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Music Business: Slaying The Collective Rights Monster with @2FaceIdibia #NECLIVE

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Music: Slaying The Collective Rights Monster
Keynote: 2Face Idibia
Panelists: Olisa Adibua, Edi Lawani, Tony Okoroji, Adebambo Adewopo

Host: IK Osakioduwa (good host)

Tweets by Uduak Oduok, Esq.
Retweets included:@Fozadoza | @lizlenjo | @freemedigital | @thenetng | @akinyemilaw @nwa_lagos  | ‏‪@lumes_bg‬  |@IamSimoJandie  | ‬LagosMusicBizConf’14 ‏‪@nwa_lagos‬ |@A2ME_Conference‬

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Event Date: 4/23/2014
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Event: The 2nd Annual Nigerian Entertainment Conference
2014 Theme: Creating Pathways to the Future
Event Live streamed.

My AML Rockstar from this panel session is 2Face with his key note. He was pretty brave and I think the average Nigerian will become aware because he is the face of discussing artist rights and the impact on the artist when intellectual property rights are undermined.

Cheers,
Uduak
Photocredit: Thenetng.net (producers of NEC 2014)

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JandieDHitmaker ‏‪@IamSimoJandie‬ 18h 
‪@UDUAKLAW ‪@COSON ‪@A2ME_Conference Unless gov’t restricts the creation private Collective Management bodies, COSON isn’t compulsory. ‪#NecLive

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@lumes_bg ‪@fozadoza ‪@theNETng *We also need a legal workshop and one one one sessions with lawyers tied into the conf. for value.* ‪#NECLIVE

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Bilderberg Esq. ‏‪@lumes_bg‬ 18h 
“‪@fozadoza: The mere fact that a legal panel isn’t involved, shows that all the talk we talked last ‪#NECLIVE was 4gotten” cc ‪@theNETng

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@Lagbaja says it is 2014 we cannot be saying no software or no logs. BUILD AN INSTITUTION. You guys, what an amazing HOT panel! ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@Lagbaja says: 1)Both sides need to create logs COSON and radio; 2) Be aware of Work-Made for Hire Laws; 3) COSON Needs a Software. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@Lagbaja says what Okoroji has done is great but the future needs to be kept in mind and that means more than 1 CMO. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@Lagbaja says dat no institution should be built around one person.COSON is an incredible organization,but one single body not ok. ‪#NECLIVE.

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
I agree with Tony Okoroji. ‪@Larageorge and all artists have a responsibility too. Ask questions. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
Tony Okoroji explains that ‪@Larageorge’s money is there and held in escrow until she registers and completes details to get paid. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@Larageorge addresses Tony Okoroji.”Why is that I have not received a check sir?You say that whether I sign or not COSON collects” ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
Efe Omoregbe, ‪@lagbaja ‪@NaetoC ‪@larageorge all have statements.

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Bilderberg Esq. ‏‪@lumes_bg‬ 18h 
irony is dat monitorin n loggin is easier today with digital tech n media. ISRC codes r embedded in files @ mastering stage 1/2 ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@ik_osakioduwa says lets fix the future were the past has not been fixed. I AGREE. Although we do need to look to the past. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
”I think it is critical that COSON should obtain their own software to track radio play.” ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@ik_osakioduwa take a bit more control of your panel. You were doing fine until now. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
arguments between Eddie and ‪@ik_osakioduwa. Now Olisa Adibua providing clarity on the issues.I think both sides have strong points. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@ik_osakioduwa can you ask COSON about d issue of consent from the artists before licensing or collecting in their behalf? ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
“The radio station(s) are not better protectors of the rights of musicians than COSON.” -Tony Okoroji. Agreed. FOCUS on the law. ‪#NECLIVE

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James Silas ‏‪@Jarmzone‬ 18h 
Radio stations don’t log their music for proper documentation and reconciliation… Eddie Lawani ‪#NECLive

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#ENTERKRANER ‏‪@fozadoza‬ 18h 
‪#NECLIVE question is why hasn’t COSON contracted the software development to a private company yet? Or don’t they have the “govt’s backing

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Freeme Digital ‏‪@freemedigital‬ 18h 
Stations can b sanctioned if they violate the tenets of their license. y do they nt keep logs? This violates their license ‪#NECLIVE ‪#enforce

