The guitarist accused the airline of ignoring previous legal notices and attempts at communication.
The guitarist accused the airline of ignoring previous legal notices and attempts at communication.

Mizraab frontman Faraz Anwar made public a longstanding legal dispute with Duabi’s airline Emirates Airlines on Wednesday, alleging that the airline has made the band’s music available on its in-flight entertainment platform, ICE, without permission since 2017.

The guitarist shared a legal notice sent to Emirates Airlines in September and accused the airline of ignoring previous legal notices and attempts at communication.

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“I am writing this post after many months of attempting to contact Emirates Airline through proper legal channels,” wrote Anwar.

“They have disrespected my legal rights and have used my album and songs on their in-flight entertainment system for years without paying me a single cent or even taking permission from me.It is unbelievable that an international company which is so highly reputed would grossly ignore an artist’s Intellectual Property Rights.”

Replying to a comment regarding if other musicians whose work has been used should also send the company notices, Anwar replied: "Yes, they should. It's not their property, only I give my music license to brands and I have given it to Coke, Nescafe etc."

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