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Royalty payments by TV, Radio stations made mandatory

The Government has decided to make it mandatory for all TV and Radio stations to pay royalties to singers, musicians and other artists involved in creating songs and musical programmes.

The Government issuing the Gazette notification 2164/70 dated February 28, 2020 notes that such payments shall be done every time such music or songs are aired.

The Information and Media, Higher Education, Technology and Innovations Ministry instructs that all radio stations pay Rs.20 and TV stations pay Rs.100 as royalties to artists when their compilations are used.

The Gazette notification said, “Provided that, the minimum payment to be paid as a royalty to a lyricist, musician or singer shall be – (a) a sum of rupees twenty (20/-) in respect of broadcasting once on radio of a song or musical work or lyrics or any substantial part thereof ; and

(b) a sum of rupees one hundred (100/-), in respect of telecasting once on television a song or musical work or lyrics or any substantial part thereof.” 


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