The seriousness of the Music Industry towards Music Licensing and establishing a one-window for the same was reflected in the Second Meeting of the Committee constituted for Ine-Window Music Copyright Licensing Regime. All the stakeholders viz. ISAMRA, IPRS, PPL, RMPL, NOVEX, CINEFIL, SRAI, IMI were present, and there was Unanimity that Copyright Compliance has to increase together with ease-of-doing business being made available to Users.
The members brought to notice that merely 5 per cent of people who useor exploit Music are paying Royalties.
The Chairman of the Committee Anup Jalota said, “I applaud Piyush Goyalji to have initiated this committee, and I am sure we all will be able to establish this regime with the help of user organisations. At stakeholders present are serious and united and would want a One-window so that Royalties will increase. The Committee would also want to ensure that the entire system of music licensing becomes easy, effective, and reasonable to users.”
Added Sanjay Tandon, Founder & CEO — ISAMRA and Convenor of the Committee “It is very heartening to see all Stakeholders on one page and would want a One-window so that Compliance increases and they get their due Royalties which they are all denied at present. I am sure, together with the Government of India, such a regime could be established where it would be a win-win situation for all”
Javed Akhtar, Chairman IPRS felt, “It is important that Royalties are paid when Music is used or exploited. It is sad to see that several users either refuse or are hesitant to pay Music Royalties. I am totally for a win-win for everyone — artistes, owners, and users. This One-window can only be functional effectively when the government ensures a good environment of compliance.”