The government intends to use eCitizen to pay artist royalties

Written by on February 13, 2024

The Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has announced ambitious plans to modernize the payment of artists’ royalties using the government’s eCitizen platform.

In a statement issued on February 11, the CS revealed that efforts are underway to amend the Copyright Act, which will facilitate the establishment of a government-operated Collective Management Organisation.

Once implemented, artists will be able to conveniently monitor their royalty earnings through the centralized eCitizen platform.

“All music copyrights and royalties will be processed via eCitizen. Artists will have individual registrations, enabling them to track their earnings . . .

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