Music Producer Sez Accuses Sony Music Of Not Paying Royalties On Mere Gully Mein

Maanyata Thu |Jan 28, 2019

Sez On The Beats has accused Sony Music of not paying his share of royalties, after the music label sold his songs to different movie production houses who eventually ended up using his songs

Sez On The Beats has affirmed that he did not receive any royalties on the song ‘Mere Gully Mein’ from the forthcoming movie Gully Boy.

The music producer took to his Facebook to accuse Sony Music of not paying for his work on this track in spite of “having one contract” and his “publishing split being assigned and agreed.”

According to Sez, Sony Music did not inform him that they’ve sold his song to Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy.

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Azaadi Records’ co-founder and Sez’s spokesperson, Mo Joshi also claimed that this is not the first time that Sony Music has not paid his share of royalties. According to Mo Joshi, Sony Music did not pay Sez for high profile licensing/sync deals with Netflix, Redbull, Zee Music, and even many other TV shows. He stated that while Sez was watching TV series Sacred Games’ trailer, he had noticed that the show had used his track named Jungli Sher (also produced by Divine), but they had not paid his share on the song.

He added,

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He explained that if Sez owned 30%, Sony Music and other artists were 50% and 20%, respectively.

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Mo Joshi further said that a rapper did not have any problem with movie’s producers and they had been helpful in getting Sez credits for other songs in the film.  Meanwhile, the music label has not given any comments yet.

Sez On The Beat aka Sajeel Kapoor is most known for producing beats for many rappers such as Prabh Deep and Divine. He was the producer for the original version of ‘Mere Gully Mein,’ which is regarded as one of the big hits of Naezy and Divine, bringing them into the spotlight.


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