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.

How it Works

Music producer or owners of sound recordings are entitled to royalties every time their music is commercially used. KAMP collects money from establishments that use music like clubs,hotels, retail shops, matatus, buses, hospitals, banks, radios and many others. We then distribute this money to our members in form of royalties.

As a Music User, you need to acquire a licence.

As a Music producer, you need to apply to become a member.

Any person or legal entity that owns the rights in at least one (1) commercially available sound recording master is eligible to be a member of KAMP.

To entrust the administration of your rights to KAMP, simply fill the following documents:

  • Membership application and agreement form
  • Sound recording declaration form in which you declare those sound recordings for which you are the rights holder as well as any other participant in each declared recording. Once you are a member, all you have to do is keep KAMP up to date with your repertoire and contact details

Assignment and Licenses

Kenya Association of Music producers is a CMO licensed and regulated by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) which is a State Corporation that was established under the copyright act cap 130 laws of Kenya, to administer and enforce copyright and related rights. KAMP mandates is to collect license fees and distribute royalties to its members. Under section 33 of the Copyright Act of Kenya it states that;

  • Subject to this section, copyright shall be transmissible by assignment, by license, testamentary disposition, or by operation of law as moveable property
  • An assignment or testamentary disposition of copyright may be limited so as to apply only to some of the acts which the owner of the copyright has exclusive right to control, or to a part only of the period of the copyright, or to a specified country or other geographical area
  • No assignment of copyright and no exclusive license to do an act the doing of which is controlled by copyright shall have effect unless it is in writing signed or on behalf of the assignor, or by or on behalf of the licencor, as the case may be and the written assignment of copyright shall be accompanied by a letter of verification from the event of an assignment of copyright works from outside Kenya.
  • A non-exclusive license to do an act the doing of which is controlled by copyright may be revoked at any time, but a licence granted by contract shall not be revoked, either by the person who granted the license or his successor in title, except as the contract may provide, or by a further contract.
  • An assignment, license or testamentary disposition may be effectively granted or made in respect of a future work, or an existing work in which copyright does not yet, subsist, and the prospective copyright in any such work shall be transmissible by operation of law as movable property.
  • A testamentary disposition of the material on which a work is first written or otherwise recorded shall, in the absence of contrary indication, be taken to include the disposition of any copyright or prospective copyright in the work which is vested in the deceased.
  • Where an agreement for assignment of copyright does not specify the period of assignment, the assignment shall terminate after three years
  • Where, in an action under this section, the sound recording to which the action related is reproduced on a record bearing a label or other mark which has been issued to the public, any statement on that label or mark to the effect that a person named thereon was the maker of the sound recording or by whom the recording was first published in a specified year shall, unless the contrary is proved, be presumed to be true.

    “Record” means any disc, tape, perforated roll or other device in which sounds or the representations of sounds are embodied which are capable of reproduction therefrom with or without the aid of another instrument;

    “owner of the copyright” means the first owner, an assignee or an exclusive licensee, at the case maybe, of the relevant portion of the copyright