Myanmar Music Association

The Myanmar Music Association (MMA; Burmese: မြန်မာနိုင်ငံဂီတအစည်းအရုံး) is Myanmar's music industry association. The organisation was established in 1952 and consists of 5 divisions: historical traditional music, modern traditional music, contemporary music, production and technical work.[1]

Myanmar Music Association
မြန်မာနိုင်ငံဂီတအစည်းအရုံး
Formation1952; 69 years ago (1952)
HeadquartersYangon, Myanmar
Location
Chairman
Tin U Lay
Websitewww.myanmarmusicassociation.org

MMA established a Burmese pop library in 2010, to create a standardised list of songs published in the country, and of help musicians and songwriters obtain their proper share of royalty payments from the use of their songs.[2] In 2013, it reopened a traditional Burmese music school, which had been closed since 2007.[3]

In July 2015, it announced that it would launch the Myanmar Music Academy Awards in 2016 to recognise outstanding Burmese musicians.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nuam Bawi (4 June 2012). "Musician group to hold election". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 17 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Nuam Bawi (20 June 2011). "MMA sets up library of songs". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 17 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Nandar Aung (3 June 2013). "Six years of silence broken". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 17 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Chit Su (8 July 2015). "New Myanmar Music Academy Awards to sing a different tune". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 17 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)