Music Rights (Singapore) Public Limited, also known as MRSS, was incorporated on 18 July 2018. As a Collective Management Organisation (CMO), it represents the majority of music producers in Singapore and collects music and music video copyrights on their behalf.
Under the Singapore Copyright Act, anyone who wishes to make use of such copyrighted materials or reproduce them for commercial purposes as in karaoke and pubs is required to obtain a licence from MRSS.
Payments are collected and distributed back to the MRSS members after deduction of administration costs. In this way, the rights of copyright owners are safe-guarded and fair business practice in the music industry is upheld.
Unauthorised use of copyrighted materials is an infringement of the Singapore Copyright Act and an infringer is liable to civil proceedings or criminal prosecution, possibly both.
MRSS provides different licences for different commercial needs.