KAMP, PRISK AND MCSK to undertake joint music licencing

Officials from the three organizations during the issuance of the joint licencing./COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) has issued licences to three collective management organizations to collect copyrighted and related works of licence fees in the entertainment industry.

KECOBO director of Kenya Association of Music Producers Anthony Karani on Friday said that the copyright board and Attorney general office’s unlocking initiative is key in ensuring that authors, composers, publishers, producers and performers rights are upheld.

“With this good news we hope that the confusion that has been witnessed since the beginning of the year especially from users of works will come to an end,”said Karani.

The three organizations intertwined to one include Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP),Performers Rights of society of Kenya (PRISK),and Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK).

The trio said that the execution of their mandate is at initial stages and will be realized as from Monday.

There has been confusion in the past concerning the organization which has a core mandate of undertaking the licensing mandate in the Kenya entertainment industry.

The new initiative has been unveiled across the country.