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IPRS, Google sign music licensing deal for India

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Mumbai-based Indian Performing Right (IPRS) that represents composers, lyricists and on Tuesday granted a license to to utilise the group members work in across Google-owned and related services.

"The IPRS-agreement is a historic milestone for Indian authors and music composers as well as I congratulate and thank for backing Indian artistes, and the creative fraternity in such a strong way in India," Javed Akhtar, of IPRS, said in a statement.

has a strong and pioneering role to play in encouraging creators and connecting them with markets and users, Akhtar added.

According to Christophe Muller, of Music Licensing, YouTube, this is yet another step in YouTube's ongoing commitment to ensure that writers, composers and publishers continue to be paid fairly.

"We're pleased to have reached this important agreement with IPRS that will bring more value to songwriters and artists, and deliver an incredible experience to music fans in India," said Muller.



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First Published: Tue, March 19 2019. 14:00 IST