There are mixed reactions after Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) awarded royalties of less than MK10,000 each to artists Gwamba and Martse.
The breakdown of the recent royalties known thus far has seen Gwamba getting MK8,100 accumulated this year 2016 whereas Martse’s is at K5,300 for 2015 and 2016 ( 2015: K4,200 and this year K1,200)
Gwamba was first to share the news in a sarcastic way, calling on his close to friends to escort him to the bank.
“Monday tivaye Ku bank tikaime pa mzere tizapange cash cheque cha K8,100 ya ma royalties yomwe anandipatsa a COSOMA kenaka tikagule lunch pa KFC. Guys mukuona bwa? (On Monday we should go to the bank, queue on the line, cash the royalties from COSOMA and then buy lunch at KFC),” wrote the artist.
The Christian artist has won various awards and has an impressive discography backed by a huge royal fan base. Economically the Better artist is known to be rich and educated.
He is Ambassador for UNFPA, and CEO of Better energy drink as well as being an in-law to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri.
For someone who sponsors a league worth MK1 million in Area 18, the amount of MK8,100 is indeed small change. On his part, Martse expressed sadness over the amount he has accrued.
“COSOMA just called. Kuphatikiza za last year ndi za this year zakwana 5 thousand Malawi kwacha. Ndazimvera chisoni (Royalties for this year and last year are adding up to K5000. I pity myself),” wrote Martse.
The Mwano artist is CEO of Freshman’s/Hype entertainment and he owns a clothing line called Ghetto Ghatta.
Martse is also a recipient of several music awards and is popular among listeners for hit songs. Meanwhile, social media has been discussing the royalties though the general consensus is that the urban artist deserved more.
Ben Sam of BenSam Entertainment blamed COSOMA for the peanuts the artist are getting.
“I feel they deserve better, I feel COSOMA looks down on the urban music industry. They don’t know that urban music is the new local music,” he said.
Others are of the view the whole machinery need to be scrutinized altogether. Kabol Lombwe, manager for Nepman is a moderate. But he brings up an important viewpoint. Free downloads is where the money leak is.
“News coming out of COSOMA is disturbing but I just did my maths and understood one thing, much of what people are listening to comes out of the internet and we give it out for free and this is not part of the royalties program komabe ma K2000 , K3000 ndi ma k10000 wa ndi chipongwe kulibwino mukanakangowapasa akazanu,” he said.
In 2009 local artist Lawrence Mbenjere set the record after he was awarded over 2.5 million kwacha in royalties.
It remains the highest payout on the local scene. COSOMA which was established in 1992 under section 41 of the Malawi Copyright Act of 1989 is there to promote and protect creativity.
The body protects interests of authors, performers, translators, producers of sound recordings, broadcasters, publishers and in particular to collect and distribute any royalties or other remuneration accruing to them in respect of their rights provided for in the Copyright Act of 1989.
I’m not surprised….and 5 grand more than enough for two of them k2500 each
Guys pliz understand that its a printing error, the 8000 its 800,000 the 6000 is 600, 000 cosoma will fix that mawa
GUYS TIMASAUKITSANA TOKHATOKHA
Wait a minute! K8,000 or K80,000? & K5,000 or K50,000? I don’t understand school me guys……
Ambewe mwazidziwa liti inu ?
koma money yake yonyenyeka nanga mahope atengenso yaku saloon pompo?? Koma yah malawi wafikapo
Gwamba ndi dorro
With Major 1 Bushiri, Gwamba isn’t complaining about money, maybe Matse should complain about that, as of Gwamba is now playing with Rands not this useless Kwacha!
Ha ha ha iweyo wayankhula motiso ka 8 kwachako anakangodyela lauch kkkkkk 8,000 nkachani kwa awowo anaphula Pano akuona ngat ndi ka 8 kwacha + akanangompasa mwanayo kut kakhale ka 13 mwina nkugulako tizovala tina ndi tina nangasi friday akuvaya geri ha ha ha ha ha ha #Rand and #Kwacha mmmmmmm sakukawerenga
Kuimba kwafika pa usilu,K8000 basi? mkasa analandirapo K2mil album ya tigwirane manja.
