Myan­mar dives

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

BYE-BYE boot­leg­gers. The Tay stream­ing ser­vice, in­tro­duced to en­sure singers get a fair deal, has now been in­tro­duced to Myan­mar. Fans will now have to pay for the songs they share. Singers Yan Yan Chan and Babu have cre­ated an app for Myan­mar songs.

At the Oc­to­ber 18 launch at Yan­gon’s Novo­tel, Babu said singers had suf­fered the theft of their songs via the in­ter­net for too long.

“Boot­legged CDs never sold many copies, be­cause they had to be recorded. But with MP3, all you have to do is push a but­ton to send a song to a dozen friends si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

“If the CD brought in the age of the boot­leg­ger, mp3s brought in free-of-charge shar­ing.”

Urg­ing the au­di­ence to do the right thing and not mis­use the tech­nol­ogy, Babu said the Tay ser­vice would charge users K90 to lis­ten for a day and K450 for the week.

Tay will be avail­able as an in­ter­net pack­age, and can be paid for via a phone bill from Te­lenor or Oore­doo, or down­loaded from Google Play store or One Mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions.

Singers, pro­duc­ers, song­writ­ers, ed­i­tors and play­ers have been in­vited to co­op­er­ate and will re­ceived their fees cal­cu­lated on the ba­sis of how many lis­ten­ers they have gen­er­ated.

“If 1 mil­lion peo­ple lis­ten to Ko Myo Kyawt Myaing’s song 20 times a day or 1000 times a week we will cal­cu­late his earn­ings based on those fig­ures,” said Babu, adding that all oth­ers in­volved in the pro­duc­tion would re­ceive fees in pro­por­tion.

Singer Yan Yan Chan said the Tay stream­ing ser­vice ap­pli­ca­tion will be re­leased to au­di­ences in De­cem­ber.

With the help of tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance from abroad, the process of cre­at­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion is two-thirds com­plete, she said.

Myo Kyawt Myaing, who at­tended the in­tro­duc­tion cer­e­mony said, “Artists want ev­ery­body ev­ery­where to be able to ac­cess their work. The tech­nol­ogy has to keep up with our per­for­mance.

Myo Kyawt Myaing Singer

– Trans­la­tion by Win Thaw Tar

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