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Shankar: Copyright loopholes forced musicians to do live shows

Shankar Mahadevan

By HT

New Delhi, Oct. 25 -- Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan says copyright laws haven't always been on the side of musicians, but hopes things will change for the better now.

The 47-year-old singer tells us that back when he started in the nineties, the only way for a musician to make any money was live shows.

"We made our money through live shows. Back then, copyright laws hardly gave you anything as a musician. So live shows became our only source of revenue," he says, adding with some sarcasm that though there have been some positive changes when in comes to singer royalties now, there is still a long way to go.

"It's nothing great for us yet. But maybe, in future, the law will allow our children and grandchildren to earn more."