Atigulisa kenako ndi chi k2000 chanyawanichi
ndimati ndipephe kwa anthu amene mumawotcha misika kuti mutiwotchereko COSOMA
ACB Look into this!
Tsono inu aGwamba zoona inu kulandira ndalama imeneyo, zoona?? Ndinu achitsilu aGwamba,,mwayendera mwambi uja akuti mwachaje satafuna
KKKKKKKK ndikaisintha mma Rand Gwamba walandira R130. Martse walandira R100 kkkkkk ndaisintha 1 to 50 per black market….. Koma Malawi
DPP woyeee hahaha
Kkkkkkkk that’s too funny, big guys like them get 8000 and 5000, Hihihihihi discouraging music
kkkk k8000 as reward sound #dramatic
Mwina ndindalama za major
8 nd 5 basi like giving to school kids
What a pity. It’s better to be a frozy vendor than to be one of these ‘celebrities’. Eish Malawi sazatheka.
yiark!!! they deserve that,,,the problem with our artists z that when they gain a lil” fame,,,,,,they forget to protect their brands,,,,,infact entertainment is very cheap in malawi,,,,so im not suprised with this development,,,,,,
if u ar doin music kuno kumpanje,,,jus do it for the LOVE,,FAME,,,nat FORTUNE,,,,,coz you ‘ill be disapointed
I don’t remember the last time I bought a Malawian track when I need it I just go and download it can someone school me does COSOMA pay loyalties based on downloaded music?
kkkkk u nigga si deal.nanga angadyese ana chonchi.
8 pin agura chani guyz
f*ck u cosoma
Alandira lupiya lawo monga mwa ntchito zawo,,,,ma gret heroes sangayerekeze kuwaninkha tizidutswa ta kwacha totere,,,,
Martse matama onse aja walandila ka 5 pin? hehede!¡!
malawi ziko losekesa! olo yokalowela ku studio osakwana koma nkhani mpaka pa media.!?!
Koma simbo munthu oyimba bwino ngati ameneyu
Ku Malawi Kumeneko.
Ndalamayo ikugwilizana ndimisikhu yawo
U celeb waku malawi mbola opanga ndlama ena odyelela ena shame
Ichi nde chamba2….
Kumalawi ukamaimbila business nde uzakhumudwatu coz Malawi smakondazakwaotu
This country is a joke.I’ve never seen anything like this in the world. Zimbabwe is even better…
Ndikamati izi mumati #urbanMusic muchedwa nazo….umboni ndi umenewu
nde akadulapo taxi ikubwera pa K4,300. nde kuti winayo mukumuti Gwamba ikubwera pa K3,354. kkkkkk Flamez.com
Daylight robbery at its best
That’s less than recording a single in any standard recording studio
Zafika pamponda chimera nanga nkutani…
Ma k2000 4lo okha koma kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
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I think it’s k500,000 n’t k5’000
bola nditayamba kumenya ya mbenjere!!!!!!!!!!!ma local studio nyimbo ndi 10 grand!!!kikikikikikikkiki ziwoneka this year!..!
Cosoma is trying to communicate that our radio stations dont pay what they are suppose to pay to the organisation #Mwano mene yaimbidwila pa MBC both tv and radio aaaa Martin deserve “better” offcoz not the drink
Koma guys Gwamba 8 grand..aaaaa..nde amulaulatu apa cos bushir amamupats ma mllion…nde amatse matama aja azipangir ndi 5000 kkkkkkkkk
Ha ha ha ha eti mpaka 8 kwacha Gwamba ???///bola Matse ndi matama ake aja akhaula bt Gwamba zuloli amanenyesa mpira 1 million kupeleka yaulere wina nkumampasa 8 pin mmmmmmm COSOMA adelera
Winayo alandira ma 2 pin 4 winayo ma2 pin awiri ndi half ya 2 pin imodzi..asosoleponso vat pompo..kkk
ndine DOLO ndine DOLO! mbwenu! kkkkkkkk si izi. udolo uli pati?
