Whether you are in the music business in the U.S. or abroad, you have most likely heard about the Music Moderniztion Act (MMA), and in fact saw the very famous Kanye West visit to the White House on October 11, 2018, when President Trump signed the act into law. But what exactly is the MMA, why does it matter, and what does it do for songwriters, recording artists, producers, mixers annd sound engineers?
In this 116th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, host and producer Ms. Uduak answers all of these questions and gives a comprehensive yet very easy to understand explanation of the MMA.
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About Ms. Uduak
Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), the founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For over fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. 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 including the ABA Journal, California Lawyer Magazine, the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers Entertainment Law Book (distributed at MIDEM and at major retailers), Emory University School of Law, Law Review. She can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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About The Africa Music Law Show
The Africa Music Law show is a show empowering the African artist through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews. The show has been downloaded over 200,000 times, made iTunes top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy,’ iTunes top (3) business podcast shows in Nigeria, alongside Peter Schiff and Gary Vaynerchuk. Subscribers include Africa & Hollywood’s power executives, investors, lawyers, artists and other industry stakeholders. The blog itself has been cited in a U.S. top-ranked law school’s ‘International Law Review’ journal. Country demographic: Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%).
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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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