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
I think it is not ‪@COSON’s problem to help artists collect money if they do not sign up as members. There is no contract. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
“What do you say to artists that do not want to link with ‪@COSON at all? How do they collect their money someone ask?” ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@2faceidibia – 2BABA you no answer question nah. Wetin. Sey artist suppose collect if artist no work 4 dat year? Answer – YES ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 18h 
‪@ik_osakioduwa good moderation. Poses question to ‪@2faceidibia. If you are n artist n u have not put music out, should you collect? ‪#NECLIVE

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Liz Lenjo ‏‪@LizLenjo‬ 19h 
The challenge of lack of logs by broadcasters to aid in royalty dist. is a problem faced by not only by Kenya. ‪@KenyaCopyright ‪#NECLIVE

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Elizabeth Ogunnowo ‏‪@LizzySlizzie‬ 19h 
Edi Lawani says producer who is outrightly paid off (by contract) after the recording shouldnt come back to lay claims to rights ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Okay Okoroji, answer the specific question on how the rates are determined. I think we need clarity to move forward. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
IBAN offers 1.5Million Naira per year for all the music played by all Nigerians vs the enormous amounts paid in other countries. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Okoroji says they had to take Silverbird back to court because they refuse to release the logs so that ‪@COSON can have these logs. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Okoroji says there are 2 levels of distributions: 1) General and 2) Specific. General everyone gets it. Specific is based on logs. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Great question by ‪@ik_osakioduwa on how does COSON decide the rates and distribution. That is what everyone wants to know. ‪#NECLIVE

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LagosMusicBizConf’14 ‏‪@nwa_lagos‬ 19h 
‪@UDUAKLAW ‪@weirdmcofficial ‪@PMAN_Official Good! Now the collecting societies and media co need to work on agreeable metrics + auditable logs

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.LagosMusicBizConf’14 ‏‪@nwa_lagos‬ 19h 
‪@UDUAKLAW ‪@PMAN_Official Very True. We need music accountants + global standard metrics that can be deployed for local use and are auditable

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
The issue of music producer is being addressed. The contractual framework and the way producers have paid, credits etc. ‪#NECLIVE

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IG: yeancarh_smylez ‏‪@yeancarh_smylez‬ 19h 
More like I’m in the ‪#NECLive by just reading tweets from ‪@UDUAKLAW. Indepth analysis of what’s going down there right now.

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MusicBusinessSession ‏‪@A2ME_Conference‬ 19h 
‪@UDUAKLAW COSON really need to work on that so the issue abt what the rate of royalties will be .

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#ENTERKRANER ‏‪@fozadoza‬ 19h 
‪@A2ME_Conference ‪@UDUAKLAW ‪@akinyemilaw we have new fresh and equally passionate and educated entertainment legal minds available.

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
I share Olisa Adibua’s position on the issues and they have been the issues I have been raising on ‪@Africamusiclaw. ‪#NECLIVE
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Freeme Digital ‏‪@freemedigital‬ 19h 
How does COSON bill? Does COSON have the software to monitor and track who’s music is played in Lagos ‪@OfficialOlisa ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW19hOlisa Adibua says COSON does not have the technology infrastructure to monitor music being played. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Olisa Adibua says you can’t just pay the artists. Songwriters, music producers and other investors need to be paid. ‪#NECLIVE

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Freeme Digital ‏‪@freemedigital‬ 19h 
22 stations in Lagos only 18 hav licenses to operate in Lagos out them ONLY 6 or 7 were compliant in regards to logs and royalties ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Olisa Adibua says he has never heard any station owner say they do not want to pay. What the issue has been is HOW MUCH. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Okoroji says they don’t just talk, they take action. ‪#NECLIVE

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LagosMusicBizConf’14 ‏‪@nwa_lagos‬ 19h 
‪@bhm ‪@ayenithegreat Why isn’t ‪@PMAN_Official involved or represented at ‪#NECLIVE

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LagosMusicBizConf’14 ‏‪@nwa_lagos‬ 21h 
‪@UDUAKLAW They (Alaba Marketers) still operate the only recognizable distribution network in Nigeria. They just need to be regulated.

