Thursday, 8 October 2015

Musicians Sue For Direct Payments From Safaricom

Artistes have moved to court to push Safaricom to pay them proceeds from Skiza Tunes that their songs get.

The five; Sarah Nagaya, alias Sarah G, David Kasika, Ali Akhonya, Brian Juma and Moses Kungu want the court to stop Safaricom from remiting ringtone money to the Kenya Music Copyright Society of Kenya.

They want proceeds from their music used as phone ringtones to be paid to them directly.

According to The Star, the musicians, through lawyer Albert Murambi, instead want Safaricom to pay them directly for their music.

High Court judge Joseph Onguto ordered the status quo be maintained, pending determination of the case. He ordered the musicians to serve Safaricom and KMCSK.