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Sony Music Publishing India signs licensing agreement with Kannada music label Anand Audio


Sony Music Publishing (SMP) India, today announced it has signed a worldwide agreement with Kannada’s leading music label Anand Audio.

“With the support of Kannada Music lovers, we are excited to partner with Sony Music Publishing to find greater monetisation opportunities for our musical stakeholders.Our Publishing was unexplored globally. With Anand Audio being a part of a giant like Sony Music publishing, we will definitely have greater scope to exploit and collect royalties of our content in various parts of the globe. ,” said Anand Chabria, Owner, Anand Audio.

This move has the potential of being a watershed moment for the Kannada music industry.

With this new partnership, Sony Music Publishing, which recently announced the launch of its India office, will provide its world-class publishing, administration, and synchronization services to Anand Audio’s catalogue of songs. Sony Music Publishing will also work to deliver new, global opportunities to Anand Audio’s community of songwriters.

“We are thrilled that Anand Audio has decided to join the Sony Music Publishing team,” said Guy Henderson, Sony Music Publishing President, International.


“We look forward to taking Anand’s songwriters and extensive catalogue with us on our journey as we continue to grow and develop Indian repertoire across the globe.”

Anand Audio was founded in 1999, and in the last two decades has become one of the largest record labels representing Kannada music. It is one of the leading regional music labels in the country.

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Speaking on this development, Dinraj Shetty, Director, Sony Music Publishing India said,

“We are pleased to welcome Anand Audio to Sony Music Publishing, and we look forward to supporting its rich catalogue of songs with this creative partnership.”

Anand Music’s catalogue includes over 5,000 tracks, over 700 original Kannada film soundtracks, and over 1,000 devotional songs. Anand Audio is also home to one of the biggest Kannada music YouTube channels in India, with over 7 million subscribers and growing.

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