The Indian Phonographic Industry (IPI), the Association of Phonogram Producers, was established in 1936, and it was instrumental in finalising the Broadcasting Licence arrangement in India. Subsequently, IPI members decided to form a specialised body to administer their Public Performance and Broadcasting Rights, and so PPL came into being in 1941.
The Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) owns, as assignee, and exclusively controls public performance rights and radio broadcasting rights in more than 500,000 songs (sound recordings) in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bhojpuri and other Indian languages, including both film and non-film songs such as Ghazals, devotional, folk, pop, classical, etc. Membership includes hundreds of Indian music organizations.
Membership Information: http://www.pplindia.org/memlist.aspx
Letter of Support: https://music.us/letters/PPL_India.pdf