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Solving The Distribution Problem Once And For All in Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry #NECLIVE

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Keynote: Pat Utomi
Panelists: BasketMouth, Gbenga George, Obi Asika, Aina Kusoro
Tweets by Uduak Oduok, Esq.
Retweets included:  @mealdredO (Mildred Okwo, Director the Meeting.)

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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 at this panel session was audience member and Gospel artist Lara George.

Her classic quote at the event:

“‘I spend months in the studio record, you take my music and distribute it whatever way you do and take 80% of the profits. The middle man between will take another 50% from the remaining 20% and leave me with almost nothing. That has to stop, we need a law that will stipulate the percentages these middle men get. . .”

Cheers,
Uduak
Photocredit: Thenetng.net

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Speaker says artists liquidate their copyrights when they show up and dance at events. Interesting. Not sure I got that point. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Question asked, “an artist sends a consumer a link to download for free. His/her label sends a link to buy on iTunes.” Thoughts? ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@MealdredO *I agree and they need to be a part of these conversations.* ‪#NECLIVE

Retweeted by Uduak Oduok
MOVIEMAKER ‏‪@MealdredO‬ 19h 
‪@UDUAKLAW They are the only people who have any structure whatsoever. But educated people keep wearing suits and talking.

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@obiasika says the private sector is key to the success of the entertainment industry. We shouldn’t be so focused on government. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@obiasika says “content is content. It can be on a thousand platforms but how do you monetize it. That’s the question.” ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Good session on distribution. It allows me to spot some of the business and practical legal solutions to proffer going forward. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
”Real Value should go to the real owner of the content.” ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Artists, if you sign a deal with a corporate brand/sponsor and they take 80% of your profit, what kind of deal is that? ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
I liked that Lara George makes it clear that we can’t discuss piracy without taking a look at corporate pirates. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Chocolate (City) Staff says not every one in Africa is online. While we are going online, we should still create better structure offline. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Chocolate City staff says legislature exists. Enforcement is the issue. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Dr. Sid now asking a question/Commenting. He says we r forgetting the end user. There has to be a reorientation of the end consumer ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Lara George says, she sees her bottom line and sees that she makes a lot of money but 90% has been shared with TELCOs. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Lara George makes a comment. “She says the issue is not about physical distribution. Ringtones etc. also involved.” ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
”We should stop blackmailing people. The Alaba people are also investors.” I agree with this. Isolating Alaba makes no sense. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
It appears to me that we probably need to have the conversations include the marketers. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Current speaker says we keep discussing technology but have we ever considered the disadvantage of technology? ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
You cannot talk about distribution without discussing profits. An investor is about making profit. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@obiasika says yes you definitely need digital but the infrastructure is also needed. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@obiasika The conversation has shifted from waiting for the government to do something. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
‪@obiasika says until you validate the show side of the business, there is no business to discuss. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Question now posed to ‪@obiasika on alternative distribution platforms. How do you put your content in the wallet of Nigerians? ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 19h 
Agree? “The easiest way to fix piracy right now (in Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry) is to push everything online” – Basketmouth ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 20h 
What will happen wholistically if we have corporate encouragement to help build cinemas rather than individuals. -Lancelot Imasuen ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 20h 
Lancelot Imasuen says the government typically invite artists to perform, they dance and that’s it. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 20h 
Lancelot Imasuen: “The entertainment business in Nigeria remains that the govt. does not realize it is a serious business.” ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 20h 
We need to understand the role of distribution in the Nigerian entertainment industry. ‪#NECLIVE

Uduak Oduok ‏‪@UDUAKLAW‬ 20h 
The only regulation that we have right now is the NCC. The Entertainment industry is so much bigger than the copyright act. ‪#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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