Spotify, Warner Chapell Music End India Dispute, Sign Multi-Territory Deal
Music streaming service Spotify and Warner Chapell Music, a leading international music publisher, have ended their legal dispute in India by signing a multi-territory licensing agreement, which also includes the country.
Warner Chapell Music filed a case in the Bombay High Court in February 2019 seeking an injunction against Spotify for including in its selection in India music represented by WCM. Both the parties approached the court to get the pending litigation dismissed.
“We're happy with this outcome. The new deal appropriately values our songwriters' music and expands our licence partnership with Spotify to include India,” said WCM spokesperson said in a statement. According to a Spotify spokesperson, “We're pleased with this agreement and together with Warner Chapell Music, we look forward to helping songwriters and artists connect with more fans and for more fans to enjoy be inspired by their music.”
(With inputs from PTI)
Billie Eilish to Perform James Bond Theme Song for 'No Time to Die'
Teen pop sensation Billie Eilish has been roped in by the makers of upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die to record its official theme song. The 18-year-old singer, who wrote the song with her brother Finneas O'Connell, will be the youngest artiste in history to record the theme track for the long-running spy franchise. “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock,” she said in a statement.
Eilish follows in the footsteps of British singers Adele and Sam Smith, who won an Oscar each for their tracks in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015), respectively.
'Street Dancer 3d' Song: Varun Finds Himself in a Love Triangle in 'Lagdi Lahore Di'
‘Lagdi Lahore Di’ is the latest track from Street Dancer 3D to be released. The song is Guru Randhawa’s recreation of his 2017 track ‘Lahore’ and has been sung by Tulsi Kumar. The video features Varun Dhawan, Nora Fathei and Shraddha Kapoor.
'Go Goa Gone 2' to Hit Theatres in March 2021
The sequel to 2013 zombie comedy Go Goa Gone has been announced, and it will hit the theatres in March 2021. It was announced by Eros International and Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films. The first film, which featured Saif Ali Khan as a zombie hunter and Kunal Khemu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari, as three men whose holiday to Goa turns out to be a zombie nightmare.
Alia Bhatt’s Mafia Queen Avatar in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ Poster
On 15 January, the first look of Alia Bhatt from upcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi was released. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The official social media account of Bhansali Productions released the look.
In the two posters that have been unveiled, Alia Bhatt looks sharp with deep kohl in her eyes. Her gaze is unwavering and she wears a nose ring. The poster also reveals the release date of the film: 11 September 2020.
Boman Irani Cast as Ranveer Singh's Father in 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar'
Ranveer Singh’s father will be played by Boman Irani in Yash Raj Films’ next Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Maneesh Sharma said, “Boman sir’s body of work loudly speaks for his incredible acting prowess and we are thrilled and honoured to have him in our film. Boman sir is playing Ranveer’s father in the film and their on-screen camaraderie is something to watch out for.”
Recently, the female lead opposite Ranveer was finalised for the comedy-drama. Shalini Pandey, who made her debut with Telugu film Arjun Reddy will be starring in the film, set in Gujarat.
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