The ĘMusic Copyright Society of China Ę(MCSC) is the country's only officially recognized organization forĘmusic copyrightĘadministration. Founded in 1992, MCSC has issued copyrights for over 14 million music works for approximately 4,000 members since its inception. MCSC has ties to over 30 foreign music copyright protection organizations including the Irish Music Rights Organization, the National Music Publisher's Association in the United States, and the Performing Rights Society in England, UK.
Music Publishing is the business of protecting and promoting song copyrights and collecting the royalties that these copyrights generate. Think of a song as intellectual property (it's an original piece of art!), and music publishing as the business that makes sure that songwriters get paid a fair compensation when their intellectual property is used by companies. Those companies could be record labels (mechanical royalties), radio stations, bars, and restaurants (performance royalties), or film studios and advertising agencies (sync license fees), and many more.