WHAT WE DO

The Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) was incorporated in 2003 and licensed in 2008 by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) to represent the rights and interests of producers of sound recordings through collection of license fees and distribution of royalties in accordance with the Copyright Act of 2001, Laws of Kenya. KAMP is registered as a non-profit making company and the license fees collected by KAMP is distributed as royalties to members and the affiliated rights holders, as provided for in KAMP's distribution rules. A producer of sound recordings in the music industry holds the business and creative control over the production of a track-or entire works therefore owning full rights of the sound recordings.

KAMP’s primary role is to administer Rights on behalf of its members. For those who play recorded music in public such as television and radio broadcasters, event’s, shops, pubs, bars, public service vehicles, DJs, salons, restaurants, shopping malls, etc. are legally required to get a KAMP license.

RATIONALE FOR PROTECTION OF SOUND RECORDINGS

• Producers of sound recordings protect their skills and investments against other persons' unauthorized use;

• Producers of sound recordings hold the right to authorize or prohibit the reproduction of the sound recordings;

• Producers of sound recordings hold the right of remuneration when recordings are used for broadcasting or communication to the public among others;

VISION

•Empower our members economically through efficient and transparent leadership.

•Help all producers of sound recordings to fully understand their rights.

MISSION

•To collect license fees and fairly distribute royalties to the makers and controllers of sound recordings, enabling them to fully benefit from their Intellectual Property Rights and make additional economic gain from their productions.;

•To protect and advocate for the rights of its rights holders;

VALUES

•We act with integrity and respect;

•We are transparent;

•We give our members first priority;

•We treat our members fairly and equally;

•We are committed;

OUR OBJECTIVES

• To collect license fees on behalf of rights holders and to distribute royalties accurately, fairly and equitably;

• To provide a forum for discussing matters of common interest and to promote dialogue between various independent creative arms of the entertainment industry;

• To establish and maintain bonds and reciprocity between the Association and similar associations elsewhere in the world;

• To promote ethical business practices within KAMP memberships;

• To establish and enforce rules and a code of conduct for the regulation, maintenance and promotion of standards for members, management, employees, directors and agents in their dealings with each other and with third parties;

• To take such action as may be necessary by legal or other processes for the protection of the rights of its members; and

• To act as an intermediary between stakeholders, industry players and the relevant government bodies so as to lobby and aid in proposed new legislation, or amendments to existing statutes in line with the current industry scene and technological developments.

• To ensure that members whose works are commercially used are paid their royalties in accordance with our distribution rules