New MBA in the Music Industry Promises to Meet Music Industry Challenges in the 21st Century - Page 8
Greatest concern appears to emanate more from artists/composers wanting to protect their songs and originality. Now it could be that the world of cover recordings is more culturally prevalent in China. I'm assuming this Right will only apply to songs registered for copyright, so artists/composers can stay outside of this for a period to protect their originality until such time as they need to be registered with a Rights society. Or, is it being proposed that all titles are the subject of copyright? I'm not clear. I think a bigger issue is royalties and the terms on which the license is granted.
Composers and publishers should receive income from all releases. This will provide new income streams. Covers on an international scale are sometimes annoying to the marketing department of labels because if there is a cover recording in the charts at the same as the original it can affect sales to both.