MUSIC COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF KENYA is registered under the Companies Act (Cap 486 of the lawsof Kenya) as a Company Limited by Guarantee. It is a non-profit making Collecting Management Organization for Authors, Composers and publishers of musical works.
Its main mandate is to collect royalties in public performance and broadcasting, on behalf of its members and to distribute the same to its members, based on the professional rules of Copyright Collective Management Organizations.
The Society also represents in Kenya the interests of other interests of similar Performing Rights Societies through reciprocal agreements
Music Copyright Society of Kenya aims at building, mobilizing, institutionalizing, and supporting the musical fraternity within Kenya, integrating, sustaining and enhancing their earning of their works
To be the most effective and efficient music royalty collector and distributor in the world
To be a world class African society that meets members’ expectations with a commitment to sound management, cost effective services based on business ethics and values.
The values includes better life for those who make life beautiful
The society was registered in 1983 as a company under number C.5/83
The first directors were as follows
- Mr. Laban Juma Toto (Composer Musician)
- Mr. David Amunga (Composer Musician)
- Mr. Rajab S. Chumbii ( Musician)
- Mr. Daudi Kabaka (Composer Musician)
- Ms. Betty Njeri Tett (Producer)
- Mr. Griffith Justus Siboe (Director of Culture)
- Mr. Rautta Athiambo (Civil Servant)
- Mr. Robert Noel Simpson (Business Man)
Since then, the Society has grown in leaps and bounds in spite of many challenges and it is moving to greater heights to achieve its objectives.