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Musician collective distributes Rp 1.69 billion in royalties to Indonesian musicians

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, May 19, 2019  /  04:08 pm
Musician collective distributes Rp 1.69 billion in royalties to Indonesian musicians

The total amount of royalties shared this year is about Rp 1.69 billion (US$116,857.58), generated from the use of musical works in karaoke parlors, restaurants, television, malls, hotels and other entertainment centers. (Shutterstock/Brian Goodman)

Musician collective Indonesian Singer, Songwriter and Music Artist Collective Management (LMK PAPPRI) distributed royalties to 474 musicians under its wings on Wednesday.

The total amount of royalties shared this year is about Rp 1.69 billion (US$116,857.58), generated from the use of musical works in karaoke parlors, restaurants, television, malls, hotels and other entertainment centers.

Dwiki Dharmawan, head of LMK PAPPRI, said the amount had increased from last year.

“Last year we distributed around Rp 1.1 billion before tax [….] there is an increase of around Rp 500 million this year,” Dwiki said as quoted by kompas.com. He added that he appreciated the increase, although many entertainment centers were still not aware that they were obligated to pay royalties every time they used musical works in their establishments.

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Milla Rosa, LMK PAPPRI financier, said Ari Lasso had received the largest amount of Rp 44 million before tax.

“The second-biggest was Broery Pesolima with Rp 33 million, then Melly Goeslaw with Rp 27 million,” Milla said.

According to Dwiki, Indonesian musicians deserve bigger royalties seeing how their music is used in public spaces. He said owners of public spaces should be more aware of the issue so they could act accordingly. (gis/wng)