Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS) is Collective Management Organization (CMO) legally mandated to collect music royalties for it’s members from all those that use members works commercially and include broadcasters, banking halls, public transporters, bars, restaurant and hotels, telecoms, travel planes etc.
UPRS recently had it’s Annual General Meeting for the year 2021.
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A CMO is a type of licensing body which grants rights on behalf of multiple rights holders in a single (‘blanket’) licence for a single payment.They are typically not for profit organisations and are owned and controlled by their members, the right holders.
CMOs in the music business are Paramount because they are the guaranteed channel through which rights owners (musicians, managers, songwriters, composers, producers) can collectively license and claim fees for usage of works created