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Nobert Mao meets artists over caller back tunes

Under their umbrella body the National Cultural Forum, artistes petitioned the minister of justice and constitutional affairs Hon Nobert Mao to intervene in the sharing of revenue from caller ring back tunes.

Following this petition, Hon. Norbert Mao on Wednesday held a meeting with a few artistes.

The minister whose docket, the Copyright law falls, committed to support the amendment of the Act to meet the goal of more money in the pockets of artists and his commitment is in line with a Presidential directive on the same issued in 2020.

He pledged to mobilize the following Ministries, Finance and that of Gender and the relevant agencies to a workshop on the CRBTs, the private copy levy and other issues on copyright on 14th September 2022.

He also reiterated the need to protect local cultures by regulating the inflow of foreign musicians into Uganda.

Artists receive a mere 1.8% of CRBTs revenue which they say is exploitative. In addition, their works are exploited via gadgets without remuneration.

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