SAVE THE DATE: COSON’s 4th Annual General Meeting to Hold May 20th, 2014

The full Board of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) rose from a two day meeting in Lagos last week during which several important decisions were taken to ensure that COSON continues to thrive as Africa’s fastest growing collective management organization. At the meeting presided over by Chief Tony Okoroji, Chairman of the society, the Board …

“We Refuse to Accept that the Music Industry in Nigeria Must Subsidize the Broadcast Industry,” – TONY OKOROJI, Chairman of COSON

Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji has said that the representatives of COSON in the on-going NBC/NCC/COSON/BON/IBAN Joint Committee will not sacrifice the interest of the music industry. Addressing members of the COSON management at a meeting during the week, Chief Okoroji said, “We understand the historic nature of the on-going negotiations. …

Intellectual Property: Music Copyright, The BASICS by COSON #AMLArtists

COSON shares the basics of copyright in a music under Nigerian law, something many of you AML artists are probably familiar with, if you follow this blog diligently. Check on it below. -Uduak Oduok Music copyright: The Basics from COSONNG “1. Music Copyright: The Basics 2. Copyright in music is the right a creator of …

The Relationship Between the Artist, Radio Stations and COSON

The Beat 99.9 FM Lagos came to life and took over the Nigerian airwaves, all of a sudden everyone became familiar with it as the station to tune into to listen to the latest “jams.” Yes, we all still tuned into other stations for regular programs we had grown accustomed to, but when we wanted music, it …

NBC Puts an End to COSON v. BON/IBAN Fight, READ Pronouncements and the Way Forward

After a contentious standoff in the COSON v. BON /IBAN fight, NBC helps put an end to the dispute. It has also issued  pronouncements which you can read below. NBC’s mediator role was led by AML reader Emeka Mba. Congratulations to all for seeing the bigger picture and getting back to the business of music. …