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lSRA turns 10, becomes ISAMRA, includes musicians under its wings

Ten years ago, the Indian Singers’ Rights Association (ISRA), a non-profit making company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act, 1956...

Ten years ago, the Indian Singers’ Rights Association (ISRA), a non-profit making company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act, 1956, was formed under the chairmanship of Bharat Ratna  Lata Mangeshkar who together with Asha Bhosle, Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam, Sanjay Tandon, Usha Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar, Pankaj Udhas, Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Kavita Krishnamoorty, Shaan, Hariharan, Jassi, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mahalaxmi Iyer among others, to fight for the singers' rights and to collect their royalty and distribute the same to them.

As ISRA turns 10 this year, the Performer’s Right Society for Singers, turned Indian Singers and Musician Rights Association (ISAMRA), including musicians under its wings. 

To bless ISAMRA on its birthday, over 100 Indian singers including  Anup Jalota, Sanjay Tandon, Sonu Nigam, Suresh Wadkar, Shailendra Singh, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Shaan, Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, Hariharan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Lalit Pandit, Shankar Mahadevan, Himesh Reshammiya, Shahid Rafi, Amit Kumar, Sumit Kumar, Meet Bros,  Nitin Mukesh,  Sudesh Bhosale, Jaspinder Narula,  Mahalakshmi Iyer, Saumya Raoh, Aditi Singh Sharma, Shahid Mallya, Roopkumar Rathod, Usha Timothy among others gathered at Raheja Classique, Mumbai. 

ISAMRA represents singers and musicians of not only India but of the entire world. The organisation, by virtue of reciprocal today controls 95 per cent of the Performer’s (Singer’s) Rights and has members  from North, South, East & West of the country. ISAMRA is also affiliated  with 18 foreign societies, signifying its global presence.

ISRA chairman  Anup Jalota said, “I am happy and proud to see ISRA now expand into ISAMRA to include musicians too. It pleases me that our musician brothers will start getting royalties from ISAMRA. This is truly historic.”

Adds Sonu Nigam, “This is a giant leap for singers and musicians of India. With ISAMRA, all Artists (past, present & future) can now look forward to Royalties the way overseas Artistws receive. At last, the dream has come true.” 

Concludes Sanjay Tandon, co-founder and CEO of ISRA, “What a historic 10th year for ISRA! After establishing singers' rights, ISRA signed a historic agreement with music labels earlier this year and now it is extending its services to musicians too. I am very happy to see this date. There is still a lot more that will come. But I am most elated that Lataji's dream is now a reality.”

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