ARR To Sam CS: Top 10 Highest-Paid Tamil Musicians In 2023 And Their Remunerations
Kollywood gifted legendary musicians to Indian Cinema from Ilaiya Raja sir to AR Rahman. Ilaiyaraja ruled the 80s, and 90s with his music in Kollywood, Tollywood, and Hindi. Then it’s AR Rahman who made his debut with Roja movie and changed the course of Indian Cinema Music with his work.
Today there are top musicians in Kollywood who are ruling Kollywood with their composing, songs, and Background score. To name a few Yuavn, Anirudh Ravi Chander, and Santosh Narayanan are delivering the best in Music in Kollywood and in other languages too.
Here are Top 10 Tamil music directors who are ruling Tamil Cinema at present and let’s have a look at the Top 10 Highest-Paid Tamil Musicians And Their Remunerations
10. Sam CS
Sam CS, a young musician made his debut with Orr Eravuu. He gave music to Ambuli, Kaithi, and Vikram Vedha. His work for Kaithi and Vikram Vedha received a huge appreciation as he gave terrific Background scores to these movies. Sam CS is currently charging 3-4 crore per movie.
Ghibran, the young music director, debuted with Vaagai Sooda Vaa, which won many music awards. He became a famous musician in Tamil and Telugu with movies like Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah, Run Raja Run, Ratsasan, Saaho, and Thunivu his 50th movie.
Ghibran is currently charging 4-5 crore per movie.
8. Hip-Hop Tamizha
Hip-Hop Tamizha, the musical duo Adhithya “Adhi” Venkatapathy and R. Jeeva made their debut with Aambala. They composed music for Thani Oruvan, Kathakali movies in Tamil, and Dhruva, Krishnarjuna Yuddham in Telugu.
They reportedly charging around 4-5 crore per movie.
7. D. Imman
D. Imman made his music debut with Tamizhan starring Thalapathy Vijay. He composed music for Jilla, Pokiri Raja, Viswasam, and 100 movies in his career.
He is reportedly charging 5-8 crores per movie.
6. Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj, the ace Tamil musician of Kollywood made his debut with Minnale directed by Gautham Menon. He became a sensational music director in Kollywood with Minnale and he went on compose for movies like Anniyan, Kaaka Kaaka, Ghajini in Tamil and Vasu, Orange, and Sainukudu albums in Telugu.
He is currently charging over 5-8 crores per movie.
5. GV Prakash
GV Prakash, the nephew of AR Rahman made his debut with Tamil movie Veyil. He got huge appreciation for Aayirathil Oruvan (Yuganiki Okkadu) Aadukalam and Mayakam Enna in Tamil. He also composed music for Prabhas Darling’s movies, Ullasanga Utsahanga and Endukante Premante in Telugu.
GV Prakash charges around 10-12 Crores per movie.
4. Santosh Narayanan
Santosh Narayanan is the most happening music director in Tamil and Telugu. SaNa scored music for Pizza, Jigarhtanda, Madras, Kab li, Jagame Thanthiram, Mahaan movie, and Dasara in Telugu recently. He is currently composing music for Project K starring Prabhas.
Santosh Narayanan is charging around 10-15 Crores per movie depending on the movie budget and scale.
3. Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja is one of the busiest music directors down the south with back-to-back movies in Tamil and Telugu. He is charging approximately 15 crores per movie based on the movie budget and all.
2. Anirudh Ravichander
Anirudh Ravichander is one of the most happening music directors in the South. Anirudh has created a new wave with his music working for movies like 3, Petta, Master, Vikram, Thiruchitramblam, and Beast movies in Tamil. He joined hands with Jr NTR for the Devara movie in Telugu.
Anirudh Ravicnahder is reportedly charging around 20-25 crores per movie.
1. AR Rahman
AR Rahman is India’s top music director with movies in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and other languages. Rahman has his own style that no one can copy and create.
AR Rahman is the most paid music director with a 25+ Crore remuneration per movie.