AML 125: First-Ever Nigerian Recorded Music Industry Report (Exclusive)

 The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) releases an annual report that provides a comprehensive state of the global recorded music industry, which includes data and analysis. However, historically, Africa has not appeared on the radar of this report. In 2016, it did. IFPI gave a nod to the recorded music market in …

AML 124: Sports Industry & Law in Africa | Entertainment Law Roundtable

Last month, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced they were bringing a pro league to Africa, The Basketball African League. According to the duo, the initial plan is for a 12-team league from across the continent to begin playing in January 2020. To create awareness for the new league, the …

AML 123: Music Streaming & Artist Royalties in Africa | Entertainment Law Roundtable

Music streaming and artist royalties are at the forefront of conversations in the global music industry. On the 123rd episode of the Africa Music Law Show, Graeme Gilfillan (copyright lawyer and forensic expert) and Iredumare Opeyemi (Director of Legal and Content Acquisition at Boom Play Music) join Ms. Uduak, host and producer of the show …

AML 122: Lawyer for One of R. Kelly’s Alleged Victims Speaks + Redesigning an Entertainment Industry that Protects Women | Entertainment Law Roundtable

On the 122nd episode of The Africa Music Law Podcast show, Lydia Agu of New York-based The Agu Firm, and the attorney for Faith Rodgers, an alleged sexual abuse victim of R.Kelly’s, discusses ‘Surviving R.Kelly,’ the neglected cases of sexual abuse of women in the entertainment industry, and redesigning an industry where abuse is prevented …

AML121: Mavin Records Multi-Million Dollar Deal with Kupanda, Artist Label Exits & More | Entertainment Law Roundtable

In the 121st episode of the Africa Music Law show, entertainment law roundtable guests discuss the latest multi-million dollar deal partnership between Mavin Records and Kupanda Holdings, Nigerian artists Ycee, and Reekado Banks leaving their record labels, and the infamous scoff between Davido and Kizz Daniel’s ex-manager. This is part two of a three-part entertainment …