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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)

Business of Music North Africa Roundtable

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Africa Music Law™

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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  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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