Indian Music Industry (IMI)
The Indian Music Industry (“IMI”) represents over 75% of all legal music in India. The IMI is the second oldest music industry organization in the world that was involved in protecting copyrights of music producers and supporting growth of music entertainment industry. The IMI was established in 1936 as the Indian Phonographic Industry (IPI). Renamed the Indian Music Industry (IMI) in 1994, it is a non-commercial and not-for-profit organization affiliated to the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and is registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act. The IMI’s activities includes defending, preserving and developing the rights of phonogram producers, and actively promoting and encouraging advancement of creativity and culture through sound recordings in India. All major music labels in India are part of the IMI. Record companies like Saregama India (HMV), Universal Music (India), Tips, Venus, Sony Music Entertainment (India), Crescendo, Virgin Records, Magnasound, Milestone, Times Music and several other prominent national and regional labels are part of the IMI. The IMI also works on the protection of rights of music producers and preventing music piracy. The IMI has also been instrumental in launching the IMMIES music awards in collaboration with MTV.
Membership information: http://www.indianmi.org/howtobecome.htm
Support Letter: http://music.us/letters/IMI.pdf