Sagarika Das traces the musical footprints of her eventful 3-decade journey as a creator & entrepreneur

A veteran of over two decades in the music industry, Sagarika Das of Sagarika Music has donned the hats of a producer, distributor, marketer, and content creator with aplomb. In this detailed interview, she talks about her long musical sojourn from the vantage point that comes from her ability to adapt to the changing times and her intense desire to entertain.

1) Developing and marketing over 10,000 music tracks is a phenomenal achievement. You’ve had an impact on the lives of several musicians over the years. Can you briefly take us through your journey from the early days?

I started working with my father as my first stint since Junior College. It was a learning opportunity for me, and I utilized it to the best of my ability. I gained insights into the business of manufacturing compact discs and music cassettes, as our clients were major music companies of the day. While I initially handled finance operations,..

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The ghazal and its timeless enchantment unraveled by Ghazal Maestro Talat Aziz

Talat Aziz, is synonymous with all things beautiful, all thoughts wonderful, having enriched our lives with his mellifluous Ghazal performances and compositions par excellence for over 4 decades. In a conversation with Rumpa Banerjee he offers rare insights into his musical journey and his love for the Ghazal.

You’ve had a long career as a composer/singer with a special leaning toward the ghazal art form. Could you tell us about your interest in the ghazal as a literary and a musical art form?

I was born and brought up in a musical family in Hyderabad. Those were the times when there was hardly any rush. There was all the time in the world and an underlying tranquility that promoted harmony.

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Nurturing Musical Talent in the Digital Age with Tarsame Mittal

With the exponential growth in music creators in the Digital Age it is only expected that managing musical talent would become a critical function needing its own domain expertise. Tarsame Mittal’s, TM Talent Management has gone on to emerge as one of the most sought-after entities in the arena of Talent Management.

In a revealing chat with IPRS, he takes the wraps off the business of Talent Management, his immediate and future plans and offers creators an insider’s view on choosing the right Talent Manager for their career.

1. Talent Management is a term much talked about. How would you define talent management?

Talent Management at the onset is about drawing and developing the vision for the artist you are working for. Broadly, the talent manager’s role lies in guiding and developing the professional career of artists they manage in the industry…

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IPRS Music Day was an insightful workshop organized by IPRS in collaboration with Meta. The event was live-cast on IPRS’ Facebook and Instagram pages from the Meta Studio in Mumbai, making it available to IPRS members, independent artists, music creators, and aspiring musicians from all across.

The workshop raised awareness about the nuances of music copyright on digital platforms and how music creators, publishers, and independent artists can use Meta platforms like Facebook and Instagram to promote music and connect with fans..

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CISAC Annual Report 2023: Empowering Creators and Building a Promising Future for Collective Management

CISAC recently published its 2023 Annual Report, providing a comprehensive overview of its works to support 227 member CMOs across the globe. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers is an international not-for-profit organisation that aims to protect the rights and promote the interests of creators worldwide. The report covers an array of initiatives and campaigns undertaken along with the new strategies for the future…

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Bombay high court upholds the rights of IPRS against private FM radio broadcasters

As per the verdict by Bombay high court, music directors, lyricists are entitled to royalty from FM radio channels.

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Where the money flows: Bombay High Court recognizes the right to receive royalties for authors of underlying works

The Hon’ble Bombay High Court, in the matter of Indian Performing Rights Society Limited vs. Music Broadcast Limited[1], while granting interim reliefs in favour of Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS), decided the lis as to whether a broadcasting organisation needs a separate licence for underlying literary and musical compositions incorporated within a sound recording (underlying works) when a sound recording is broadcast. The judgement of the Hon’ble Bombay High Court is based on the amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957 (hereinafter, “Copyright Act” or “the Act”) introduced by way of the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012.

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