Lyricist have penned a song that explains emphasises their demand.
Whenever we listen to a song and whether we like it or don’t like it we check the music composure, beats, or the lyrics but do we really care about the lyricist. No much. They also don’t get enough credit for their contribution to the song and so fifteen lyricists have come together to demand that they should be given proper credit by music labels and companies. They have penned a song that emphasised their demand.
Titled ‘Credit De Do Yaar’, a group of 15 lyricists from the Hindi film industry has coined a song to demand that they are given proper credits for their work by music labels. The 3-minute video, now dubbed the ‘writer’s anthem’ featuring writers Sameer Anjaan, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Neelesh Misra, Manoj Muntashir, Mayur Puri, Kumaar, Shellee, Anvita Dutta, Sawanand Kirkire, Kasur Munir, Raj Shekhar, Abhiruchi Chand, Hussain Haidry, Puneet Sharma and Varun Grover.
The song has been uploaded on Varun Grover’s YouTube channel. AR Rahman shared the song on Twitter, Varun was quick to thank him.
The song has been uploaded on Varun Grover’s YouTube channel. As AR Rahman shared the song on Twitter, Varun was quick to thank him.
Thanks a lot boss. https://t.co/deOrWgWOSG
— वरुण 🇮🇳 (@varungrover) July 31, 2020
Writer-actor Swanand Kirkire started the campaign recently and many of his contemporaries had been sharing screenshots of song descriptions on video and audio platforms revealing how very few mention the lyricist’s name. Varun shared the video and tweeted, “15 contemporary lyrics writers come together to sing their humble demand – asking for proper credits on music streaming platforms and youtube channels. Dekhiye, suniye, aage badhaaiye.”
“We just want them to properly credit us for our songs. And we want you all to join us in this issue, in whichever way possible. Whenever you find the name of a lyricist missing, please raise your voice and support us,” said Varun Grover, who has also directed the video.