Collective Management Organisation Bill by The Music Advocate Africa

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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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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Nonini & The Struggle To Reform Kenyan CMOs.

He has stood the test of time as a creative who is not shy to expose the rot in the Kenya music industry.

Mutuma Mathiu Nation Media Group Editorial Director’s Thoughts on Kenya’s Copyright Scene article Published on Friday, May 13, 2022, vindicates our Petition calling for major Copyright Reforms in the Kenya Music Industry.

Mutuma Mathiu Nation Media Group Editorial Director’s Thoughts on Kenya’s Copyright Scene article published on Friday, May 13, 2022, vindicates our petition calling for major copyright reforms in the Kenya Music Industry. The Music Advocate Africa believes that Kenyans should be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. We believe courage is …

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CMO-Member FINANCIAL Relationship proposals for kenya creative sector

CMO-Member FINANCIAL Relationship proposals for kenya creative sector THIS POLICY PROPOSAL IS ABOUT PARTICULAR MONEY, GOVERNANCE & Financial management ISSUES CONCERNING THE CMO MEMBER RELATIONSHIP In this ninth installment of our 13 part series on Why Kenyan Music Creatives Need a New CMO Legal Framework we discuss the most important subject and that is the …

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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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