Ganesh Jain gets elected for a high and respected post as a chairman in Indian Music Industry (IMI) & Phonographic Perfromance Ltd. (PPL) for the year 2012-2013.
"It's an honor to get nominated and elected for such a position and I am humbled and deeply touch by this decision. I have great passion for Hindi music and cinema. I always have believed in standout performances and I did it hopefully", says Ganesh Jain.
The Indian Phonographic Industry (IPI), the Association of Phonogram Producers, was established in 1936, and it was Instrumental in finalizing the Broadcasting License arrangement in India. Subsequently, IPI members decided to form a specialised body to administer their Public Performance and Broadcasting Rights, and so PPL came into being in 1941.
As the registered copyright society in respect of Sound Recordings PPL has the authority to administer the Broadcasting /Telecasting and Public Performance Rights on behalf of a large number of important music companies in India who are its members. PPL administered repertoire encompasses all major Indian languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, etc. (both film and non-film music like devotional/spiritual, Ghazals, Classical, folk, Indi-pop, etc) and English/International songs.
Indian Music Industry was established on 28th Feb 1936 as the Indian Phonographic Industry (IPI), and is second oldest music companies' associations in the world engaged in defending, preserving and developing the rights of phonogram producers, and actively promoting and encouraging advancement of creativity and culture through sound recordings. IMI members includes major record companies like Saregama India Ltd. (HMV), Universal Music (India), Tips, Venus, Sony BMG Music Entertainment (India), Crescendo, Virgin Records, Magnasound, Milestone, Times Music and several other prominent national and regional labels that represent over 75 % of the output in legitimate recordings and a wide range of musical repertoire.
The Jains started the business of manufacturing Audio Cassettes/Cd's during the early 80's under the banner of Venus Records & Tapes Mfg Co with the sole aim of providing good quality of music products.
"I did what I had to do and I will continue to push myself. I think God had sent me to do this job. Music is what I live for. I am nothing without music", says Ganesh Jain.