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Kenya Kwanza Creative Economy Pledges. Understanding President Ruto’s Plan

Kenya Kwanza Creative Economy Pledges. Understanding President Ruto’s Plan By George Robert Asewe Dj Probert Founder & CEO According to the Kenya Kwanza Manifesto, President Dr. William Samoei Ruto and his economic team identified 5 key sectors that the Kenya government will focus on between 2022 & 2027 as they roll out programs that will …

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Congratulations H. E. Dr. William Ruto President-Elect of Kenya Ruto the Fifth

Congratulations H. E. Dr. William Ruto President-Elect of Kenya Ruto the Fifth Dear Mr. President, We congratulate you on your election as President of The Republic of Kenya. We speak on behalf of Millions of Kenyans who wish you well and success as you lead the Republic. We look forward to engaging with your administration …

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Relationship Between Collective Management Organisations & Users of Music

In this ninth installment of 13 Reasons Why Kenyan Music Creators Need a New CMO Legal Framework we discuss yet another important subject in music. We delve into the Role of Music Users and Explain why CMOs should have a clear communication strategy in regard to licences they offer so that music users have accurate …

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Complaints & Dispute Resolution Procedures For Collective Management Organisations

In this twelfth installment of 13 Reasons Why Kenyan Music Creators Need a New CMO Legal Framework we discuss yet another important subject in music. We delve into Complaints & Dispute Resolution for Collective Management Organisations. The Role of Dispute Resolution Policies is discussed and we Explain why CMOs should have a clear Dispute Resolution …

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Governance of Collective Management Organisations

GENERAL MEETING The general meeting of a CMO should be held regularly and should be properly regulated. Most of the recommendations included in this section are standard clauses found in laws regulating the governance of companies or civil associations in Kenya and around the world. The rules on the operation and running of the general …

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Importance of Information Technology Infrastructure for CMOs

In this tenth installment of 13 Reasons Why Kenyan Music Creators Need a New CMO Legal Framework we discuss yet another important subject in music. We delve into the Role of Information Technology in the operations of Collective Management Organisations and put a strong case for regulation in regard to IT infrastructure for CMOs. IMPORTANCE …

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From Music Affairs to Fighting Crime Former Kamp CEO Dr. Njoroge Mbugua joins The Kenya Anti-Counterfeit Authority.

From Music Affairs to Fighting Crime Former Kamp CEO Dr. Njoroge Mbugua joins The Kenya Anti-Counterfeit Authority. On 2nd August 2022, @ACAKenya which is the government agency in Kenya mandated to fight the trade in illegal counterfeits retweeted our congratulatory message to @mbugua_njoroge Dr. Robi Mbugua Njoroge Ph.D., MPRSK on his appointment as Executive Director/ …

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Experiencing German Technical Cooperation in the Kenya Gig Economy Project.

Experiencing German Technical Cooperation in the Kenya Gig Economy Project. 2021 was a difficult year for many Kenyans. Covid shattered businesses & jobs. The Gig economy was sent home packing. No performances. No gatherings. Most of us had not heavily invested in digital infrastructure the way we are doing in 2022. For me, it was …

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Kenya’s Failed 1982 Coup & The Banning of Theater Plays.

Kenya’s Failed 1982 Coup & The Banning of Theater Plays. The 1982 Kenyan coup d’état attempt was a failed attempt to overthrow president Daniel Arap Moi’s government. The President is the head of state and government. He is also the Commander-in-chief of the Kenya Defence Forces. RAF Eastleigh was a Royal Air Force airfield in Kenya, in the Eastleigh suburb of Nairobi. The name “RAF Eastleigh” was also used in 1935 for …

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The Kenya Cultural Center. Role of Collective Rights Management in Theater

The Kenya Cultural Center. Role of collective rights management IN theater Acknowledgements to @CultureCentreKE @CISACNews @IFPI_org @AngelaNdambuki @kampkenya @JaphethKassanga @luodollar @leumasabetum @ABBA @YvonneChakaX2 @OfficialAliKiba @KerMogallo @EUinKenya Some things are guaranteed in life but turning 70 isn’t one of them.  I think anyone who turns 70 years old has God’s favor and grace in their life. …

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PLAYWRIGHT CALL FOR COMMISSIONED PRODUCTION BY THE KNCC

PLAYWRIGHT CALL FOR COMMISSIONED PRODUCTION BY THE KENYA NATIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE If you are an emerging playwright or have established yourself in the theater game this piece is for you. You have In this first installment of unpacking The Kenya National & Cultural Center we would like to amplify an opportunity which I think is …

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Relationship Between Collective Management Organisations

Relationship Between Collective Management Organisations In this eighth part of our 13 part series, we discuss the relationship between Collective Management Organisations in Kenya. We discuss how CMOs cooperate across borders and why Kenya needs a CMO legal framework that will enable foreign CMOs to enter representation agreements with Kenyan CMOs. CMOs cooperate across borders …

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CMO FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION, DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUE & DEDUCTIONS

In part 6 of the 13 Reasons Why Kenyan Music Creators Need a New CMO Legal framework we discuss a very important and controversial subject in Kenyan Music- Money. We explore why it is important for Kenya to put in place a financial management system for CMOs. This is informed by the unsatisfactory financial performance …

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Why we need a Professional Manager for our Turntable Dj Network

Why we are looking for an egoless, thick-skinned, tenacious, music business professional to manage our Turntable DJ Network Interesting Insights About the Role A smart manager understands that commerce and art are strange bedfellows. Despite the difference in interface between the two, art is commerce and commerce is art. A manager is someone who will …

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