Indian Super League (ISL) 2017-18,Now Under Scanner For Using Unauthorised Music At Pune Venue! FIR Filed By Novex Against The Event Organiser Wadhwan Sports.

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On 22nd November 2017, a spectacular match was witnessed by football fanatics in the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium,Balewadi, Pune. It was a nail-biting clash between the two Indian Super League(ISL) football teams – FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos FC. Though the match was a success, the event organising company, Wadhwan Sports Pvt. Ltd., was slapped with a FIR for failing to procure ground performance rights for the songs played at the venue. These songs were from the repertoire of esteemed Music Label, Zee Entertainment Ltd., who have authorisedNovex Communications to grant copyrights for their ‘sound recordings’.

NOVEX has filed a case against DheerajRajeshkumarWadhawan& Gaurav Modwel, the directors of Wadhwan Sports Pvt. Ltd. An FIR was registered on 9th April 2018 at the Hinjewadi Police Station, Pune, and a subsequent FIR was filed for restraining any further infringement of Copyrights. The unauthorised songs played by the organisers as highlighted in the FIR were Zingaat (Sairat) and KaalaChashma (BaarBaarDekho).

About Hero Indian Super League 2018
The Indian Super League is a men’s professional football championship league in India. India’s leading industrialists and celebrities from sports as well as the Indian film industry have heavily invested in the league’s ten franchises based in the following cities: Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru and Jamshedpur.

About Novex Communications
Novex Communications Pvt. Ltd. is a pioneer in the copyright domain in certain music & entertainment industries since last 15 years, engaged in monitoring the lawful use of copyrighted music across diverse industries. Our partner Music Labels include the likes of Yash Raj Films Private Limited, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Limited, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, Tips Industries Limited and EROS International Media Limited. These labels not only hold huge volumes of music assets but also provide an unsurpassed variety of genres, suitable for any event or occasion. 60% of Novex-held songs were featured in MIRCHI TOP 20 rankings throughout 2017 and ‘our’ melodies have been consistently trending top 3 spots* this year as well.

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Musically Conquering The Stadiums @ Indian Premier League 2018!

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We are delighted to announce the commencement of our association with the prestigious IPL franchisers for Season 11, that kickstarted on the splendid evening of 7th of April 2018. A glittering opening ceremony was held at the iconic Wankhede stadium, amongst an enthusiastic crowd, right before the first IPL match!

The event featured some sensational performances by many popular Bollywood A-listers like Tamannah, Varun Dhawan, Hrithik Roshan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Prabudeva. In this much-awaited opening ceremony many sensational dance numbers were performed. While Tamannah’s entry on ‘Jio Re Bahubali’ (Zee Music) totally enthralled the audience, a joint performance by the dance maestro ‘Prabhudeva and heart-throb Varun Dhawan on ‘Muqala Muqabala’ (Tips Music) got everyone up to their feet! It was a delight to watch Prabhudeva grooving on his signature song ‘Urvashi Urvashi’ (another Tips Music gem), fetching him a roaring cheer from the crowd!! This time around the IPL Season 11 experience, as promised, is surely more glamorous than previous ones and we look forward to a memorable tournament.

Even the team franchises are not leaving any stones unturned to make the event a super success. A majority of them have procured Public Performance Rights from us, for playing music tracks (sound recordings) during the IPL matches, Cheerleaders Performances and After-Match Parties. Not just that! With the Fan Parks set-up in 36 cities across 19 states of India, cricket fans surely have found a new way of experiencing Vivo IPL 2018. – LIVE on giant TV screens! These venues will feature Novex ‘held’ dance-able numbers during celebratory highlights of the tournament. To keep the energy levels high, a stadium-like feel has been created in IPL Fan Parks with free entry, merchandise stalls, exciting lucky draws, food, beverages and engaging activations by IPL’s official sponsors. This game has just gotten even bigger and better!

