Rajat Kakar Appointed as the Managing Director of Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) India

Industry Watch | January 4, 2018 | News

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In what comes as a major development for the Indian experiential ecosystem as the year 2018 kicks off, Ex- Universal Music India Managing Director, Rajat Kakar has been appointed as the Managing Director of Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) India, with effect from January 1, 2018. The appointment has been confirmed by Shridhar Subramaniam, Chairman of the Indian Music Industry.

PPL has been operating for over 70 years and is a platform for collective licensing for more than 250 Music Labels.

Rajat brings to PPL over two decades of experience in the media and entertainment business, with extremely successful stints at Sony Music India and Universal Music India. Currently, he heads Sony DADC India and has made the Company a leader in the packaged entertainment media. He also represents content from leading Film Studios and Labels in India.

Speaking on the development Rajat Kakar commented, “I am excited to lead PPL into an exciting new phase in its life cycle. The new Copyright Act coupled with clear demarcation of rights along with tools and technology available to monitor and monetize the usage of content offers immense potential for growth. I look forward to working with stakeholders and users alike to create an environment of respect for Intellectual property and transparent pricing policies by imbibing best practices from across the Globe.”

Vikram Mehra MD of Saregama adds “As a member of PPL, we look forward to PPL completely reinventing itself, both in terms of strategy and processes, under the able leadership of Rajat Kakar’. 

“Rajat is a professional who has a proven track record in building successful teams and growing revenues for organisations. Rajat will be bringing his experience and passion as we enter the next phase of growth for the Music Industry”. says Shridhar Subramaniam President Sony Music

Mandar Thakur COO of Times Music comments “As the music industry enters the next phase of growth, Rajat, with his extensive background in sales and business management, is the perfect candidate to lead PPL’s development to drive change, embrace new processes and industry development.“

PPL has been operating for over 70 years and is a platform for collective licensing for more than 250 Music Labels.

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