The Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN) has appealed to the incoming administration to make copyright and creativity matters a priority in it’s agenda by increasing the budgetary allocation of the agencies of government managing the sector, particularly the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) whose major duty is to manage and enforce the new Copyright Act 2022 which was recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a congratulatory message to the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the recent success at the 2023 general elections the Chief Executive Officer of the Society, Mr. Mayo Ayilaran, said since copyright is the bedrock of all creativity and technology it is important to empower the regulatory agencies that will enforce copyright laws to rid the industry of quacks and make it vibrant for economic growth.
Mr. Ayilaran, attributed the success of the President-elect to the testimony of the good works, which he has been doing in many spheres of activities in the country and across the world and the role he played during MCSN’s Copyright Protection Awards where he acknowledged the challenges facing the creative industry and the legal steps taken to address the challenges.
He said Musical Copyright Society Nigeria, MCSN, is licensed and approved as a collective management organization(CMO) which has within the last two years distributed over Four Hundred Million Naira (N400,000,000.00) to music creators in Nigeria and around the world as royalties.
Pointing out that MCSN represents the copyright interests of most Nigerian musicians and those of international foreign affiliates in Nigeria.
He pointed out that MCSN strongly believe that with the emergence as the President-elect there will be sustainable policies and structures upon which the creative industry will thrive.