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SWA announces Legal Aid Policy for its members!

This is indeed a big news! The Screenwriters Association has announced a Legal Aid Policy to help its member screenwriters fight their cases, related to Copyright infringement, breach of confidentiality, payments and credits; in court. This is a step in tune with SWA’s commitment to help its members defend their intellectual property, and get their due credits and remuneration.   

Under this policy, the Association will pay 50 percent of the lawyer’s fee, or a definite amount (whichever is lower), as per the recommendations of its Dispute Settle Committee (DSC) and a panel of expert lawyers. The detailed guidelines for the same are being worked out. This provision will give power to aggrieved members seek justice legally, in a situation when they might want to approach the court but lack resources, after the DSC has decided in their favour.

It is also important to note that this new move is in addition with SWA appointing a full-time Copyright expert lawyer as its Legal Officer, at its office in Andheri West, to offer legal consultation to members absolutely free of cost. (All members seeking an appointment with SWA’s Legal Officer for legal consultation are requested to send an email to legal.officer@swaindia.org ). Moreover, SWA’s legal cell is also in contact with copyright lawyers who’re willing to offer their services at concessional rates to screenwriters.

The need for legal aid was being felt for a long time. The DSC had recommended for it as there have been cases in which the committee would feel limited in helping out the complainant members who have been wronged by producers, directors or even fellow members. In fact, there have been more than four dozen cases, pending with the erstwhile Joint-DSC-Committee formed by SWA and the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE). After SWA disaffiliated itself from the Federation, the need to strengthen the DSC also seemed immediate.

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5ISC Video Album

Scroll down to watch ALL the videos of the 5th Indian Screenwriters Conference, held on August 1,2 & 3 2018 at St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra West, Mumbai.

DAY 1

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 01 Session 01
INAUGURATION Chief Guest: Aamir Khan Keynote Speaker: Vinod Dua

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 01 Session 02
WRITERS Vs. PRODUCERS: CAN THEY NEVER BE ALLIES?

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 01 Session 03
BLURRED LINES BETWEEN HISTORY, MYTHOLOGY & FANTASY

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 01 Session 04
BETWEEN THE HITS

DAY 2

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 02 Session 01
DISPUTE SETTLEMENT – DEMYSTIFIED AND EXPLAINED

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 02 Session 02
WRITING WITHOUT FEAR – IS A WRITER’S MIND FREE OF FEARS?

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 02 Session 03
PAL DO PAL KE SHAAYAR

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 02 Session 04
WHERE ARE THE NEW VOICES IN TELEVISION?

DAY 3

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 03 Session 01
SOUTHERN WAVES

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 03 Session 02
HAS THE DAILY SOAP FORMAT REACHED ITS DEAD END?

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 03 Session 03
WEB OF DIGITAL WRITING: FEARLESS OR FRIVOLOUS?

5TH INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – Day 03 Session 04
SWA AWARDS 2018 & CLOSING CEREMONY

Rest In Peace, Kalpana Lajmi!

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Veteran writer-director Kalpana Lajmi (4 May 1954 – 23 September 2018) passed away in Mumbai due to kidney failure, an ailment she had been suffering from for some time prior to her death.

Unconventional and uncompromising, Lajmi was a noted film maker who focussed on projects with strong, women-oriented themes.  The subjects of her films were hard hitting, gritty and realistic and she can be rightly hailed as one of the trailblazers of parallel cinema.  She was the niece of Guru Dutt and was also related to Shyam Benegal, with whom she began her film career as assistant costume designer on his movie, ‘Bhumika.’

Kalpana Lajmi worked on a few select projects only during her short film career, most often as director. However, she is also credited with writing the scripts of ‘Ek Pal’, ‘Rudaali’ and ‘Daman’; the latter two went on to be strongly hailed by critics. Under her capable directorial guidance, two actresses went on to win the National Award for ‘Best Actress’; Dimple Kapadia for ‘Rudaali’ and Raveena Tandon for ‘Daman.’ Her last film was ‘Chingaar’ which she wrote, directed and produced.

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Lajmi was said to be close to celebrated Assamese singer, Bhupen Hazarika, who composed the music for all her films. She had stated in an interview to a film magazine that her health started to decline after his death and that writing a memoir on him (Bhupen Hazarika: As I Knew Him) made her relive the trauma, which caused her health to decline even further.

The Screenwriters Association feels saddened by the demise of Kalpana Lajmi and prays for her
soul to rest in peace.
  • Punam Mohandas

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Punam Mohandas is a journalist and author who is also a film buff, accomplished travel writer and an expert on South Asia. She also writes columns on film personalities. She has lived and worked in India, Dubai and Bangkok.

