Recording Industry Association of Malaysia
The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) represents over 350 locally incorporated recording companies and businesses, all of which are involved in the production, manufacturing and distribution of local and international sound, music video and karaoke recordings. This accounts for around 95% of all legitimate recordings commercially available in the music market of Malaysia. Amongst others, RIM is :
Since its formation on 12 December 1978, RIM (initially known as the Malaysian Association of Phonogram and Videogram Producers and Distributors or (MAPV)), together with its subsidiary company, Public Performance Malaysia Sdn Bhd, RIM provides valuable services to its members through activities such as:
Encouraging close ties with the relevant government agencies as well as informing the government regarding matters which arise to enable law reform suited to the current challenges faced by the industry
Anti-piracy enforcement action, in and out of court
Establishing close ties for the mutual development and benefit of other industry associations
Collective royalty collection and distribution
Developing better business conditions, especially in the digital or ‘new media’ environment.
RIM also celebrates quality and encourage industry unity by organising annual events such as the main annual music award event in Malaysia, “Anugerah Industri Muzik” (AIM) to recognise achievements in the local music industry; annual charity get-togethers with the media during the Raya celebrations; RIM Annual Sport, Dinner and Dance –events designed to promote industry fellowship; and “Saya Cinta Muzik / I Love Music Campaign” to raise awareness and love of music amongst the young. Since 2011, RIM has been working closely with the Malaysian government to execute projects to further develop and market the local music industry, amongst which is the participation in MIDEM since 2013 in Cannes, France, through the setting up of a Malaysian Pavilion in the market tradeshow and hosting a “Malaysian Supernova” showcase.