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Zee Music Company acquires music rights of UTV-Disney & Balaji's films

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MUMBAI: Zee Music Company (ZMC), which completes a year of operations, has acquired the music rights of UTV-Disney and Balaji Motion Pictures’ upcoming movies for the year 2015-16.

ZMC will be releasing the music for Disney’s ABCD2, UTV’s Fitoor and Katti Batti and Balaji Motion Pictures’ Flying Jatt and Kya Super Kool Hai Hum 3.

ZMC head Anurag Bedi said, “It has been a phenomenal year for us and we are very happy with our decision to enter the music space. We are elated to be associated with two of the finest studios – UTV Disney and Balaji Motion Pictures – who have consistently delivered successful movies and music over the years. Meanwhile, we continue to work towards a fantastic year ahead with an exciting line-up of movies starting this summer. Among our new titles are Gabbar is Back, Piku, Kuch Kuch Locha haiBombay Velvet, Ishqedarriyaan, Singh Is Bling, Tina And Lolo, and Jazbaa. In addition to that, 30 new projects will be announced soon.”

Disney India VP and head, marketing and distribution studios Amrita Pandey opined, “We are happy to associate with Zee Music Company on our movies. Our upcoming slate has highly anticipated movies, like Disney’s ABCD 2 and UTV’s Fitoor and Katti Batti and with these movies we will deliver on our promise of providing audiences with great stories and music.”

Balaji Motion Pictures group CEO Sameer Nair added, “Music is a key driver for audiences across, as a studio we believe this creative synergy will be productive. The aim has always been to entertain, entertain and only entertain. We’re looking forward to this enthralling journey with Zee Music Company.”

Last year, ZMC bagged the rights to films like Holiday, Mary Kom, Humshakals, Bang Bangand Shaukeens amongst others. In all, the company acquired music rights to more than 40 Hindi movies from studios like from Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Fox Star Studios as well as 15 Marathi films in 2014.

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