Collective management organisations are independent, private organisations. The collective management organisations will be able to provide further information relevant to your intended use of works. You may also wish to obtain legal advice to verify that your intended use of works will be appropriately covered by licenses provided by the relevant collective management organisations.
COMPASS deals specifically with music copyrights and the usage of musical works. Its role is hence different from that performed by the Recording Industry Performance Singapore Pte Ltd (RIPS) which deals with music videos and karaoke videos.
The goal of COMPASS is to provide for its members and licensees total and quality service in the administration of music copyrights. This involves a number of services including:-
A proprietor of a business that provides music to the public, or if music is used in any entertainment that he/she provides, a licence from COMPASS is required. Through a deal with Music Publishers (S) Ltd, COMPASS also manages reproduction rights for music and lyrics onto Karaoke-On-Demand Devices. Examples of premises requiring annual licences are discotheques, nightclubs, karaoke lounges, pubs, restaurants, hotels, clubs, cinemas, concert halls, factories, skating rinks, hairdressing salons, fitness centres, office buildings and shopping centres. Permits are also granted to organisers of ad-hoc events. Any event other than a dramatico-musical work, an oratorio or other choral work, or a ballet, would require a permit from COMPASS if it involves the public performance of copyright musical works. Examples of parties who require permits are organisers of concerts, exhibitions, promotional events, dinner and dances, carnivals, fun fairs, open space stage performances including performances at void-decks.
In addition to licences and permits, COMPASS also assists music users who need to seek clearance for reproduction of copyright musical works e.g. if you are making a record of a copyrighted work on CD, tape or any other format, making a soundtrack for a cinematographic film using a copyrighted work, making a commercial jingle or an accompaniment to commercial advertising using a copyright work or reproducing a work in printed form.
Horizon Music Entertainment Pte Ltd
Horizon Music Entertainment Pte Ltd represents a specific group of record labels. The rights that it administers include the following:
Horizon Music Entertainment Pte Ltd
59A Neil Road Singapore 088894
Tel: (65) 6844 7887, Fax: (65) 6841 9005
Horizon Music Entertainment Pte Ltd (“HME”) provides a one stop complete service: International Talent Agency, Management, Tour Promoter, Concert Organizer and Copyright Company.
Formed in late 2008, HME has established a definitive network within the entertainment industry in Singapore and around the region. It has placed itself at some of the top venues in Singapore and has access to the best artists in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Besides its Event Team, HME is supported by its own in-house IT, AV, Copyright and Media Teams.
HME’s copyright management department currently manages the following labels as their exclusive Karaoke-On-Demand licensor in Singapore:
HME has obtained, by various agreements with the copyright owners, the authority to license the reproduction of copyright works and collect royalties. It represents the interests of copyright owners by dealing with licensees and potential licensees. HME has developed standard procedures and policies to ensure that copyright owners earn royalties when their music is performed, played or reproduced. At the same time, its processes, culture and technology are client-driven and results-oriented. HME continually strives to add value and strength to the music rights industry. It is the foremost licensing, collection and distribution agency for music publishers in Singapore. It is able, willing and ready to manage customers’ copyright issues.
InnoForm Entertainment Pte Ltd
The Licensing Department
InnoForm Entertainment Pte Ltd
39 MacTaggart Road, Asia Media Centre, Singapore 368084
Tel: (65) 6846 8118
Fax: (65) 6846 8800
Contact Person: Mr Joseph Lim, Licensing Officer
Direct No.: (65) 6840 3514
InnoForm Entertainment Pte Ltd is a private organization that administers the reproduction rights of karaoke and music videos on behalf of major record companies. For a list of the record companies that are represented by InnoForm Entertainment Pte Ltd, please go to InnoForm Entertainment Pte Ltd’s website indicated below.
It should be noted that the reproduction rights of karaoke and music videos administered by InnoForm Entertainment Pte Ltd are distinct from the public performance rights of karaoke and music videos.
Members of the public or businesses who wish to make reproductions and/or store karaoke and/or music videos on servers should obtain an appropriate licence before proceeding with any such act.
For instance, establishments which intend to use a karaoke-on-demand (KOD) system containing karaoke and music videos in Innoform Entertainment Pte Ltd's portfolio in their course of business should first obtain a licence to do so from InnoForm Entertainment Pte Ltd. KOD systems are generally automated databases of digitalized karaoke and music videos which allow patrons to request for songs without the need for a manual switching of laser discs or other physical media. The fees charged cover the act of making a reproduction in the digitized media from the physical media.
For more details on the license fees, the required forms and any other related enquiries, please contact InnoForm Entertainment Pte Ltd at the contact details above.
