• MACA Participates in the CISAC Asia-Pacific Committee (APC) Meeting

          (Macao, May 12, 2017)–The Macau Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (MACA) CEO Mr. UNG Kuoc Iang and delegates attend the Asia-Pacific Committee (APC) Meeting in Seoul, Korea (KOMCA). The two-day biannual meeting is hosted by the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC) during May 10 to 11, with the goal to deliberate the development of Broadcast, Cinema and Karaoke regarding the music licensing affairs, and update the operation of the collective management organizations. On May 12, MACA delegates also meet with local music writers and attend the Creators Seminar. MACA delegates are supported by Air Macau.


        During the meeting, regional representatives report their operating situation, discuss about the challenges in music licensing affairs. With the cooperation of collective management organizations, solving challenges derived from the big data era. In general, CISAC gives affirmations to the achievements of MACA, particularly on the recent development and expansion of licensing, and the work of intellectual property protection since its establishment in Macau in 2009, CISAC and its affiliated societies have been paying close attention to Macau’s development on copyright affairs, especially the music usage of some major industries and broadcast media.


          MACA delegates also meet with local music writers and attend the Creators Seminar. The Seminar discuss how to enhance the rights of creators under globalization, and optimize the legislation in intellectual property.


          48 representatives from the authors’ societies across the Asia-Pacific region joined the meeting, including APRA from Australia, COMPASS from Singapore, JASRAC from Japan, FILSCAP from the Philippines, KOMCA from Korea, MACA from Macau, MACP from Malaysia, MCSC from Mainland China, MCT from Thailand, MOSCAP from Mongolia, MÜST from Taiwan, VCPMC from Vietnam, WAMI from Indonesia, PRS from the United Kingdom, SOCAN from Canada, ASCAP, BMI and AMRA from the United States.


          Representatives from each society were sent to understand the current development of music licensing in the Asia Pacific regions, as well as to learn from the latest advance and model of the developed societies.



    Photo caption: The APC convene in the meeting


    Photo caption: APC Meeting is held in Seoul.