Communiqué of Nigerian Digital Music Summit

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    Participants at the Summit included musicians, music producers, label owners, copyright administrators, rights managers, music aggregators, telecommunications companies, legal practitioners, advertising practitioners and government officials. Photo: COSON
    The Nigerian Digital Music Summit was held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from September 28 to 29, 2015 with the theme: ‘Establishing the Basic Rules of Engagement in the Digital Environment’. The Summit was organized by the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) with the support of the Growth & Employment Project (GEM) (funded by the World Bank and domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment).
    The two-day event provided an opportunity for key players in the production and distribution of music to engage with copyright experts from around the world to deliberate on the rules of engagement in the digital environment so as to ensure that practitioners who are involved in the value chain in Nigeria get a fair deal and to guarantee the stability and sustainable growth of the Nigerian music industry.
    Participants at the Summit included musicians, music producers, label owners, copyright administrators, rights managers, music aggregators, telecommunications companies, legal practitioners, advertising practitioners and government officials.
    The welcome address was delivered by Tony Okoroji, Chairman of COSON
    The welcome address was delivered by Tony Okoroji, Chairman of COSON and welcome remarks were made by Afam Ezekude, Director General, Nigerian Copyright Commission; Peter Jack, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (represented by John Kennedy Chime); and Yunusa S. Labaran, Project Coordinator, Growth and Employment Project (GEM).
    Papers were presented by experts on various topics, including: (i) ‘Understanding How the Digital Music Business Works in Nigeria’ by Audu Maikori; (ii) ‘Aggregating Music for the Digital Market Place’ by Lawrence Wilbert; (iii) ‘The Digital Music Market Place and Copyright’ by Tarja Koskinen-Olsson; (iv) ‘Digital Music Licensing: Current Issues’ by Inger Elise Mey; (v) …Read More

    Source:: The NET