Authors’ rights for SL musicians

The cabinet has approved a proposal to provide financial benefits to singers, lyricists and musicians when their creations are telecast and broadcast over Television and Radio channels, the government said.

Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that Rs. 3.00 each will be paid to the singer, the song writer and the musician each time a song created by them, is broadcast over the SLBC. A payment of 10.00 rupees each will be paid for the three artistes when the song is telecast over the TV.

He said the gazette notification with necessary instructions and guidelines to be followed by the private TV and Radio channels will be issued shortly.
The Minister also said that the government expects the new arrangements to be in place by January. (SAJ)

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