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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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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 Kenya needs a digital cmo for MUSIC authors, publishers, producers

WHY KENYA NEEDS A DIGITAL CMO FOR MUSIC AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS, PRODUCERS & PERFORMERS #ReformMusicBusinessinKenya Are you someone who applies their creative talent to the creation of musical works, writing the music, and sometimes also the lyrics, usually in a popular music style (e.g., Kapuka, Genegtone, Gospel, Rap, Trap, Benga, Rhumba, Amapiano, rock, country, hip hop, …

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Ideas for Developing a Music Data Policy for the Kenya Music Industry

Music Data = Music Money. It’s that simple. Data helps determine key important ingredients in identifying and paying eligible artists and other music rights owners like publishers, performers, Actors, Authors, Producers, CMOs.

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 …

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. Read More »

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.

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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