Uganda Songwriters and Producers initiate a campaign #wakeupcall to assert their rights.


It was a real wake-up call for songwriters and audio producers as they converged yesterday at Victoria University to discuss the application of Copyright in the Music Business. Initiated by Audio Producers Association of Uganda (APAU), Songwriters Association Uganda (SWAU), National Culture Forum (NCF) in partnership with Victoria University (VU ) the campaign is an excellent step towards professionalizing the Music Industry.

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Producer Rinex Pattern, President Audio Producers Association of Uganda giving his remarks.
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Daniel Kazibwe Ragga Dee (extreme right) , Chairman NCF sharing his experience L-R Dr Anthony Kakooza, Mark Tugume, office copyright URSB, Jeff Ekogot Programs Manager UMA, Dennis Wantate CEO Omziki Distribution
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John Kateregga aka John Kay The Writer President Songwriters Association Uganda giving his remarks.
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Dr Lawrence Muganga Vice Chancellor of Victoria University welcoming the members at the University
  • After yesterday is workshop the following were agreed upon, a countrywide recruitment of new members for APAU and SWAU.
  • Immediate application of IPI & ISRC numbers in studios for revenue tracking and to end losses suffered because of unclaimed royalties, use of sample contracts and split sheets and all audio producers to do a data update at UPRS.
  • Note ;

An Interested Parties Information ( IPI) number is an international identification number assigned to songwriters, producers and publishers to uniquely identify rights holders.

The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is an international standard code for uniquely identifying sound recordings.

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Group picture of the participants.


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