Google has been granted a licence by the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) that enables Google to use IPRS members’ work and material in India on YouTube and other services. Google recently launched YouTube Music, a paid music streaming service, in the country.
“The IPRS-Google agreement is a historic milestone for Indian authors and music composers as well as music publishers. I congratulate and thank Google for backing Indian artists, music publishers and the creative fraternity in such a strong way in India. This is the beginning of a very strong relationship with Google,” said Javed Akhtar, Chairman, IPRS.