Musician Piksy gives kudos to MBC for paying royalties

Written by  MBC Online

Urban music artist Piksy has given kudos to Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) for “paying what they owed us as musicians.”

20
February


He was reacting to a recent  MBC double take  of paying K26 million as the last chunk of its K164million debt in royalties to Musician Union of Malawi (Mum) and also paying in advance K25 million for the rest of the year.


Piksy, real name Evans Zangazanga, said MBC’s gesture “really shows that they have the welfare of us artists at heart”.


The paying of royalties by MBC has enabled Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) to start the third and final phase of distributing royalties of the 2018/2019 financial year through Art Sacco.


In the final phase, according to Cosoma Executive Director Dora Makwinja, 2,441 artists and 8,919 songs will receive their royalties.


The number is an improvement from the last two phases. During the first phase 1,700 artists received royalties while 1,800 benefited in the second phase.


Makwinja has since deplored the conduct of some private radio stations who are yet to finalise honouring their debt, saying Cosoma would be happy if they follow the example of MBC  in honouring their obligation.

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