IPL is a definite crowd-puller, with an exciting mix of cricket and entertainment and it is simply apt that with ‘our’ songs, IPL franchisers are sure to keep the entertainment meter spiked throughout the series! The teams that have collaborated with us for Public Performance Rights in Sound Recordings include Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and KXI Punjab.
This is a huge win for us and an endorsement that we have The Best repertoire of songs with us. Given our humongous ‘portfolio’ of super-hit, exhilarating songs, this is indeed a super-hit match!

Talking about the Vivo Indian Premier League (an event sponsored by Vivo), its one of the most popular and highly anticipated event in India that engages national and international cricket players to play as teams against each other across a duration 51 days, 9 venues and a total of 60 matches. All players are hired through an auction. The forthcoming IPL Season 11 is expected to garner large turnouts for every match. That’s why franchisers prefer entertaining their supporters with crowd-pleasing Bollywood numbers, keeping their enthusiastic followers engaged throughout and building a massive fan base for their respective teams.

About NOVEX
We are a pioneer in the copyright domain in certain music & entertainment industries since last 15 years, engaged in monitoring the lawful use of copyrighted music across diverse industries. Our partner Music Labels include the likes of Yash Raj Films Private Limited, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Limited, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, Tips Industries Limited and EROS International Media Limited. These labels not only hold huge volumes of music assets but also provide an unsurpassed variety of genres, suitable for any event or occasion.

60% of Novex-held songs have been featuring in MIRCHI TOP 20 rankings throughout 2017. In fact, ‘our’ melodies have been consistently trending top 3 spots* this year as well.

Wish to use any of the trending or upcoming songs from ‘our’ music list?
Get in touch with us to procure rights!

Hinjewadi Police, Pune, Books FIR Against Da-Bangg Tour Organisers For Cheating and Copyrights Offence!

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The very recent mega glamorous event, DA-BANGG TOURS, held at Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex – Balewadi, Pune. It featured glittering, high-octane, performances by Salman’s Khan and his Dabangg franchise co-stars as well as Bollywood A-list stars like Sonakshi Sinha, Katrina Kaif, Prabhudeva, Daisy Shah etc. Besides Indian cities, the Da-bangg Tour had slated performances for the Indian audiences across the globe, especially at NRI-heavy destinations like US, Canada, London, Hong Kong, Auckland and Melbourne.

Although the star-studded event was a phenomenal success, it could have been a 100% hitch-less affair if the organisers (Four Pillars Event Management Services Pvt. Ltd.) had shown the foresight of procuring requisite public performance rights! Basically, the usage rights for ‘ground-performance of sound recordings’ played in the event were ‘held’ by Novex Communications. Some of these unauthorised songs played were Saree Ke Fall Sa – R Rajkumar (Eros), Gandi Baat – R Rajkumar (Eros), Swag Se Swagat – Tiger Zinda Hai (YRF), Dhoom Machale – Dhoom-3 (YRF), Dil Diyan Gallan – Tiger Zinda Hai (YRF), Kaala Chashma – Baar Baar Dekho (ZEE) and Jag Ghumeya – Sultan (YRF).

So, NOVEX has rightfully filed an FIR at the Hinjewadi police station (Pune) against the event organisers, Sameer Pawani & Manish Lanjekar (Directors of Four Pillars Event Management Services Pvt. Ltd.). It is a clear case of cheating as even after the organiser-issued cheque bounced, they continued with the scheduled tour without paying for the public performance rights.+

Novex Communications Pvt. Ltd. is a pioneer in the copyright domain in certain music & entertainment industries since last 15 years, engaged in monitoring the lawful use of copyrighted music across diverse industries. Our partner Music Labels include the likes of Yash Raj Films Private Limited, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Limited, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, Tips Industries Limited and EROS International Media Limited. These labels not only hold huge volumes of music assets but also provide an unsurpassed variety of genres, suitable for any event or occasion. 60% of Novex-held songs were featured in MIRCHI TOP 20 rankings throughout 2017 and ‘our’ melodies have been consistently trending top 3 spots* this year as well.

View the list of songs we have rights for.
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We rocked the T20 Mumbai Cricket League series with our musical ‘hits’!

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It is true that music can set the mood for any event and give an exciting spin to it! The T20 Mumbai Cricket League series kickstarted with the dazzling dance performances by Kriti Sanon on ‘Twist Kamariya’ and Siddharth Malhotra on ‘Zingat’ on March 10th 2018. Both were a roaring success!

We are proud to announce that the usage rights of the music tracks used for the league has been procured from us, Novex Communications. Considering our vast repertoire of upbeat and trending music (sound recordings), this is a perfect association! T20 Mumbai League is a unique mix of sports and entertainment and it is safe to say that by using songs held by us, they have increased the entertainment quotient of the entire series!

This first-time-ever event was launched by The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) as a new cricket platform for regional players. They have appointed a consortium (Probability Sports LLP) which has planned and executed the whole event in partnership with the Wizcraft Group (event Management Company).

About NOVEX

We are a pioneer in the copyright domain in certain music & entertainment industries since last 15 years, engaged in monitoring the lawful use of copyrighted music across diverse industries. Our partner Music Labels include the likes of Yash Raj Films Private Limited, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Limited, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, Tips Industries Limited and EROS International Media Limited. These labels not only hold huge volumes of music assets but also provide an unsurpassed variety of genres, suitable for any event or occasion.

60% of Novex-held songs have been featuring in MIRCHI TOP 20 rankings throughout 2017. In fact, ‘our’ melodies have been consistently trending top 3 spots* this year as well.

PLANNING A MEGA EVENT?
Then, you’ll definitely need ‘our’ trending music list.
Get in touch with us to procure rights!

TIPS – NOVEX Alliance to Strengthen the Copyright Landscape of the Indian Music Industry

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Novex Communications is proud to announce an alliance with the music industry giant Tips Industries Limited for their ‘sound recordings’ rights. This Assignment Agreement grants exclusive rights to NOVEX for all On-Ground Performances of TIPS songs (Sound Recordings), effective from 1st April 2018. The agreement covers pan-India public performances rights to commercial establishments for accessing the vast repertoire of over 45,000 multi-genre songs.

Talking about the mighty association, Mr. Ketan Kanakia, Founder & MD of Novex Communications says, “I congratulate Mr. Kumar S. Taurani, MD (TIPS), for over four decades of successful worldwide presence and an extraordinary portfolio of music. We are proud to have an opportunity to represent TIPS to the world in an exclusive deal on ‘Sound Recordings’. We look forward to a thriving long-term association.”

On vision for the company, he states, “With this alliance, we usher in the next phase wherein we see NOVEX as a numero-uno Copyrights company in India. We look forward to building an unmatched repertoire of songs that enhances our prevailing position as a music-rights regulariser in the hospitality & events Industries.”

ABOUT NOVEX COMMUNICATIONS PRIVATE LIMITED

Novex Communications is a pioneer in the copyright domain in Sound Recordings since last 15 years, engaged in monitoring the lawful use of copyrighted music across diverse establishments. The company’s acclaimed family of Music Labels include M/s. Yash Raj Films Private Limited, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Limited, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited and M/s.EROS International Media Limited. With TIPS, we have added a golden feather in our cap.

NOVEX has offices in Mumbai and New Delhi. It’s stellar team of professionals, spread across the country, ensure a well networked Pan-India presence and accessibility to Clients. Their esteemed Clientele list include industry stalwarts like Taj Group Of Hotels Resorts & Palaces, ITC Hotels, Wizcraft, Croma, Aditya Birla Retail and many more.

60% of Novex-held songs have been featuring in MIRCHI TOP 20 rankings throughout 2017. In fact, ‘our’ melodies have been consistently trending top 3 spots* this year as well. To keep the momentum going, we have many blockbusters lined up from our partner Music Labels like Gold (ZEE), Thugs of Hindostan (YRF), Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (YRF), Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (YRF), Happy Bhaag Jayegi 2 (Eros) and many more.

