A dispute between the Music Production Company Rotana and Lebanese singer Assi Hilani broke out lately after the release of Assi's latest musical album “Forsat 3omor” (A Chance of a Lifetime). Assi was expecting a huge success for the album because he made major changes in the ideas he presented this time, but was shocked to see the opposite.
The album did not face great success, which made Assi blame Rotana because the later did not give the album enough attention and publicity. To cover this failure, Assi decided to give Future TV an extended interview to talk about his new album and he asked the TV channel to start a huge advertising campaign to promote for the interview.
During the interview, Assi sang most of the songs from his latest album, a matter that made Rotana furious to see Assi's songs broadcasted on another television channel. Rotana tried to contact Assi but he refused to talk to any official in Rotana.
Rotana tried to stop broadcasting the interview and sent an official warning to Assi on the same day of broadcasting the interview but he insisted that the interview would go on. Assi from his side called his legal advisor and told him to write an official document stating that he wants the interview to be broadcasted on Future channel and that he takes full legal responsibility for this action.
Assi is currently working on another album and will be the last one according to the current contract between Rotana and him. Assi is scheduled to hold a concert next August in Monaco. –Albawaba.com
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