Music Copyright (Thailand) Ltd. (MCT) is a society of Thai composers & authors, which aims to protect music copyright and supports composers & authors to pay attention along with manage their own works. MCT handles only musical work rights that might or might not have lyrics included. In addition, MCT follows international principle of Collective Management of Author's Society that is non-profit , the royalty collected from users will distribute to right owners who are member of MCT after fee deduction. The first distribution happened in year 1998 and has been continuing this practice since then. In addition, because of its Ňnon-profitÓ principle management, MCT is the only society in Thailand that became a member of The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers: (CISAC), and has been signing Reciprocal Agreement with other societies worldwide. Besides protecting rights of Thai composers & authors, MCT is able to take care right of international composers & authors in Thailand because of the Reciprocal Agreement. On top of that, works of MCT members will be protected in other territories as well.
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.