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Music business and entertainment law news, exclusive interviews, legal commentary and analysis by California based entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok, with a focus on U.S. and Africa music markets.

The Africa Music Law™ Show | Music Biz & Entertainment Law Uduak Oduok: Entertainment Lawyer, Business Strategist, Speaker, Entrepreneur

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Music business and entertainment law news, exclusive interviews, legal commentary and analysis by California based entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok, with a focus on U.S. and Africa music markets.

    AML 138: Meet Adesola Titilayo, the Woman Simplifying Royalties Collection for African Artists

    AML 138: Meet Adesola Titilayo, the Woman Simplifying Royalties Collection for African Artists

    Adesoga Titilayo, (Guest) is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Royalties, Ledgers & Reports Limited where she has devoted over ninety(90) percent of her practice to creative accounting and finance for the last three years. She has extensive knowledge of finance and royalty analysis and is a graduate of Accounting at Babcock University.

    At the inception of her career, Titilayo worked briefly at an e-commerce store as a finance analyst where she gained valuable insight into account preparation, fixed asset schedule, bank reconciliation, statutory audit, and other accounting services. She has detailed multiple years’ experience in the financial service sector, and telecommunications sector.

    Titilayo provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation, and litigation support; managed accounting services; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices.

    She serves both privately held and publicly registered companies, as well as non-profit and social entities.

    Her goal is to build a process of simplifying royalties’ collection and disbursing to African right-holders.

    She is a guest on the 138th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with producer and host Ms. Uduak, where she delves in-depth into royalties and accounting for African artists. Get your pens and paper out. It is insightful and a must listen and share interview.

    Uduak Oduok, (Host) founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com) or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the @msuduak handle.

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    https://www.instagram.com/konjo_leyla/

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    AML 137: Meet Leyla Konjo, Africa’s Music Industry Top Booking Agent (Interview)

    AML 137: Meet Leyla Konjo, Africa’s Music Industry Top Booking Agent (Interview)

    Leyla Konjo, (Guest) Born in Ethiopia to a very entrepreneurial family, Leyla Konjo always knew she would have her own business. Leyla herself enjoyed the arts and was a performer in her local city’s Cirque du Soleil like circus shows. However, little did she know that her passion for business would result, after migrating to the United States and over a decade later, in her becoming one of the most prominent booking agents in Africa’s music Industry.

    The founder of Leyla Entertainment, Leyla has booked Africa’s global superstars like Davido, Shatta Wale, Tekno, and many more for nationwide tours in the U.S. and around the globe.

    She is a guest on the 137th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with producer and host Ms. Uduak, where she talks about her humble beginnings, her big break into the industry, the challenges and peculiarities of Africa’s booking agency industry, the challenges in booking shows for African artists in the Diaspora, the need for more women in the business, among so many topics. It is a must listen and must share.

    Uduak Oduok, (Host) founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com) or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the @msuduak handle.

    Where to Find Leyla Konjo

    https://www.instagram.com/konjo_leyla/

    Where to Find Host Ms.Uduak

    Website: www.msuduak.com

    Facebook: @msuduak

    Twitter: @msuduak

    Instagram: @msuduak

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    AML 136: Interview with Cherie Hu, Music Journalist

    AML 136: Interview with Cherie Hu, Music Journalist

    Cherie Hu (Guest) is an award-winning music writer and researcher, passionate about propelling innovation in the music industry using a combination of in-depth business acumen and data-driven storytelling.

    She takes a particular interest in how emerging music markets, technologies, leaders, and taste makers make their dent in the status quo. In addition to Forbes, she has written for publications including Billboard, Variety, Music Business Worldwide, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone. She has spoken at over 20 conferences to date, including SXSW, Sónar D, and the Web Summit, and her newsletter Water & Music reaches over 2,000 creative professionals every month.

    Before diving into journalism, she spearheaded a research project on innovation in music at Harvard Business School, interned at Interscope Records and Ticketmaster and studied classical piano at Juilliard.

    She is a guest on the latest episode, 136th, of The Africa Music Law Show with host Ms. Uduak. Enjoy the interview, share and you can watch a 14min snippet of the interview at https://www.instagram.com/msuduak/channel/.

    Uduak Oduok, (Host) founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com) or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the @msuduak handle.

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    * Cherie Hu’s personal and career background.

    * Her passion about covering the music business.

    * How she built her Water and Music platform, podcasts, and online membership community.

    * Why she decided to write her book and her process so far.

    * Her tips for aspiring music journalists/writers.



    Where to Find Cherie Hu

    Website: https://www.cheriehu.com

    Where to Find Host Ms.Uduak

    Website: www.msuduak.com

    Facebook: @msuduak

    Twitter: @msuduak

    Instagram: @msuduak

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    AML 135: Artist Manager Bond Stanley Ebigbo on New Book, ‘Grounded Ways to the Music Business.’

    AML 135: Artist Manager Bond Stanley Ebigbo on New Book, ‘Grounded Ways to the Music Business.’

    Bond Stanley Ebigbo, (Guest) is the founder of Grounded Promotions and a seasoned artist manager responsible for guiding the professional careers of Nigeria’s leading artists including hip-hop artist Phyno. Ebigbo, for example, guided Phyno’s career from 0 to over 10 million combined fan base on social networks (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.), world tours, local and global awards, and collaborations with some of the top African pop acts.

    His new book, “Grounded Ways to the Music Industry,’ which is a pan African music business guide for emerging artists on how to build their own profitable and formidable brands.

