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If your music is performed in public for example at pubs, clubs, festivals and concerts or broadcast over radio and TV, you are entitled to receive royalty payments. This is because the Malaysian Copyright Act 1987 gives writers control over the use of their music.

It would be impossible for authors, composers and publishers to license and collect royalties for all the public performances and broadcasts of their work. Similarly, it would be unrealistic to expect businesses using copyright music to obtain permission from individual copyright owners. The only way in which such rights can be respected and remunerated is through collective administration i.e through MACP.