• To Encourage Student to Develop Music Creation, MACA Launched the “Studio Workshop”

      (Macau, 21 June 2019)–The “Studio Workshop” organized by The Macau Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers (MACA) was held on 20 – 21 June. Being currently the sole operating and registered collective management organization (CMO), MACA has always used different events and channels to raise the public awareness on copyright issues and strengthen public respect for music creators. MACA also ensures the original musical works of all creators are properly protected, endeavor to maintain the copyright of local and overseas members, ensure the legal protection of intellectual property rights and promote the development of local original music business.


      MACA has launched the “Studio Workshop” for three years, this workshop was strongly supported by the schools, students and parents and the number of applicants are far exceeded expectations. Moreover, more teachers and students who want to know the music production can experience and see the fun in it. This year, there were 26 teachers and students to participate in the captioned “Studio Workshop”. They were from 17 schools, including Escola Caritas de Macau, Escola Dom Luís Versiglia, Escola Luso-Chinesa Técnico-Profissional, Escola Tong Sin Tong, Colegio de Santa Rosa de Lima (English Secondary), Colegio Mateus Ricci, Escola Secundária Luso-Chinesa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Colégio Diocesano de São José 6, Saint Paul School Macau , Escola Católica Estrela do Mar, Pui Va Middle School, Hou Kong Middle School, Concordia School For Sprcial Education, Escola dos Moradores de Macau, Our Lady of Fatima Girls School, Chan Sui Ki Perpetual Help College and Yuet Wah College (English Section) respectively. (Names in no particular order)


      MACA would like the students to assimilate into the workshop where musicians create and produce music, to understand the basic process and operations of music recording and experience the full production process of a song. The experience on recording process allows students to know the music culture beyond the classroom learning, as well as to acquire the music copyright knowledge. It also cultivates the students to develop their music careers, join the local music creation in order to improve the music creation standard and learn the music copyright knowledge.


      In addition, students were participated also in an explanation session on music copyright. During the presentation, intellectual copyright knowledge was delivered to students, this was to let them know that a license should be applied in advance before playing or using music in public and respecting music copyright can effectively promote music creation. Students expressed that entering into the studio was a special experience and excited. The participating students said that this was the first time they entered to the studio to experience audition, recording and audio mixing etc. The professional recording equipment used in the studio also inspired the students to have deeper enthusiasm for music. They said that they have gained a lot through this “Studio Workshop” experience. If there is any agency or school would like to participate in the “Studio Workshop”, they can liaise with MACA through info@maca.org.mo directly.

    (Photo 1: MACA’s representatives took photo with participants)


    (Photo 2: The tutor guides students through the process of recording)