May 3, 2011

Karaoke Business and Royalty Fee Collecting Agencies

Bangkok Post, Corporate Counsellor Column

Since their introduction, karaoke machines have gained popularity among Thai consumers within a short period of time and have become part of the restaurant business throughout the country. Karaoke machines are thus a tool for attracting customers and generating income. Needless to say, karaoke machines cannot operate without musical content, most of which is copyright-protected. This article examines the copyright issues involved in the karaoke business and the role played by royalty fee collecting agencies.