Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) have been licensed as Collective Management Organizations (CMO) as per the provisions of Section 46 of The Copyright Act, 2001, Laws of Kenya to issue a JOINT COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS LICENSE.
EFFECTIVE 25 MARCH 2019, KAMP, PRISK and MCSK shall JOINTLY AUTHORISE/LICENSE the use/ exploitation of Broadcasting, Communication to the Public, Performance in Public Places, Mechanical Reproduction and Synchronization Economic Rights in JOINT COPYRIGHT WORKS that are in their JOINT CATALOGUE/REPERTOIRE by issuing a JOINT COPYRIGHT LICENSE to any Broadcasting Station, Telecommunication Company, Restaurant, Hotel, Bar, Bank, Airline, Ship, Train, Cyber Cafe, Salon/Barber Shop, Shop, Supermarket, Shopping Mall, Public Service Vehicle (PSV), Tourist Service Vehicle (TSV), Commercial Vehicle/truck, Car Hire & Rental, Amusement Arcade, Video/Movie Hall, Disc Jockey (DJ/VDJ), Concert, Promotional Activity/Van, Road Show, Discotheque, Agricultural Show/Fair, Gymnasium, Exhibition Hall, etc. so as to effect and ensure we have in place a process that is more streamlined, easy, transparent and accountable in the licensing/authorization and enforcing of compliance with The Copyright Act, 2001, Laws of Kenya.
Many people play a role in the creation of every piece of music; from producers, songwriters and composers to recording artists– they all play a role in creating the final musical product.
All Royalties gathered through payment of license fees are passed on to KAMP-PRISK-MCSK members. The information we collect about the usage and value of every musical work assist us to fairly calculate the royalties that are passed on to the different players.
The Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) is the body representing the rights and interests of producers of sound recordings whose membership comprise of record labels. Incorporated in 2003, KAMP was registered and granted its license to operate as a collective management organization (CMO) in May 2008, by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO)
We represent the rights and interests of producers of sound recordings, where we collect license fees and distribute royalties in accordance with the Copyright Act of 2001, Laws of Kenya.
PRISK negotiates and sets tariffs with the different users of sound recordings and audio-visual works. In respect to any exploitation of works, PRISK administers performers' rights relating to broadcasting, communication to the public, making available by wire or wireless including transmission to subscribers to diffusion or any digital service, copying or similar reproduction such as digital copying and any form of use of such works.
PRISK collects on behalf of its members, equitable remuneration from users of sound recordings and audio-visual works for purposes of broadcasting or other communication to the public. PRISK is also mandated to enter into agreements with manufacturers and importers of any audio-visual recording equipment and blank media intended for recording and collect all royalties levied to the royalties payable to the performers.
MUSIC COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF KENYA is registered under the Companies Act (Cap 486 of the laws of Kenya) as a Company Limited by Guarantee. It is a non-profit making Collecting Management Organization for Authors, Composers and publishers of musical works. Its main mandate is to collect royalties in public performance and broadcasting, on behalf of its members and to distribute the same to its members, based on the professional rules of Copyright Collective Management Organizations. The Society also represents in Kenya the interests of other interests of similar Performing Rights Societies through reciprocal agreements Music Copyright Society of Kenya aims at building, mobilizing, institutionalizing, and supporting the musical fraternity within Kenya, integrating, sustaining and enhancing their earning of their works.