Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) and LyricFind, a lyric licensing service, recently announced a partnership. This collaboration ensures that all IPRS creators and publisher members, holding rights to lyrics, will receive proper compensation for the display of their lyrics on over 100 digital platforms and clients associated with LyricFind.
The groundbreaking agreement was unveiled during the “Transitions in Music Publishing” panel at the All About Music event on September 8th in Mumbai. The panel featured Atul Churamani and Rakesh Nigam, the CEO of IPRS, along with Robert Singerman and Nik McLeod from LyricFind, who were attending as part of the A2iM Music Trade Mission delegation to India. The news was met with enthusiastic applause from the audience, which comprised numerous influential Indian creators, as well as professionals from the music publishing, label, media, entertainment, and platform sectors.
Rakesh Nigam, CEO at IPRS, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating, “This collaboration presents an exciting opportunity for all our creators and publisher members associated with IPRS to expand their global reach. It will bolster both their direct and ancillary revenues while enhancing the value of their song catalogs.” He further highlighted the significance of LyricFind’s established global presence in digital lyric distribution, conversion, interpretation, and translation, underscoring the wide-ranging benefits this agreement brings to the music industry.
With this partnership, IPRS joins other collective management organizations in licensing the display of digital lyrics through LyricFind and its partners. The collaboration is expected to foster greater fan engagement, boost consumption of music, and drive overall growth in the industry.
Robert Singerman, SVP of International Publishing at LyricFind, emphasized the transformative impact of the agreement on the Indian music scene: “This partnership, along with our strong relationships within the Indian music community, will significantly reshape the trajectory of the Indian music industry. It opens up new possibilities for the appreciation and global reach of Indian songs across diverse cultures and genres, from folk to pop to hip hop. The collaboration will enable reading, understanding, listening to, collaborating with, selling, and enjoying Indian music, much like Bollywood, Tollywood, Nollywood, and Hollywood, complete with translations that bridge language and knowledge gaps for audiences worldwide. We extend our gratitude to all those at IPRS, the Indian Music Industry, All About Music, A2iM, and everyone else who contributed to this global transition.”