• MACA Holds General Assembly & Annual Dinner 2018

          (Macau, 3 Feb, 2018)–– The Macau Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (MACA) holds the General Assembly & Annual Dinner on Sat, 3 Feb 2018. The General Assembly is hosted by MACA Chairman UNG Kuoc Iang, with the goal to report the committee affairs and financial situation, and to interpret the current situation of the public performing license in Macau and the criterion of distributing royalties.


          During the General Assembly, UNG reports the operating situation of 2016. As the music performance license agreement of two of the entertainment groups are going to be expired, MACA has already renewed the license to ensure the income of the music creators and authors. MACA is currently representing 91 local members and 6 local publishers, as well as over two million music creators from the 49 affiliated societies which has signed reciprocal agreement with MACA as of January 2018. UNG also indicates that royalty for local members 2017 amounted to MOP 210,000 is collected from different affiliated societies including CASH (Hong Kong), MUST (Taiwan), MCSC (China), APRA (Australia), COMPASS (Singapore), MACP (Malaysia) and JASRAC (Japan) etc., and will be distributed to local members.


          Apart from license management, MACA holds all kinds of activities to raise the public awareness of copyright issues, such activities include MACA Song Writers Quest. Besides, MACA has published six albums to encourage the local cultural and creative industry. MACA has held the Copyright Funfair for five consecutive years, with the aim to increase the awareness of music copyright. In addition, MACA has co-organized“Macau Copyright Campus Tour” with Macao Customs Service (SA) and Intellectual Property Department of Macao Economic Services (DSE) since 2017, simple and interesting storyboards are displayed at various schools in Macau to introduce to students the importance of intellectual property rights and music copyright, and Q&A sessions are set up, so that students can learn copyright knowledge through interaction, and improve their civil awareness regarding intellectual property rights.


          In addition, MACA has established the fund “MACA Music Scholarship” since the academic year 2011/12 for local secondary school students with outstanding achievements in music, as a mean to cultivate a new generation of music talents and work towards the sustainable development of the local cultural and creative industry.


          During the General Assembly, the staff answer the questions one by one raised by members.



    Photo caption : MACA Chairman UNG Kuoc Iang speaks at the General Assembly


    Photo caption : MACA General Assembly at the Annual Dinner