sector to be kind to new comers, he’s also mentioned regarding the monopoly of 2 businesses that have curb over the overall Bollywood music sector.

What Nigam has stated seems to be on the basis of facts. In 2019 broadly 113 movies have been declared by Bollywood & out of those Zee Music Firm stood as label for 52 movies, T-series for 33, Saregama Music helping 8, Sony Four & rest represented several labels with 1 (or) 2 films.

In 2024 from Jan to Mar mostly 35 films have been declared & again Zee Music Firm conducted label for 13 movies, T-series had contract with 9, Sony & Tips with two & 3. Once again them have been declared by businesses with 1 (or) 2 labels.

This revelation has sparked the controversy. Marina Kuwar who had charged Bhushan Kumar of sexual misconduct in 2018,when the #Me too” discussion has been raging.

States she in her new post, “When your personal life shifts drastically because of some of the unwanted incidents happened in your personal life, that time you choose to go into depression. No 1 knows just how badly these incidents impact your personal life. Sometimes we give up & we end up with our personal life! Feeling so depressed.”


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This resulted in a war of words within the sector.  Sonu Nigam in the other video footage said that Bhushan Kumar from T – Show has been forcefully trying to put forward his own views via different singers.


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This result in Bhushan Kumar’s spouse Divya Khosle informing, “I’m seeing citizens being able to sell lies & deceits with their own powerful campaign. Sonu Nigam kinda citizens really know just how to play with minds of the audience …Such citizens are thankless.” The truth still could’t be neglected that T- Show is the largest player within the Hindi movie music sector & holds an estimated 50 per cent market distribute.

Adnan Sami went out in help of Sonu Nigam spreading his own thoughts on-line: “Trying to put forward high time that music sector shifts its outlook towards music & newcomers as they’re being exploited.” He also questioned the reliability of citizens in the top & hit out in them. He pointed out that they have been trying to play god with no knowledge of creativity. Specifically upset with remix & remake culture, he questioned future of the sector.

Mandushree, a singer who’s experience in wide range of languages like Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu & Hindi & well-known for her voice in AR Rahman’s movies agrees that mafia in movie sector accomplish exist & there were attempts to choke her voice.

It had become an edging 2 way game when singers like Amaal Malik & Shilpa Rao, Composer Rochak Kohli & lyricists Manoj Muntasir’s views didn’t tally with Sonu Nigam’s.

For Armaan Mallik things have been various. He comes from a family (4) of musicians. He initiated functioning when he has been 19 yrs. of age & got (1) his own 1st movie when he has been 24. He says it to be equally tough with failures by his own way into the sector & even extra tough for his own brother Amaal Mallik.

Music director Rochak Kohli revealed  his own reach towards singers; be it a beginner (or) an well-established 1 he treats them all equally. To his own announcement he added further names of singers like Arjit Singh & Sachet Tandon for justification. He terms it to be a progressive procedure.

It’s evident that issues accomplish exist within the sector &, yes, there is Monopoly of some over it. Right from Badshah to Armaan Malik, Neha Kakkar to Shreya Goshal & Sonu Nigam to Arijit Singh all this top faces within the sector have labels like Zee Music Firm (or) T- Show (or) Sony Music. The issue doesn’t lie with singers & producers functioning with labels however it’s in labels that have monopoly over music. This is definitely creating it tough for the new comers to gain recognition.