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  • Snappy KZsean

    November 30, 2018 at 10:11 am

    This is a great article. To top it up, this project will greatly help the African continent and my country in particular in this regard; It’s large and complex, but it broadly sets out to pay songwriters fairly for streaming, establish a collective that overlooks where mechanical royalties go, and streamline how money is collected. In some African countries, there are no paramount foundations for a sustainable music trading system. This has let so many creative minds to go into ruins. In my country Cameroon 🇨🇲 in particular, it will not help just songwriters. It will help labels and streaming aggregators too. We all realize the current environment is really bad for those in the music business, for the few who understand it turn to parasite the ignorant ones. This is a big problem. Cameroon doesn’t have a legislative music industry yet, and same goes to other African Countries. In this light, music creators don’t know what it takes to make a living from this craft, and so they are being neglected. This Act will greatly help African talents if enacted. The people need to be aware about the global music business. Thank you.