Amazon Prime Music ties up with Indian Performing Right Society for content

Amazon India has joined hands with the The Indian Performing Right Society for rights to stream the latter's copyrighted music content for Amazon Prime Music, the online retail giant's ad-free music streaming service,  .

Under the agreement, Amazon Prime Music in India will gain access to more than a million titles spread across "various languages, eras and genres of Indian music," IPRS said in a statement.

IPRS was recognised by the Indian government on November 2017 as the sole authorised body to issue licences for usage of musical works and literary music within India.

The body collects royalties from users of its copyrighted content, for and on behalf of its members, which include the authors, composers and the publishers of music and distributes this royalty amongst them.

This deal is one the biggest of its nature in the digital content publishing in India, IPRS said.