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    Default Ganesh Jain is chairman of PPL and IMI

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    Ganesh Jain, of Venus Records and Tapes, Mfg Co. has been elected as the Chairman of Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) and Indian Music Industry (IMI) for the year 2012-2013.

    The Indian Phonographic Industry (IPI), the Association of Phonogram Producers, was established in 1936, and was Instrumental in finalizing the Broadcasting License arrangement in the country. Subsequently, IPI members decided to form a specialised body to administer their Public Performance and Broadcasting Rights. This gave birth to PPL that came into being in 1941.

    As the registered copyright society in respect of sound recordings, PPL has the authority to administer the Broadcasting / Telecasting and Public Performance Rights on behalf of a large number of important music companies in India who are its members.

    PPL administered repertoire encompasses all major Indian languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarathi, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, etc. (both film and non-film music like devotional/spiritual, Ghazals, Classical, folk, Indi-pop, etc) and English/International songs.

    On the other hand, the Indian Music Industry (IMI) was established on 28 February, 1936 as the Indian Phonographic Industry (IPI). It is second oldest music companiesí associations in the world engaged in defending, preserving and developing the rights of phonogram producers, and actively promoting and encouraging advancement of creativity and culture through sound recordings.

    IMI members includes major record companies like Saregama India Ltd. (HMV), Universal Music (India), Tips, Venus, Sony BMG Music Entertainment (India), Crescendo, Virgin Records, Magnasound, Milestone, Times Music and several other prominent national and Regional labels that represent over 75 per cent of the output in legitimate recordings and a wide range of musical repertoire.

    The Jains (Ratan Jain and Ganesh Jain) started the business of manufacturing Audio Cassettes/Cdís during the early 80′s under the banner of Venus Records and Tapes Mfg Co with the sole aim of providing good quality of music products.



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