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Performers’ Rights Regime in Sri Lanka: Singers’ Melancholia

Nanayakkara, Gauri (2016) Performers’ Rights Regime in Sri Lanka: Singers’ Melancholia. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.54508) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:54508)

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The recently institutionalised global Performers’ Rights Regime (PRR) aims to improve the economic position of those performers whose work can be audio-recorded and reproduced. This thesis asks whether the PRR achieves this aim. The thesis investigates this question through a case study of Sri Lankan vocalists. Vocalists in Sri Lanka are a significant constituent within the music industry, and they had hoped that the PRR would make their work more economically secure. However, this thesis finds that the PRR, as developed internationally and implemented in Sri Lanka, is predicated on a particular understanding of the role of performers and their relationships with other actors in the music industry; that this understanding of performers’ roles and relationships does not reflect established practices and relationships within Sri Lanka’s contemporary music industry; and that consequently the PRR fails to deliver the improved economic security that Sri Lankan singers had sought.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Williams, Toni
Thesis advisor: Alessandrini, Donatella
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.54508
Additional information: The author of this thesis has requested that it be held under closed access. We are sorry but we will not be able to give you access or pass on any requests for access. 21/10/2021
Uncontrolled keywords: Performers' Rights, Copyright Law, Sri Lanka
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 12:00 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 12:20 UTC
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