The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has expressed its unflinching support for the Musical Copyright Society Nigeria’s (MCSN) GOCREATE APP which was created for monitoring and tracking of the use and exploitation of musical works and sound Recordings in the country.
The Director, Regulatory Department of NCC, Mr Augustine Amodu made the remark during official presentation of the App by MCSN to NCC to demonstrate how it works in a Zoom meeting tagged, “GoCreate App Presentation to Nigerian Copyright Commission”.
The Chief Technology Officer MSCN, Mr Onome Ojigbo, took participants through the GoCreate experience in a tour in which he steered them from the Google Play Store at which the App was downloaded to individual’s Android phones/ devices, following which the App would prompt the user to either login or sign up.
The App simply enables a right owner to upload his works or check if and how his works have been used or played by any particular medium and from which he would have an idea of how much he would be expecting in terms of royalty earnings.
On the side of music users such as broadcast stations, the app, once installed, would track, monitor and store all the broadcast contents of the station and report accurately.
Mr Amodu, on behalf of the Director-General of the NCC, expressed satisfaction about the good prospect which the App would have for the creative industry.
He commended the MCSN’s team for the development of the App and assured the management of MCSN that NCC will cooperate with it (MSCN) in a transparent and sincere manner to ensure the success of the deployment of the App so that the works of creators and authors are monitored effectively to ensure that they are adequately rewarded for the exploitation of their works.
The Deputy Director, Regulatory Department of the NCC, Mrs Susan Bashorun described the imminent deployment of the App as a positive development for copyright administration.
She called on the management of MCSN to ensure that creators at the grassroots are carried along in the laudable development.