The Gagamel CEO Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool, has applauded the leaders of Uganda Music Association (UMA) for working with the government in solving problems within the music industry.
Recently the musicians under UMA, led by their President Sophia Gombya met with the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and explained to her the problems involved in the music business. Here the Copyright law was sighted out as their biggest problem.
And during the Parliament seating on Wednesday, Kadaga tabled a motion for Parliamentarians to discuss about the implementation of the Copyright Law.
With this ‘big’ achievement, Bebe Cool claimed that working with government is the best way to solve most of the challenges in the music industry.
“The Uganda musician Association (UMA) has started its work well and I think engaging government, pointing out where the actual problems are, sitting on the table to express the dissatisfaction, suggestions solutions and working with government is the best way to solve most of our challenges,” he said.
Through his social media on Thursday, The Nkuliyo singer claimed that artistes need UMA to defend their interests from other associations that represent their music.
“Please take note of the difference between UMA and other associations, UMA represents the musicians (THE PERSON) while the other associations represent our music (THE WORK), therefore all musicians need UMA because it stands to protect our interests when it comes to government implementation of regulations and also question or demand for accountability from the association that use/collect royalties on our behalf.”