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As alluded to in a previous blogpost here, the Draft National Music Bill 2016 has been touted as a proposed solution to the payment of artists’ royalties in Kenya, in light of the recent issues raised about the constitutionality of section 30A of the Copyright Act. The back and forth regarding the payment of royalties from platforms such as Skiza and subsequent music platforms that may be created, might be found in the Draft National Music Bill. The Bill has been put forward by the Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) and was published for public comment in June 2016.