Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Launching of the study on economic contribution of copyright- based industries in Tanzania

On the 27th -29th May, 2013 there was an event of launching of the study on economic contribution of copyright- based industries in Tanzania and workshop on the performance and economic contribution of copyright-based industries, A very educative, interesting and mind challenging event which was organized by
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the

Copyright Society in Tanzania (COSOTA) and the Tanzania Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA). The three-day event is going on the first floor of the Water front Building.
Several papers have been tabled, as follow:

 Topic 1. Economic Contribution of Creative Industries in Tanzania: Major Results of the Study - Speaker: Prof. Dickson Nyariki – University of Nairobi Faculty of Agriculture – Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology

Topic 2. Development of Copyright Law in Tanzania- Speaker: Ms. Doreen Anthony Sinare – COSOTA

Topic 3. Landscape of Creative Industries in Tanzania - Speaker: Ms. Alinda Lema – BRELA

Topic 4. Opportunities and Challenges facing Creative Industries in Tanzania Speaker: Mr. John Kitime – Local Musician

Topic 5. Managing Copyright in Creative Industries - Speaker: Dr. Saudin Mwakaje – Nex Law Advocates – Tanzania

Topic 6. Building Creative Industries Support Institutions in Tanzania - Speaker: Ms. Maureen Fondo – COSOTA

Topic 7. Studying the Economic Contribution of Copyright Industries: The International Context - Speaker: Mr. Christopher Kalanje – WIPO

Topic 8. Data Sources and Data Collection Practices Pertaining to Measuring Creative Industries: Challenges and Solution - Speakers: Prof. Dickson Nyariki, Ms. Doreen Anthony Sinare, Ms. Alinda Lema

Topic 9. Collective Management Organizations and their Role in Data Collection Industries - Speaker: Mr. G. Robert Hooijer – Independent Consultant South Africa

Topic 10. Role of Copyright in the Growth of Creative Industries - Speaker: Mr. G. Robert Hooijer

Topic 11. Developing Creative Industries Strategies in Tanzania - Speaker: Mr. Godfrey Mngereza – Acting Executive Secretary National Arts Council – BASATA

Topic 12. Policy Framework for Boostering Competitiveness of Creative Enterprises - Speaker: BRELA

Topic 13. Financing for Creative Industries:
Opportunities and Challenges in Tanzania - Speaker: Dr. Jehovaness Aikaeli – Economist –
University of Dar-es-Salaam

Topic 14. WIPO Creative Industries Activities and Tools - Speaker: Mr. Christopher Kalanje

Topic 15. Future Cooperation - Moderators: WIPO – COSOTA – BRELA

Friday, May 24, 2013

Msikilize Jacky Nyenza alipomshirikisha Abdu Kiba na Gilly kati ka wimbo alioflow Kihehe

Sauti mpya Jack Nyenza Ligimilo katika wimbo aliomshirikisha Abdu Kiba na Gilly Ve Ulemaa, neno la Kihehe maana yake we hutaki

Monday, May 20, 2013


A group of artists were today present at the National Assembly to follow up discussions on the budget of the Ministry of Information Sports and Culture. This is a critical time for artist as cultural development for the next year will depend on the priorities that the Ministry has brought forward in the budget speech. It has been a tradition that the Ministry rarely listens to the artists and now cultural activities are controlled by whoever has the finances to fund these activities many times completely at odds with the Cultural Policy
Artists in Dodoma ready for the budget meet

Thursday, May 16, 2013


A good discusion between artists and officials of the Copyright Society (COSOTA) took place today in the Copyright offices at the Investment Building in Dar es Salaam. COSOTA came up with a list of activities that it has planned to execute but needed the backing of members for a successful implementation. 
1. Anti piracy campaign
2. Copyright Awareness Campaign
3. Implementation of the royalty payment from Broadcasters. 
The members gave a number of useful suggestions and it was agreed that more of such meetings should be held to clear the smoky area that had been created between artists and the Society
Bahati Bukuku

Stela Joel

Muumin Mwinjuma


Inno Nganyagwa

Pasta Muyamba



On our OPEN STAGE NIGHT we invite you to perform. Whatever your talents might be, everyone is welcome to show them on stage. Please register now by sending us an e-mail or call us.E-mail: intern@daressalaam.goethe.org, Tel.:  075 375 152 and Tell us what you are planning to perform and the required technical equipment. 

Musicians can also bring their own instruments. entrance is fees.

Monday, May 13, 2013


This weekend had Dodoma hot with events brought by Clouds FM Station while launching its new season that has been branded MADE IN TANZANIA. Thousands of people joined in a big music event that was held at the Jamhuri Staium, which was also accompanied by two big events, a seminar on economic opportunities for youths in Tanzania and a mass parade condemning piracy of artistic works in Tanzania