The Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) has signed a bilateral agreement with Center for Performer’s Rights Administration (CPRA), Japan which would be in force for an initial period of three years. The bilateral agreement can be viewed here.
The purpose of the agreement is to facilitate the payment of remuneration due to performers and, in terms of receiving remuneration, to approximate as much as possible, the conditions enjoyed by rightholders represented by the Contracting Parties.
The agreement will result in ISRA and CPRA paying individual remuneration to the performer members of the other according to the same rules as they have for their own rightholders, allowing for an accurate distribution on an individual basis proportional to the use of the fixed performances in the territory of each Party i.e. India and Japan.
ISRA has also earlier signed bilateral treaties with Recoreded Artists Actors Performers (RAAP), Ireland [ view here], NuovoIMAIE, Italy [view here], Abramus, Brazil [view here] and Kobalt Neighboring Rights Limited (KNR), UK [view here].
These agreements would result in royalty collection for Indian singers who are members of ISRA for their performances exploited in the aforementioned territories of Japan, Ireland, Italy, Brazil and UK.
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