An audit has revealed the misappropriation of artists’ royalties by the Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK), Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), and the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK).
The country’s top artists including Khaligraph Jones, Nonini, Otile Brown, and Willy Paul have called for the prosecution of the perpetrators and the refund of the money stolen.
Taking to his Instagram wall, the CMO, music producer Magix Enga demanded Sh200 million payment in a week from the bodies, warning of dire consequences.
The Producer’s threat just comes after a few months, American Rapper Daniel Hernandez alias Tekashi 6ix9ine was dealt a huge blow after his song GOOBA was pulled down from YouTube over copyright claim Magix Enga. Texashi was then forced to pay Magic Enga before the video was put back up on YouTube.
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“Y’all need to know that he did note sample my beats, he used just one of my sample kits. I have my own sample kits and I uploaded them six years ago. Only produces can understand this.
“So YouTube had to take that song down and because I don’t want to fight, I decided to put that song back on YouTube after receiving some cash,” he said.