Unreliable, inconsistency ZIMURA disgruntles musicians with meager services - OyOsNews

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Monday, 16 July 2018

Unreliable, inconsistency ZIMURA disgruntles musicians with meager services

Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA) is a composer and publishers association that was established to protect some of the rights granted to them by the copyright and neighboring Rights Act Chapter 26:05.

OyOsNews contacted interviews with some of the artists registered with ZIMURA regarding the services offered and most of the artists showed disgruntlement with how the board is handling their services.

In an interview with Norman of Extra Large told OyOsNews that, he thinks with the resources that the organization (ZIMURA) has and also the way it has been difficult to deal with those who are supposed to work with ZIMURA in terms of royalty collection. “I believe they are doing the best they can for the artists, I think it has to start with those that ZIMURA collects royalties from, we should know they can't pay artists royalties that they don't have.”

Andy Muridzo manager, Gift Petro said, “We are the same with other artists nothing much from ZIMURA. They must be transparency in their collection of data from all broadcasters and also work closely with the artists in distributing their money.”

OyOsMusic signed up artist Mc Chita had this to say, “They try but their system is backdated, they still want printed versions of song/lyrics, artists have to bring in physical copies of the music on CD when we live in a digital age. They try to be efficient with chasing royalties as far as I can tell but they don't seem to be much of an authority in that aspect because they always complaining about being owed by radio stations.”

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