T-Series and The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (“IPRS”) announced in a joint press release today that Super Cassettes Industries Limited, known as the “T-Series”, has joined IPRS membership. T-Series, India’s leading music label and India’s largest film production studio, led by Mr. Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, provides IPRS with an extensive music library with more than 200,000 titles, including 50,000 plus music videos incorporating more than 15,000 hours of music, including musical compositions and lyrics forming part of songs / music videos distributed in more than fifteen Indian languages such as Hindi, Punjabi, Bojpuri, Haryanvi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Rajasthani, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, etc.
This development is an important moment in the Indian music industry and will give a boost to the game of IPRS, the registered Indian Copyright Society representing music composers, songwriters and music publisher owners. The presence of the T-Series as a member will be of great benefit to authors and members of IPRS music composers. IPRS will now be the T-Series music catalog for lyrics and music compositions and will license a wide variety of platforms and businesses that use music in India, significantly improving the music publishing ecosystem in India and significantly improving the ease of doing business for many licensees. including television broadcasters, digital services, telecommunications and various other small businesses that intend to license music in a seamless layout with a single window for major works embodied in a sound recording or music video.
The chairman of the famous IPRS lyricist, Javed Akhtar, said: “I see this as a homecoming for the T-Series and I thank Mr Bhushan Kumar and the T-Series family from the bottom of their hearts for re-entrusting their copyright catalog to IPRS. rights. This is a winning offer for the T-Series and for our authors and members of a music composer, who will benefit greatly. The entire music industry today is united in its determination that creators and music businesses will work together for a common cause. I am joined by my fellow IPRS directors who say I look forward to welcoming Mr Bhushan Kumar to the IPRS board. ”
Chairman and Managing Director of T-Series, Mr. Bhushan Kumar said, “Copyright is at the heart and soul of what T-Series creates. Joining IPRS is a logical progression for the company. We made this decision in the interest of the entire music industry – today the whole industry, creators, music business, all united, represent a seamless coalition of stakeholders contributing to the progress of our country and working together in the common interest. The T-Series will bring more value to IPRS and its members. We look forward to IPRS growing even further with our support in the future so that it can benefit creators and the industry even more. ”
Mr Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director and CEO, Universal Music Group, India and South Asia said, “For there to be a big change in the publishing business of the Indian music industry, all the major players need to come together to push through the agenda. of honesty, transparency and fair remuneration for both the publishers-owners and our respected composers, and now with my dear friends Bhushan and the T-Series teams who have joined us at IPRS, this day is here. With Javed Saab, Bhushan and all my fellow board members, I’m sure we will now see a golden age for copyright creators and owners. ”
Mr Rakesh Nigam, CEO, IPRS said, “I am delighted that the T-Series is joining IPRS. This will be of great benefit to the authors and music composers, members of IPRS, very much. T-Series is not only a market leader in the music and film industry, but is also an extremely successful incubation laboratory and testing ground for many young talented artists, all of whom will also benefit from their association with IPRS. “
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