Licensing Bodies or Collective Management Organization is an agency authorized by a copyright rightholders to do a collection of royalty on behalf of them. Collection of royalty is derived from the used of copyright works by users in commercial sectors. It is a mandatory for any agency to be declared as a Licensing Bodies by the Copyright Controller (MyIPO) before the collection be made. All collection will be distributed to the members after deduction of certain administrative cost. Currently, there are four (4) Licensing Bodies had been declared to perform collection on royalty in relation to music industry which as follows:
Music Authors’ Copyright Protection Berhad (MACP) , representing composer, lyricist, declared on 28 September 2012
Public Performance Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (PPM), representing recording company, declared on 05 Mac 2013.
Recording Performers Malaysia Berhad (RPM) , representing singer and musician of sound recording, declared on 06 Mac 2013
Performer’s Rights and Interest Society Malaysia Berhad (PRISM), representing singer and musician of sound recording, declared on 01 Julai 2013