We have all watched the video released by Elani #ElaniSpeaks a few days ago. There are a few issues I would love to blog about that came out in the video. However, for Part 1, I will start with the always controversial topic: Royalties and... Read More
This has been an interesting year for Kenyan music. We have had some great hits and some serious misses. I have been meaning to tackle the issue of seeking consent since earlier in the year when DJ Pierra released the song Wape a re-arrangement of... Read More
I have to confess that I am pretty tickled and amused by the bulldozer tactics being adopted by our private broadcasters who for the longest time have been referred to as the “Big 3” in Kenya’s media industry.
Digital migration has been anticipated for the longest... Read More
Last year, a local hotel Nairobi Pacific moved the courts praying that the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) and Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) be restrained from entering their premises and ‘harassing’ them and collecting performance fees. Their argument was that since they... Read More
Last year around November 13th, there was a fire that was lit on twitter, a fiery discourse between disk jockeys whom we popularly know as DJs and MCSK.
The trouble began to brew when the collective management society Music Copyright of Kenya (MCSK) announced the increase... Read More
During my brief stint working at the Music Copyright Society of Kenya in the licensing department, I got a glimpse on why it is a tad bit difficult to get some of the major music consumers i.e broadcasters to pay royalties.
I had the opportunity to... Read More