Google gets licence from IPRS for YouTube

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 19, 2019 Published on March 19, 2019

Google has been granted a licence by the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) that enables Google to use IPRS members’ work and material in India on YouTube and other services. Google recently launched YouTube Music, a paid music streaming service, in the country.

“The IPRS-Google agreement is a historic milestone for Indian authors and music composers as well as music publishers. I congratulate and thank Google for backing Indian artists, music publishers and the creative fraternity in such a strong way in India. This is the beginning of a very strong relationship with Google,” said Javed Akhtar, Chairman, IPRS.

IPRS is the country’s only copyright society, registered under the Copyright Act of 1957, authorised to carry out the copyright business for musical works and literary works (lyrics), associated with members comprising of author (lyricists), music composers and music publishers.

“This is yet another step in YouTube’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that writers, composers and publishers continue to be paid fairly, and that our users are able to enjoy their favorite songs and discover new music on YouTube,” said Christophe Muller, Global Head of Music Licensing, YouTube.

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Published on March 19, 2019
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