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On Friday 15th March 2013, the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) and the Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRiSK) signed a collecting agreement with the Kenya Intellectual Property Alliance (KIPA).

The collecting agreement will commission both KAMP and PRiSK to collect license fees from KIPA members most of whom are small retail audio-visual shops and outlets. Mr. Karani, a representative of the KIPA members, articulated the benefits of this collection agreement to its members.

KAMP and PRISK are both Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) duly licensed by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) in 2008 and 2009 respectively. In accordance with Section 46 (2) of the Copyright Act 2001 Laws of Kenya, KAMP & PRiSK collect and distribute royalties on behalf of rights holders of producers of sound recordings and performers of audio and audio-visual works respectively.

According to Ms June Gichuhi, KAMP General Manager, - "The aim of signing the agreement was to provide for the members of KAMP and PRISK their right to be remunerated for their works which for a long time have been infringed upon. This will also serve as a partnership between the three bodies being KAMP, PRiSK and KIPA." Further to that, Ms Angela Ndambuki, PRiSK General Manager adds, "With this agreement in place KAMP and PRiSK intend to achieve 100% compliance from this sector knowing well that they form part of the larger commercial consumers of their members' works".

Among those in attendance were Hurbet Nakitare aka Nonini who recently was appointed as a KAMP Director representing the audio-visual sector and the founding member of KAMP Japheth Kassanga.