Now a days, we often see music directors turning singers. There are many who turned singers and some include Rahman, Amit Trivedi,Ram Sampath,Vishal Sekhar,Vishal Bharadwaj,Shankar Mahadevan,Sajid Wajid, Thaman etc. Now a days singers are earning many bucks spending little time than earlier ones. This seems to be the main inspiration behind music directors turning singers. However female singers may not be facing much competition since all the music directors turned singers are males.