Television

Kobalt becomes the first international publisher to sign with IPRS

IPRS will administer the performing & mechanical rights of the international catalogues signed to

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2021/07/12/photogrid_plus_1626096370331.jpg?itok=Unl78Zyr

Mumbai: Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS), the copyright society in India, has announced its association with international music publisher Kobalt. 

 

Kobalt is the first international publisher to sign with IPRS since its re-admittance into the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC) as a full member in December 2018. The company has entered the Indian music publishing market via a sub-publishing deal with Turnkey Music & Publishing Pvt Ltd.



IPRS will administer both the performing and mechanical rights of the international catalogues signed to it, which means that all rights licensed to audio streaming services, FM and AM radio, and public performance can be licensed in totality. For synchronisation licenses to television and OTT audio-visual platforms, the publishers will continue to issue licenses, the organisation said in a statement on Monday.



Speaking on the development, Turnkey Music & Publishing Pvt Ltd's MD, which represents Kobalt’s catalogue in India, Atul Churamani, said, "This has taken a long time coming and we are delighted that finally the IPRS is administering the international works we represent for India. You can't be a publisher of foreign works in any country and not be a part of the performing rights society. This association will open up revenue streams for the Kobalt, Fairwood, and other catalogues that we represent."



IPRS CEO Rakesh Nigam said, “We are very glad to have an international publisher like Kobalt onboard. With international publishers joining us it would help us enhance the valuation for all the stakeholders, including them. The streaming platforms have witnessed an upsurge in the consumption of international content. With associations similar to the one we have entered into with Kobalt, IPRS will now be able to derive the desired value for the international works in India as so far we haven’t been licensed to do so” he further added “We are open for negotiations with publishers to suit the needs. IPRS would like to sit across the table, come to an agreement and then make the necessary adjustments or changes as required.”



Kobalt Music Publishing Limited represents over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists like Dua Lipa, The Weekend, Marshmello, Diplo, Childish Gambino, Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters, Enrique Iglesias, Lauv, Pitbull, and Lewis Capaldi as well as legends like Paul Mc. Cartney, Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Stevie Nicks, and Max Martin.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/23/photogrid_plus_1632394106617.jpg?itok=XoGRxfbx
Star Sports unveils ICC Men’s T20 World Cup official anthem

Mumbai: Star Sports, in association with ICC, has released an official anthem called "Live the Game" for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.  The campaign is conceptualised by Star’s creative team and it highlights how the game of cricket transcends boundaries to bring fans across the globe together.

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/23/img-20210923-wa0001.jpg?itok=kHhEn_Ck
Zee Ganga begins its new journey with superstar Nirahua in Varanasi

Mumbai: Zee Ganga, a premium GEC channel by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) - which is redefining Bhojpuri content, has announced its journey with a fresh array of never before seen original content for the audience. On Thursday, the channel initiated the launch in Varanasi with one of the...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/23/photogrid_plus_1632380545259.jpg?itok=kDKycaZJ
Sony Yay! unveils its content lineup for festive season

Mumbai: Sony Yay!, the kids’ entertainment channel under Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI), has announced to serve audiences 140 hours of fresh content during the festive season including six shows and eight telemovies. The channel has unveiled a slate of new launches, fresh programming and films...

Television TV Channels Kids
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/23/photogrid_plus_1632375747735.jpg?itok=GaGc-KWD
Zee-Sony entity to generate close to $2 billion in revenue

Mumbai: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) on 22 September announced its plans for a merger with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI). The merged entity will be the largest media and entertainment player in India with a scale close to $ two billion in revenue.

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/23/photogrid_plus_1632375575804.jpg?itok=Ah55YpDC
The Q to premiere MX original show 'Aashram' on TV

Mumbai: The Q has partnered with MX Player to bring its critically and commercially successful original series “Aashram” to television. The first season of the show will air on 11 October at 8:30 p.m from Monday to Friday followed by the second season. Directed by Prakash Jha, the crime thriller...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/23/zee.jpg?itok=h2I_aKn0
The whys and wherefores of the Zeel-SPNI merger proposal

After days of conjectures fueled by boardroom battles, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) pulled off a tour de force early on Wednesday announcing the company’s plans for a mega-merger with arch-rival Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI).

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/22/vipul-nagar.jpg?itok=i3L9gsEW
Vipul Nagar appointed as Colors Gujarati business head

Viacom18 has announced the appointment of Vipul Nagar as business head for Colors Gujarati.

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/22/photogrid_plus_1632307405113_0.jpg?itok=3XqTmiQm
Zee Entertainment is Global Citizen Live’s India broadcast partner

Mumbai: International advocacy organisation Global Citizen in partnership with Wizcraft recently announced that Mumbai will be represented in Global Citizen Live’s broadcast. The organisation, on Wednesday, said that Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd will broadcast the festival on its television...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/22/nie.jpg?itok=_a4sbcL1
Neilsen announces ‘Impressions-First Initiative’ for cross-platform measurement

Nielsen has announced that it will take the lead on an “Impressions First Initiative” to support an industry-wide move to impression-based buying and selling in local markets across the US. The move to impressions will occur in conjunction with the integration of broadband-only (BBO) homes into...

Television TV Channels Viewership

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required