Chinese Karaoke venues get court approved licences

February 2015

Music publishing


A Court in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province has facilitated a group licensing contract between 200 karaoke venues and the Music Copyright Society of China (MCSC). The Court mediated contract follows intensive litigation action by MCSC. According to the Court, there have been 1,433 related civil cases in the city over the past four years with average damages awarded of one yuan (10p) per day per karaoke room. According to media reports, each karaoke venue will pay a little over RMB1,000 (£100) per year under the group contract. Jiaxing City has a population of over 3 million people.


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