A not-for-profit organization that strives to protect the collective interests of producers in Kenya.

RIKE aims to advocate for the interests of recorded music industry.

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Benefits for Members

RIKE aims to advocate for the interests of recorded music business stakeholders, promote content protection and enforcement and protect ethical business practice In the recording landscape.

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Invitation to round tables with policy makers.

Network with major and independent record companies.

Master Classes (In collaboration with the major record companies and key industry stakeholders).

Establishment of local chart in accordance with globally aligned practices.

Promote Improvements in the Law relating to Copyright or other matters concerning Members sound recordings.

Promote anti-piracy & content protection. Advocate for best practice with CMOs for sound producers.

Objectives of RIKE

To admit as Members Producers of sound recordings and/or audio-visual recordings.

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To defend, develop and preserve the rights of Producers of sound recordings and audio-visual recordings in Kenya.

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To promote and encourage the advancement of the recording industry in Kenya.

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To protect and further the interests of Producers of sound recordings and audio-visual recordings in Kenya.

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To assist in establishing best practise in the recording industry.

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Maintain an International Standard Recording Code register for all releases by Producers in Kenya in line with the IFPI guidelines

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To originate and promote improvements in the law relating to copyright or other matters concerning Members' sound recordings. This includes supporting, opposing, or petitioning alterations in the law and lobbying the National Assembly as may be deemed expedient for the benefit of Members.

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To disseminate among Members information on matters affecting the business of the recording industry, to print, publish, issue, and circulate such papers, periodicals, circulars, and other literary undertakings as may be conducive for Members.

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To establish, form, and maintain if required, a library, archive, or collection of sound recordings or other articles of interest in connection with the business of the Members.

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To promote ethical business, repress malpractices, and investigate any other illicit activities detrimental to the recording industry as a whole.

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To establish and enforce rules and a code of conduct for the regulation, maintenance, and promotion of standards by Members, their management, employees, Directors, and agents in their dealings with each other and with third parties.

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To coordinate and establish with IFPI as an accredited service provider, the official Music Chart in Kenya

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To establish, audit, verify and award sales certifications in Kenya.

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To provide a forum in which Members may discuss matters of common interest and to provide a medium to represent Members in negotiations with government departments, relevant unions, trade associations, rights organizations, broadcasting organizations, collective management organizations, market research societies, and other interested parties, including to represent Members on issues of public policy and engagement with music users.

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To maintain relationships with music copyright organizations locally and internationally.

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Meet Our Board of Directors

Eric Musyoka

Music Producer and Sound Engineer, Decimal Records
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Bien-aime Baraza

Member of Sauti sol, Proprietor of Sol Generation Records
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Sean Watson

Managing Director, Sony Music Entertainment Africa
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Japheth Kasanga OGW

Music Producer, Kassanga Music Centre
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John Katana Harrison HSC

Member of Them Mushrooms, Kalakata Music Limited
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Manusha Sarawan

Managing Director at Universal Music Group, Southern and East Africa
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Suzanne W. Gachukia-Opembe HSC

Producer, Sub Sahara Limited
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Laverne Thomas

Special Projects Lead, Warner Music South Africa
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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to become a member?

To be eligible as a member of RIKE the applicant must comply with the following: -
1. The company must be registered in Kenya 

2. The company must own the exclusive rights or be the exclusive licensee of the Sound Recordings

3. The company must provide the exact details of the finished sound recordings owned in the application form below in the website.

4. In 2 years before the date of application and during the period of membership, the applicant cannot have been found to have liable for copyright infringement. Upon receipt of all the relevant material above and once approved, we will submit to you all the information about your membership.

What is the cost of membership?

There are 3 membership tiers available, each with their own fee.

Founders Circle - 20,000
Silver Membership - 10,000
Bronze Membership - Free

Interested applicants can send an email to contact@rike.or.ke to receive the various benefits available for each membership tier. Upon selecting your preferred membership, applicants are required to pay an annual fee of KES 3000 that provides an all-access pass to the collection benefits and thereafter, an annual fee of KES 1,200 (KES 100 for every month of the year).

For more information on the Benefits to Members of RIKE Click here

I am an independent producer, can I join RIKE?

You can become a member of RIKE if you own the exclusive rights or are the exclusive licensee of the Sound Recordings

Does RIKE collect royalties for producers?

No, RIKE does not collect royalties for producers as it is not a Collective Management Organization (CMO). RIKE'S purpose is to protect the collective interests of producers of sound recordings in Kenya. The CMOS in Kenya include: - 

KAMP - The Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) is the body representing the rights and interests of producers of sound recordings whose membership comprises of record labels. Incorporated in 2003, KAMP was registered and granted its license to operate as a collective management organization (CMO) For more information Click here

MCSK  The Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) is the body mandated to administer economic rights for authors, composers, arrangers, and publishers of musical works in Kenya and other affiliate societies by collecting royalties from music users and distributing the same FAIRLY to the rightful owners. For more information Click here


Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRiSK) is the body mandated to negotiate and set tariffs with the different users of sound recordings and audio-visual works.

PRiSK collects on behalf of its members, equitable remuneration from users of sound recordings and audio-visual works for purposes of broadcasting or other communication to the public.  For more information Click here

What are the benefits of joining RIKE

The benefits of becoming a member of RIKE include: -  

1. Invitation to round tables with policymakers  

2. Network with major and independent record companies

3. Master Classes (In collaboration with the major record companies and key industry stakeholders)

4. Establishment of local chart in accordance with globally aligned practices 

5. Access to industry reports and insights in accordance with industry and legal requirements

6. Official sales certification 

7. Promote anti-piracy & content protection

8. Advocate for best practices with CMOS for sound producers 

To understand the benefits of RIKE, please read the objectives Click here

What is an ISRC code? Why do I require it?

ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code. 

ISRC is used to identify sound recordings and music video recordings so that each such recording can be referred to uniquely and unambiguously.

An ISRC identifies a recording throughout its entire life and is assigned by the rights owner of the recording or an authorized representative.

Once assigned, the ISRC is used by (among others) the producer of the recording, as well as by parties who may subsequently license or acquire the recording, contributors to the recording, users, and licensees of it, organizations representing the owners of different collectively managed rights in the recording (CMOS), broadcasting organizations, media libraries and archives, musicologists, teachers, and application software developers.

Owners of both audio and audio-visual recordings must have ISRC for their works. For more information on ISRC, Click here