Barely 2500 musicians have registered under SONACAM, Cameroon’s new music copyright body.
Many other artists say they still need to be convinced on the authenticity of the copy rights body.
According to Adeline Mbengkoum, the first Vice President, SONACAM executives have adopted a perfect plan to bring such artist on board. “We have put in place a sensitisation media plan to invite everybody. We are stretching our hands and have a clear vision of rational distribution. If you work hard, you get your money”.
SONACAM’s newly elected chairman, Sam Fan Thomas, a seasoned says the body is poised on reconcile artists who have been torn apart by long standing conflicts.
Such conflicts, reports notes has sometimes taken ugly twist since Sam Mbende’s leadership of the Cameroon Music Corporation, CMC and Ndedi Eyango’s Cameroon Civil Society for Musical Arts SOCAM.
Many lovers of Cameroonian music hope that the artists will bury the hatchet and sign up massively in the national musicians’ database.