The Return of Music Copyright Society of Kenya

Yesterday, IPKenya received this in an e-mail:


Dear Sir/Madam,

Music Copyright Society of Kenya (M.C.S.K) would like to invite you to a press conference this Tuesday 24th April 2012 at the National Theatre – Wasanii Restaurant – in Nairobi from 10:00 am.

The purpose of the press briefing is to inform/present to the public;

1) The issuance of MCSK’s License by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO)

2) The first Scientific distribution of Royalties by MCSK in conjunction with The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

3) Presentation of Royalty payments to the Top earners in the following tabulated distribution classes;

Ø Mechanical Rights Royalty Distribution;

a. The Orchard- Safari Sound Band
b. Skiza Tunes- St Joseph Catholic Choir Mbitini Parish

Ø Synchronization Rights Royalty Distribution- XYZ show Season 1, 2 and 3;

a) Joseph Wamumbe

Ø Radio and TV Distribution; ( completed logs July 2010 to June 2011

a) Capital Fm – Abbas Kubaff
b) Radio Afrika- Wyre
c) KTN – M.O.G
d) Hope Fm- Betty Bayo & Daddy Owen
e) Ghetto radio – Uko flani Mau Mau

Tabulated downloads from THE ORCHARD & SKIZA, playlists/logsheets from RADIO & T.V and XYZ show are available on our website

Thank you for your continued support.

Maurice Mwande Okoth


IPKenya would like to urge everyone interested to mark Tuesday 24th April 2012 in their diaries and make a date with MCSK.
It is indeed an important event because up until this point, MCSK’s fate as a CMO remained unknown. In fact, it was widely speculated that MCSK would not be granted a CMO license by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). Therefore this event will be the perfect opportunity to raise all your concerns and queries with MCSK as well as with the Copyright Board. The hashtag for live tweets will be #MCSKConf and a recap post will be published soon after the Press Conference.