SWA’s 62nd Annual General Body Election Meeting

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The 62nd Annual General Body – Election Meeting of the Screenwriters Association will be held on September 30th 2018 (Sunday) at The Celebration Sports Club, Garden No: 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400 053, starting at 10:00 AM.

NOTE: The Annual General Body Meeting and SWA Elections are open for 
Life, Regular and Associate members only.

 All Life, Regular and Associate members can vote via e-Voting (via smartphone and laptop) OR EVM (at the election venue).

e-VOTING

(FOR LIFE, REGULAR and ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ONLY)

  • A member shall first register for thee-Voting option and then cast the vote through a secured link received on his/her registered email ID and registered mobile phone number, on the day of the election.
  • Once a member has registered for e-Voting, s/he shall not be allowed to vote through EVM at the election venue. However, s/he is welcome to attend the AGM!
  • The timings for casting your vote through e-Voting shall be the same as EVM voting at the election venue, i.e. from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM (on Sep 30th2018).
  • To register for e-Voting, SIGN IN to your SWA online account and find the ‘Register for e-Voting‘ tab in the dashboard. SIGN IN Link: http://swaindia.org/login.php
  • In case you don’t have a SWA online account, you can SIGN UP to create it, by entering your SWA Membership Number and receiving a link on your registered email ID and/or registered mobile phone number. SIGN UP Link: http://swaindia.org/email-reg.php
  • Due to technical reasons, the tab ‘Register for e-Voting’ shall be available only till SEP 29th 2018, 5:00 PM SHARP. In case you’re unable to register for e-Voting by then, you can vote through EVM at the election venue.
(Write to web.admin@swaindia.org OR call at +91 22 2673 3027 /+91 22 2673 3108 / +91 22 6692 2899 and speak with Mr. Sumant Prajapati for technical assistance with e-Voting.)

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स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन की 62वीं एन्युअल जनरल बॉडी इलेक्शन मीटिंग 30 सितम्बर 2018 (रविवार) को सवेरे 10:00 बजे, सेलेब्रेशन स्पोर्ट्स क्लब, गार्डन नंबर: 5, लोखंडवाला कॉम्पलेक्स, अंधेरी (वैस्ट), मुम्बई – 400 053, पर सम्पन्न होगी।

सभी लाइफ़, रैग्यूलर और एसोसिएट मेंबर्स ई-वोटिंग (स्मार्टफ़ोन और लैपटॉप पर) या ईवीएम (चुनाव स्थल पर)  के ज़रिए अपना वोट दे सकते हैं।

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(सिर्फ़ लाइफ़, रैग्यूलर और एसोसिएट मेंबर्स के लिए)

  • इच्छुक सदस्य को पहले ई-वोटिंग सुविधा के लिए रजिस्टर करना होगा, जिसके बाद उन्हें उनके रजिस्टर्ड ईमेल आइडी और रजिस्टर्ड मोबाइल नंबर पर वोट डालने के लिए एक लिंक भेजा जाएगा, जिसके ज़रिए, सदस्य इलेक्शन वाले दिन वोट डाल सकेंगे।
  • एक बार ई-वोटिंग के लिए रजिस्टर कर लेने पर आप चुनाव स्थल पर ईवीएम के ज़रिए वोट नहीं डाल सकेंगे। हालाँकि, एजीएम में आपका स्वागत रहेगा!
  • ई-वोटिंग और ईवीएम वोटिंग का समय एक ही रहेगा, यानी – दोपहर 01:00 बजे से शाम 06:00 बजे तक (30 सितम्बर 2018 को)।
  • वोटिंग के लिए रजिस्टर करने के लिए अपने एसडबल्यूए ऑनलाइन अकाउंट में SIGN IN करें और ‘रजिस्टर फ़ॉर ए-वोटिंग’ के टैब पर क्लिक करें। SIGN IN लिंक: http://swaindia.org/login.php
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  • तकनीकी कारणों के चलते, ‘रजिस्टर फ़ॉर ई-वोटिंग’ का टैब 29 सितम्बर 2018 (शनिवार), शाम 5:00 बजे तक ही सक्रिय रहेगा। यदि आप किन्हीं कारणवश ई-वोटिंग के लिए रजिस्टर नहीं कर पाते हैं तो आप चुनाव स्थल पर ईवीएम के ज़रिए वोट डाल सकेंगे।
(ई-वोटिंग के लिए तकनीकी सहायता के लिए web.admin@swaindia.org पर ईमेल भेंजे या श्री सुमन्त प्रजापति को कॉल करें: +91 22 2673 3027 /+91 22 2673 3108 / +91 22 6692 2899)

AAMIR KHAN to be the CHIEF-GUEST for the 5th INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE

THE BIGGEST AND THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS EVENT OF INDIAN FILM-TV SCREENWRITERS AND LYRICISTS, IS BACK!