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Tony Okoroji says about 2years ago, they sued EKO Hotel, where the conference is being held. ‪#NECLIVE

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Freeme Digital ‏‪@freemedigital‬ 19h 
In our intellectual property (IP) we have our greatest wealth, oil will run dry but the creativity of our people will never run dry ‪#NECLIVE

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NET Newspapers ‏‪@theNETng‬ 19h 
’Oil will run dry but the creativity of our people will never’ – Tony Okoroji ‪#NECLive

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#ENTERKRANER ‏‪@fozadoza‬ 19h 
‪#NECLIVE I mentioned last year on the need to have a sit down with the key heads of alaba to work things out ADR approach not sue sue

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
SOLID panels overall and great to see all important stakeholders present. Many ‪@Africamusiclaw readers on panels slaying it. 🙂 ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@fozadoza ‪@akinyemilaw *Completely agree. I don’t know how the industry keeps talking about legal rights but have no lawyers on?? ‪#NECLIVE

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#ENTERKRANER ‏‪@fozadoza‬ 19h 
So why there is no legal panel on ‪#NECLIVE this year is appalling tho ‪@akinyemilaw ‪@UDUAKLAW and everything being discussed has a legal feel

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
*The law understands the creation of the mind as intellectual property. . . Nigerians typically don’t.” -Tony Okoroji ‪@NECLIVE

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Freeme Digital ‏‪@freemedigital‬ 19h 
Nigeria is a developing market, the radio stations are guilty of not paying ‪@ik_osakioduwa of ‪@937RhythmFm but we are all guilty ‪#NECLIVE

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Osagie Alonge ‏‪@OsaGz‬ 19h 
’70% of the radio stations cannot properly log music they play’ – ‪@ik_osakioduwa ‪#NECLive

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@ik_osakioduwa *contd. have downloaded music illegally; 3) most radio stations that broadcast music do not log the music they play. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@ik_osakioduwa says: 1) Artists are all guilty and have made money but not paid taxes; 2) half of the people in the room ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@ik_osakioduwa now hosting the topic of “Slaying the Collective Rights Management Monster.” ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@2faceidibia you looked good, great pacing, right tone, strong substance even though I disagreed with some parts, good humor. :)* ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
LOL! ‪@2faceidibia is funny. “I am not 2 good at making speeches but I think I have tried my possible best n I hope u understood me. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
”A world class collective management system will not fall on our laps. Everyone has to be involved. . . ” ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@2faceidibia Also, if approved CMOs are not doing well, then 2Face says we should challenge them. All hands need to be on deck. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
”There has to be some sort of non-violent, non-abusive occupy type of Nigeria move with collective rights.” ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@2faceidibia *Do not rely on hearsay. Do your research. Don’t believe what I am saying. Go do your own research.* ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@2faceidibia’s solutions: 1) All rights owners, arm yourselves with getting an education. READ UP ON WHAT CONSTITUTES YOUR RIGHTS. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@2faceidibia says the law looks great on the books but the practical application becomes at issue. Now sharing solutions. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@2faceidibia taking us to school. He is defining the right(s) granted by law to a CMO, the duties of a CMO, among other definitions. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
“The biggest problem affecting the industry is individual interests. If we can put our individual interests . . .” ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@freemedigital ‪@2faceidibia *LOL!. 2Face will soon become lawyer and that will be cool actually. *

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Freeme Digital ‏‪@freemedigital‬ 19h 
Section 39 of the copyright act provides that unlawful to act as a collection society without due approval ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE ‪#school

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
I agree with the underlying premise by ‪@2faceidibia. I also agree that ‪@COSON has made some great strides. I disagree 1 CMO is it. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Smart move for COSON and the likes to have ‪@2faceidibia push their agenda. He is even quoting and reading the legal statutes. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@2faceidibia is arguing for one CMO and says more than one CMO has not helped furthered the cause of the industry. Hmm political ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Interesting to see ‪@2faceidibia who is closely associated with Efe omoregbe and COSON lay down the history. ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE ‪#smart

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
”You want to make chocolate but you don’t want to pay (for) cocoa.” ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
“They will hang onto any excuse not to pay for royalties. They are people that are exposed that know they should pay.”‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
“It is unfortunate that these station pay all of their staff members, they pay diesel, but refuse to pay the artists.” ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
”Commercial users in the broadcast believe they are doing the artist a favor and this is crazy. . .” ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
”Artists pay people in Alaba to market their music.” ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
The first collective rights monster is that “music is free. Artists do not understand their value.” ‪@2faceidibia ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@2faceidibia educating with his speech. Defining moral rights, discussing d “collective rights monster.” This should b interesting ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 20h 
Next panel: “Music Business Panel. – Slaying the Corrective Rights Monster.” ‪#NECLIVE

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
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