Aditya Narayan, son of acclaimed playback singer Udit Narayan, seems disillusioned with the way the music industry is functioning.Â Â
Aditya feels that a career in the music industry may be a lucrative one but it is only the labels which are making huge money. He says that music companies often exploit singers, composers, and songwriters over royalty of their own songs.
In an interview with PTI, Aditya said, "It is demotivating when you are called to sing for free and made to sign a contract, saying this song does not belong to you. If you want to perform the song, you need to pay the label some money. It is ridiculous."
Aditya said it is for this reason that he is not signing new projects in Bollywood.
"Until I do not find a way where I can secure my future when it comes to art and music there is no point in doing it (singing many songs). Some people need to take the initiative and find a way. Music has a lot of money but labels are earning it all," says Aditya.
He says every singer is replaceable today because there is no unity in the music industry.
"If a top singer is given a song and if that person refuses to sign a contract or doesn't agree with the pay cut, then another singer comes in the picture, who might be facing some financial crisis, so he will sign the contract and sing the song.
"What this singer doesn't realise is that everyone is going to suffer in the long run and that is exactly what is happening. Singers are growing in large numbers, so there is a replacement at every doorstep," he elaborates.
"I have been working as a child, so beyond a point, it becomes repetitive. It becomes a vicious circle, you need to explore new avenues," he says.
Aditya, who also dabbled in acting with his debut film "Shaapit" in 2010, says he is looking forward to his pet project - a musical.
"My friends Sidharth and Garima of 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela' and 'Toilet...' fame, have written a beautiful musical script for me. We are looking for a director. Hopefully, things should start next year".Â
(With PTI inputs)