• The bill which was signed by president Uhuru Kenyatta is set to confer great benefits to artists through the ring back tunes.
The Music Copyright Society of Kenya has released a statement following the passing of the copyright amendment bill that has artists all over the country smiling and filled with hope.
A new dawn seems to be upon our creatives.
The bill which was signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to confer great benefits to artists through the ring back tunes.
It highlights a formula for revenue sharing between artists, copyright holders and telecommunication companies.
The law is set to open up new opportunities for Kenyan musicians to be able to reap the full benefits of digital migration, by letting creators have the lion's share of all the money generated from ringback tunes.
According to the new law, artists aren't supposed to pocket anything less than 52% of ring back tunes generated income.
And it doesn't end there.
The new law not only gives artists and copyright holders more power and control over their work but it also has enhanced takedown procedures along with judicial relief that'll protect children from exposure to harmful content and help curb digital piracy.