Its been a long time coming for creatives in the country and it is time for change as their cry has been heard, the war between artists and the exiting Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) has been going on for so long.
Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) who are solely responsible for issuing of licenses to CMOs earlier this year rejected MCSK’s application for the renewal of their license and a few weeks later the same license has been issued a new organization.
The newly registered Music Publishers Association of Kenya (MPAKE) was shown the green light by KECOBO on Monday the 27th of this month when they were issued a license allowing them to collect royalties on behalf of arthurs, composers and publishers in Kenya. The statement read.
MPAKE which has now opened membership says that the organization membership is open to music publishing companies that represent authors and composers.
As a non-profit organization representing music publishers in the Kenya. MPAKE exists to safeguard and promote the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them, represent these interests to government, the music industry, the media and the public,
provide publishers with a forum, a collective voice and a wide range of benefits, services and training courses, promote an understanding of the value of music and the importance of copyright and provide information and guidance to members of the public.
With all eyes looking at the newcomers to perform, will MPAKE set a good trail on such a muddy rough and bumpy road set by their predecessor MCSK ahead of them? Well only time will tell but for now get registered [HERE] as an artist.