IPRS Celebrates 52 Years with Prominent Milestones, Announces New Initiatives

Industry Watch | September 1, 2021 | News


Commemorating its 52nd anniversary on 31 August, the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS), India’s copyright society representing authors, composers and publishers of music, is celebrating with a line up of activities through the week.

Among new initiatives is the IPRS debut on Clubhouse, which will serve as an open platform to discuss matters collectively with the music community.

The first session will host Javed Akhtar focusing on the changing dynamics of the Indian music industry, the pros and cons of the fast-evolving music landscape in India and the vision driving IPRS to greater heights.  Subsequent sessions will see participation from industry stalwarts and IPRS CEO Rakesh Nigam.

Rakesh Nigam, CEO, IPRS, said, “I am pleased to share that IPRS 2.0 is receiving much appreciation from our members and partners. We have multiplied the enrolment in the last year. While we continue to support our members, we strive to reach out to more who can benefit from a copyright society like IPRS.  We are excited to explore the Clubhouse platform and engage with the community of music creators and users. The idea is to build an open forum to engage, communicate and foster a healthy ecosystem for music in India.”

Javed Akhtar, Chairman, IPRS, said, “Our five-decade journey has been incredible. IPRS 2.0, the new version of the copyright society, is creating new benchmarks in the music industry. We are glad to create more opportunities for the authors, composers, and publishers of music. Today we must build a more cohesive ecosystem where we grow and achieve together as a community. We aim to constructively network, build a community, share know-how, engage through music, spearhead discussion on pertinent issues, and help drive a meaningful change. Further, IPRS 2.0 agenda has always been to bring in transparency, and the recent developments at IPRS are all geared towards that.”

Multiple activities have been lined up as part of the week-long celebrations including sessions by Javed Akhtar, Rakesh Nigam and industry stalwarts.

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