New “Antakshari” launched on World Music Day to recognize lyricists and composers
On World Music Day, the Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) – the music copyright society that represents music composers, lyricists and other members of the fraternity – is proposing an initiative digital called “IPRS Antakshari”.
Popular musicians like Vishal Dadlani, Irshad Kamil, Tanishk Bagchi, Kausar Munir and Mayur Puri are supporting and participating in the initiative.
Speaking about the initiative, Dadlani said, “As a composer and songwriter myself, I know how the creative visionaries behind singing often get lost in the mainstream. It’s disheartening to see the lack of recognition of these creators. IPRS as an organization for songwriters and composers strives to help us fight for our right to recognition.”
“The IPRS Antakshari on World Music Day is a step to ensure correction and raise awareness among the masses of shortcomings such as anonymity, financial difficulties that many music creators face due to lack of fair compensation and fair game music,” he added.
Commenting on the initiative, Rakesh Nigam, CEO of IPRS said, “Through IPRS Antakshari on our social media platform, we intend to highlight the importance of recognizing music creators who often miss a mention. As we continue our efforts to uphold the rights of music creators, our “#CreditTheCreator” campaign launched earlier has seen a significant change in the way the names of lyricists and composers are mentioned during live/virtual performances. .”
The fun social media initiative will be a six hour activity featuring our favorite music creators. The activity, open to all, calls on participants to continue the game on the IPRS Instagram page.
For songs mentioned during the online Antakshari, IPRS would add the names of the songwriter and composer. Thus, the initiative is to acknowledge and recognize the lyricist and composer behind the songs and to celebrate the creators of music.
Sameer Anjaan noted songwriter and IPRS board member, “As a copyright society, we strive to create an ecosystem where the creators behind every piece of music are given due credit. and paid. We must encourage everyone to recognize the music creators who dedicate a lifetime to creating the music that fills our moments with joy and sorrow with life and hope. Through this initiative, IPRS aims to remind us that if music is an integral part of our life, we must not forget those who have given us these timeless melodies.”
[With Inputs from IANS]