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The 5th edition of the Indian Screenwriters Conference (ISC), the biennial event organised by the Screenwriters Association, will be held on August 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018 at the St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra. The Chief-Guest of the inaugural session will be actor-producer-director Aamir Khan, while the reputed journalist and Padma Shri awardee Vinod Dua will deliver the Keynote Address.

The conference is expected to see a large number of screenwriters and established professionals from the film and TV industries, as well as the digital media. It will also provide a platform for networking to all its participants. Stimulating discussions and insightful sessions await the participants at 5ISC, with panelists and speakers who’re amongst the most respected and knowledgeable professionals from the entertainment and media industry.

SWA has invited Javed Akhtar, Jaideep Sahni, Sriram Raghavan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Mahesh Bhatt, Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, Gaurav Bannerjee, Siddharth Tewary, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Juhi Chaturvedi, Meghna Gulzar, Urmi Juvekar, Rajat Arora, Varun Grover, Rashmi Sharma, Shailja Kejriwal, Raghuvir Shekhawat, Usha Sharma, Purnendu Shekhar, Shashi Mittal, Sonali Jaffer, Ved Raj, Manoj Santoshi, Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, Gul Khan, Utkarsh Naithani, Neeraj Ghaywan, Nagraj Manjule, and many more writers, writer-directors, producers and channel/studio executives to the conference. While the confirmations are streaming in quickly, the final schedule and the list of panelists will be published on the SWA website, very soon.

Flashback: 

The Indian Screenwriters Conference was started with the idea of addressing issues concerning Indian screenwriters and lyricists, while also encouraging a dialogue on the surrounding social realities, within and outside the film and TV industries. 

The first Indian Screenwriters Conference, held at FTII, Pune, in August 2006, was attended by 275 writers. The second, at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, next to Film City, Mumbai, in December 2008; saw 575 screenwriters and writer-directors attending it. 3ISC at St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra, in February 2013, had the participation of 700 screenwriters. 4ISC, held in August 2016, was the biggest with over 900 screenwriters and industry professionals attending it! (Click here and here for the photo album of 4ISC.)

DATES: August 1, 2 & 3 (Wed, Thurs & Fri), 2018 

TIMINGS: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (on August 2nd, a cultural program from 6:30 – 8:00 PM)

VENUE: St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra West, Mumbai

OPEN TO ALL SWA MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

Delegate Registrations to open shortly, at www.swaindia.org 

(Special Discounts for SWA members, media persons and students)

Rest In Peace, Neeraj Vora!

Neeraj Vora (22 January 1963 – 14 December 2017)

Writer-director and actor Neeraj Vora passed away on December 14, 2017, at Criti Care hospital in Juhu, Mumbai, in the wee hours. He was 54. In October 2016, he had suffered a heart attack followed by a stroke, and was in a coma since then. Vora, who was son of the classical musician Pt. Vinayak Vora, had no children of his own while his wife too had passed away in 2004.
For the past one year, Producer Firoz A. Nadiadwala had been looking after all the medical expenses of comatose Vora who occupied a special make-shift ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in Firoz’s bungalow in Juhu.
Neeraj Vora the writer, was known for his sense of humour and witty dialogue while his comic timing as an actor was also impeccable. His initial writing work includes Shah Rukh Khan’s TV show Circus. He went on to write about 30 feature films including Rangeela (dialogue), Hera Pheri (screenplay-dialogue), Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (written by), Hungama (dialogue), Hulchul (screenplay), Awara Paagal Deewana (dialogue) and Garam Masala (dialogue).
Vora had made his acting debut with Ketan Mehta’s Holi (1984), which also starred Aamir Khan. He then went on to star in films like Rangeela, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Virasat, Mann, Satya, Mast, Pukar and Company. His last film as an actor was Anil Kapoor starrer Welcome Back, which released in 2015.
As a director, his most notable work was Phir Hera Pheri, the second installment of filmmaker Priyadarshan’s Hera Pheri. Vora was also due to direct the third installment of the same franchise.
We at SWA, deeply mourn the demise of Shri Neeraj Vora and pray for his soul to rest in peace.