Nanga si inu mayo malo moti mukagule disc or DVD ya zanu mango otcha nokha panyumba….muganiza zanuyo angapeze chani pamenepo…munthu wakumudzi amakagula original disc or dvd no wonder achina nkasa ndia nzawo amalandila zochuluka…
Masanje Basi Apanga Nayo 8pin, Zopusa Zokhazokha
Koma yaaaaa! Olo kugulira mowa osalezela kkkkkk
Wat a joke.
Zi ma trump 2 plus K1000 kkklkk three notes
nyimbo zomwezi ndalandila nazo ma 5 pin
Kkkkk even ku mowa ukachoka osalezera chipongwe basi
200 rand kkkk
150 200bola ukanakhala 12
kkkkkkkkk pepani ndithu
Alipo amene wawakhomelera anyamatawa paja nthawi zose pamakhala mnthu wina osakufunira zabwino
Hahahahaha mmmm komaso ndiye ayitu
kkkkkkkkk nawe olemba khaniyi wachipongwe heavy….
No wonder ..Malawian artists are poor…money goes to the leaders
Uyu ndye Malawi walero under #so_called_bwampin’s_regime kkkk
last wk-universities closed up
this week k2ooo bank note #aka_trump mawa timva malawi 4 sale kkkkk
iwe nde zoba wenwen, chilichose kulowesa ndale iwe ndi mbimbi kamamanya eti mxiiiii!
ma zoba awa osetera zala asiyeni zimawapwetek mmene bingu anankankhira bakili samamvetsa that’s y chilichonse amalowetsa ndale.mbimbi kamanya kkkkkkk ovalira mkango swagger nkati osavalamo ndi boxer yemwe kumangousetera
ulamuliro unasintha basi, sazabweleraso m’boma amene mumawafunawo mwamva, ndale zilizonse
yaa!!!!!!!! Mafana mwaiphula
Awapatsa potengela ndi mene amaimbila
Kkkkk ndizokwana ky a a inu bwanji kod
kkkkkkkkkk mpaka 8 &5 pin zovuzed
malawi malawi ndalama ya chitumbuwatu iyi kkkkklkkkkish nkonko!
Ndalama yongokwana ku buka room baxi
Ndipanga comment ndikawelenga nkhani yose
Gwaladi ndi boss cz amasanja zambiri kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
Koma Anthu Asanja Awa,,,,kkk Ma 2grand 4 Bac? Kkkkkkk Cosoma Yomweyo
eeeeeeee fans yasanja kkkkk 2 grand sipano
hahahah…. ghetto youthi adye money, ndiyambili ameneyo akagula jeans mu mtsoka azikhwefula.
Mmmmmmmm Malawi ndi athu ake
Like for reall?
Kkkkkkkkkkkkk koma,ku malawi show ndiyosayamba kkk
mwina ine sindikuvesa bwino akuti k8000 kapena k800,00,0
Fuck so called COSOMA…kupondeleza achinyamata basi 8 or 5pin munthu atani nayo mmene zinthu zadulira panomu mxieew..#bitches
Kkkkkk akupasan zambili
Yogulira matemba kapena yokadyera ku sukulu.
kkkkk!matembaso singakwane bola bonya
nyimbo zmene mumat ndizamakape mbenjere analandira 2.5 million kkkkkkkl urban music 6 grand muzingotchuka ma radiomu et
Mkasa 1 million
Za achinyamata mmmm kutchuka nkumangozitikumula anzawo achina Mbenjere akuzidyela zaukulu kkkkkkk
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!nthawi ya achina mbenjere amafika ma k500,000!ndasekako guys
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