My Musical Lensography 6 by Sangeet Acharya Chandrachur Mukherjee
OLD TALE OF QUICKSAND
Readers,Music Lovers,Corporate Heads, Organizers and Quality Music Listeners,Salute you all.Pardon me please.
Well, what I am trying here is to draw your kind attention just for a 40 winks span.
Overtly Unprofessional, Misfortune, Ridiculous Ignominy! Shameless Pity! As Artistes (especially from the music field), Even now , almost after witnessing mid 2021 still are over ruled and over ridden by dishonest, incompetent and Uneducated Nonmusical Middlemen,(most of them, Who knows nothing about Music at all),since decades are taking upper hands on and on over and over again on the Musicians/Performers/Singers/Composers and Music Pujarees(Priests) too.
It’s them(Middlemen) who are being offered and allotted high price to book Professional Artistes for Recordings, Call shows and Concerts for an organisation or body.
Bigtime intimidated Bargaining takes place in between and these ruthless Middlemen immensely fill their own pockets for good.
Rhetorically.In a word Artists/Artistes get abused avd exploited in this masked racket.
Too much Busy Personalities/ Businessmen/Branded Companies/Banners overlook these basics and end up relying on these Greedy Pimps and remain totally clueless every time.
On the contrary they end up paying more.
On the other hand Artistes incur huge losses like always.
It’s a known factor in this so called Musical Industry that, Lobbying, Oiling, Avenging Internal vendetta, Jealousy Etc. become more relevant than Creation, Dedication and Perseverance.
Real Music creators and performers(Who are Soft hearted, Shy, Gentle and romantic by nature) find themselves stranded in mid of nowhere in this competitive animalistic rat race. Uncompromising as they are by nature, to save their Dignity, they are reluctantly sacrificing on their sources of income regularly.Just for their respect towards their Own Family Background, Gharana, culture and proper class .Foolishly Dreaming and Seeking towards the right time to perform in front of class Audience. They are sitting at home with insolvency.
Big boon for the lesser class musicians on fringes.
They have an open market, latching on everything handy as they hardly have had anything to lose or compromise.
More over In this Pandemic no aids have come from any sectors.No Tycoons,No Governments
(Be it Central or State).Big Nothing.
Musicians are striving, starving to death.
My earnest request to all (Show Organizers ,Parties, Auditoriums, specially CLUBS, BANQUETS, HOTELS, OFFICE’S, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES Etc) at the earliest opportunity remove Mediators and approach these artists directly for bookings.
Please respect them and pay them(Honour and money) cause they are in dire straits. Please don’t forget Respected Folks, Artistes are the Cultural backbones of India.