Rest In Peace, Shashi Kapoor!

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Veteran Hindi film actor and producer Shashi Kapoor passed away on December 4th 2017, Monday, in Mumbai. He was 79. Shashi Kapoor, who was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2011and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2015, was reportedly battling old age related problems and was under medical supervision.

Shashi Kapoor was born as Balbir Raj Kapoor on March 18, 1938. He was the 3rd and the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, the husband of Jennifer Kendal (sister of actress Felicity Kendal), and the father of Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.

Kapoor started his film career as a child actor in brother Raj Kapoor’s  Aag (1948) and Awaara (1951). He went on to work in over 175 films as an actor. He made a popular pairing with Amitabh Bachchan and the two co-starred in a total of 12 films: Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), Deewaar(1975), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Immaan Dharam (1977), Trishul (1978), Kaala Patthar (1979), Suhaag (1979), Do Aur Do Paanch (1980), Shaan (1980), Silsila (1981), Namak Halaal (1982) and Akayla (1991). 

He was also known internationally for starring in British and American films, notably Merchant Ivory productions run by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, such as The Householder (1963), Shakespeare Wallah (1965), Bombay Talkie (1970), Heat and Dust (1982), The Deceivers (1988) and Side Streets (1998).

Shashi Kapoor also produced acclaimed films like Junoon (1978), Kalyug (1981), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Vijeta(1982) and Utsav (1984). Apart from directing 1991 Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Ajooba, Kapoor also directed a Russian movie Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo Vora, in 1988. His last and most recent film appearances were in Jinnah (1998), a biographical film of Mohammed Ali Jinnah in which he was the narrator and another Merchant Ivory production titled Side Streets(1998). He took retirement from the film industry by late 1990s.

We at SWA, deeply mourn the demise of Shri Shashi Kapoor and pray for his soul to rest in peace.

 

 

 

Adite Banerjie’s script makes it to the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2017

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The Academy Nicholl Fellowship, launched in 1986, and organised by the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is the most prestigious among Hollywood screenwriting
contests and labs. Each of the winners receives a $35,000 prize and opens doors for aspiring screenwriters all over the world.

This year’s Nicholl Fellowship (2017) saw Indian author, screenwriter and SWA member, Adite Banerjie’s screenplay titled COACHING CLASS, place as semi-finalist. It was among the top 151 screenplays that made it to the semi-finalists level out of a total 7102 entries from all over the world. COACHING CLASS is a gritty and uplifting drama set in small town India about a dishonoured teacher who takes on the education mafia to give his rag-tag bunch of brilliant but dirt poor students a shot at changing their destiny.

One of the readers of the script observed: “This is an exceptionally well-written story with a pro-active, sympathetic protagonist, and a variety of interesting characters. The plot
development is suspenseful up until the very end. Backstory is also used very effectively in
the present day plot. It is very rich in themes about class struggle and overcoming barriers to have a better life, and the themes are portrayed substantively in both the main plot and
various subplots.” Another reader observed: “The screenplay is very effective in portraying
the viewpoint of its characters through the dialogue, which is rich in language and also
reveals character.” The script had earlier placed as first runner-up in the Finish Line Script Competition (2016).

Says Banerjie: “I’m very excited that the script has done so well in the top international competitions. It’s a huge validation for the screenplay and my writing skills.” Adite Banerjie is a journalist turned fiction writer. She has written three novels which have been published by Harlequin/Harper Collins India and all her books have been featured on the top 100 Amazon.in bestseller lists. She can be contacted via her portal www.aditebanerjie.com

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R.I.P Vinod Khanna!

 

VINOD KHANNA (6th October 1946 – 27th April 2017)

Bollywood has bidden adieu to one of its most charismatic – and maverick – actors. Vinod Khanna passed away on the morning of the 27th April. He was said to have been suffering from bladder cancer, although this has not yet been substantiated by his family.

Born in Peshawar, Pakistan, his parents subsequently moved to India and he grew up between the cities of Mumbai and Delhi, along with his brother Pramod and three sisters.

Khanna had a meteoric rise to stardom. He started his film career as a villain, in Sunil Dutt’s ‘Man ka Meet’ (1968) and subsequently became a hero with ‘Hum Tum aur Woh’ (1971) He went on to become an extremely bankable star and did many films with Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Dharmendra and Jeetendra as co-stars. Women swooned over his tall physique, cleft chin and virile, Punjabi looks.

