Nigeria music industry is arguably the biggest music industry in Africa continent, but as developed as the music industry is, the industry is still lacking technology software to monitor the statistic of music played by broadcast stations, but Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) , has announced mega breakthrough for digital monitoring of Nigeria music.
The leading Africa’s growing collective management organization Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) , has announced that they have reach agreement with Nigerian IT professionals, PlaySpread Ltd to provide solution to the digital monitoring of Nigerian music which are played by broadcast stations across the continent and the world generally.
In short this partnership with PlaySpread Ltd, will provide critical information necessary for licensing and accurate distribution of royalties.
Working with COSON on the important monitoring project is a firm of young Nigerian IT professionals, PlaySpread Ltd. which has signed an agreement with COSON for delivering cutting edge information on which the organization will build its licensing and royalty distribution.
The general manager of COSON, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, speaking during the signing ceremony which took place at the COSON head office in Lagos, reported says that:
“This is a huge step for us at COSON and we are pleased at the results that will follow. This will definitely help us with transparency which is the cornerstone of COSON. It will also help us maintain an accurate database and ensure fairness to all. We will continue to deploy the best tools to deliver on our mandate as a collective management organization”.
However, the managing director of PlaySpread Ltd, Mr. Segun Jerome, says that he’s happy that his company are working with COSON and also providing solution for digital monitoring of Nigeria music industry :
“We are glad that today has become a reality. PlaySpread Ltd. will see to it that we provide accurate solutions for the development of the music industry in Nigeria”.
COSON‘s is the only collective management organization in the country and the organization have almost all the A-lists artistes as their member such as D’banj, P-Sqaure , 2face Idibia , Wizkid, Olamide, Davido, Omawumi, Waje, Banky W, MI, Ice Prince and many others.