Many Bollywood songs that are owned by Mumbai based production house Zee Entertainment Enterprises ltd will not be heard in various star hotels on New Years Eve in Hyderabad after a tussle over royalty.
The Times of India reports that for the past several months, three top production houses- Zee, Yash Raj and UTV, which are known for churning out popular music, have insisted that their music could be played during parties at public places only after paying the requisite fee.
Zee moved 11 separate petitions and one of them has ended up in a city civil court, which ordered hotels not to play movie songs owned by Zee till January 21.
Eight petition were moved before the IX city civil court, Hyderabad, against Taj Krishna, Taj Deccan, Taj Vivanta, Country Club, Taj Banjara, Country Club Kool, Bottles and Chimneys, Country Club, Begumpet, and three before the Additional District Judge, Ranga Reddy district against Novotel, Hyderabad Airport Hotel, Novotel Convention Centre, Mind Space and Westin Hotel, the TOI report adds.
"Issue urgent notice. Heard, perused and prima facie case made out, irreparable injury would be caused to the petitioner if petition is not allowed. Hence issue interim injunction in favour of the petitioner and against the respondent,'' the judge said in the order.
The fee that Zee is demanding is not fixed and will be decided depending on the hotel or pub organising the event, the timings and other factors.