At the height of his success, he met and was influenced by Osho Rajneesh whom he accepted as his spiritual guru. Khanna then left the film industry to follow Rajneesh wherever, be it setting up the Osho ashram at Poona or to Oregon in America, leading the media to tag him as the ‘sexy sanyasi.’ While he was off finding his spirituality though, the physical world he left behind in the form of wife Geetanjali and sons Rahul and Akshaye started teetering under the pressure and the relationship ended in divorce. Much later, he married lawyer Kavita Daftary and had two children with her: son Sakshi and daughter Shraddha.

In 1987, Khanna suddenly became disillusioned with Osho and returned to Bombay, where Bollywood welcomed him with open arms and he was back in the saddle as hero. In 1997, he decided to join politics (BJP) and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Gurdaspur. In 2002, he became the Union Minister for Culture and Tourism and later moved to the Ministry of External Affairs as Minister of State.

Vinod Khanna’s sister’s daughter Namita was my junior in Chelsea, Simla. I remember once he came to school to meet his niece. (This was before the Osho phase, when Khanna was ruling the marquee.) Our school was a Catholic convent and we boarders were assiduously and zealously guarded by the nuns. However, on this occasion the nuns themselves were in a fair tizzy. Only the student concerned was allowed to go to the visitor’s room to meet with family, obviously, but many a time it was allowed that she take her best friend along. Suddenly, Namita found she had more “friends” than she knew! Girls were trying their best to hide behind strategically placed trees to catch a glimpse of the famous cleft chin. Team members who’d hitherto shirked basketball practice suddenly got enthusiastic about shooting a few baskets (the basketball field was below the visitors’ car park and sweeping driveway into the school, so one had to, of necessity, pass it.) Uff – the furore that was created! Many years later, I met him at the then Hilton (now Lalit) hotel in Delhi and found him to be a suave, well-spoken gentleman.

Vinod Khanna personified the quintessential Punjabi (read, north Indian) man. On screen, he symbolised the stuff rugged romance is made of…girls grew into women dreaming of just such a mate. His controversial alliance with Rajneesh only made him more desirable so far as the female population was concerned. Here was a real man who dared to do what he wanted, defying society’s fragile tenets.

 Here rests one of the original, macho males. Go in peace, sir.

  • Punam Mohandas

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Punam Mohandas is a journalist and author who is also a film buff, accomplished travel writer and an expert on South Asia. She also writes columns on film personalities. She has lived and worked in India, Dubai and Bangkok.

Shri Javed Akhtar is the new Chairman of revamped IPRS

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“A new chapter has started!” – Javed Akhtar

Mumbai, April 6th, 2017: Fresh elections were held after more than a decade in the revamped IPRS, in which both the authors (music composers and lyricists) and publishers (music labels) participated. These elections have the backing of the entire author and publisher community in India. Veteran poet and lyricist, Shri Javed Akhtar was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the new board.

The revamped IPRS has adopted a new working constitution and is fully in sync with the Amended Copyright Act. The primary objective of this constitution is to ensure rightful royalty flow to all the rights owner, while simplifying licensing process for the end users. 

Shri Javed Akhtar said, “IPRS has turned over a new page and a new chapter has started, where there is no WE and THEM, only US. Writers, composers and publishers have risen above the past conflicts and have a taken a pledge to work together for the enhancement of Indian Music Industry’s reach and prosperity.”

“This is a historic moment for the music industry, and will act as catalyst of growth for all stakeholders. We look forward to IPRS achieving new heights under the leadership of Javed saab” said Vikram Mehra, Managing Director, Saregama India Ltd.

The newly elected members on the board are Javed Akhtar, Shridhar Subramaniam, Aashish Rego, Kumar Taurani, Rajinder Singh Panesar, Devraj Sanyal, G.V. Prakash Kumar, Ganesh Jain, Anupam Roy, Mandar Thakur, Sahithi Cherukupalli and Vikram Mehra.

Background: The Indian Performing Right Society Ltd. (IPRS), which came into existence in 1969, is a representative body of owners of music — the composers, lyricists (or authors) and the publishers of music. It is also the sole authorised body to issue licences for usage of musical works and literary music within India by any person. IPRS represents Publishers, Authors and Composers of Music from all over India and is affiliated with similar Societies in other countries of the World to represent International Music as well.

Ever since music companies seized control of the governance of the organisation, leaving lyricists and music composers out in the cold, IPRS was seen as a society of very questionable motives, which did not work for all its members. After the Copyright Act was amended in 2012, it gave lyricists, writers and composers clear safeguards to secure and protect their rights. Thus, it was time for all that to change.

SWA congratulates all those who paved the path of the much-needed reforms at IPRS and made this historic day come true. Onwards, now!