UPRS Calls Creatives to register ahead of next AGM, Explains whereabouts of Artistes’ Money.
Written by Editor on October 16, 2022
Uganda Performing Right Society(UPRS) has explained why artistes have not yet received their money and also emphasizes that non members will not receive anything even with hit songs noting that registration is totally free.
While appearing on the Urban Vibes show on 97.7 Record FM show hosted by Jiame Josh, Ms. Nakintu Maureen appreciated UCC for making the UPRS certificate mandatory for any media house to renew or acquire a broadcasting license, so all media houses will pay their royalties which she says was a major hinderance as many of them have been non-compliant resulting into a minimal collection.
Maureen further explains that UPRS is established by the law and can only exist as one and there can be no other UPRS in Uganda unless if the constitution is changed
She makes it clear that compliant members have all authority to make there desired changes in the company through the AGM, so any artistes that have issues with UPRS have to first become members and then raise their complaints or even cause changes in the society.
She elaborated about the concern that has been raised that the royalties policy is a disadvantage to young artistes explaining that a UPRS license has nothing to do with a media house policy because either way stations have to pay royalties and that it’s upon the station to determine it’s music policy.
The association is currently updating, cleaning and organizing it’s register ahead of the next AGM. Maureen called artistes to come register with the society, update their details or even make inquiries.
Registration is also possible online through the UPRS website; registration.uprs.go.ug.
Watch the full show here: