The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) was founded in 1969 and is the representative body of music owners, composers, lyricists (or authors) and the publishers of music and is also the sole authorized body to issue licenses for usage of musical works & literary music in India. The IPRS is a strong believer in the policy of education in the field of copyright. IPRS has been and continues to be very active in the Indian copyright field. The IPRS is a very active member of the Copyright Enforcement Advisory Council set up by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India to advise the Government on copyright issues and their enforcement
Music Publishing is the business of protecting and promoting song copyrights and collecting the royalties that these copyrights generate. Think of a song as intellectual property (it's an original piece of art!), and music publishing as the business that makes sure that songwriters get paid a fair compensation when their intellectual property is used by companies. Those companies could be record labels (mechanical royalties), radio stations, bars, and restaurants (performance royalties), or film studios and advertising agencies (sync license fees), and many more.