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Indian Performing Rights Society to fund economically weaker sections of music industry amid lockdown: Javed Akhtar

Lyricist and chairman of Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) Javed Akhtar on Thursday announced that the society will be funding for the welfare of people belonging to economically weaker sections in the music industry amid a nationwide lockdown.In a video that Akhtar s wife and veteran actor Shabana Azmi posted on Twitter, the lyricist was seen talking about ways in which citizens of the country can help out the government in the testing times of coronavirus outbreak. I happen to be the chairman of the Indian Performing Rights Society. It is a society recognised by the government and we have the right to collect the royalty of musicians, composers, and lyricists and so on and we do that. Now, this is the time when we have many members who are not as fortunate, the 75-year-old poet said. So, it becomes the responsibility of people who are slightly more privileged and patronized by the society within our society that we help them and we have decided that we see to it that each and


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