Category Archives: Industry Insight

Bombay High Court upholds rights of IPRS against private FM Radio broadcasters

Mumbai, 5th May 2023: In a landmark judgment, the Bombay High Court upheld the rights of The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (“IPRS”) against private FM radio broadcasters. The judgement by Hon’ble Mr Justice Manish Pitale of the Bombay High Court in the cases titled IPRS v Rajasthan Patrika Pvt Ltd and IPRS v Music […]

Third time is Charm! Billboard International Power Player, Devraj Sanyal – Chairman & CEO India & South Asia

Mumbai, 26th April  2023: Year 2022 was an action filled year at Universal Music India. Launch of Dej Jam India, creating a global cross over between Badshah and J Balvin were just two of the many major milestones that were created under the leadership of Mr. Devraj Sanyal. Creating a 360 degree set up by […]

Primary Wave Music announces strategic investment and partnership with Times Music

Terms of the deal will see Primary Wave and Times Music invest further in Indian catalogues and new music investments Companies to work closely to create a marketing platform for Times Music repertoire in global markets and Primary Wave repertoire in the Indian market Mumbai, 26th April  2023: Primary Wave Music,the world’s leading independent publisher […]

Indian Singer-Songwriter Natania Lalwani Signs with Roc Nation

Mumbai, 12th April 2023: Los-Angeles based singer, songwriter, and composer of Indian origin Natania Lalwani, has joined the publishing roster at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation – home to many of today’s most iconic artists, including Rihanna, Megan Thee Stallion, J Balvin, and DJ Khaled. The signing announcement follows the release of Natania’s debut collaboration with Nick […]

With exclusive distribution deal with Panorama Music, Believe enters Bollywood OST market

Panorama Music, founded by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Phatak played an instrumental role in launching music for Ajay Devgan’s Runway 34 Mumbai, 3rd April 2023 – Believe, one of the world’s leading global digital music companies, announced an exclusive music distribution deal with Panorama Music, the Indian music company behind blockbuster Bollywood films such […]

Irfana becomes the first woman artist signed by Def Jam India

Def Jam Recordings India is dedicated to supporting India and South Asia’s diverse Hip-Hop culture Mumbai, 30th March 2023: Irfana Hameed, a Kodaikanal-based rapper and singer, has become the first female artist to be signed by Def Jam Recordings India. The ferocious lyricist behind the critically acclaimed ‘Ko-Lab’ EP, Irfana is one of the earliest […]

Devraj Sanyal raises the bar, becomes the Chairman & CEO India & South Asia and SVP Strategy, AMEA

Mumbai, 9th March 2023: Mr. Devraj Sanyal has been elevated to become the Chairman & CEO India & South Asia and SVP Strategy, AMEA within the Universal Music India. This isn’t a surprise if someone has followed his career path closely. As he is gearing up to take Universal Music India (UMI) to greater heights, […]

TuneCore introduces Split Royalty Payments (SPLITS) to fuel collaboration for self-releasing artists

By launching Splits, TuneCore now features one of the most comprehensive suite of artist support services and one of the industry’s most affordable distribution pricing plans for self-releasing artists worldwide Mumbai, 1st March 2023 – Leading digital music distributor for self-releasing artists, TuneCore, a division of Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, […]

Believe Hits €1 Billion Digital Music Sales

Mumbai, 8th February 2023: Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, announces today it has surpassed the milestone of €1bn of digital music sales (DMS) for 2022, confirming the success of the Group’s model and commercial strategy to best serve artists and labels at all stages of their career Believe’s Digital Music Sales […]

Ricky Kej wins a third Grammy® Award and creates history in India

Mumbai, 6th February 2023: Indian Music Composer Ricky Kej has won a third Grammy® Award at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards for his globally acclaimed album ‘Divine Tides’ with Rock-Legend Stewart Copeland. By achieving this massive feat, Ricky Kej has created history in India by becoming the only Indian alive to win 3 Grammy Awards. […]