IPL 2020 Anthem Composer Dismisses Plagiarism Allegations

A Delhi-based rapper has alleged that this 12 months’s Indian Premier League (IPL) anthem “Aayenge Hum Wapas” has been copied from his observe, an allegation that has been pushed aside through the composer of the just lately launched music. Rapper Krishna Kaul aka KRSNA claims the observe has been lifted from his music “Dekh Kaun Aaya Waapas” however composer Pranav Ajayrao Malpe stated it’s his authentic paintings and he even has a certificates from Track Composers Affiliation of India (MCAI).

KRSNA advised PTI that his group, together with the impartial hip-hop label Kalamkaar, will take the criminal course and means Disney+Hotstar, which commissioned the music.

“Disney+Hotstar have left no possibility for us however to hunt criminal recourse and our label goes to struggle this unfair and scandalous plagiarisation,” KRSNA stated.

Malpe stated 4 MCAI panelists, together with musician Leslee Lewis, independently assessed each the songs and didn’t to find any similarity.

“MCAI is an establishment of reputation and the professionals at the panel have a large number of enjoy. I believe we must recognize the professionals’ perspectives and put this debate to leisure,” Malpe advised PTI.

The composer stated the concept at the back of the observe, launched on September 6, was once to specific the combat everybody was once going via right through the pandemic “and to offer them hope of a comeback.”

“Nagpur has a small however budding hip-hop and rap scene which I am part of. I am proud that this observe has been favored and that I have been ready to position a focus at the Nagpur hip-hop scene,” he added.

IPL 2020 might be held within the UAE from September 19 to November 10. In its review, the MCAI stated rather then being of the similar style, the 2 songs haven’t any similarity melodically, harmonically or rhythmically.

“A style or rap taste then again isn’t copyrightable and does not represent plagiarisation. Therefore the panel is of the opinion that there exists really extensive distinction between the compositions of each the tracks,” the observation from MCAI learn.


KRSNA, then again, stated MCAI has no criminal status within the topic and has proven a “surprising ignorance” of the style.

“The MCAI observation is a major assault on musicians and composers all over as a result of their declare that a style like hip hop can’t be differentiated approach everyone seems to be loose to duplicate everyone else – hook, line and sinker,” he claimed.

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