MCCY investigating unauthorised versions of ‘Count on Me, Singapore’

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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(PHOTO: YouTube screengrab)
(PHOTO: YouTube screengrab)

SINGAPORE — The Ministry for Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) on Friday (12 March) said it is investigating unauthorised versions of "Count on Me, Singapore" for potential copyright infringements.

In a Facebook post, the ministry wrote that it is aware of such versions of the 1986 National Day Parade tune, "one of our beloved national songs", being circulated online.

"We are investigating the matter for potential copyright infringements," it added. "We thank Singaporeans for coming forward to express your sense of ownership and pride over this song."

This comes after a version, "Count On Me, India", posted on YouTube last year, came to attention in the past few days. The rendition replaces the word "Singapore" with "India" or "Mother India". The video has since been taken down.

"Count On Me, Singapore" was performed by local singer Clement Chow and composed by Canadian songwriter Hugh Harrison, who also wrote "Stand Up for Singapore" and "We are Singapore".

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