Jokowi Signs Song Royalty Rules, Entrepreneurs Raise Hands!

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Businessmen who will be subject to royalty rules from tuning music have responded to the new rules. Chairman of the Indonesian Retail Entrepreneurs Association (Aprindo), Roy Mandey, assessed that now is not the right time, because many retailers have closed due to not being able to bear operational costs.

It is not impossible, retail entrepreneurs prefer not to play songs subject to royalty regulations.

“We will not post songs, music, we will post lots of non-royalty songs from YouTube and so on. Finally, the creators cannot popularize the song again, if we don’t install the song. so what, we have the right, “Roy told CNBC Indonesia, Thursday (8/4/21).

Therefore, there is a need for collaboration between retail business actors, both with creators, singers and elements in the music industry, so that mutual benefits can be achieved, how retail can participate in popularizing their songs and royalty rates can be synergized properly.

“For example, because a new song and we are popular at the same time we don’t apply it first, because we want to popularize it, we pay electricity. After that, if it becomes a trend, then it will be calculated, but how about the basis for imposition is dialogue, not supported because there is a regulation to become a superpower,” he said .

Meanwhile, from the restaurant side, it is similar, Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) in the Restaurant sector Emil Arifin said he agreed as long as the momentum was right. At present, restaurants are also one of the sectors affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The principle is that we agree to respect our artists, our artists, but the problem is that the distribution must be correct, and the momentum is rich like this. There is a leeway, how to hold it first,” said Emil.

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This regulation became a polemic after the PP was signed by President Jokowi on March 30, 2021 and promulgated by Menkumham Yasonna Laoly on March 31, 2021.

“To provide protection and legal certainty for creators, copyright holders, and related rights owners to the economic rights of songs and / or music as well as anyone who makes commercial use of songs and / or music, it is necessary to regulate the management of copyright royalties for songs and / or music, “said the PP 56/2021 consideration.

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