K-Net Music Pte Ltd
K-Net Music Pte Ltd represents a specific group of record labels. The rights that it administers include the following:
K-Net Music Pte Ltd
5001 Beach Road, #08-60,
Golden Mile Complex,
Tel: (65) 6298 2300
Fax: (65)6298 2127
K-Net Music Pte Ltd is promulgated to manage the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of karaoke and music video contents within the KOD (Karaoke-On-Demand) system, on behalf of the following recording companies:
a. Emperor Entertainment (Hong Kong) Limited
b. East Asia Music (Holdings) Limited
c. Capital Artists Limited
d. Fortunate Sound Limited
If in doubt as to which karaoke and music videos are involved, you may find an updated list on K-Net Music Pte Ltd's website or send us a request via email.
The Recording Industry Performance Pte Ltd (RIPS) is a collective licensing body representing a number of record companies.
RIPS is empowered to exercise the rights of these companies by granting requisite licences for the public performance of all music videos and karaoke videos and reproduction of sound recordings in which the copyright is owned or controlled by these companies.
Members of the public who intend to cause music and/or karaoke videos to be seen in public, broadcasted (including transmission by satellite) or transmitted by cable programme service should obtain an appropriate licence before carrying out such an act. For example, one would require permission from a record company before the record company’s music and/or karaoke videos can be used in bars, pubs, lounges, discotheques, cafes, restaurants, retail shops, department stores, community centres, cruise ships, heaLtd and fitness centres, hotels and private clubs etc. The typical applicant will be one who wishes to use these music and/or karaoke videos to provide karaoke entertainment, music video featured entertainment or music video background entertainment to the public or a section of the public.
Many establishments and DJs that play sound recordings in public places may no longer do so directly from a CD or similar vinyl record. Instead, the sound recordings are reproduced onto computerized or other storage systems first. This eliminates the need to have on hand numerous different CDs, as well as the need to constantly change the CD which is playing. However, establishments and DJs intending to reproduce the sound recordings onto computerized or other storage systems for the purposes of public performance at public premises should obtain an appropriate licence before carrying out such an act. Establishments which may need to obtain this licence include: pubs, lounges, discos, nightclubs, shopping centres, retail shops, restaurants, hotels, fitness clubs, freelance DJs, event organizers, etc.
RIPS will grant a licence to the applicant subject to the terms and conditions stated in the application form and payment of an appropriate fee. The relevant licence gives permission to the applicant to use all or any of the (a) music video and/or karaoke videos (b) sound recordings belonging to the recording companies listed in the application form.
Licence fees are generally assessed under the standard tariffs and are granted either on an annual basis or to cover one-off single events. Usage which does not fall into the standard tariffs (including multi-media and internet etc) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. When in doubt, enquiries should be made to RIPS.
The Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore Ltd
The Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore Ltd (CLASS) is a non-profit society established in September 1999 by a group of international and local academic book publishers and local authors in Singapore.
Its founding members include some of the world's major book publishers such as Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley, Thomson Learning, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Times Publishing, Springer Verlag, MPH Education and World Scientific Publishing. Ordinary members include Harcourt Asia, SNP Editions, SNP Education, SNP Publishing, Ethos Books as well as local authors like Catherine Lim, Leong Wern Fook and Claire Chiang.
One of its main aims is to protect copyright and champion the interests of book publishers and authors in the country.
Through a programme of public education, promotion, licensing and enforcement, CLASS hopes published creative works can be better protected while the respect for copyright is attained.
Motion Picture Licensing Company (Singapore) Pte Ltd
The Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC) is an independent copyright licensing agency representing over 400 Hollywood studios, independent, special interest, and local producers.
50 Tagore Lane, #05-05i
Tel: (65) 6392 0152, Fax: (65) 6396 6962
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC) is an independent copyright licensing agency representing over 400 Hollywood studios, independent, special interest, and local producers. The MPLC is the leader in motion picture copyright compliance across five continents and more than twenty countries, with over 450,000 licensed locations worldwide. The MPLC's licensees range from the smallest child care programs and schools to the largest multi-national corporations and government agencies.
There are many ways to use motion pictures: to reward a group of children; to create a welcoming environment in a waiting room or lounge; to provide an amenity for guests or residents; to motivate staff or enhance a training presentation, to name a few. However, chances are you need a licence, regardless of the setting or audience size. Who has the time or the budget to locate the copyright owner of each title, negotiate the license fee, and report the date for each exhibition to insure copyright compliance? More importantly, non-compliance with The Copyright Act is considered infringement and carries steep and significant penalties, including damages up to $200,000.
The MPLC has solved this problem with the affordable and comprehensive MPLC Umbrella Licence®. Let us lead you through the necessary steps to insure copyright compliance and legal peace of mind. Please review or complete our simple application for an annual licence which allows unlimited exhibitions in all facilities.
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