COpyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole copyright collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings, is set to make 2015 a critical year in its evolution and growth. As a result, the organization has spent much of the month of January scrutinizing and reviewing its processes and redesigning its approaches going forward.
Speaking on the society’s approach in 2015, COSON General Manager, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji said, “January has been a month of management meetings and meetings at COSON. There have been several meetings with our Legal team, several with our Communications team and more meetings with our Licensing team. We still have meetings with our Finance and Administration teams. Each meeting has been a strategy session chaired by our chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji.
The discussions have been intense. Some of the discussions have sometimes continued far into the night. The chairman has been emphatic about the level of results which would not be acceptable to the members of the society in 2015.
We have strategized on ways to hit those results that will make our members happy. The Chairman has also made it clear that COSON must continue to operate at the cutting edge of technology and the most modern management principles and practices. As a result, all the departments
have been primed to ensure the wide collection of information and statistics that would boost their databases as COSON will not make decisions based on guess work”.
In May 2015, COSON will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of its approval by the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the nation’s sole collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings.