Mumbai, NFAPost: Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), a representative body of artists to protect their copyright, announced the release of an emergency fund to over 3000 author and composer members across cities in India.

Announcing this, IPRS Chairman Javed Akhtar said the organisation has always stood together with its community of creators and this time too IPRS stands in solidarity with its champions.

“We at IPRS, pledge our support to the vulnerable in the music creator community by announcing the release of an emergency relief fund to over 3000 of our author and composer members across cities, who are still struggling to earn enough due to the nationwide crisis,” said Javed Akhtar.

In a statement, Javed Akhtar pointed out that the second wave of dreaded Covid-19 pandemic across the nation has affected health for many and livelihood for many more.

“The entire music fraternity comprising music creators, performers, technicians, and the labour force has been deeply impacted by the Covid crisis right now. It is time to bring together the stakeholders from the music industry and find ways to restructure the work process to lead a sustainable future for music and the community as a whole,” he said.

Quoting Tennyson’s Ulysses, he pointed out that humanity’s most noble quest is to overcome setbacks. “But there comes a time when even champions are struggling to find strength within, then you must seek strength from your community. At the end of the day, we become stronger together. That’s where IPRS plays a small yet significant role,” said Javed Akhtar.

IPRS has taken all required measures to facilitate the distribution of the relief fund on an exigent basis. This is one of the many initiatives that IPRS is aiming for. Going forward, Javed Akthar said the organisation is looking at devising long-term plans to ensure a more stable future for our members.

As a copyright society, IPRS is the custodians of India’s creator members and has given a great deal of thought to how it can strengthen the community, drive change for people and empower them for a better and viable future since its inception.

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