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GOSPEL RULES THE TOP TEN
MCSK recently declared its fourth and final distribution for the calendar year on the 3/12/2014 .
The distribution relates to the period July - October 2014 and was for Performances in Public Places ( PPP ) class .
The late Angela Chibalonza emerged as the highest earning artist , closely followed by Gloria Muliro and Jaguar , who was the highest earner in the previous financial year distribution . Also within the top ten highest earners were Ben Mbatha , Dominic Muasya Mbithi , Sauti Sol , P Unit , Sarah K , Nameless and Esther Wahome .
This is the first time in the Society history that the top ten highest earners list has been dominated by gospel artistes with top two positions going to gospel artistes .
In the international member category , Mariah Carey dislodged Diamond from the top spot with Rose Muhando , Kidum , Ne-Yo , Kirk Franklin and Chris Brown featuring in the highest earners list .
The list of highest earning artistes signifies songs that the artistes have released which have enjoyed high number of airplays during the period under review .
For some of the artistes who belong in groups , the earnings have to be split within the group members and as such reducing the overall earnings . This is the case with Sauti Sol and also P Unit ..who are both boy groups and who would have been in the top but the royalties are reduced due to the sharing within the group .
To ensure that all artistes maximize on their earnings , the MCSK has developed a system where artistes can themselves log into the Society website and check to see that their music is being monitored for airplays . The more airplays an artist receives the more the earnings .
All MCSK members are asked to kindly log into the website and go to the " MONITORED WORKS " tab . The members will then enter their membership numbers which is the ' access code ' .
Members will then enter their names as the ' user name ' and be able to search and see which of their songs are monitored .
If any song does not appear , the members will then send the song as an attachment together with a declaration form confirming rights to the song . The songs will then be entered into the digital monitoring service to ensure royalties are paid for each airplay .
The race is now on for the title of highest earner in the next year MCSK awards scheduled to be held again on the 20 th October 2015 .
All the best to all our members in the festive season and Happy holidays .
CS MAURICE OKOTH
Dated : 5/12/2014
EARN MORE ROYALTIES!!!!
STEP 1. Go to the Monitored Works tab and click on the monitored works link on the menu
STEP 2. On the MCSK Music search portal, log in using your membership number as the user name and the access code. Each MCSK name is the user name.
STEP 3. Carefully search for your music works from the database and verify that all your music is being monitored
STEP 4. In case any of your music is not monitored, immediately compose an email and attach your music in mp3 format
STEP 5. Then download the New works declaration form from downloads page on the mcsk website which you should carefully fill and attach a scanned copy to the composed email
NB: Members are still free to submit their musical works to the various MCSK offices.
PLEASE NOTE IF ALL YOUR MUSIC IS MONITORED THEN YOU WILL EARN MORE ROYALTIES FOR AIRPLAY RECEIVED.
MCSK DOES NOT RECEIVE MUCH LOG SHEETS FROM BROADCASTERS, AS SUCH WE MONITOR AIRPLAYS.
ALL MEMBERS ARE OBLIGATED TO ENSURE ALL THEIR MUSIC IS MONITORED BY FOLLOWING THE ABOVE STEPS.
CS Maurice Okoth
Chief Executive Officer
The MCSK Awards 2014
The MCSK (Music Copyright Society of Kenya) music awards which is held annually in an effort to celebrate Kenyan artists in the industry, is set to take place on the 20th October at the Carnivore grounds and will be aired live on KTN. The awards is held annually in an effort to celebrate Kenyan artists in the industry.
All guests will be expected to be seated at 3pm for serving of refreshments,” a statement mailed to MCSK stakeholders last week read. “The awards are expected to go live from 3.30pm and will run for approximately three hours ending at 7pm,” the statement had it.
Top musicians from across Africa having confirmed their participation in this year’s Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) awards,