Ugandan artistes agreed to unite and save their music under a campaign dubbed Save Ug Music because they have not been profiting from their work through the years.
The artistes who met at Laftaz Lounge located at Centenary Park on Thursday afternoon (19th of October) agreed to form committee of composed of different stakeholders to push for the agenda.
The committee will be chaired by Swangz Avenue’s boss Julius Kyazze and will have other personalities such as Angella Kalule (Vice chairman), Bushigton (Publicist) and Douglas Lwanga (Secretary) among others.
During a long hour meeting, many artistes and artistes’ managers confessed that they have not been earning from their work and it is time for companies to pay for their content.
They also signed a petition that will compel the Uganda performing Rights Society (URPS) to stop charging money from people who use their music because the company is doing it illegally.
Dancehall artist King Michael said UPRS has been going around collecting money from people who use his music but they have never given him any money.
“I have banned them from doing that. Let them leave my music alone because their actions have had a negative impact on the distribution of my music,” he said.
The meeting was attended by over 300 Ugandan artistes, producers, music managers, media personalities among others.
It was interrupted by Goodlyfe artist Moze Radio who interrupted the different speakers by grabbing their microphones and throwing them down.
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