STATEMENT: MDUNDO GATHERING PAN-AFRICAN MUSIC COMPANIES TO STAND AGAINST MUSIC PIRACY



Mdundo has partnered with anti-piracy specialist Audio Lock removing African songs from more than 300,000 illegal websites across the world.


Illegal websites are the main channel of consuming music across Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for approximately 500m downloads every month generating $8m in revenues for illegal websites every year.


In order to stress that distributing music on a website without licensing the music from the copyright owners is an offence and is not helping the music industry or the musicians, Mdundo has invited any established and legal music company in Africa to endorse the initiative.


We are proud to have music companies across the distribution chain, including competitors, record labels, publishing companies, distributors, artist associations, government organizations and many more.


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