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The cabinet has approved a proposal to provide financial benefits to singers, lyricists and musicians when their creations are telecast and broadcast over Television and Radio channels, the government said.

Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that Rs. 3.00 each will be paid to the singer, the song writer and the musician each time a song created by them, is broadcast over the SLBC. A payment of 10.00 rupees each will be paid for the three artistes when the song is telecast over the TV.

He said the gazette notification with necessary instructions and guidelines to be followed by the private TV and Radio channels will be issued shortly.
The Minister also said that the government expects the new arrangements to be in place by January. (SAJ)

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  • thishya weragoda Thursday, 16 December 2010 12:07 PM

    you obviously don't understand that this is "Per Broadcast". That would amount to millions at the end of the day.. But the most important thing is who will monitor these broadcasts and do a proper accounting of the whole process? The same thing happens with "RingIn Tunes" etc. on mobile networks. the process is abused.

    malkanthi Friday, 17 December 2010 07:48 AM

    At the rate cheap artists are mushrooming for cheap publicity, these guys are further encouraged to l earn earn more than a reputed versatile artist.

    dev Friday, 17 December 2010 03:58 AM

    Something better than nothing :)

    Some artist will get 300 buks end of the year ne. depends on popularity

    Dr. Walimuni Thursday, 16 December 2010 10:51 PM

    To broadcast one of my song on a radio channel, I paid Rs. 100,000. What about me? Loss is Rs. 100,003.

    Lakmikanth Thursday, 16 December 2010 08:57 PM

    So far neglected area . Now at least the rulers have appreciated the value of artists.

    band Thursday, 16 December 2010 02:20 PM

    better not give anything at all. 3/= Rs is a shame when u think of the profit these channels earn.

    rif Thursday, 16 December 2010 01:54 PM

    next move is singer must pay VAT for that

    Artist Thursday, 16 December 2010 01:22 PM

    ok This is a good start. But must improve monitoring and the rates....

    Freelanced Thursday, 16 December 2010 12:29 PM

    This is a good move. I remember that the SLBC was paying Rs.1/- per each song that was broadcast (only to the singer)and it was stopped for some reason in early '80s or so.

    Cobra Thursday, 16 December 2010 12:07 PM

    All are shouting Hurrah's over this new proposal which is no doubt good for the creators of the music. In time however, channels will curtail it due to the extra cost. Then what? Probably more talk than music to our ears!!!

    local boy Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:22 AM

    3 rupees? lol !. for the ministers millions worth items, for the public only. Will never develop

    nomusic Thursday, 16 December 2010 12:01 PM

    Good. I appreciate.

    TMA Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:55 AM

    Disgusting. 3 rupees. Is that how their work worth?

    rosh Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:55 AM

    Rs 3 for every time it broadcasts. Just count the number of songs per day, and no of channels on air. Its abonus for them

    sltk2004 Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:49 AM

    This has two sides. Without radio or Tv playing their songs, the artists won't have a future. There's no way the public know about them.

    Jagath Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:29 AM

    Rs.3 & Rs.10 What an amount???
    Mucieciens have been put to the clas of beggers. Even beggers earn more than this.
    This is an insult to all the muciens. In other countries this category is well respected and well paid.

    Tharaka Chanaka Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:31 AM

    You can even buy a lottery ticket for Rs.10 anymore.

    willows Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:25 AM

    what an awful payment Rs. 3.00 when the politiians are paid in millions for nothing????

    sherlock holmes Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:25 AM

    wow ! finally !


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