The Association was formed by Composers, Authors and Publishers of music. Since inception, the organization has been managing Performing Rights of Composers and Publishers of music. The Society started collecting music royalties in Zambia in 1996 and started distribution of royalties to owners in 1998. The society has been growing steadily ever since.
How does ZAMCOPS track radio spins in Zambia, and if they do are they effectively implementing the procedure? Are they transparent, do they let artists audit their books?
Those are just a few questions that come to mind the moment you hear the acronym. The Zambian music industry has been riddled with problems from the very beginning and The fore runners did very little to fix an industry that has the greatest potential to thrive.
THE FAILURE TO POLICE AND MAINTAIN COPYRITE LAWS IN THE COUNTRY HAS LED TO SEVERE AND DETRIMENTAL RESULTS.
An industry that is growing quickly but lacking direction and purpose. The lack of sensitisation on Music law has led to a whole generation of musicians who have little or know knowledge about important aspects of the music like royalties, copyright law, publishing deals etc.
Do radio stations provide an updated Monthly playlist to the body for proper monitoring? It Has Been noticed the latest shift in radio procedure where we see the Dj presenter follow a pre-prepared playlist without adding there own music, and the rules are strict about it, Is That How monitors monitor spins?
Do they have an application that quantifies the playlist data and gives accurate results? So much has been left un answered and Zambian musicians have the right to know whats going for them to respond accurately and progress with the times.