Lagos - The feuding between Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, and the broadcasting bodies; Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, (BON,)and Independent Broadcasting Association of Nigeria,( IBAN), has ended with the signing of a new music copyright royalty agreement, reports PM News.
The signing ceremony which took place on Wednesday at Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, and was attended by the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mr. Emeka Mba; Director-General, Nigerian Copyright Commission, Mr. Afam Ezekude; Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, Mallam Abubakar Jijiwa, who is also Chairman of the 400-member Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria, and several other top government officials.
The agreement brings the end to a prolonged disagreement between the music and broadcast industries in Nigeria, that has spanned over 30 years, and cumulated in a major crisis in the last quarter of 2013.
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