Rotana sued for one million over Fadel Shaker’s songs
Poet Turkey Bin Abdul Rahman Al Sidari filed a lawsuit against record company Rotana for distributing two songs, “Ya Ghaib” (Away) and (Dihkit El Dunia” (A World’s Smile) sung by Lebanese singe Fadel Shaker, written by him without buying their copyrights. The two songs produced by Rotana have accomplished great success for Fadel taking him to the top of the music charts in the Arab world.
According to the Saudi based daily, Al Riyadh, Turkey was in shock when Rotana produced the songs for the singer without any prior agreement to buy the rights to. The poet demands one million Saudi Riyals in compensation from Rotana for neglecting to include his name in the album as the writer of the songs and distributing them without his knowledge.
Fadel is currently experiencing huge success after his latest release “Ya Ghaib” around the Arab world and abroad. He has proved to be a competent singer who climbed the ladder of fame in such a short time, with a voice that touches the hearts of those who listen to him.
His popularity drove a number of devoted fans to create a website that featured news, latest events, photographs, and a personal email for the singer where people can contact him directly. The singer’s sudden rise in popularity drove a number of sponsors for festivals around the Arab world to request his appearance.
Fadel is scheduled to go on a European tour holding concerts in France, Germany and Denmark. –Albawaba.com