Monday, October 17, 2005

They may be dead...

But they still send me messages.. The last one i got was from Kishore,and a few days before that, i had got one from RD Burman... both of them messaged me for the same reason, that their songs were now available as ring tones, and all i had to do to was sms my choice to a certain number..i guess heaven must be a very costly place, for them to be actually selling tunes after their death... The mobile service providers must be surely making money out of this, and i guess they would be paying the record labels..
Now, do you think the above two eminent personalities, got anything from the record labels for the revenue their work would generate in the future.. because even royalties would be paid only on short timeframes like a year... but that left me wondering, we are now in an age, where we actually pledge our anticipated incomes for different purchases, in the form of EMIs.. so do you think that the artists, writers etc of this age are getting any money for the revenue their work would accumulate in the future.. what i'mtrying to say is that could RD Burman have anticipated the internet ormobile phones in an age when even telephones were a gizmo??so though JK Rowling has a share in the earnings on the internet, movies,palmtop devices etc, would she (for example) anticipate the revenues from 'Customised psychiatric sessions with your favorite fantasy character'..and even if she did, how many could she imagine?? thats what, i guess, they call loss in profit...
until next time, even royalty has limits....

13 comments:

Stone said...

another marketting gimmick!!!!
During elections Atal Bihari Bajpai used to call me :-)

Deez said...

awesome.....that makes me think if v shd start anticipating future earning frm this blog space too.

who knows.....:))

Brood Mode said...

good point.

PS: a story is overdue

Prerona said...

lol manu - only u cud have come up with that example :)

GratisGab said...

LOL! Well said Manu bhai :)

Can't stop laughing at Stone's comment.

Twilight Fairy said...

Hi there!
It seems I have come here for the first time! Or did you change looks in between :p :)

Nupur said...

I'm still waiting for my royalty cheque Manu! ;)

Arunima said...

lol. I got an Sms from Aishwarya rai. I knew it was autogenerated. Following the footsteps of another irritated friend, I replied "kiss my ass". I know it did not reach anybody but I had the pleasure of doing it.

Try it next time:-)

manuscrypts said...

stone: hey, true.. on reliance.

deez: thats present..think future :)

manuscrypts said...

brood mode: cant that ego massage thingie be taken as a story? haan, and the 55 one? :)

prero: :)

manuscrypts said...

gabby: but its true :)

fairy: hmm, have changed it, yup.. coz i think u have been here..:)

manuscrypts said...

nupur: kis khushi main?? :)

arunima: you are responding.. thats dangerous..lol :)

ravi said...

The Boss is dead! Long live the Boss!!