The Performers’ Rights Regime: The Sri Lankan Vocalists’ Solution or Their Concern?
The distinctive situation in the Sri Lankan music industry, along with its creative hierarchy, seems to have made the task of resolving its vocalists’ issues through the introduction of a PRR a significantly difficult one. The vocalists’ concerns in Sri Lanka revolve around two main themes: belonging and remuneration. This chapter examines whether the PRR is able to address the vocalists’ remuneration concern through royalty collection schemes. In that regard, the chapter will explore the functioning of royalty collection schemes in three music industries in the world, UK, USA and India in order to determine whether such schemes have the potential to resolve the Sinhala vocalists’ remuneration concern.
KeywordsPerformers’ royalty Collecting societies Revenue Equitable remuneration
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