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Empowering African culture professionals

We assist rights owners by offering information and rights management.

ARIO's main role is to inform media and right-owners about the value of their creations and enlighten members that their works are financial assets. We also provides a range of copyrights services, including protection of copyrights as well as collection and distribtution of revenues generated globally.
African Recording Industry Organization

Representing African copyright holders 

ARIO was created in response to the development where African cultural works are increasingly popular around the globe, something that generates billions of dollars each year. But understanding and collecting royalties is notoriously complicated and few African right holders manage to get their share of revenues actually collected and paid out. 
That's why ARIO developed a unique rights management platform together with industry leaders to enable efficiency, transparency and financial fairness in the rights management sector. Consequently, ARIO's members can benefit from a world-wide presence to identify where their works have been used and to collect royalties at different CMO's.

Raising awareness

Informing & Guiding

When you create an original artistic, literary and scientific work (such as music, film, photo, poems, articles or sculptures), you are protected by copyright

Copyright exists automatically in an original work once it is fixed in a tangible way, but a copyright owner can take steps to enhance the protections of copyright. Registering the work is the most important part.

ARIO works to increase the understanding and to provide tools so members can access information and revenues linked to their rights. 

Screening the system 

Protecting & Collecting

Registering the work is the primary key part of copyright management.

Through ARIO's rights management services, we assist members to manage and collect royalties in a simple, fair and efficient way. 

Once a copyright work is registered, ARIO can track it to see exactly when and where a song is being used, how much money it generates and make sure it's paid on time. 

ARIO's represents its members internationally through a range of different Collective Management Organizations.

Capitalizing revenues

Remunerating & Investing

On behalf of its members, ARIO can track and collect different types of revenues that copyrights generates. It includes streaming royalties, neighbouring rights, digital performance royalties, public performance royalties, mechanical royalties and sync licensing fees. 

ARIO accompany its members through the entire value chain. Unbankable members can be assisted to open a digital bank account, so they can benefit from digital transfers and receive their payments in a rapid and safe manner. Members can also benefit from financial consultancy and special offers for social security, health care, insurances, savings or loans.

ARIO MEMBERSHIP

Protecting your works imply protecting your copyrights

Becoming a member of ARIO African Recording Industry Organization is a simple step towards a more professional career.

As a member, you get insights to how the industry works and the revenues that copyrights generate. ARIO members also get access to a global presence in the copyright sector through the organization's international network. It implies that members who protect their works through ARIO can collect revenues that their works generate in other territories. 

Protect you works and collect your revenues.

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ARIO RIGHT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

Transparency & Efficiency

through Blockchain Technology

The digital member platform offers ARIO members full insight to their registered works and the different types of revenues generated by the copyrights. 

  • Tracking

    We track the use of music thanks to the most advanced technology provided by our technology partners.

  • Analysis

    We analyze the use of music to obtain useful data for ARIO members.

  • Management

    We transparently and efficiently manage copyrights thanks to Blockchain technology.

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ARIO ACADEMY

The ARIO Academy offers different types of tools for its members to improve knowledge and skills. Assisting ARIO members to evolve as indivuduals and as a community is a win-win investment that makes ARIO as an organization become stronger. 
Professionalize 

Learn more about copyrights and the industry through our library or in workshops and masterclasses.

Network

ARIO members receive special offers to international networking events - both online and IRL.

Monetize

Deepen the knowledge on how to make money from your copyrights. Learn about new tools.

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ARIO African Recording Industry Organization is represented around the globe.

Offices in Abidjan, Accra, Alger, Bamako, Brazzaville, Cairo, Cape Town, Dakkar, Dar el-Salaam, Kigali, Kinshasa, Kampala, Lagos, Libreville, London, Los Angeles, Luanda, Marakesh, Nairobi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Stockholm, Tunis and Yaoundé. 

info@africanrio.com

Mon-Fri: 9 am-6 pm, Sat-Sun: Closed