Music Business | (Video) The NEXT BIG THING IN Music Licensing #AMLArtists

Across Africa and especially in Nigeria’s music industry, artists the industry is yet to really take on licensing. Right now, many are getting entangled and stuck with bad record label relationships, of which both sides are equally responsible for the fall outs. However, artists must understand the basics of licensing and what it really means for their music and bottom line.

Watch a clip below at the 2014 MIDEM that discusses some of the issues surrounding licensing.

Top executives discuss the present and future issues in music licensing: what is happening now and what will be its impact in the music business. Licensing used to be a complex process, especially for digital services willing to launch internationally. Where we stand today and how we can better streamline the clearance of rights on a global level are some of the key questions discussed here.

Bill Wilson, VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Music Business Association (USA)

Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin (Netherlands)
Richard Conlon, SVP Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media, BMI (USA)
Florian Drücke, Managing Director, BVMI/IFPI (Germany)
Melinda Lee, GM, Getty Images Music (USA)
Mary Megan Peer, President, Asia Pacific & Strategic Markets, peermusic (USA)

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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  1. Ebixx says:

    I love these kind of content…right up my alley…thanks for getting my head spinning (in a good way) and making the work hours fly be quickly 🙂

    1. Thanks. Good to know. I will keep sharing more! 🙂


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