26 February 2022 – Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), YB Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi today handed over the certificate declaring Music Rights (Sarawak) Berhad (MRSB) as a licensing body recognized by the government to conduct royalty collection activities on behalf of singers, musicians in song recordings, music video makers and local recording companies involving local ethnicities in Sarawak.

MRSB is one of the latest licensing bodies declared by the Copyright Controller under the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) to collect music royalties and represent the exclusive members of the owners and creators of music works, sound recordings and performances by native artistes and musicians in Sarawak.

The establishment and recognition of MRSB as a regulatory body will, among others, benefit its members in managing their royalty rights as well as safeguarding their welfare in the music industry. Among the members under this body are songwriters, lyricists, singers, musicians in song recordings, music video makers and recording companies.

The declaration certificate was handed over by Dato Sri Alexander to the Chairman of MRSB, Mr. Gibson Rentap.

Also present were MyIPO Board Members, Dato ‘Chua Tee Yong, Datuk Kamarlin Ombi, Datu Dr. Rashidah Bolhassan and Siti Norazlina Seni. Also present were MyIPO Director General, Abdul Haris Lakar and MRSB Managing Director, Puan Juliet Tan.