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About MACP

MACP is a non-profit organization whose main functions are to license users of music (radio and television stations, entertainment outlets, shops, online and mobile service providers etc) and pay the songwriters and publishers when their works are broadcast and publicly performed. Music Authors’ Copyright Protection (MACP) Berhad was incorporated as a public company limited by guarantee in September 1989 and today with a membership of over 2,500 authors, composers and publishers of music, it has in control and ownership in excess of 50,000 pieces of local musical works. In addition, by virtue of reciprocal agreements with other foreign performing rights societies, MACP also represents more than 2 million international composers, lyricists and publishers and controls for Malaysia in excess of 12 million pieces of musical works from all over the world. Because of this, MACP is able to issue a blanket licence to users in the country who then are able to obtain authority to perform any item repertoire from the world’s catalogue of works administered by MACP.



Where Does The Money Come From?

Money is due to MACP for any public performance of music whether live or recorded, from radio and television stations and mobile and online service providers.

Where Does The Money Go To?

MACP pay monies collected to their authors, composers and music publisher members. As a non-profit organization, by keeping our operational costs low, we maximize our distribution back to the members after deduction of the administration/commission fees to cover operation costs.