Music royalties?

Dazed Magazine travelled to Lagos, Nigeria, for the third annual MTV Africa Music Awards , an event that drew performers from all over the continent, as well as attendance by the likes of Chuck D, Eve and Rick Ross. Captured on this video are some of the African performers like Naeto C, Cabo Snoop, Fally Ipupa, Sasha etc talking about music income streams particularly, the royality issue as seen through their eyes. This is really an issue that needs to be addressed all over the continent: Anyone with an eye on the business of music in Africa is aware of the sorry state of collection societies in many African countries. With little support from government and a music consuming public unaware of the real issue at hand it will be interesting to see how this situation will develop in the coming years. Your thoughts?

Via Dazed Digital
Photography Chris Saunders / Film Rod Stanley & Chris Saunders

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