Setting up of national body on music industry

  • Music
  • Monday, 27 Jul 2020

Forming a national body for matters related to music is currently being looked at. Photo: Filepic

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia via the Creative Industry Task Force, will expedite the establishment of a national body related to the music industry.

Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said, the national body, among others, will be responsible for administering matters related to music, including song production and so on.

"These efforts to set up a national body related to music are being mobilised by the Creative Industry Task Force which is jointly chaired by me and Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri (Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister).

"For films there is the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) which can define what is a film, and what is not a film and so on.

"For music we have a copyright act (Copyright Act 1987) for regulation purposes and so on but there is no responsible body to manage the administrative side of music production.

"Compared to some countries like South Korea, there is a national body that takes into account all that, that is what we want to do and the Creative Industry Task Force, among others, will look at the model in South Korea, ” he said.

He told this to reporters, after a meeting with the State Human Development, Dakwah and Information Committee chairman Mohd Nor Hamzah, at Wisma Darul Iman, at Kuala Terengganu on July 26. – Bernama

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