An in-depth interview with legendary songwriter/composer Farid Zoland about compensation, copyright, and hoping to finally be paid what he deserves. The man behind dozens and dozens of hit songs in Persian music by icons like Googoosh, Dariush, Ebi and Hayedeh, joins Jian to talk about how he has received little to no significant compensation and recognition for a catalogue of melodies that most Iranians know by heart. The interview is conducted in both English and Farsi (with English subtitles).

Roqe read number 2 – Major Streams, Minor Dollars by Navan.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on email


  1. Narges says:

    I was waiting for you to ask Farid Zoland how he did not become bitter. I was impressed by his positive attitude when he encouraged youth to follow their passion. You asked this question from Mr Bahrami, the professional tennis player and it was like a sparkle in my heart. I kept thinking about it; how these people do not become bitter… I feel just this question alone has brightened my days. Thank you so much for making this program. Since my beloved sister, niece and brother-in-law were killed in the PS752, I have been bitter, in despair and also mad at the whole world. Your interviews with these resilient people is a true help and inspiration. THANK YOU!

    1. Roqe Media says:

      Words cannot describe how truly sorry we are for your loss! Grief can be an emotional rollercoaster with unpredictable highs and lows, and setbacks. Feeling bitter and angry are for sure very normal emotions to be experienced when faced with such a monumental loss. We are happy that our podcast on Farid Zoland was inspiring to you and we thank you for being a fan of Roqe program. ???

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Become a Patron to support Roqe and keep us (mostly) commercial free!

Log into Your Account