Tuesday, 3 November 2015
KENYAN MUSICIANS SELLING THEIRE ON FAKE MUSIC AS CRIMINALS TAKE OVER MUSIC
Local and Society officials musicians are worried about fake music materials which had flooded Nairobi streets and other music outlet
Currently tapes are selling between Ksh 30 and 50 instead of the normal price of between Ksh 500 and 800 because nobody is not in the position of controlling the sale of fake materials.
According to former Music Copyry Society of Kenya director Nairobi County CDM Kiratu himself musician Copyright Board had totally failed its responsibility to take action against those selling fake music materials which is robbing the County millions of shillings per year while the musicianms die poor.
He pointed out that Copyright Board under Dr M Ouma is the only organazation with power to take action even arrest and take the offenders to court while Copyright Society role is to collect royalities.
Instead fake music dealers are using ther chance to boost there trade due to the power strungle among the collection organazation who wants to prove who had power to collect royalities which MSCK had been enyoing for man years.
Like other local; musicians Kiratu beleives that first step is for the gorverment to stem CD re writing which he termed as criminal offence,
Local musicians mostly gospel are on support of promoting the same of fake music materials some of them are armed with master tape and late in the day the burn few and sale them between Ksh 30 and 50 shillings in order to get bus fare.
Musicians fear that it will be difficult to fight the sale of fake music meterials because some of there members are sale fake tapes and pirated ones.
Ones you tell criminals nibanie tatu nina mteja he will burn 10 and more because you had surrendered to him master tape.
According Kiratu both Copyright Board and MSCK should organaze workshop in order to create awareness on the sale of fake music materials.
because the offenders are strong and with money like drug dealers while they ear than composers.
Kenya is becaming gate way for fake music materials in East Africa because they are allowed to sale at the capital city and re write CD with action being taken against them.
They traget best selling musicians like the late Franco, other Congolese musicians Tanzanian and late musicians in Kenya like Kabaka, Fadilli Fundi Konde among others.
The materials are not only sold in Nairobi but in other Countiesa like Kisumu and Nakuru is graveryard and they are doing in front of the owners and those who rise alram are beaten.
In Nairobi at Muthurwa and Gikomba tapes are sold like Sukuma and you will be get shocked that new songs are ending on the street befor the official realese, forcing some musicians to fear producing new songs to Kenya market but instead prefer to perform at public function.