Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Music Royalty

Do you understand what music royalty is?

For me, artists, composers, lyricists and recording companies will only get their royalty when people buy their album.

That was my previous knowledge about music royalty. Now, it expands.

Those who involve in music industry not only obtain income (royalty) through the sold album.

They also obtain money when any premises, companies, public areas and so on use their music for public’s entertainment.

In an example, a restaurant which using music during it business hours must have LICENCE that can be obtained from licensing body recognized under the Copyright Act of 187 (Act 332).

If they don’t want to pay for the licence, then they will be fined.

The problem is not all know about it.

In Malaysia, there are three licensing bodies which their responsibility is to collect royalty:

  1. Music Author’s Copyright Protection (MACP) Berhad

  1. Public Performance (M) Sdn Bhd

  1. Performers and Artistes Rights (M) Sdn Bhd

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Nadia Shukri said...

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