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Indian Singers' and Musicians' Rights Association (ISAMRA), formerly ISAMRA.

The Copyright Act, 1957 was amended last in 2012 and came into effect from 21st June, 2012. The amendments were historic in a way that they amended the provision regarding "Performers" to protect their interests in line with India's international commitments. It strengthened the "Performer's Right" in India which now are in harmony with Article 14 of the TRIPS Agreement as also is compatible with Articles 5 to 10 of the WPPT.

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ISAMRA  Is The Sole Copyright Society For Administering The Rights Of Singers As A Category Of Performers.

Members of ISAMRA and that of its Affiliated Societies in the World are Singers (a category of Performers). Each Singer is the Performer of the Performance and/or the owner of the Performer's Right in a song (unless the Performer's Rights have been assigned) and each singer apart from the Performer's Right also has the Inalienable Right to Receive Royalty (the R3) for the commercial exploitation of their Performance, as guaranteed under Section 38A of the Copyright Act, 1957 read with Section 18(1) third and fourth provisos (Section 39A makes Section 18 applicable to Performers Rights with necessary modifications and adaptations). This Right to Receive Royalty (R3) can only be assigned to (a) legal heirs of the performers, or (b) a collecting society for collection and distribution. Any assignment to the contrary shall be VOID.

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  • Clean, efficient, honest, transparent, operation and an all-inclusive growth
  • Fairness, understanding & honesty with users with regard to Licensing them
  • Operating on international standards and adopting Best Practices
  • All Singers and Musicians of the Country and their Legal Heirs will be benefited by it

ISAMRA Highlights


ISAMRA Membership

Become a member of ISAMRA, Protect your rights

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ISAMRA International

ISAMRA has Agreements with the following Foreign Societies:


  • Recorded Artists, Actors Performers, (RAAP), Ireland
  • Associacao Brasileira de Musica e Artes, ABRAMUS, Brazil
  • Centre for Performer's Rights Administration (CPRA), Japan Council of Performers' Organisations (Geidankyo), {CPRA/Geidankyo), Japan
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ISAMRA Board of Advisors

Informal group composed of knowledgeable individuals.

Ms. Lata Mangeshkar Ji

Ms. Asha Bhosle JI

Mr. Suresh Wadkar Ji

Mr. Sonu Nigam

Mr. Sanjay Tandon

Ms. Alka Yagnik

ISAMRA Board Of Directors

A recognized group of people.

Mr. Anup Jalota (Chairman)

Mohan Niwas, 56, Keluskar Rd.,

Shivaji Park, Dadar (W), Mumbai - 400028

Mr. Talat Aziz

12-A, Mittal Park, J R Mhatre Marg,

Juhu, Mumbai 400 049

Mr. Suresh Wadkar Ji

Ajivasan, Juhu Tara Road,

Santacruz (W), Mumbai 400 049

Ms. Anuradha Paudwal

101, Dhairya Residency, 1st Floor,

12th Road, Khar (W), Mumbai 400052

Mr. Sanjay Tandon

2208, Lantana, Nahar Amrit Shakti,

Chandivali, Andheri East, Mumbai 400 072

Ms. Alka Yagnik

102/B, Oberoi Sky Heights,

Lokhandwala Backroad, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400 053

Ms. Kavita Krishnamurti

103, 6th Cross, 3rd Main,

RMV Stage II, Bangalore 560094, Karnataka

Mr. Shantanu Mukherjee

10th Floor, Fortune Enclave, 14th Road, Off.

Linking Road, Near Domino's Pizza, Khar (W), Mumbai 400 052

Mr. A Hariharan

14th Floor, Legacy Tower, Powai Vihar

Complex, AS Marg, Powai, Mumbai 400 076

Mr. Mano

No.64, Radha Avenue, Sridevi Kuppam Main Road,

Valasaravakkam, Chennai 600 087

Mr. K G Ranjith

15 A, Sundarar Street, Thiruwalleeswarar Nagar,

Anna Nagar (W), Chennai 600 040

ISAMRA Contacts

2208, Lantana, Nahar Amrit Shakti,
Chandivali,Andheri (E),
Mumbai 400 072.

+91 22 40104666
Bunglow No. 36, Mhada Layout,
SVP Nagar, Four Bunglows,
Andheri (West), Mumbai 400 053

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