View Post

@MIDEM 2018: Watch all the panels on Copyright & Entertainment Law – @ChrisUnLimited, @DinaLaPolt, Cary Sherman @RIAA

In Music Business, Music Law by Africa Music Law™Leave a Comment

Watch all the copyright and entertainment law panel discussions at the just concluded MIDEM conference held from June 5th to 8th, 2018 in France. Panel discussions include remarks/commentary from AML subscriber and colleague Dina LaPolt, RIAA President Cary Sherman and Chris Cooke, founder of Complete Music Update. -Ms.Uduak Copyright Reforms in North America: What Next? Masterclass – The Anticipated New …

View Post

Bravo! NCC suspends COSON’s license, places the interests of artists, FIRST! @CopyrightComm

In Law & Policy, Music Business, Music Law by Africa Music Law™Leave a Comment

A big hats off to the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) for showing great leadership today by suspending the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON)’s license until COSON follows the law and places the interest of artists, its constituents, as its utmost priority. Per my previous writing which you can read here, COSON was making a mockery of artists’ rights and the …

View Post

COSON Sues Efe Omoregbe Over Promoting himself as New Chairman of COSON

In Music Business, Music Law by Africa Music Law™Leave a Comment

The infighting at COSON between Toni Okoroji (Chairman of COSON) and Efe Omoregbe (alleged new Chairman of COSON) and select board members continues and it is incredibly sad to see the mission of the organization appear derailed at the expense of artists. If you missed the back story, catch up with the following links below. In the meantime, here is the …

View Post

Update: Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council Approves Copyright Bill

In Film Law, Law & Policy, Music Law by Africa Music Law™Leave a Comment

In November of 2015, I announced that Nigeria had a revised draft of its Copyright Bill and was soliciting public comments. A little over two years later, its executive council has approved the bill. See news below. -Ms. Uduak — “The Nigerian Government has approved the recently prepared Copyright Bill. The decision was reached by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) …

View Post

U.S. Federal Judge Hits Runtown & Promoters Hard; Issues Injunction Stopping Nigerian Artist from Performing in the U.S.

In Music Business, Music Law by Africa Music Law™Leave a Comment

About two years ago, Douglas Jack Agu aka Runtown was a relatively unknown artist. However, all that changed when he met and signed a recording contract with EricMany Ltd., a record company (label) owned by a wealthy businessman named Prince Okwudili Umenyiora (aka “Dili”). While Runtown was beginning to gain momentum in Nigeria and the Nigerian diaspora with his hit …