Today, Kenyans woke up to a trending issues; the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) had send out an average of Kshs. 2500 as royalty for the year to several Kenyan artistes.
This is not the first time that MCSK is coming under fire. A few years ago, in 2016, Elani Music trio who were trending on almost all radio stations, clubs and Matatus in Kenya were shocked to receive a check of Kshs. 31,000 only.
Dobeez aka Abbas Kubaff that time receiced a meagre pay of Kshs. 89.
Dobeez had this to say:
“Still in shock mode…went to Music Corruption Society of Kenya (M.C.S.K.)and the bloody accountant had the nerve to pull out a document that stated my skiza tunes payment is 89 kenya shillings…WTF?????”
Yesterday, Kenyan rapper, one of the most active, Khaligraph Jones shared a screenshot of the pay he received as royalty from MCSK, a paltry Kshs. 2500, na ‘ya kutoa’.
MCSK was placed under two year freeze by the regulator KECOBO – Kenya Corpyright Board and only received a new license in January 2019 with a restructuring that names David Murithii aka DJ D-Lite as the new board chair.
Below are other complains from insuty giants that we sampled .
We hve grown ass men/women who sit at the MCSK office denying the artistes their rightful pays.I received this text & didn't pay much attention to it.MCSK are jokers who’r slowly killing the industry. Zero interest in supporting the artistes.Selling nunu wld gve better pay check. pic.twitter.com/yGEyd7oTrd
— Suzanna OWIYO – OGW (@SuzannaOwiyo) August 14, 2019
Rabbit The King
So MCSK sends everyone Kshs 2500 * 15k members that’s 37M are you sure that’s all you collected. Kukula jasho ya Mtu ni laana na naskia kama hauna license wanakushika right there and then, Wacheni ufala. pic.twitter.com/NyqHJl9yUC
— KING KAKA (@RabbitTheKing) August 13, 2019
My royalties are here….MCSK paid me. pic.twitter.com/buztleLSYz
— FormerNiceGuy (@mistatash) August 13, 2019
— #ElvisNeverGetsMad (@IamElvisMvoi) August 13, 2019
Thanks Mcsk 😂😂😂
This music sometimes doesn't even feel like it's worth shit😂😂😂
We have all gotten same amounts pic.twitter.com/KJVuy8kxhG
— CHARISMA 🇰🇪 (@luhyaheat) August 13, 2019
#MCSK Ok MCSK..
Khaligraph – 2500/=
Bahati – 1823/=
Willy paul – 1808/=
Nadia – 801/=
Masauti – 230/=
Other – Dear customer,we paid your electricity tokens to enable you visit the studio without any lighting dissapointments. Continue singing as we Harvest.
— @Johnkamaumbuthia (@johny_mbuthia) August 14, 2019
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