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Ivory Coast tackles music piracy

Music piracy in Ivory Coast is a major problem with an estimated 80% of potential revenues lost to boot-legged CDs and illegal downloads.

Ivory Coast is home to some of the best-known musicians in Africa, such as Alpha Blondy, Tiken Jah Fakoly and Magic System.

Music piracy though is a major problem. It is estimated that around 80% of potential revenues are lost to boot-legged CDs and illegal downloads.

But a unique project is helping clamp down on the illicit industry.

Tamasin Ford reports from Abidjan.

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