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By Samuel Mbote
Published May 14, 2023

Maurice Mwande Okoth - CEO, Middle Ms Faith Kithele - Chairperson, Rev Anthony Musembi- Vice chairKenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) has been awarded a full-year collective management license, allowing it to collect and distribute royalties on behalf of music producers in Kenya. This comes hot on the heels of KAMP’s successful completion of a forensic audit and royalty distribution for the period under review.

KAMP’s Chairperson, Faith Kithele, expressed her joy at the news, stating that it was a significant achievement for the organization and the entire music industry in Kenya.

“This full-year collective management license from Kenya Copyright Board is a game-changer for us. It provides stability and certainty for our operations, which will allow us to better serve our members and ensure that they receive their rightful royalties,” said Kithele.

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With the full-year license, KAMP is now able to enter into licensing agreements with various music users, including radio and television stations, bars, and restaurants. The license also strengthens KAMP’s ability to fight piracy and protect the rights of music producers in Kenya.

The Executive Director of Kenya Copyright Board, Edward Sigei, congratulated KAMP on its achievement and urged it to continue operating within the law while maintaining high standards in their operations.

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“KAMP has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and accountability in managing the royalties of music producers. This full-year license is a testament to their hard work and dedication, and we encourage them to continue upholding the same standards,” said Sigei.

The full-year collective management license for KAMP is not only a significant milestone for the organization but also a positive development for the entire music industry in Kenya. It offers a stable environment for the collection and distribution of royalties, which is crucial in promoting creativity, innovation, and growth in the music sector.

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