The Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) and Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) have signed an MOU to organize events fostering awareness, knowledge, and collaboration in copyright, music creation, and collective management. This collaboration aims to enhance cross-border music between India and Korea, recognizing the cultural wealth of both nations.
Javed Akhtar, Chairman of IPRS, expresses satisfaction, stating, “The recently established collaboration with KOMCA ushers in a transformative period, encouraging a dynamic interchange of creation between India and Korea. Our narrative revolves around breaking down barriers, creating opportunities, and envisioning a world where creators and creativity flourish. We look forward to more collaborative initiatives for our members in the near future.”
Rakesh Nigam, CEO of IPRS, shares his thoughts on the collaboration, stating, “The MOU with KOMCA represents a pivotal step in fostering a dynamic cross-cultural music exchange between India and Korea. This collaboration symbolizes our commitment to nurturing creativity while ensuring creators’ rights are protected. The MOU is poised to be a pivotal step in creating a transformative journey that opens up new avenues for creative partnerships and innovation among our esteemed creator members.”
Giseob You, General Manager of KOMCA, shares his views, stating, “KOMCA x IPRS MOU paves the path towards a stronger bond between the two societies. Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) and IPRS, representing the author-composers of two musically rich countries, will now work together to spread awareness on creators’ rights and create new opportunities for the promising talent of both countries through music collaborations and partnerships.”