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Editorial (WIP)

Namaskar, my dear friends!

‘Khanak’ is back in your inbox after the seasonal break of a few months and I am so glad to be back!

First of all, I must thank you all for your unequivocal support to the current office-bearers and directors on the board of IPRS in recent elections. Your mandate only reaffirms our faith that good work will be recognized and given credit, sooner or later.

Speaking of credits, in 2021 our key focus was getting due credits for songwriters and we started the online movements #CreditThe Creators and #CreditDeDoYaar. These hashtags became social media rage and were so effective that at the end of the year Spotify put out hoardings with lyricist Irshad Kamil’s photograph celebrating his song ‘Shayad’ for being the most-streamed song. Friends, this has never happened before! Never was a songwriter put on a hoarding before. And while I do not want to steal Irshad bhai’s thunder, I won’t be wrong if I siphon some credit to all the creators who vociferously supported our campaign throughout the year. Because, hey, the same Spotify was missing proper credits to lyricists on their platform at the beginning of 2021. And for the same platform to dedicate a huge billboard to a songwriter – that’s a phenomenal turnaround, isn’t it?

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Creators’ Corner

Lata Mangeshkar- The incognito melody maker

Her grace as a voice-artist nonpareil has mesmerised us every single hour wherever we be on the planet. Her melodious renditions have won her a legion of fans but, few would be aware of an equally enchanting facet of her personality that like her singing has the distinctive stamp of timelessness. The part of her life-force veiled from the general public is her ability at crafting beautiful melodies. Few may be aware that Lata Mangeshkar was also a music composer par excellence.

For those uninitiated: Lata Mangeshkar, has composed some of the most iconic film and non-film melodies in her mother tongue Marathi. These classics have been an integral part of every Marathi music lover’s treasured collection for well over 5 to 6 decades of their release.

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Interview of the Month

In conversation with T.Suresh, MD Strumm Entertainment Private Limited

With close to 1000 releases in multiple music genres ranging from pop to devotional to remixes and Hindustani Bandish in a modern avatar, 9 years since rolling off, Strumm Entertainment Private Limited, T.Suresh Managing Director, features on our “Interview of the Month”. In this freewheeling chat he expounds on the evident change and developments he has been witness to in a harmonious 25 year career in the music industry including stints as Business Head of Times Music, and Managing Director Virgin Records (EMI India)

You are from an IIT IIM background, what is it that drew you to music?
I always wanted to get into entertainment. There are many like me today who are heading entertainment companies and music labels. My basic calling always was entertainment and here I am.

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IPRS 2022

Growing Together Towards a Brighter Future

The music industry has significantly changed over the last couple of decades. All thanks to new technology which has redefined the different aspects of the music industry covering production, distribution, and consumption. The pandemic has catapulted the change further. Today, we are a streaming generation with music apps a click away on our smart devices.

The rapid advancement has not only impacted the way music is created and consumed, but it has also created the need to understand and protect the rights of creators in the growing digital world. Thus, leading to the growing prominence of the role of CMOs across the globe, India is no exception.

‘CMO’ stands for Collective Management Organization. A collection society that enables copyright owners and administrators to collect royalties generated by several types of use.

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From IPRS Desk

Dear Member,

We have completed over five months since IPRS launched the Member Portal for its members. However, we have noticed that many of our members have not yet logged into the Portal.

We have mailed you the log-in details to your official email id (Check your spam and other folders if you haven't received the mail in your inbox). Your profile is created within the Member Portal.

Click on the link to enter the Portal - https://iprs.backoffice-ms.com Please use your username and password to log in and access your account. Alternatively, you can find the link on the IPRS website www.iprs.org homepage under the Music Creators Section titled - Members Self-Serve Portal. You can log in to the Portal through the Existing Members Page also.

Please note that IPRS conducts regular training sessions every Tuesday and Friday (excluding holidays) @ 11.30 AM to facilitate optimal use of the Members Portal.

For queries regarding the Member Portal and the Training session conducted by IPRS, please call our Help Desk at +91 80975 39960. The Help Desk Service shall remain open from 10 AM to 7 PM every day except national holidays and Sundays. Or write to us at membership@iprs.org.

We urge you to log in to the Member Portal and check your details and Works. Please email us at membership@iprs.org in case of any errors or corrections needed. It will help keep your data up to date on an ongoing basis.

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Frequently Asked Questions


1. When should I register my works with IPRS?
To register your works, you must first become a member of IPRS. As a member, you should register your works immediately upon release. The same should be followed as an on-going process.

2. What do I have to do to register my works with IPRS?
To register your works, you must first become a member of IPRS. As a member, you should register your works immediately upon release. The same should be followed as an on-going process.

We currently accept works metadata in softcopy. For soft copies kindly use the Work Notification Bulk Upload format available on IPRS website - https://www.iprs.org/already-a-member/

In case you have any difficulties in filling the Upload format you can join the online training session:

Topic: Work Upload Training Session for IPRS Members
Every week: Tuesday & Friday (excluding holidays)
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm
For joining the session please write to membership@iprs.org

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Stories from the Industry

IPRS shines bright with its Holi campaign #EnjoyResponsibly

On the occasion of Holi, The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) has initiated #EnjoyResponsibly campaign to create awareness in the society on the importance of purchasing a music license and giving due credits to its creators while playing music during events and concerts to celebrate the festival.
Read More :https://www.financialexpress.com/brandwagon/holi-2022-brands-endorse-the-spirit-of-the-festival-while-urging-people-to-remain-safe/2464620/

Trends and transformations: a deep dive into the dynamics of India’s thriving media ecosystem

Looking for comprehensive research on the ups and downs of India’s media industry? Check out The Indian Media Business: Pandemic and After, by Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. “The book is broken up into media segments such as print and TV simply for the convenience – digital is the common theme throughout,” the author begins.

Read More :https://yourstory.com/2022/03/book-review-indian-media-business/amp

Women’s Day 2022: Brands recognize women’s contributions in various fields with their innovative campaigns

Commemorating International Women’s Day, The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS), a representative body for authors, composers, and owner publishers of music collaborated with Dolby Laboratories, and Hungama Artist Aloud, to launch #CelebrateHERMUSIC as part of their ongoing #HERMUSIC initiative to usher in a new era of Music in India. #CelebrateHERMUSIC, acclaimed female creators who have made their mark and have paved the way for others to follow. The campaign was designed to empower, encourage and celebrate women in music thus creating a forum and community to explore and express freely.

Read More :https://www.medianews4u.com/womens-day-2022-brands-recognize-womens-contributions-in-various-fields-with-their-innovative-campaigns/


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