You Might Soon Hear About Suicides in Music Industry: Sonu Nigam

In a video posted on Instagram, Sonu Nigam said that the music industry is unkind to young musicians. 

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Sonu Nigam.

With the entire country mourning Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise, Sonu Nigam has taken to Instagram to post a video about the kind of pressure artistes have to go through. The singer began by saying that currently the country is grappling through a lot of pressure. “People are going through a lot of mental and emotional pressure after hearing the news of Sushant Singh Rajput dying by suicide. It’s very difficult to come to terms with the fact that a celebrated, talented young life is no longer with us”, Sonu said.


Added to that is news of the face-off between India and China on Monday (15 June) in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, wherein at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed. “Both these incidents have affected me a lot. Through this vlog I would like to put in a request to the music companies - today an actor has died by suicide, tomorrow it can be a musician also. The ‘music mafia’ is bigger than the film mafia in the country. I was lucky enough to escape from the shackles of music companies, but a number of young artistes are going through a lot of stress. Even if the director, producer and music composer wants to work with a particular artiste, the music companies object”, Sonu says.

He adds that there are a couple of music companies that abuse their power and end up creating a lot of trouble for singers, composers, lyricists. “Be kind to the young talents. Don’t push them to the wall. Even my songs have been dubbed a number of times. It’s humiliating to call a singer, make him record songs and then dub his songs”, said Sonu.

Finally he urged music companies to be kind to young musicians because the need their help.

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