Licensing Body or Collective Management Organization is an agency authorized by copyright rightholder to do collections of royalties 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 Body by the Copyright Controller (MyIPO) before the collection is be made. All the collections will be distributed to the members after deduction of certain administrative cost. Currently, there are four (4) Licensing Bodies that had been declared to perform collection on royalty in relation to the music industry which as follows:
Music Authors’ Copyright Protection Berhad (MACP) representing composer and lyricist, declared on 28 September 2012
Public Performance Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (PPM) representing recording companies, declared on 05 March 2013.
Recording Performers Malaysia Berhad (RPM) representing singers and musicians of sound recording, declared on 06 March 2013
Performer’s Rights and Interest Society Malaysia Berhad (PRISM) representing singers and musicians of sound recording, declared on 01 July 2013