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Dilraj Singh Nandha on the unsettling legacy of the rapper's Moose Wala changed the music industry of Punjab?

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Dilraj Nandha, Music Head, Desi Melodies, has seen the industry experience remarkable progress in production quality and growth of distribution network in recent years, as a result, the regressive price system is strengthened. The death of Punjabi musician Sidhu Moosewala has placed a pall over the Punjabi music business. Except for a few Moosewala tribute songs (295,So High, These Days, The Last Ride, etc), film songs, and a few melodies from new artists, not much has been released since the horrific tragedy. While Sidhu's death is being described as the culmination of an inter-gang feud, it does expose the dark underbelly of one of the country's largest music industries by bringing to light, once again, its link to the world of gangsters.”

Moose Wala retained a distinct hip-hop lexicon, from clothing to style, which helped him become an instant global smash. His music was also typically macho at the time, as rap music often is, and swaggered on the verge of violence. He was unapologetically confrontational, singing about his love of guns, bragging about his caste, and detailing a put-down of his opponents. He wrote some striking lyrics that covered the past and contemporary status of Punjab throughout a four-year career. His fondness for firearms and attempts to drive listeners into complicated and often even uncomfortable conversations - such as SYL - earned him a lot of criticism.

Dilraj says,“The Punjabi music industry is one of India's fastest-growing, but there is also an allegedly unavoidable contact between artists and gangsters, which frequently leads in similar tragedies. Because of the incident, shooting schedules have been affected. New artists who thought they would become public figures by singing songs and releasing their album will now be considering other career options. Big music labels are no more interested to invest in Punjabi music because of the fear of their security due to the this incidence.

When an artist writes songs and educates local females. Their tracks have 500-600 million views. They improve their local community. As a result, when such a powerful individual dies, it affects the livelihoods of many people. This industry provides not just entertainment but also a living for thousands of individuals. We forget that an artiste's job, like that of any other employee, is to create. It is entertainment for the masses, but it is also work for the artists and those in the entertainment industry.``

Punjabis are a strong community and this situation will come under control soon, now that the matter has come to light.

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