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COSON Begins Digital Monitoring of Music in Nigeria

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COSON Music Monitoring of Music in NigeriaCopyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has begun the digital monitoring of music played by broadcast stations across Nigeria. By this development, COSON which is one of Africa’s fastest growing collective management organizations will now have at its disposal, empirical evidence of every song played by broadcast stations and similar users of music across the Nigerian nation. This will provide critical information necessary for licensing and accurate distribution of royalties.

Working with COSON on the important monitoring project is a firm of young Nigerian IT professionals, PlaySpread Ltd. which has signed an agreement with COSON for delivering cutting edge information on which the organization will build its licensing and royalty distribution.

Speaking during the signing ceremony which took place at the COSON head office in Lagos, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, General Manager of COSON expressed confidence at the great potentials the agreement offers the society. He said, “This is a huge step for us at COSON and we are pleased at the results that will follow. This will definitely help us with transparency which is the cornerstone of COSON. It will also help us maintain an accurate database and ensure fairness to all. We will continue to deploy the best tools to deliver on our mandate as a collective management organization”.

Also speaking, Mr. Segun Jerome, Managing Director of PlaySpread Ltd. said his organization was pleased to work with COSON and the Nigerian music industry. He said, “We are glad that today has become a reality. PlaySpread Ltd. will see to it that we provide accurate solutions for the development of the music industry in Nigeria”.

COSON, which is the nation’s sole collective management organization, has as members nearly all the A-list artistes across Nigeria such as 2face Idibia, Bank W, Olamide, Wizkid, Chidinma, Waje, Omawummi amongst others.

-COSON Press release
Photo description: Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, General Manager,COSON and Mr. Segun Jerome, Managing Director of PlaySpread Ltd. sign music airplay monitoring agreement in the COSON Office recently.

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  1. RichyGame says:

    Na wah o. I thought COSON were going to jump on Eldee’s PlayData for digital monitoring. It is strange another player just popped up like that… dunno.

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