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    Quote Originally Posted by maverickliew View Post
    Just curious: where do you get the statement from?

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    Thanks dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrelchia View Post
    i think you are misunderstanding the use of the word "Public". in this case would mean "the rest of the world" (as opposed to keeping it as a private collection for the composer's personal use). I don't think that arguing over the technicality of a single word would work when you are being sued (regardless of whether its by COMPASS or the respective record label). my apologies if i have offended.

    anyway, which are the hotels that have started enforcing this ? I would very much like to know.
    actually, definition of legal terms is a very important aspect.

    legal practitioner does go about arguing a certain term in court should the definition be loose.

    the only fact that we know is that so far, nobody has openly challenge COMPASS in court.

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    what about those having a live band or live performance? attended a wedding recently where the music is played by a keyboardist and violin.

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    Call RIPS to check
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    Question: I get all my songs through a PAID website and the website is a legal website i.e. I bought those songs and music via internet. If I played those songs in weddings, am I violating the law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Lim View Post
    Question: I get all my songs through a PAID website and the website is a legal website i.e. I bought those songs and music via internet. If I played those songs in weddings, am I violating the law?
    yes u are. Because the songs are for personal listening and not public broadcast. Actually all songs that are being played at weddings, functions etc are all chargeable. An authority called COMPASS collects the fees for music usage and then gives them to the relevant musicians. However common sense tells u there is no way they have enough manpower to go catch everyone.

    COMPASS created a stir in recent years when they went to catch store owners playing CNY music in Malaysia.... sigh....

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeskywan View Post
    yes u are. Because the songs are for personal listening and not public broadcast. Actually all songs that are being played at weddings, functions etc are all chargeable. An authority called COMPASS collects the fees for music usage and then gives them to the relevant musicians. However common sense tells u there is no way they have enough manpower to go catch everyone.

    COMPASS created a stir in recent years when they went to catch store owners playing CNY music in Malaysia.... sigh....
    COMPASS stands for Composers and Authors Society of Singapore - they have no jurisdiction outside of Singapore. In Malaysia, there is MACP, Music Authors' Copyright Protection (Macp) Berhad. Malaysia is their jurisdiction for infringement on performing rights.

    Please get your facts straight before making public announcements and sighing over it
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    hmm.. it suddenly occur to me, what about those stores in the shopping center and the shops along the streets that are playing musics/songs in the store via their hi-fi/speakers? are they suppose pay for copyrights?

    man, it is going to be so quiet everywhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aegise View Post
    hmm.. it suddenly occur to me, what about those stores in the shopping center and the shops along the streets that are playing musics/songs in the store via their hi-fi/speakers? are they suppose pay for copyrights?

    man, it is going to be so quiet everywhere...
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    My apologies then.... for getting it wrong.
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    Hi, chanced upon this old thread, would like to know if any part-time wedding photographer pays the SGD2000 annual fee for the music copyrights to RIAS. Or do you use the royal free music? does any of your couples dislike those royal free musics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman2000 View Post
    I did this at the last wedding I covered. Not sure if it's perfectly legal but definitely won't try it ever again
    I have checked with one of the hotels on this. The reply from them is the couple needs to produce the original CD and they will get their AV guy to play the song during the screening of the soundless montage. No need to purchase any license as the hotel already has the license to broadcast music in the ballroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cesoon View Post
    I have checked with one of the hotels on this. The reply from them is the couple needs to produce the original CD and they will get their AV guy to play the song during the screening of the soundless montage. No need to purchase any license as the hotel already has the license to broadcast music in the ballroom.
    Please note that playing of the music is covered by COMPASS. Some venues (hotels and restaurants) do pay the annual COMPASS dues.

    There are also MPS and RIPS, both of which need to be covered if any music represented by them are used in the montage. If your montage is soundless, you can bypass both of these. But soundless montage is no longer the "in" thing. It is reminiscent of the days when people just use a computer to run a looping slideshow of pictures, and the venue just played any elevator music they have.

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