Both Kang Seung Yoon & Mino have now been promoted as full members at KOMCA ! A very prestigious feat & a mark of their success as music producers! Congratulations to them ! Read on below excerpts from Soompi for details.
On January 27, The Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) announced the songwriters that have been promoted to full members this year!
KOMCA is a non-profit copyright collective with the aim of improving music culture in Korea through protecting the intellectual property rights of copyright holders while ensuring ease of use for listeners. Founded in 1964, the organization maintains a database of copyrighted works and their intellectual property holders.
Any copyright holder is able to join KOMCA as a “junior member,” but the board of directors chooses just 25 junior members each year to promote to the status of “full members.” 22 members are chosen from the mainstream category, while the remaining three are chosen from the non-mainstream category.
The requirements for the promotion to full member status include maintaining junior KOMCA membership for three years or more, receiving a certain amount in royalties from their copyrighted property each year, and also being selected by the board of directors. Becoming a full member of KOMCA gives an artist the right to vote at the organization’s general meetings.
This year, WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon and Song Mino, Sunwoo JungA, Changmo, Loco, Roy Kim, Maktub, and more were promoted to full members of KOMCA.