Covid has very nearly wiped out the live performance business. Concerts, stand up shows, plays—anything that had the potential to turn into a super spreader event—became a giant no-no. So you can imagine the uproar when, on top of lost business, musicians and organisers were asked in July to pay a licence fee of Rs 20,000 ($270) for live streaming performances.
Tickets for online shows were already a tough sell, despite being priced one-fourth the usual cost of an on-ground event. Paying tariffs was out of the question; the order was withdrawn withdrawn The New Indian Express IPRS decides to rework fee for online events Read more .