Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) has been issued with a license to carry out its mandate for the year 2020. The license was issued by the Kenya Copyright Board's Executive Director Mr. Edward Sigei.


While receiving the license and signing the regulation agreement, PRISK Chairman Mr. Ephantus W. Kamau said that the green light by the regulator was a clear indication that PRISK continues to be committed to its mandate. He highlighted a slow start into 2020 and scaled down operations especially due to COVID 19 but remained hopeful that things will get better.

Before getting the green light, PRISK, together with Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) and Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) met stringent requirements and operational conditions set by the regulator Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO).


Among the conditions includes the joint collection of royalties, distribution of at least 70 per cent of the licenses fees collected to their members as royalties and only retaining 30 per cent for administrative purposes. Additionally the three will be expected to manage and collect the license fees through a common digital platform overseen by KECOBO.


The Digital system has different modules including the National Rights Registry where all artistes will register their works; the KPM module which the three Collective Management Organisations will manage, will be used in collection of license fees, the disbursement module which will be used in distribution of royalties; and the music monitoring module which will be used for monitoring of works uploaded to the system as well as generate logs of the number of airplay by radio and TV stations.


Check out the Gazetted Joint Collection Tariffs 2020