ARISING from a meeting on Tuesday, July 16 in Lagos, the leadership of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), is determined to get tougher, having found that compliance level by music users on royalty is very low.
A member of the Board, Mr. Efe Omorogbe said, while some users of musical works have played by the rules, others appear dodgy: “They erroneously believe that they can conspire, delay and successfully confront COSON and continue the era of free music. They are badly mistaken and clearly do not understand the passion, total determination and zeal that drives the work of COSON.”
Another member, Hon John Ewelukwa Udegbunam, National President, Music Label Owners & Recording Industries Association of Nigeria (MORAN) said COSON will implement the directive of the Board to the letter: “the Board has instructed that we immediately begin a nationwide mobilization of the members and supporters of COSON for a historic show down with those who have shown no respect for the law and the rights of musicians and investors in the music industry. If they think we are joking, they will be shocked…”
Describing the move as a revolution, songstress, Azeezat Allen said they have identified some in the broadcast stations that are influencing others against compliance.
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