Media Mentions

  • New horizons and new hopes for the Recorded Music Industry
    IMI president speaks about the need for royalties from Radio and Key Issues.
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  • Raja Kumari: 'City Slums' introduced me to India
    Indian-American rapper-songwriter Raja Kumari’s debut single in India 'City slums', featuring hip-hop star DIVINE, has now been certified three times platinum by IMI (Indian Music Industry). She stated that her single, 'City Slums', is very close to her heart as it introduced her to the realities of India.
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  • India's live music industry stares at losses, as tours cancel, venues shut indefinitely over coronavirus outbreak
    Event organisers and artist promoters all over the world have been calling off all plans due to the pandemic, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. In India too, the Indian Music Industry (IMI) issued a statement in the month of April, which said that “daily wage musicians will face a hard time
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  • Bytedance’s Resso launches in India but can it drive subscriptions?
    IMI estimates that there are now 200 million people streaming music in India, but as a report by IMI and Deloitte last year made clear, the percentage paying for music is in the VERY low single digits.
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  • India growth continues with 200m people now streaming music
    According to Blaise Fernandes, the head of record trade body Indian Music Industry (IMI),   there are now 200 million unique users of music streaming apps in India.
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  • What bites music business in India? Time and revenue mismatch, says study
    Streaming now brings in 70 per cent of the Rs 1,068 crore the industry made in early 2019. The remainder came from physical sales, performance rights, and other revenues, according to the latest Digital Music Study 2019 from the Indian Music Industry (IMI), which represents the Indian recorded music industry and is affiliated to the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
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  • Music industry affects lives as it generates revenue and contribute to GDP, says Vikram Mehra of SaReGaMa
    IMI-Deloitte report advocates music-centric grants and export schemes to develop a better market in India. Key players of the music industry in India shared their thoughts about the current situation of the industry and how it can be expanded in the future.
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  • Key issues raised at Indian Music Industry Convention 2019: compulsory licensing, fair value, safe harbor
    “The biggest raw material for the radio industry is music, and they pay the music industry Rs 60 crores. We don’t get paid more than 2% of the topline,” said Vikram Mehra, chairman of the Indian Music Industry (IMI) and Saregama MD, at IMI’s 2019 Convention in New Delhi
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  • Music Industry's Contribution to Indian Economy at Rs 8660 Cr: Indian Music Industry and Deloitte Report
    Indian Music Industry (IMI), the apex trade body representing the recorded music companies on a pan-India basis, along with Deloitte today jointly launched 'Economic impact of the recorded music industry in India' report at Dialogue: The Indian Music Convention 2019
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  • Majority of revenues in music streaming in India still from ads: Spotify
    Deloitte and the Indian Music Industry (IMI) announced a report on September 03, 2019, titled Economic Impact of the Recorded Music Industry. According to the report, the music streaming industry in India currently generates revenues of ₹270 crore, while the overall music industry in India is valued at ₹1068 crore.
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  • Indian music industry debates potential for paid music subs
    A study jointly conducted by the IFPI and IMI have found that Indians spend 21.5 hours per week on music consumption across all platforms. The challenge though will be getting people to pay for that consumption, something that Blaise Fernandes believes will eventually happen, based on observations of the movie business
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