WHY NIGERIAN ARTISTES NEED MUSIC PUBLISHING

A music publishing company (music publisher) is responsible for ensuring songwriters and composers receive payment when their musical compositions are used commercially. Through an agreement called a publishing contract, a songwriter or composer “assigns” or transfers the copyright of their composition to a publishing company. Music publishing companies will manage composers’ songs and make sure […]
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WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR IN YOUR MANAGEMENT CONTRACT.

  After a tedious (or not) search, an artiste finally gets a manager who is expected to be trustworthy, efficient and diligent about the entertainment business of the artiste. However, there are grey areas the artiste needs to “sort out” in the contract before its execution.   Activities Covered. The artiste needs to decide on […]
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“Boomplay”: The fast rising music community for Music Lovers, Content Owners and Celebrities by TECNO Mobile

In 20I5, the leading mobile brand in Africa; TECNO Mobile launched its digital music service which was known as “Boom Player”. Fast forward to 2017, Boomplay is now currently the #1 fastest growing music community, lifestyle and entertainment application with a focus on music, both audio and audio-visuals. The outstanding music app seems to to […]
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21st CENTURY MANAGER

(Image Credit) -www.africanmusiclaw.com An artiste manager is one who oversees the day to day business affairs of an artist, advice and counsels the artiste on professional matters, long term plans, and personal decision that may affect the career of such artiste. An active artiste Manager’s should focus on developing a reputation for the artiste; help […]
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FILM FINANCING IN NIGERIA – SYNDICATED FINANCING/COMPLETION BONDS

Introduction  The growth and successes of the Nigerian movie industry, popularly referred to as Nollywood, has been widely documented. It is now generally accepted that this sub-sector within the entertainment industry is the driving force behind the huge spike in the gross domestic product (GDP) of entertainment sector and the positive knock-on effect on the […]
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DEAR FASHION ILLUSTRATOR, BEFORE YOU SHOW OFF THOSE DESIGNS

Image Credit – (www.allwomenstalk.com) Fashion illustration according to Wikipedia is communicating your fashion ideas in a visual form that starts with illustration, drawing and painting after which a fashion designer (for those illustrators that are not also designers) picks them up and brings that design to life. The concept of Fashion design has gotten a lot more attention than it used […]
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MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS: THE BIGGEST LABELS IN NIGERIA?

Traditionally, music and other entertainment products have been owned by those that own/control the means to exploit it. The big music labels today generally began as technical and electrical equipment manufacturers, who also happened to be at the cutting edge of transformational recording and playback technology (gramophones, graphophones, phonographs, jukeboxes). They were not involved in music making. […]
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