Zee Music Company

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Zee Music Company
IndustryMusic & Entertainment
FoundedMarch 31, 2014; 8 years ago (2014-03-31)[1]
Headquarters
Key people
  • Kirthi Rai (Marketing Head)
  • Vinay Guwalani (Digital Head)
  • Pradeep Tripathi (Licensing Head)
ServicesMusic & Entertainment
OwnerAnurag Bedi, PMI
ParentZee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
(to be merged with Sony Pictures Networks India) (pending)

Zee Music Company (ZMC) is an Indian music company, a subsidiary of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.[2] It carries its business activities mainly from New Delhi. The company has captured a major chunk of market share in Bollywood music in a short span of time.[3]

History[edit]

Zee Entertainment had originally ventured into music distribution with Zee Records. Its first movie was Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. Later Zee Records Home Video was established. During the launch of the company in 2014, Punit Goenka, CEO and Managing Director of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, the parent company of Zee Music Company said- " the music industry is a large playing field and there is scope to explore the opportunity in this market. Technology has also emerged as a key transformer of the music industry and digital revenues are driving growth in the market. Since we are a content company, it is essential to own intellectual property as content is the king."[4]

Since then, it has entered stiff competition against T-Series. The journey began with Hawaa Hawaai and since then, it has extended itself to various reprise and acoustic cover versions of its own songs. Some of its most successful music rights deals include those with Fox Star Studios, UTV Software Communications, Balaji Motion Pictures, Excel Entertainment, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions.

In 2018, Zee Music Company and another music label Sony Music India decided to have negotiations of merging companies still by the name of Zee Music Company. They would take the rights of half of the Dharma Productions and other studios' movie music rights.

Soundtracks under acquisition[edit]

Hindi[edit]

Some of the company's most popular Bollywood albums include:

1989 (T-Series Rewind)[edit]

1994 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

1996 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

1997 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

1999 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

2000 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

2001 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

2003 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

2004 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

2005 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

2006 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

2009 (Zee Music Rewind)[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

2020[edit]

2021[edit]

2022[edit]

Bhojpuri[edit]

Some of the Bhojpuri cinema albums include:-

Bengali[edit]

Some of the Bangla cinema albums include:

Odia[edit]

Some of the Odia cinema albums include-

Telugu[edit]

Some of the Tollywood albums include:

Tamil[edit]

Some of the Kollywood albums include:

Kannada[edit]

Some of the Kannada cinema albums include:

Punjabi[edit]

Some of the Punjabi cinema albums include:

Malayalam[edit]

Some of the Malayalam cinema albums include:

Marathi[edit]

Some of the Marathi cinema albums include:

(2010) (Rewind)
(2014)
(2016)
(2017)
(2018)
(2019)
(2021)

Pakistani films[edit]

Urdu (Pakistan)

Some of the Pakistani cinema albums include:

Controversy[edit]

Sonu Nigam alleged that he was banned by the Zee Network after he tweeted in support of politician Dr. Kumar Vishwas.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ZEEL launches its new music label 'Zee Music Company'". DNA India. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  2. ^ "How a cruise business landed Zee's Subhash Chandra in uncharted waters". Newslaundry. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Zee Music, the 2nd-most subscribed Indian music channel on YouTube, plans to release 1,000 songs in 2020". The Financial Express. 17 May 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Zeel forays into the music label space with Zee Music Company". Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Zee Music Company acquires the music rights of Gulabo Sitabo, Gunjan Saxena and Shakuntala Devi". The Financial Express. 15 June 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "News18.com: CNN News18 Latest News, Breaking News India, Current News Headlines". Ibnlive.in.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Sonu Nigam accuses music company of announcing ban on him". India Today. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2018.