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The Nigerian Music Industry has in recent times, given the country something to brag about. The success achieved by contemporary artistes, singers/songwriters and even producers in the past 20 years cannot be overstated. The economic achievements have also been bounteous and there has been a constant upslope in terms of participation and revenue in the industry. It gets better every year.
An industry as successful as this comes with a lot of issues and disputes relating mostly to copyright infringements and intellectual property matters generally, and also disputes arising from contracts/agreements between artistes and record labels, producers or even other artiste in a collaborative project (feature).
This paper provides an insightful discourse about the Nigerian music industry, what it has become today, the concept of musical works and sound recordings, the exclusive rights of authors and disputes arising from incidences of infringement of copyright as it relates to the music scene in Nigeria.
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