With the landmark acquisition (on-ground performances rights) of TIPS, NOVEX’s combined library strength of copyrighted ‘Sound Recordings’ or Music assets has increased immensely. To learn more visit www.novex.in

ABOUT TIPS INDUSTRIES LIMITED

TIPS is one of the largest corporate houses in the field of entertainment engaged in music production, promotion, and distribution since 1975. Apart from a strong presence in India, they have offices in the USA, Dubai and England (operated via its licenses). They also distribute Music Assets in South Africa, Israel and Malaysia. TIPS creations have being reigning the entertainment industry consistently by producing clutter-breaking, quality chartbusters. Their repertoire includes some of the most successful artists, albums and compositions in the music history of India. To learn more visit www.tips.in

Novex Moves To Court Against Royal Plaza For Illegally Playing Copyrighted Songs.

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Copyright laws are here to stay. With giants in the entertainment industry like Zee Music, Eros In-ternational, Shemaroo Entertainment and Yash Raj Films onboard, we (Novex Communications) are certain of more structured industry practices, where ‘sound recordings’ of these labels are given their due royalty or fees.

With the recent litigation against Royal Plaza, a prominent hotel in the national capital, we have moved a step ahead towards spreading awareness about copyright infringement laws in the NCR region. An injunction order for Royal Plaza was secured from the Delhi High Court by Novex Communications in September 2016. The hotel had failed to secure requisite Non-Exclusive Public Performance Rights in Sound Recordings for playing music for commercial entertainment purposes. A strict judicial ruling like this furthers our motivation towards protecting the rights of copyright owners.

While there are still many such cases, most of the hospitality industry players have started including fee for utilizing the sound recordings in their event planning to avoid being plagued by bad press. As the saying goes, it takes years to build a reputation but just one negative incident to tarnish it.

Often, commercial events that are organised include musical elements for which rights are not pro-cured. This attitude reflects their blatant disregard towards music protection laws, lack of awareness or a complacent attitude of the organisers. Basically, when millions get invested in creating quality music, it is essential that India’s copyright laws and anti-piracy laws are appropriately used to deter the miscreants. All commercial establishments must procure the rights before playing copyright-protected songs (Bollywood, albums or regional) for public entertainment purposes.

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Le Meridien Faces The Legal Repercussion For Infringing Music Copyright Laws.

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The New Year celebrations turned out not-too-merry for the Delhi based five-star hotel, Le Me-ridien. They have been restrained by way of Injunction from utilizing the Sound Recordings of Novex until further court orders. Basically, the luxury hotel had organised and managed various events, including ‘New Year’s Eve held on 31st December’17, for entertaining their guests/viewers. During these occasions, they had played sound recordings in the background in their banquets, res-taurants, and live events.

This injunction order was passed by Hon’ble High Court at Delhi, on 16th January 2018 for restrain-ing further infringement of Copyrights (case No.: CS(COMM) 37/2018 & IA No.818/2018 (u/O XXXIX R-1&2 CPC).

In response to the legal proceedings, Le Meridien has claimed to have ‘erroneously interpreted’ the Copyright Act as a reason for failing to secure Non-Exclusive Public Performance Rights in Sound Recordings for commercial entertainment purposes.

Novex Communications is a pioneer in the copyright domain in Sound Recordings since last 15 years, engaged in monitoring the lawful use of copyrighted music across diverse establishments. Novex is an authorized agent of M/s. Yash Raj Films Private Limited and an assignee of ZEE En-tertainment Enterprise Limited, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited and M/s.EROS International Me-dia Limited

As seen in the past, our Hon’ble Courts across India have been very pleased to grant an order of in-junction in favour of Novex Communications retraining the event organisers/hotels/ stadiums etc. from playing the repertoire of songs without obtaining permissions. Such strong rulings of the Courts have helped Music industry, Entertainment industry, and the copyright owners get their due royalty. It is high time that the hospitality industry patrons take Copyright laws seriously. For saving a small amount in purchasing rights, they can end up with years of legal battles, bad press, and dis-satisfied customers.

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The Grand Hotel Is Up For A Long Battle Over Music Copyright Violation.

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The impact of the Copyright Laws has just steamed up! A renowned five-star hotel from Delhi, The Grand, has been caught in Copyright Infringement lawsuit. On 26th September 2016, they have been served an injunction, restraining them from using the Sound Recordings (of whose rights lie with Novex), until further court order.

