Do you own a mobile shop and provide songs to your customers (illegally?). Beware; you could be sentenced to 3 years Jail or a fine of up to 2 lakhs if some one informs the authorities about you. Providing songs to your customer may earn you a good profit but at the same time, it is illegal to distribute the songs over which you don’t own any rights.
What should you do instead?
If you need to provide value added services to your customer like songs and ringtones, you have the opportunity of holding an official license from IMI (The Indian Music Industry) with which you can officially and ‘legally’ provide songs to your customers. The price at which the songs are provided to the customers can be decided by the Shop owner.
Mobile music Xchange is a part of Indian Music Industry and has many leading Audio service firms such as Sony BMG entertainment, Saregama HMV, Tips, Venus, Universal Music, Super Audio, Aditya music, Music today, Times music etc as its permanent members.
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Update: Three years have gone by and I don’t think this initiative has made any difference at all. It was just a one time advertising blitzkrieg in 2009 and I have not heard about Mobile Music Exchange program at all. As some have pointed out in the comments, this doesn’t make much sense to me too (and hence I have removed all MMX contact numbers from this article). Lets suppose a shop owner who holds a license side loads some songs to a customer for a fee. Who is controlling that customer from sharing those songs with his friends? Obviously, its not that difficult a job to send songs to other phones. And there has just not been any clarity from LMMPL regarding punishing those who don’t own licenses and still side load songs.
And who are going to shops to get music anyway these days?