Oh no! Please share and I hope this isn't true. Producer and composer Jerry C has just announced a couple of decisions that the Taiwanese Government have made in regards to the way songwriters are paid for the usage of their songs. Previously, songwriters and composers were able to get royalty checks everytime their song was played on the radio or at Karaoke, and other artists would need authorisation to be able to use their songs. But what the Taiwanese government has decided to do at this point will truly be cutting off the livelihood and the career opportunities of many young budding songwriters in the Taiwanese music industry.
Here's a rough translation of what Jerry has to say about this matter:
"The intellectual property offices in Taiwan have decided to change the way rights are given; in simple terms, any time a song is publicly broadcast songwriters won't get any money, and others can remix your works or edit them without your agreement, and this means that creating music isn't a viable source of income anymore! ..."
Really hope that it won't come to this...
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