Hinjewadi Police, Pune, Books FIR Against Da-Bangg Tour Organisers For Cheating and Copyrights Offence!
The very recent mega glamorous event, DA-BANGG TOURS, held at Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex – Balewadi, Pune. It featured glittering, high-octane, performances by Salman’s Khan and his Dabangg franchise co-stars as well as Bollywood A-list stars like Sonakshi Sinha, Katrina Kaif, Prabhudeva, Daisy Shah etc. Besides Indian cities, the Da-bangg Tour had slated performances for the Indian audiences across the globe, especially at NRI-heavy destinations like US, Canada, London, Hong Kong, Auckland and Melbourne.
Although the star-studded event was a phenomenal success, it could have been a 100% hitch-less affair if the organisers (Four Pillars Event Management Services Pvt. Ltd.) had shown the foresight of procuring requisite public performance rights! Basically, the usage rights for ‘ground-performance of sound recordings’ played in the event were ‘held’ by Novex Communications. Some of these unauthorised songs played were Saree Ke Fall Sa – R Rajkumar (Eros), Gandi Baat – R Rajkumar (Eros), Swag Se Swagat – Tiger Zinda Hai (YRF), Dhoom Machale – Dhoom-3 (YRF), Dil Diyan Gallan – Tiger Zinda Hai (YRF), Kaala Chashma – Baar Baar Dekho (ZEE) and Jag Ghumeya – Sultan (YRF).
So, NOVEX has rightfully filed an FIR at the Hinjewadi police station (Pune) against the event organisers, Sameer Pawani & Manish Lanjekar (Directors of Four Pillars Event Management Services Pvt. Ltd.). It is a clear case of cheating as even after the organiser-issued cheque bounced, they continued with the scheduled tour without paying for the public performance rights.+
Novex Communications Pvt. Ltd. is a pioneer in the copyright domain in certain music & entertainment industries since last 15 years, engaged in monitoring the lawful use of copyrighted music across diverse industries. Our partner Music Labels include the likes of Yash Raj Films Private Limited, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Limited, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, Tips Industries Limited and EROS International Media Limited. These labels not only hold huge volumes of music assets but also provide an unsurpassed variety of genres, suitable for any event or occasion. 60% of Novex-held songs were featured in MIRCHI TOP 20 rankings throughout 2017 and ‘our’ melodies have been consistently trending top 3 spots* this year as well.