Well, like everyone else, I am mad about getting the songs of A R Rahman’s Rockstar. But seems there is no way, at least no easy way of getting it.
For one, I was looking for the album every day since 20th September, the day there was so called ‘music launch’ at Hazrat Nizamuddin’s dargah. Still unable to understand why the songs were not available Anywhere even 9 days after launch.
And now finally when I got to know that the songs are available, I went out on the web, at the websites of T-Series as well as on Hungama.com, but while Hungama is not able to send me a password/PIN required for registration with their website, T-Series website straightaway says ‘Product you searched for was not for sale . Please feel free to Shop by Clicking the following Link’ when you click ‘Buy.’
My guess is that with the servers are not able to handle the pressure, something that last happened with Rahman’s Jhootha hi Sahi, when Saregama tried to launch it through their website. And if that is the case, I wonder what is the point in making people wait so much and create such a hype.
In fact such a scenario I would say something like what Vishal Bharadwaj did with Saat Khoon Maaf was nice. His three day advanced launch on Nokia website was a nice idea without much trouble as Nokia servers at least would hopefully be able to handle the load, and even if Nokia is taking a larger share, it would get more people to actually buy the music.
Anyway, how to do it is still the problem of the company. But as a fan what I want is that I should be able to get the song when I click buy and am willing to pay for it.
And, oh, did I tell you that I am still waiting for my Flipkart copy of the CD to be shipped, just like many others who have made it a bestseller even before it’s out?
PS: Dear T-Series, Sadda Haq, Aithe Rakh.