Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) decided to reward our entertainers for their hardwork. The amount however, is what made it sound hilarious.
Music heavyweights such as Khaligraph Jones, Fena Gitu, Timmy T dat and King Kaka took to social media screenshots of what they received from MCSK. A whooping Ksh. 2500 is the average amount that the musicians got as a payment. Led by Khaligraph Jones, the artistes expressed their displeasure on social media;
” MCSK Siku Moja Tutakuja Kuwavuruga uko Mbaya Sana, Msijaribu kunitumia izi peanuts tena, Infact I have given Authorization for my Music to be pirated, Don’t collect money on my Behalf anymore, Nisiskie mmeshika mtu akicheza Wimbo zangu kwa street, msinitumie izo peanuts zenu tena, The OG shall be respected #mrinternational,”wrote Khaligraph.
Following the outcry which was echoed by various other artistes, the music body has come out to explain why the pay was low. They said Kenyan music receives little to no airplay.
” We have distributed royalties to all our members (13,967) general distribution. Its PPP distribution (Performance in Public Places) this are collections from public places for only 2 months. Please Note that we haven’t received a dime from any broadcasters who exploit music,” MCSK responded via social media.
The Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) is the body tasked with collections of royalties on behalf of musicians, authors,composers, arrangers and publishers of musical work.