    Bond is a guest on the 135th episode of The Africa Music Law Show where he joins host and producer, Ms. Uduak, to take a deep dive into his career trajectory, how he helped build the Phyno brand, why he decided to write a book, and much more.

    Uduak Oduok, (Host) founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com) or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the @msuduak handle.

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    * Bond Stanley’s personal and career background.



    * How he broke into the music business.

    * Why he is so passionate about the music business.

    * How you built your brand as a music manager.

    * Why he decided to write a book and the process of getting it to market.

    * Tips he has for others who want to follow his footsteps.

    * Where people can buy your book.



    Where to Find Bond Stanley Ebigbo

    Instagram: @bondgrounded

    Where to Find Host Ms.Uduak

    Website: www.msuduak.com

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    AML 134: Peter Lentini on How to Build Diverse Streams of Income to Handle Life’s Seasons.

    AML 134: Peter Lentini on How to Build Diverse Streams of Income to Handle Life’s Seasons.

    Peter Lentini, a trailblazer, influencer and household name among the African Diaspora in the United States, especially in California, joins host of the Africa Music Law, Ms. Uduak, on the 134th episode to discuss how to build diverse streams of income to handle life’s seasons. It’s a must-listen and must-share interview. Listen, enjoy and share.

    Peter Lentini (guest) is the founder and creative director at Ankara Festivals organization, and Afrotivity; both of which have become household names in the state of California. He entered the entertainment business as an event promoter in Lagos, Nigeria, organizing street carnivals and concerts for brands and organizations.

    In 2000 he moved to the Bay Area, started Naija Entertainment Organization in 2004, to create an avenue to foster unity among Nigerians in the Bay Area through social events. He has always been fascinated by the African culture and everything that surrounds it, and so in the summer of 2009 he moved to the entertainment capital of the world. Here he re-launched his entertainment company and went on to birth Ankara Festival Los Angeles (AFLA), and Afrotivity. Social organizations that showcases the African culture through fashion, music, arts, comedy and food. The aim of Ankara Festival Los Angeles is to create a social landscape for cultural pride in North America. For over 14 years Peter Lentini has been in the Business of using entertainment as a tool to bring Africans in the diaspora together. Forming partnerships, providing platforms and creating outlets for fellow Africans. Also known as DJ Lentini, he promotes african events (club parties, music concerts, movie premieres etc) in los Angeles. He also has a podcast #thelentinipodcast and a daily Vlog called #405talk.

    Uduak Oduok, (Host) founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com) or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the @msuduak handle.

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    * Peter Lentini on COVID-19 and lessons so far from it.

    * Peter Lentini’s personal background.



    * How he broke into the entertainment industry.

    * How he built his personal brand.

    * His work as a DJ, podcast host and events producer (music, Ankara festival etc.)

    * His predictions on the rise of African music, particularly Afro beats in the U.S.

    * Tips for listeners/others interested in following his work.



    Where to Find Peter Lentini

    Email:  (lentini@peterlentini.com)

    Website: peterlentini.com

    Where to Find Host Ms.Uduak

    Facebook: @msuduak

    Twitter: @msuduak

    Instagram: @msuduak

    Website: www.msuduak.com

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    AML 133: COVID-19 + Isioma Idigbe on China-Nollywood Co-Production Deals & More.

    AML 133: COVID-19 + Isioma Idigbe on China-Nollywood Co-Production Deals & More.

    This concludes our three-part series with Isioma Idigbe, a top entertainment lawyer in Nigeria on the business of entertainment. In this 133rd episode, Ms. Uduak, founder and host of the Africa Music Law Podcast Show, addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, and then continues with her interview with Isioma. In the interview, Isioma shares her insights on the top entertainment deals within the past 12 months in Nigeria’s entertainment industry including the China-Nollywood co-production deal between Film One and China’s Huahua.

    BIO

    Isioma Idigbe (guest) holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom and a certificate in Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School at the York University Toronto, Canada. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2015 and is a graduate from the Nigeria Law School.

    Isioma joined Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors in 2017 as an associate and quickly rose up the ranks, the same year, to become the head of the firm’s Media and Entertainment law practice after securing major local and international clients for the firm in that practice area. Outside of her firm work, Isioma has been heavily involved in policy work affecting Nigeria’s film industry, including leading the research team on the regulatory framework in the Nigerian Film and Television industries and submitting a proposal to the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC). The proposal was subsequently forwarded to the country’s current Minister of Information.

    She is one of the founding members of the Music Publishers Association of Nigeria (MPAN) and is a trustee on its board of trustees representing Universal Music Nigeria.

    Isioma has pioneered and hosted extensive Media and Entertainment Law training sessions in Nigeria, including the annual free training by her firm’s media and entertainment team at the prestigious Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).She is a regular speaker at various local and international conferences, and has spoken at organizations such as the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) annual conference held in Cannes at MIDEM, the leading music conference for the global music community.

    In recognition of her work in 2018 she was awarded the prestigious rising star award at the African Law Digest awards.

    Uduak Oduok, (Host) founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com) or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the @msuduak handle.

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    * Ms. Uduak on COVID-19

    * Genevieve Nnaji Oscar situation.

    * Warner-Chocolate City deal.

    * Mavin-Kupanda deal.

    * IROKO-Canal deal.

    * Huahua-FilmOne Co-production deal.

    * Amazon-EbonyLife deal.

    * Tips for business and entertainment executives.

    * Tips for lawyers.



    Where to Find Isioma Odigbe

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isioma_idigbe_/ 

    Where to Find Host Ms.Uduak

    Facebook: @msuduak

    Twitter: @msuduak...

    • 51 min

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