MI2N
Music Industry News Network
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 04-19-2014

COSON Hits First Bank With 700M Naira Lawsuit

Bookmark and Share

Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), at the Federal High Court, Lagos filed a seven hundred million naira copyright infringement action against First Bank Plc.

In suit No. FHC/CS/L/530/2014 filed on behalf of COSON by Lagos IP lawyer, Mr. Justin Ige of Creative Legal, Seun Omotoba & Co, COSON is asking for the award of seven hundred million naira in unpaid royalties and damages against First Bank Plc for copyright infringement with respect to the unauthorised use of several musical works and sound recordings communicated to the public, deployed and exploited as marketing, promotional and advertising materials by First Bank Plc and contained in Sights and Sounds of Carnival Calabar.

COSON pleaded in its 29 paragraph Statement of Claim that First Bank Plc did not apply for or secure a license or any authorization whatsoever before exploiting, communicating to the public, publishing and deploying the musical works and sound recordings of its members and assignors as included in, reproduced and contained in the Sights and Sounds of Carnival Calabar and deployed by First Bank Plc in its marketing, promotion and advertising.

Speaking on the development, COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji said, 'Let it be heard loud and clear, that COSON is determined to sanitize the copyright environment in Nigeria. No one is too big or too small to abide by the law. A lot of young Nigerians are investing their talents, time and money in creating the music which is making Nigeria famous across the world and they deserve to be respected. For anyone to exploit their creative ingenuity, the person must get appropriate permission. If a musician takes a loan from a bank without paying back, the bank will chase the musician to the ends of the world to recover the loan. What right does a bank have to use the property of the musician without payment or authorization?''

Also reacting on the development, COSON General Manager, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, said, "Is it not hard to imagine why after being aware of the appropriate steps to take in the public communication of music, some people just find a way to kick against the law? Music is an investment and nobody treats lightly his investment. COSON will continue to ensure that the music industry in Nigeria is beneficial to all investors, foreign or local. We will see to it that the music pays no matter what tactics some music users may try to deploy in evading their obligations".

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Earl & The Steadies Sign With MusicDish For Representation In China

David Vaters New Solo Release

Danish Singer Songwriter & Veteran Stars Win Acoustic Music Awards

MusicDish*China Presents Harper And Midwest Kind China Tour

Innovative Music Transcription Company Launches New Service

Indie LGBT Artist Craymo Wins 2nd Worldwide Music Contest In A Row, This Time For Best Video For Song Promoting Diversity, Equality And Peace, One Love One World

Jennifair "Sugar" Featuring Deion Luis (Official Video)



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Sound Royalties Unveils Plans To Invest $100+ Million In Songwriters, Producers And Other Music Professionals
» Nokia And Du Help Music Fans Share Videos And Pictures From Du Arena
» Universal Music Group Relaunches Polygram Entertainment To Accelerate Film And Television Strategy
» HitsMeUp Brings Music Fans Closer To Their Favorite Artists
» Pandora Reports Q4 And Full Year 2016 Financial Results
» Kevin Killen Named NYU Steinhardt Music Technology Artist-in-Residence
» Innovative Music Transcription Company Launches New Service
» Dates Announced For The Hard Work Pays Off Tour 2017
» Legendary Producer Tha 4orce And Confucius MC Present Their New Single 'More To It'
» The Legendary Voice - Patti Drew Makes Her Return


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Armada Night - China
» NYC's Chinese-American MC Bohan Phoenix Releases New EP 'JALA'
» Music Marketing Agency Syn Launches Beijing Office
» Warner/Chappell Production Music Promotes Aaron Gant To Senior Vice President Of Production
» World Blues & Roots Band Harper And Midwest Kind China Tour
» ASCAP Expands Asia-Pacific Strategy
» Why Do So Many Music Technology Startups Fail?
» New Report Debates Future Of Arts & Culture Ticketing
» Sino-Franco Festival Partnership: YinYang Music & Chateau Perche
» China's Leading Streaming Platform To Talk Strategy At Midem 2017
» An Open Letter To President Donald J. Trump
» The Wu-Force Self-Titled Debut EP Out For Lunar New Year

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.