• MACA Album 7 Released to Promote Local Music

      (Macao, Dec. 13 2018)– The Macau Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers (MACA) held the "MACA Album Vol. 7" release ceremony on December 13, 2018 (Thursday), 4:00 pm. at the Multi-Function Conference Room A, 20th Floor, Edf. China Civil Plaza, Macau. MACA launched a total of six compilations from 2012 to 2017, all of which received wide response and support from the community. This year, MACA has once again made the efforts to publish the 7th MACA Album; eight local original music works selected from the "2018 MACA Song Writers Quest" were included in the Album 7 to encourage local musicians to create more exciting music, share their touching works with the public, and realize the sustainable development of the local cultural and creative industry of Macau.


      In the era when the global music industry is sublimating, the importance of copyright has become a basic cognition. MACA Chief Executive Officer, UNG Kuoc Iang, states in his speech that in recent years, with the joint efforts of the Macao SAR government, the community and the Association, residents of Macau have become more aware of music copyrights. The protection of music copyright also reflects the social civilization. Under the perfect system to protect and promote music, the creators are more confident to promote local culture and revitalize the new scene of the Macau music. Ung pointed that more than 2,000 local musical works have been registered. this year, and that the production of local music continues to increase, this situation is very good. Under the sponsorship and support of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and the Macao Foundation, the 7th compilation was released to record the elaborate results of the local music creators. He also hopes that the local culture will continue to be shared with the public. In the meantime, MACA actively appeals to music users to pay attention to and respect the efforts of song creators and apply for music performance licenses prior to any public performance, “Respect copyright, enjoy music life”.


      Producers of MACA Album Volume 7 attend the release ceremony, they are “2018 MACA Song Writers’ Quest” champions Iron Ian, the 1st runner-up, Tynick Choi @ Powder Blue Balloon, the 2nd runner-up, Filipe Antonio as well as the finalists of the Quest, Bobby Lio, Herson Si, Crystal Iu and Kevin Cheng (names in no particular order).


      Guests attending the ceremony include Xin Jianbo, Deputy Director of Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macao SAR; Chu Miu Lai, Member of the Board of Directors of Cultural Industries Fund; Cheang Hio Man, Department Head of Intellectual Property Rights Department of Macao Economic Services; U Iek Chun Division Head of Inspection, Intellectual Property Rights Department of Macao Customs Tsang Hio Ian, Chief of Centre of Information, Public Relations and Documentation of Education and Youth Affairs Burea;; Ho Hung Pun and Lo Chon Hou, representatives from Cultural Affairs Bureau; Dai Baisheng Music Programme Coordinator and Mok Kin Yee Raymood,associate Professor School of Arts of Macao Polytechnic Institute; Ian Heng Wa, Officer of the Committee, Culture and Recreation Committee of União Geral das Associações dos Moradores de Macau;Nerissa Lau, Director General of the Macau Deaf Association; Lo Ka Hou, Managing Director of SP Entertainment; Ung Kuoc Iang, CEO and John Ho, Director of MACA etc.


    Photo Caption: Group photo of guests and the creators of the Album

    Iron Ian shares her creation experience with the audiences