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Revised certificate of Registration under section 33(3) of the Copyright Act 1957 r/w rule 49 of the Copyright Rules , 2013, in suppression of, and in continuation to, the earlier certificate dated 28.11.2017

IPRS does not charge any Royalty or License Fees for Events / Functions declared as Marriage or its Related Events as per law, and issues Free of Cost (FOC) License for same. If any organiser or third party asks for royalty/fees to be paid to IPRS for such marriage event/s the user is advised to take appropriate action as advised.

The Indian Performing Right Society Limited.

A lot of people are not aware, or atleast not very clear about the functioning of IPRS. They often ask, What is the business of IPRS? Well, in short, the business of IPRS is to issue Licences to users of music and collect Royalties from them, for and on behalf of its Members i.e. the Authors, the Composers and the Publishers of Music and distribute this Royalty amongst them after deducting its administrative costs.

The IPRS came into existence on 23rd August 1969. The IPRS is a representative body of Owners of Music, viz. The Composers, Lyricists (or Authors) and the Publishers of Music and is also the sole Authorized Body to issue Licences permitting usage of Music within India by any person. Composers are those who are better known as Music Directors, Authors are better known as Lyricists, Publishers of Music are the Producers of Films and Music Companies, or those who hold Publishing Rights of the Musical Works. The Society is a non-profit making Organization and is a Company Limited by Guarantee and Registered under the Companies Act, 1956.

IPRS has been granted Registration by the Central Government on 28th November, 2017 and is accordingly now a Copyright Society registered under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957 and Copyright Rules, 2013.


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