2014 Social Media Week Lagos: AML’s 13 Recommended Music Business Seminars You Don’t Want to Miss! #SMWMusicAfrica

Social media week is here again! The biggest social media networking conference is taking place for a second time in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. The conference which takes place from the 17th to the 21st of February 2014 will explore a wide range of topics from politics, culture, lifestyle,entrepreneurship,fashion to music and more. For …

Introducing Africa Music Law (AML) Intern Ojonoka Agudah

Happy new week AML people. I wish you a strong, positive and focused week ahead. Allow me to introduce to you, our newest intern Ms. Ojonoka Agudah. Ojonoka worked with industry veteran and Publicist Bobby Taylor of Bobby Taylor Company (BTC) . While there, she learnt the ins and outs of the public relations industry …

Industry Event: COSON Set to Hold Nigeria’s First Digital Music Licensing Summit on August 12th, 2013

Greetings folks. Music licensing for the digital world is one of the more complicated areas of intellectual property law, especially given how fluid this area of law is. Nevertheless, it is a critical discussion that the industry needs to have and I would argue it is not limited to music but digital entertainment products in …

Pandora: How Huge Artist Payouts Actually Harm the Music Industry and Artist’s Long Term Earning Potential

Happy New Month AML readers! Last week I introduced you to the wonderful world of audio streaming in my article titled “Streaming vs. Downloads: Does Free Music Increase or Impair Artist Revenue?” I threw Spinlet, Spotify and Pandora into a three opponent fist fight with Pandora emerging the winner in artist compensation. As you all …

Streaming vs. Downloads: Does Free Music Increase or Impair Artist Revenue?

Recently Spotify announced that it would be paying music rights holders a total of $500 million in 2013. The president of global digital business at Universal Music Group also acknowledged Spotify’s contributions to the record company’s revenue in the past few years. Pandora also recently claimed that it dished out a whooping $3 million dollars …