KECOBO suspends music board MCSK, withdraw its licence over graft and abuse of office

 

Music Copyright Society of Kenya MCSK photo
 Music Copyright Society of Kenya board.

 Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK), the board that distribute royalties to the musicians, get a blow after the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) withdrew its licence.


MCSK license withdrawal comes after it declined to follow the existing licensing conditions, including submission of the authenticated list of members.


The MCSK also did not upload its members’ musical works into the digitalized National Rights Registry (NRR) database as required by the law.

“The funds belonging to the Society will be held securely until the shortfall is resolved to the satisfaction of KECOBO,” said board chair Mr Mutuma Mathiu.


Last year, MSCK was attacked by Kenyan musicians and their fans after it was realised that it offered Sh2,500 each to musicians as royalties in one year.


Khaligraph Jones and King Kaka criticised the Board accusing it of extorting and exploiting them.

However, licenses of other MCSK partners, the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) and Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK), have not been cancelled.

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