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This India music industry report covers all the main music sectors in the country.


  • India’s music industry is regularly grouped together with those of a small number of countries that for years have underperformed but that offer great potential to become major markets of the future.
  • With the country accounting for almost one-fifth of the world’s population and with an economy that is growing steadily, tapping into what is a market ripe for exploitation is always high on the recorded-music industry’s list of priorities.
  • India has yet to live up to its promise, with favorable results one year followed by poor sales the next.

Features and Benefits

  • The report details all of the main music industry sectors in India.
  • Included is a focus on recorded music, music retail, copyright and rights administration, broadcasting, and live.

Key questions answered

  • Why has India's music industry fallen short of reaching its potential for so many years?
  • What is the country's best hope for growth over the next five or so years?

Table of contents

Recorded music

  • Potential and patience in equal measures
  • Music companies

Music retail

  • Access presents real potential to monetize music
  • India’s mobile recorded-music future

Copyright protection and rights administration

  • Legal reforms and better copyright enforcement
  • Poor financial year for IPRS
  • The ups and downs of India’s Copyright Act amendments


  • Radio developments
  • TV developments


  • Not a main international artist stop-off point
  • Modest festival sector


  • Methodology
  • Author

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