IMI — Representing Indian Music Industry worldwide
  • 27 May, 2019

    Record Labels’ global investment in A&R and marketing hit $5.8 Bn in 2017

    As per IFPI, in 2017, record labels invested US$4.1 billion in A&R (Artists & Repertoire)  and US$1.7 billion in marketing for artists and their music for a combined total of US$5.8 billion. This equates to approximately 33.8% of global recorded music revenues invested annually into breaking, developing and supporting artists …

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  • 13 May, 2019

    Malware in Content Streaming Hardware

    A recent report published by the Maharashtra Cyber Digital Crimes Unit (“MCDCU”), highlights the threat of hackers that are targeting popular content streaming hardware (for example, the “Kodi box”) to distribute malware and cryptomining software. As piracy shifts from websites and downloads to devices and apps, hackers are adapting and …

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  • 11 May, 2019


    The Hon’ble Bombay High Court’s decision of April 23, 2019 in Tips Industries LTD v Wynk Music LTD (Airtel) which held that INTERNET music streaming and digital downloads are not covered under the Statutory licensing provision of the Copyright Act, 1957 is in important decision for the entire recorded music …

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  • 3 April, 2019

    India’s recorded music industry registers 24.5% growth in 2018

    The global recorded music market grew by 9.7% in 2018, the fourth consecutive year of growth, according to IFPI, the organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide. Figures released today in IFPI’s Global Music Report 2019 show total revenues for 2018 were US$19.1 billion driven by an uptake in …

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  • 13 February, 2019

    Audio OTT Economy in India at inflection point, says IMI-Deloitte report

    February 12, 2019, Mumbai: A report on the growing Audio OTT industry values, the Indian OTT market at USD 280 million, with revenues from the audio OTT industry contributing to 67% of the total recorded music revenue in India. Audio OTT includes delivery of digital music content over the internet …

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  • 27 November, 2018

    Global Digital Content Market (GDCM), 2018 – New Delhi

    New Delhi –  The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in association with World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) hosted a conference on Global Digital Content Market (GDCM) 2018, from 14th– 15th November 2018. The conference featured sessions on music, film, broadcasting and publishing, as well as …

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  • 29 October, 2018

    IMI Announces New Chairman of its Board of Directors

    Mumbai, Oct. 29, 2018 – The Indian Music Industry (IMI) today announced Mr. Vikram Mehra, Managing Director, Saregama India Limited as the newly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. This comes in lieu of the retirement of Mr. Shridhar Subramaniam – President India and Middle East – Sony Music …

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  • 23 October, 2018

    Digital Music Study 2018

    IFPI designed and ran the Music Consumer Study 2018 across 20 of the world’s major music markets, exploring the music habits of consumers worldwide. Fieldwork was carried out by independent research agency AudienceNet. India was a key part of the study and this document explores some of the insights taken …

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  • 30 May, 2018

    IMI Conducts Workshop for the Eastern Chapter

    IMI Conducts Workshop for the Eastern Chapter: Legal Matters, Global Trends and Music Piracy on the Agenda Date: May 30th, 2018 Kolkata: Mr. Devraj Sanyal, MD & CEO, Universal Music Group – India and South Asia, who is also the Sherpa for IMI’s Eastern working group [READ MORE] conducted a workshop …

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  • 27 April, 2018

    IFPI, IMI & PPL Organised the 1st Ever Indian Music Industry Conclave in Chennai and Chandigarh

    Participants in the Southern Chapter: Chennai (23/4/2018)       Participants in the Northern Chapter: Chandigarh (26/4/2018)         Indian Music Industry (IMI), International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) jointly held the first ever Indian Music Industry Conclave in Chennai and Chandigarh. Key …

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  • 18 April, 2018

    Indian Music Industry Figures Show 27% Growth Since 2016

    APRIL 18, 2018 OVER 25% GROWTH RATE TWO YEARS IN A ROW The total industry revenues grew from 570.7 Cr. in 2016 to 725.6 Cr. in 2017. This increase in revenue by 154.9 Cr. is the largest since 2011 according to IFPI data. The revenues from Music Streaming grew at …

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  • 9 March, 2018

    IMI Forms Eastern Working Group

    March 09, 2018 Kolkata – The Indian Music Industry the apex body that represents the recorded music industry on a pan India basis has formed an Eastern Working Group to specifically look into the challenges faced by the recorded music industry in Eastern India. The working group will comprise of …

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