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What is the salary / remuneration of Playback Singers for a song in Indian movies?

Tags: singers, indian movies, playback singers
Asked by Joseph Chacko, 26 Apr '11 11:10 pm
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It is very difficult to generalise, as the rate per song widely varies among regional language films and Bollywood films. Moreover the remuneration for a song of a male singer may be different from that for a female playback singer. Another criterion determining the remuneration of a playback singer is the reputation the playback singer enjoys in the industry, his or her market value as a singer etc. So far as Malayalam films are concerned, a new comer may sing a song free of cost so that he or she gets an exposure to the film industry.A singer may get anything above Rs.ten thousand per song, depending on his reputation. K.J.Jesudas, the golden voice of Malayalam film industry may get even lakh or more for a song. Similarly, K.S.Chithra, the nightingale of Malayalam film industry, may get around Rs.fifty thousand for a hit song. With the proliferation of singers in all the major regional languages and the Hindi filmwprld, a realistic generalisation is not possible. It is rumoure ...more
Answered by thampy chacko, 27 Apr '11 09:20 am

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