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MCSK EASTERN, K.C.B. BUILDING, 3rd FLOOR, MACHAKOS
MCSK RIFT VALLEY, ERETO PLAZA, 4th FLOOR NAKURU
MCSK KISUMU. REINSURANCE PLAZA KISUMU 4th FLOOR
MCSK CENTRAL, PEAK BUSINESS CENTRE, 3rd Floor, Kanisa Road, NYERI, Tel: - 0730200178
MCSK Thika, KIGIO PLAZA, 3RD Floor room 54, Nkrumah Road, THIKA TOWN, Tel: - 0724177259
MCSK ELDORET, KIREM ARCADE, 2nd FLOOR, Wing 15, Ronald Ngala Street, ELDORET
MCSK KERICHO. KOIN-EEI PLAZA KERICHO
MCSK KAKAMEGA, AMBWERE TOWERS, 3rd Floor Room 1, KAKAMEGA; 0730200170

OUR MANDATE

Dear Music users and owners, kindly note that we received conservatory orders staying the decision by KECOBO to deny us a License as below.
Kindly note, IP (Copyright) is private and not government property, hence the copyright owner has to give authority/mandate before any society can claim to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Demand for proof of mandate for any society trying to license. Click here to view the orders.

Notice to Members and Stakeholders

MUSIC COPYRIGHT SOCIETY OF KENYA (MCSK) collects and distributes royalties for the exploitation of Performing and Reproduction rights of  Authors (songwriters), Composers, Publishers and Arrangers of copyrighted musical works.

MCSK  controlled catalogue  (repertoire)  has over 100 Million   copyrighted  musical works together with details of  over 10  Million  audiovisual productions from over 14,000  Kenyan  Copyright Owners

-  Musicians (Through  Deeds  of  Assignments) and over 120   Affiliate (Associate)  Societies  (Through

Reciprocal Agreements) from across the world.

NOTICE  IS HEREBY GIVEN TO  ALL COPYRIGHT OWNERS (MUSICIANS;  USERS  OF  MUSIC &  MCSK LICENSEES  THAT; On  03rd   November 2016, in  the High   Court of  Kenya at  Malindi, in  Constitutional Petition No.  05 of  2016: Mercy Munee Kingoo & Another – Vs-  Safaricom Ltd & Another, JUSTICE HON. S.J.  CHITEMBWE; RULED THAT:

The manner  in  which  Section  30A,  of   the  Copyright Act 2001  laws  of   Kenya  is  implemented  is unconstitutional as it was enacted without public participation and it is being retrospectively applied. It also limits artists’ freedom not to be compelled to join  an  association of any kind as  provided under Article 36   of the Constitution. The   petitioners are being forced to receive their royalties through Collective Management Organization yet they have no  dealings with them. This  is unconstitutional.

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PPP Distribution

We would like to notify our members the following: -

  • That the society shall be making distribution of royalties for performances in public places (PPP) class as per the distribution rules of the society, effective from 1st March 2017 and run up to 30th May 2017.
  • That the Amounts declared for General Distribution of Feb 2017 is 25,000,000.00 (Twenty-five million shillings only)
  • That we are using log sheets and data on music usage obtained from the new Monitoring platform VERICAST
  • That we are using data for the period beginning 1st March 2016 TO 31st December 2016
  • That royalties shall be transferred to members’ Bank Accounts. Amounts of 2000.00(two thousand shillings only) and below will be paid via mpesa.

NB: It is a requirement of the law that all Kenyan tax payers be I-tax compliant. Kindly note that you have to be I-Tax registered with KRA for you to be paid your royalties as per the law. Please register and send your iTax KRA Pin Number to your nearest MCSK office or send a copy of your PIN to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Only members who are 1 year and above in the society and have been successfully vetted will qualify for the distribution.

Any Issues regarding distribution of royalties may be addressed to the Distribution Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or P.O. Box 14806 – 00800 Nairobi and on 0733200872/0730200236/0730200222

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