[Macau – October 5, 2015] MGM China announces that the Company and The Macau Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (MACA) have reached an agreement on music public performance license which aims to protect the copyrights of all songwriters, whose works are played at the properties under MGM China.
As a supporter of arts and entertainment, the Company currently plays music of various genres at its hotel public areas, gaming floors and salons, restaurant outlets, and houses a live band at its Lion’s Bar. The agreement will also cover all areas and outlets at MGM China’s second property, MGM COTAI when it opens next year.
MACA expresses appreciation to MGM China’s efforts in protecting the copyrights of music creators and its support to the sustainable development of the cultural and creative industry. This signifies an important step toward the goal of safeguarding the interests of local and international music creators in Macau. MACA collects royalties from music users and distributes to relevant local copyright owners and affiliated societies, which saves time and efforts of the music creators who can then concentrate on creating more musical works.
MACA is currently the sole operating and registered collective management organization founded by a dedicated group of local composers led by Mr. Ung Kuoc Iang. The Association is supported by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and registered in the Macau Department of Identification and the Intellectual Property Department in the Economic Service. MACA was founded to reinforce the public's respect toward composers and authors, and to ensure that their creative efforts are properly remunerated.
About MGM China
MGM China (HKEx: 2282) is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expect ed to more than double our presence in the world’s largest gaming market, Macau.
MGM MACAU is a luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include an Art Space dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, an award-winning spa, and nine signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. The US$3 billion project is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.
MGM China is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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