DJ Probert

FROM THE BUS STAGE TO THE MUSIC STAGE. HOW VICMASS LUODOLLAR BEAT ALL ODDS TO EMERGE AS A FORMIDABLE KENYAN MUSICIAN

THE STORY OF VICMASS LUO DOLLAR IS A SIGN OF HOPE INDICATING THAT CHANGE IN THE KENYA MUSIC BUSINESS IS POSSIBLE AND IT WILL COME SOONER THAN YOU THINK. WE CAN’T GIVE UP YET. REFORMS ARE ON THEIR WAY.

How Kenya is making the breakthrough in fighting piracy through strategic creative industry collaboration despite a difficult cyber operating environment

According to Partners Against Piracy (PAP), content piracy is practiced by terrorists and crime syndicates. PAP is a Kenyan Association comprising various creative industry stakeholders like Multichoice, Bernsoft, Phat Music Africa, My Movies Africa by Yakwetu, Art at Work, Boomplay, The Music Advocate Africa, Creative Society of Kenya, IPO Kenya, Mugenge2RU (Nonini) & other corporates who have teamed up to lead efforts to fight piracy in Kenya and Africa.

Role of Collective Management Organisations

We delve into the functions of Collective Management Organisations and put a strong case for legislation that clearly spells out the mandate of CMOs and the critical role they play in the creator economy and copyright business systems of a country.

WHY KENYAS CREATIVE ECONOMY NEEDS A NEW COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION LAW

Music rights holders such as musicians, song writers, publishers, producers, record labels, lyricists, composers, and performers rely on collective management to earn income whenever their music is performed in public. In Kenya this system has persistently failed resulting in a continuous blame game approach between music owners, users & the copyright regulator Kenya Copyright Board. In August 2021 KeCoBo deregistered MCSK, KAMP & PRISK. This is not the first time. It has become the norm every year.

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