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COSON may resume war with broadcasters

11 September 2014, 15:33

Lagos - The loyalty row between the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) and Independent Broadcasting Association of Nigeria (IBAN) may resume according to The Nation

COSON is accusing IBAN and BON of failing to live up to the agreement reached in May for the broadcast agancies to pay arbitrary charges to musicians through the society.

In a statement released to the media on Wednesday COSON urged  BON and IBAN to respect the royalty agreement.

Also read:COSON order hotels to pay outstanding music royalties

COSON said that  broadcasting stations in the country are still deploying music without paying the negotiated royalty.

In 2013, COSON filed law suits worth millions of Nigeria against some broadcast stations including AIT, Ray Power, STV, Rhythm FM, Beat FM, Classic FM, Naija FM, Smooth FM and Brila FM.

Also read:COSON seeks government support against piracy

The chairman of COSON Tony Okoroji believed that the matter will be steeled amicably.

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