Rotana buys sole rights to Shireen Ahmad’s future albums
Only twenty-four hours after Egyptian singer Angham signed her contract with the Music Production Company Rotana, Egyptian singer Shireen Ahmad also signed a contract with the company breaking her existing one with producer Naser Mahrous, who has been adopting all of her work. Rotana has committed to compensate Mahrous financially for breaking the contract with Shireen, which he and the singer had signed before she released her first album.
According to the London based Elaph, the signing of the contract with Rotana comes exactly one week after Shireen and Mahrous cleared their differences and returned to being on good terms after a series of disputes. Sources revealed that the duet “New Year” Shireen sang with Lebanese singer Fadel Shaker, which was produced by Rotana, was in more ways than one an introductory to opening the doors of her joining the company.
Ongoing disputes that lasted several weeks between Egyptian singer Shireen Ahmad and her producer Naser Mahrous have finally ended. Peace between the two was accomplished by the help of Egyptian singer Tamer Husni, who felt that the matter had gone too far and the accusation war must come to an end. Tamer had made the two meet and solve their differences to become friends once more. Recently Shireen was to be probed by the Egyptian Musician Union in front of a judiciary committee after Mahrous filed a complaint against her for releasing a duet with Lebanese singer Fadel Shaker without his consent.
Mahrous has the sole right of managing Shireen’s work and deciding what can be released. Mahrous claimed that Shireen intentionally made the song without telling him because she has made plans to move to a new production company. The producer added that in the case that Shireen breaks the contract with him, she must pay a compensation fee of 3 million Egyptian pounds.
The union stated that it has the right to solve the problem between both parties before it is taken to a higher court in order to protect everyone’s rights. A decision will be made after Shireen is questioned regarding whether Mahrous’s case is valid or not.
Despite the fact that the duet "New Year" between Shireen and Fadel proved great success especially due to the way the video clip was filmed and the timing of its release, which was during New Year's Eve, Shireen has to deal with legal problems with Naser who claims she had made the song without referring to him.
The problem that was raised by Mahrous was due to the fact that he has sole rights over all Shireen's music production and since the duet was created without his knowledge. Shireen on her part insisted that she had notified Nasr of the matter and that he was in on all of its details. It was also revealed that many other problems had occurred previously between Shireen and her producer over financial matters. -Albawaba.com
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