Members of Singapore’s music industry got together at the popular locale Ecodarts in March, famous for its popular brews and ambience. But more than just drinks and good company, it was a perfect afternoon to get up close and personal to the new collective licensing body Music Rights (Singapore) Public Limited, or MRSS in short.

With the development of music rights in recent years, planning has been the 2 existing licensing companies Recording Industry Performance Singapore (RIPS) and Recording Industry Music Singapore (RIMS) are slated be merged in the into MRSS in the , to provide a faster and better support to hundreds of music licensees in Singapore.

Observed Simon Nasser, Chairman of the Recording Industry Association Singapore (RIAS) and Managing Director of Warner Music Singapore, “The music industry in Singapore has continued to evolve over the years. The Board and I have been planning for this one-stop licensing body to better support the needs of the industry. I am very happy to see it coming to fruition, and the Board and I would like to thank every member for their encouragement. In particular, we are indebted to IFPI’s Regional Director Ang Kwee Tiang for his valuable advice. ”

Nancy Seah, also an industry veteran, has been tasked to steer this exciting development. She says, “Music licensing has become an important part of the music industry. My team and I are honoured and delighted to be do our part to forge the future. I am heartened that so many music companies in Singapore have entrusted us with their mandates, and we will certainly do our best to provide the best support for our members and our licensees.”

MRSS is a work in progress, and we will certainly have new and exciting updates to share in the coming months!

MRSS Board (from left) Kenny Ong, Chairman Simon Nasser, Julius Ng

MRSS People (from left) Damien Ng, Nancy Seah, Kai Jin

Thumbs Up!

MRSS Guests: William Soh (front left), Osman Arrifin (front right)

MRSS Guests