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Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

Jab Harry Met Sejal: Here’s a better, longer look at DJ Diplo’s Phurr

Anushka Sharma shared a sneak-peek from the song Phurr, of their upcoming film Jab Harry Met Sejal. Check it out here:

bollywood Updated: Aug 02, 2017 13:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Shah Rukh and Anushka in Phurr.
Shah Rukh and Anushka in Phurr.

After teasing fans with a small peak to their song, Phurr, Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan shared a better, longer version on Instagram on Tuesday.

Anushka posted a small video featuring the song which has been made in collaboration with DJ Diplo.

@iamsrk see what happens when @diplo drops the beat & starts Phurring! Song tomorrow till then here's #MiniPhurrr

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“@iamsrk see what happens when @diplo drops the beat & starts Phurring! Song tomorrow till then here’s #MiniPhurrr,” she captioned the video.

DJ Diplo and Shah Rukh Khan in a still from the video.
DJ Diplo and Shah Rukh Khan in a still from the video.

In a landmark move, Sony Music India has taken what is potentially its biggest track this year and put it behind a limited-time paywall.

A sample video unit of the song will release on YouTube, along with the audio on August 3, however the full song will release much later.

The song will be available on premium subscription, which is available from Rs 99 to Rs 120 depending upon the service and platform.

Commenting on the same Shridhar Subramaniam, President - Sony Music Entertainment - India and Middle East said, “The concept of ‘everything-free’ will change or rather needs to change to an ecosystem where some things will be free and other things will be paid. The reason ‘Phurrr’ was chosen is because it is the biggest project of the year with an international collaboration so we felt that if we are taking this step then we must do it with a very big song. We needed a big project with a must-listen song that had so much anticipation.”

He further added, “We’re inserting a paid window in the music business, which didn’t exist prior to this.”

This means that any consumer/listener who wants to access the song first will now have to pay for the same.

The stakeholders do seem to be supportive of the decision. Shridhar says, “At the end of the day, it is the health of the music industry and the health of the platforms that are at stake and this decision directly benefits the health of the creators. They will definitely be in for this. While also for us Red Chillies, SRK and Pritam embraced this idea whole heartedly.”

According to the IFPI 2016 report, the global music market achieved a key milestone in 2015 when digital became the primary revenue stream for recorded music, overtaking sales of physical formats for the first time. Streaming remains the industry’s fastest-growing revenue source which would explain this move by Sony Music.

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First Published: Aug 02, 2017 09:12 IST

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