This order against the luxury hotel was obtained from the Delhi High Court to address their failure towards procuring requisite Non-Exclusive Public Performance Rights in Sound Recordings for commercial purposes (Case No. : CS(COMM) 1351/2016 & IA No.12034/2016).

This legal case is based on the hotel’s violation of Music Copyright whereby they played ‘sound re-cordings’ for their patrons in the hotel, rights for which were owned by Novex Communications Private Limited.

Novex Communications is a pioneer in the copyright domain in certain music & entertainment in-dustries since last 15 years, engaged in monitoring the lawful use of copyrighted music across di-verse industries. Novex is an authorized agent of M/s. Yash Raj Films Private Limited and an as-signee of ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Limited, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited and M/s.EROS International Media Limited.

The negative impact of this lawsuit is not limited to the prolonged bad press and hefty compensa-tion. It also affects their Customers! A regular partygoer reiterates the role of quality music for visi-tors, “I usually hang-out with my friends or colleagues and unwind to good music. Such orders (in-junction on hit music) definitely affect my venue preferences. Music is THE most important aspect for me while choosing a partying venue”.

Despite pan-India adherence (by Hoteliers) to Copyright Laws, it’s unfathomable why few reputed hotels would choose to be complacent about purchasing legal rights for the music they use to enter-tain their patrons with.

We hope Music Industry and Hospitality Industry would find better synergy in the future and grow together.

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Sunburn feels the heat of songs’ copyright owner

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Novex Communications Private Limited, holding the copyright of over 5,000 Bollywood songs, has filed an FIR against the Sunburn organizers for playing some popular numbers allegedly without obtaining the necessary licence.

The company’s managing director Ketan Kanakia told TOI that the FIR was recently filed under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957 after a couple of Bollywood hits owned by the company were played by the Sunburn organizers. The company had warned them on the necessity of obtaining the licence to play the songs.

“Our company holds the copyright of the most popular tracks in the Bollywood industry currently, including the hits from ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. Whenever an event organizer plays the songs of which we own the copyright, they have to give us a licence fee. The organizers against whom the FIR was filed failed to obtain the licence for playing the songs,” said Kanakia.

A senior official of the Hinjewadi police station confirmed that the FIR was filed on January 2. “The organizers were playing songs owned by Novex without their permission and sans paying any royalty to the company,” the official said.

The authorities of Novex, managing the copyright for Yashraj Films, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Limited, Shemaroo Entertainment Limited and Eros International Media Limited alleged that Sunburn, Pune, played songs like ‘Malhari’ from ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Kajrare Kajrare’ from the movie ‘Bunty Aur Bubli’, owned by the company.

A source in Percept Live, which owns the Sunburn Music Festival, said, “This is an ongoing issue with music societies and those who claim to be the copyright owners. In most cases, such societies do not have the legal authority to seek compensation. Even if they do, they are at the best entitled to get royalty for the tracks played. But most of these societies approach event organizer and demand a hefty fee without substantiating the ownership of the songs.”

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) earlier filed a writ petition before the Bombay high court challenging the demands of Novex, stating that it cannot indulge in the business of issuing or granting such a licence. The issue is currently pending in the high court.

Music without Rights: FIR against Ramee Guestline Hotel, Juhu (Mumbai)

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A hotel in Juhu (Mumbai), Ramee Guestline is facing a peculiar problem. The Juhu police has registered a complaint against them for playing copyrighted music without obtaining due public performance rights from Novex.

Novex Communications Pvt Ltd, a copyright assignor of Zee Music, yash Raj Films, Eros international and Shemaroohas lodged an FIR against the hotel management and the company, which had organized a function in their premises on Jan6, 2018. The musical piece which stirred trouble was Udta Punjab from the movie Udta Punjab, Sweetytera Drama from the movie bareliekibarfifor which Novex holds the copyright and the authority to grant rights to play it live in public.

Any establishment such as a Club, Hotel, Pub, Convention, Banquet Hall, Pub, Mall and Gym etc., needs to take an authorization for using copyrighted music for events such as cocktail parties, award functions, get-togethers, birthday parties or any other events.

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