This is the best time for musical copyright society as the Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd/Gte (MCSN) has announce that it has reached an amicable settlement with Multichoice Nigeria Limited on the judgment which MCSN secured against Multichoice both at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal, for the broadcast and distribution of musical works in the repertoire of MCSN on all Multichoice channels within the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This was made known in a statement released by the Copyright Society on Tuesday, August 24, 2021
According to the settlement also covers other exploitations of MCSN’s repertoire on other sister platforms of Multichoice up to 31st December 2020.
Having attained this milestone, MCSN and Multichoice Nigeria Limited now see each other as sister organisations which must work for the success of the other, particularly in the area of exploitation of and remuneration for intellectual works, notably musical works, sound recordings and ancillary works.
Since the information filtered out that Multichoice has settled with MCSN and that payment has been made, MCSN has been receiving series of inquiries and in some cases, outright demand for a share of the money paid to it by Multichoice.
In response to this inquiries and demands, MCSN would want to assure everyone that due process is being followed in dealing with the subject matter as follows:
MCSN’s Management would make a formal report of the outcome of the settlement to its (MCSN’s) relevant authorities, particularly the Board of Directors and Members’ General Meeting in formal communications and meetings.
Management would then make proposals to the bodies on how the money should be allocated in line with best practices, all which is still an ongoing process.
Noting that the settlement and payment were recorded in the course of the year 2021, MCSN would draw a line between which years should what particular payment fall in and deal accordingly. For instance, MCSN has to determine what allocation would be made to each year from 2006 and who benefits from whatever distribution allocated to each year, from which all MCSN’s members and international affiliate societies would certainly benefit.
One thing which MCSN has made clear and which its Board agrees with is that all liabilities from the past would not be loaded on and borne by this single payment, as this settlement is purely an opening for more past, present and future incomes.
MCSN would therefore want to assure everyone that any and everyone who has any contractual, legal or even moral claim to the payment would certainly be paid, without any form of sentiment, emotion or blackmail.
Those who have genuine stakes and claim in MCSN should have their fingers crossed and await development.
It is hereby directed that all members, who have registered and been admitted into the membership of the Society since 2006 should update their records, particularly their bank details with the Society, as the Society have migrated away from cheque and cash payments.
Recall that 5.9billion was recently paid by Multichoice to MCSN through Appeal court judgement. Content creators and music artists are implored to register and upload their contents on GoCreate to access the fund.
What Inspired New Movie “Ola” – Popular Actress, Kiitan Bukola Reveals
Oloruntimilehin Bukola popularly known as Kiitan is one of the wave-making actresses in the movie industry. This very humble, highly talented and down to earth actress has achieved so much as an actress cum producer within a short period in the industry, compared to many of her contemporaries, and she is leaving no stone unturned to still achieve more in the industry.
Kiitan achieved so much in 2021 from acquiring a house, to buying an exotic car, bagging several awards for her exceptional role interpretations in movies.
Despite all these, she still not relenting as she will be premiering her 4th movie titled “Ola” soon.
In this interview with City People’s BIODUN ALAO, she talked about what really inspired her latest movie, how she has been able to achieve so much in a short while and why she has been keeping to herself in the industry. Below are the excerpts.
What inspired your latest movie titled “Ola”?
My latest movie titled “Ola” (Tomorrow) was inspired by the things I have seen about life. A lot of things are happening today that many even forget there is tomorrow and also they have forgotten many things we do today determines our tomorrow.
What should expect from this latest movie and the premiere?
I want people to expect something new and different, it is very different from my usual movie. When I sit back and watch. I am always surprised that I could come out with I thank God. I was able to change my character from what people are used to watch, so people can see another part of me as an actor.
How have you been able to achieve so much as a young actress in the industry?
It’s been God, I am only trying my best so I give God all the glory. I am not perfect but God has been indeed faithful.
The year 2021 was a very fulfilling one for you, what is the secret?
The truth is 2021, I focused more on my career, when I joined the movie industry, I had a target and I always want people to know that the Yoruba movie industry is actually not what people think of it.
Some will even say oh Yoruba movies I don’t want to watch it, but I actually want to try my best to change that narrative through my own movie by producing unique and interesting movies that they can learn from. We have good producers that produce fantastic movies in the industry and I want to be counted among those very few.
What is the secret of your success in the industry?
There is actually no secrets anywhere I am only trying my very best to do something different and unique.
I have been trying so hard to challenge myself and do something some other people believe it is too difficult for them.
If you have the opportunity to change anything now about yourself in the industry, what would it be?
Honestly, absolutely nothing. I don’t want to change anything but rather work harder to be a better person. You are also one actress that tends to always mind her business in the industry, what prompted that decision?
Naturally, I am a lane minder, even outside the industry, I mind my business and keep to myself a lot. Some will say it is because I am arrogant but truly I am not a proud person. I am a very emotional person, I get hurt easily, so as much as I don’t want to hurt people, I won’t encourage anyone to hurt me too. So that is why I mind my business.
I don’t like being taken for granted. I am always happy for people’s success and celebrate them. I enjoy being on my own.
What is your next plan after this movie?
I would like to do something better and bigger than this again. I just always want to be a step ahead.
Do you have any regret so far in the industry?
I don’t have any regret so far. Being famous actually rob one of her privacy, maybe that is the only regret so far. I am this person that doesn’t like putting my family in the limelight. I don’t want anybody to know about my relationship but being popular people wants to know about your everything and that is very scary so that is like the only aspect I don’t like.
What is your greatest desire in the industry?
The greatest desire in my career is to be at the very top, become an A-list actor, though I know it requires lots of hard work and I am working tirelessly towards that. I want to see myself in Hollywood, I want to see myself on Netflix and make my fans really proud.
How many movies have you produced so far?
I have been in the industry for a while now and I have produced 3 movies. My latest movie “Ola” (Tomorrow) is my fourth production and it will be premiered on the 27th of December and I honestly can’t wait for people to see it, it is far from the usual.
I know what I am talking about. I had to challenge myself this time around. I can’t wait to start getting reviews.
8 Reasons to Subscribe to JMSlide This Season
Not currently subscribed to JMSlide? Now maybe the time to reconsider! Here are reasons why you should subscribe to JMSlide
Ever since its official launch in Nigeria on Sunday, December 5, 2021. JMSlide has remains the top choice for TV and movie streaming in 2021 thanks to its ease of use, lack of commercials and exclusive content.
Streaming shows and movies over the internet is the best way to watch TV, and JMslide is proving to be the best choice so far for streaming entertainment. JMslide includes a wide variety of familiar network shows and more original series that streams effortlessly like one is watching movies offline.
Depending on the plan you choose, JMslide costs between N1000 and N2350 per month, which is at the most affordable end for a streaming service couple with its sheer variety and number of new things to watch.
JMslide may have been one of the recent platform in the world, but it’s the first of its kind from Nigeria, but it’s kept its momentum with its increasing number of original shows and movies -many of which have been tipped to bag major awards and nominations.
Compared to other streaming platforms, you can’t beat JMSlide’s slate of original TV shows and movies that are considered among the best of the modern era of television, , such as Bosun’s Empire, Alabede, The Grudge, Cocktale, Emilola and many more.
JMSlide has more 4K content than just about any other streaming service, and a lot of its 4K shows and movies are also available in HDR. High dynamic range provides an even bigger improvement in image quality than 4K, with better contrast and color, and the difference is especially apparent on large, higher-end televisions.
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