The federal government of Pakistan has made history by passing the country’s first music policy.
The cabinet approved the music policy on Wednesday in a historic decision at a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Notably, since 1970, the legal, administrative, and policy frameworks for the music industry have not changed.
Marriyum Aurangzeb, the minister of information, was the driving force behind the creation of a comprehensive plan to revitalise the theatrical, music, and cinema industries. This innovative music strategy is ready to take on issues plaguing the music industry, like copyright issues and piracy.
A strong legal framework is intended to be the foundation for the recently announced policy, which aims to combine public performance, production, distribution, duration, mechanical, and communication rights. It promises to do this by addressing licencing and user conflict issues, opening the door for a thriving music industry.
Additionally, this policy guarantees to protect the fundamental legal rights of music industry professionals and limit monopolistic behaviour, offering a thorough response to the worries expressed by many music industry stakeholders, particularly those regarding copyright issues.