Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has assured musicians operating within her fold that management of the society will go ahead to distribute N100 million as royalties to musicians as scheduled. A statement sent to Starconnect Media by General Manager of the society, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji assured benefiting musicians that a statement purported to have originated from Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria(MCSN) that the event will not hold owing to a court injunction is not true.
“The attention of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has been drawn to a spurious press release presently circulating on the internet purporting that an application has been granted the unapproved Musical Copyright Society Nigeria (MCSN) in a ‘class action suit’ preventing COSON from carrying out its legitimate functions including the distribution of copyright royalties to right owners. COSON wishes to state unequivocally that there is no such decision, ruling or directive by any court of law in Nigeria or elsewhere”, the statement said, adding that the distribution will take place as scheduled in an atmosphere of peace and harmony. See full text of the statement in Features.