Updated: Jul 21, 2020
Facebook has partnered with the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) to strengthen its music library on Facebook and Instagram. This agreement will allow Facebook/Instagram users to choose music from the IPRS repertoire of songs across authors and languages to create videos, music stickers and more.
IPRS is a representative body of authors, composers, lyricists, and owner publishers of music. Though other details of the agreement have not been revealed, the duo has noted that the agreement will cover licensing and royalties whenever music represented by the IPRS is used on Facebook and Instagram.
Manish Chopra, director and head of partnerships at Facebook India, noted that “Music plays an important role in India for sparking people’s creative expression. With this agreement, people will be able to access a wide variety of music and discover new scores from hundreds of authors and owners, across various genres in many Indian languages.”