MACP’s 27th annual dinner and awards show was held at the Royale Chulan, Damansara Hotel. The guest of honour this year was YB Dato’ Seri Hamzah bin Zainudin, Minister of Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism who was represented by his Deputy Secretary General (Domestic Trade), YBhd Basaruddin Bin Sadali.
Pn. Habsah Hassan, MACP Chairman gave a welcome speech which highlighted MACP’s activities namely Cipta Ekspres, Larian MACP and joint event with Arkib Negara, whilst highlighting the challenges faced by MACP this year and aspirations moving forward.
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is an annual celebration initiated by UNESCO to encourage audiovisual archives to showcase their precious collections and holdings as part of an international effort to promote the value of audiovisual heritage.
In conjunction with this year’s theme “It’s your story – don’t lose it”, The National Archives of Malaysia “Arkib Negara” invited MACP to organize a national appreciation and awareness day to highlight the contribution of songwriters and composers to the nation.
MACP held its annual songwriting workshop, Cipta Ekspres 2016 at Intekma Resort & Convention Centre, Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan recently. For the first time, MACP collaborated with the Faculty of Music, UiTM, Shah Alam to find the next generation of young composers.
MACP had its inaugural Fun Run for its members, staff and media held in conjunction with the KL Car Free Morning (KLCFM).
The 7 km route started from Dataran DBKL and passed through major streets in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. The roads were closed to allow for people of all walks of life to run, walk, cycle, roller-blade and even ride horse carriages.
Following the recently concluded MACP 26th AGM, a MACP delegation led by Pn Habsah Hassan had a fruitful meeting with YBhg Dato Shamsiah Kamaruddin, Director General, Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) and her senior officers at MyIPO office. MACP was also represented by directors Datuk M Nasir, En Ad Samad, En Johan Nawawi and General Manager, Ms Chan Miew Lan.
Perwakilan MACP yang terdiri daripada Pn Habsah Hassan, Pengerusi, En Ad Samad, Pengarah, Ms. Chan, Pengurus Besar dan Justin Johari, Pengurus Undang-Undang telah mengadakan satu kunjungan hormat ke Arkib Negara.
MACP’s 26th Annual General Meeting will be held at Restoran Puteri, Lot 3074, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Sg Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 24th June 2016 at 4.30 pm.
MACP hosted a 2-day training for 2 officials from The Collective Organisation for Music Rights in Pakistan (COMP), a newly set-up multi-rights CMO. The training cum study visit was organized by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). COMP was represented by Mr. Umer Sheikh, Chief Executive and Mr. Teymour Aslam, Licensing Manager.
A briefing cum dialogue session conducted by Ms SK Ng, MACP’s Documentation & Distribution Manager attracted 31 representatives from 22 publishing companies.
The briefing this time focused on giving publisher members practical training on how to use MACP’s online work search more effectively; to register works; notify performances of works in films, commercial or overseas; update changes of their particulars and works online.
MACP had the great pleasure of organizing a Training Program for two representatives of the Macau Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers (MACA), on 19th and 20th of May 2016.