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llaiyaraaja asks Karaoke app Smule to remove his songs

Music composer Ilaiyaraaja has asked the popular Karaoke application Smule to remove his songs from its list citing that it is a matter of copyright infringement.

Published: 27th September 2017 02:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2017 02:52 PM   |  A+A-

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Ilayaraja, the doyen of South Indian music has bagged 5 National awards so far. He became the first Asian to score a symphony for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, besides scoring over 1000 feature films in a period of 38 years. (File | EPS)

By Online Desk

Music composer Ilaiyaraaja has asked the popular Karaoke application Smule to remove his songs from its list citing that it is a matter of copyright infringement.

In a statement by the maestro's copyright consultant said that Smule is paying to avail Michael Jackson's song in their application but not in the case of Ilaiyaraja. 

The composer will take necessary action after getting a response from the San Fransisco based company.

According to a Silverscreen report, Smule has already taken down many of Ilaiyaraja's songs following the mail from Raja's legal team.

Ilaiyaraja, one of the most famous faces in Indian film music had previously asked singer SP Balasubrahmanyam not to use his songs in his stage shows. The singer received a legal notice from Raja and had to remove some songs from his stage show 'SPB 50'. 

Ilaiyaraja had also asked singer KS Chithra to get prior permission before using his songs on stage shows.



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