The show must not go on

December 1, 2016

In a recent case entitled Chitra Jagjit Singh v the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) and others, the Delhi High Court restrained the IPRS from issuing licences with regard to the musical works of the late Jagjit Singh, a renowned Indian Ghazal singer who passed away in 2011. A concert was to be organised by Panache Entertainment and the IPRS at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on 18 March 2016, in memory of the late and renowned Jagjit Singh. The concert, however, was entitled ‘Ek Ehsaas Jagjit Singh Live in Concert’ and had taglines to the effect that Jagjit Singh “sings again for charity”. The advertisements gave the overall misleading impression that the late singer would be performing live whereas, in reality, extracts from his various live performances were going to be played along with the live band that had played alongside him for more than two decades. Aggrieved by this, the late singer’s widow, Chitra Jagjit Singh, filed the present suit Read More .

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