In a historic occasion, MACP celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Royale Chulan, Damansara Hotel on 23 November 2014. This year’s event witnessed a memorable and meaningful celebration, in addition to MACP’s usual annual dinner and award show.
This year witnessed some of the biggest challenges for MACP especially with regards to collecting royalties from general music users after the commencement of licensing activities by 2 licensing bodies for performers; namely RPM and PRISM since late last year.
Since 2012, MACP has encouraged members to provide their bank accounts for direct payment of royalties into their bank accounts.
As part of our continuous efforts to provide better services and for good transparent practices, MACP is pleased to inform that we are making available works information at our website accessible from the Work Search menu.
In the month of October, the Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC), assisted by CyberSecurity Malaysia and MACP, successfully conducted two raids on premises located in Klang Valley.
In an historical event, three music-based collecting bodies at a joint Press Conference announced their certification as Licensing Bodies under the Copyright Act 1987 by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), an agency under the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism today.
After hosting friendly games with representatives from Astro and Media Prima for two consecutive years; this time around, the teams invited were from local councils, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) and Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ). Leading the team from MBPJ was Puan Zaharah Bt. Rustam, whilst MPSJ was led by Encik Saipudin Sulaiman.
After receiving news on the plight of MACP's founding member, representatives from MACP visited Ooi Eow Jin recently and gave a contribution to assist him and his family.
MACP's Annual General Meeting successfully concluded with members approving all the matters in the Agenda per the Notice of Annual General Meeting circulated on 25 May 2015.
The implementation of goods and services tax (GST) at the rate of 6% will be effective in Malaysia on 1 April 2015.