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Konnect na Mtoi Drive
Mercy Kiprop from marketing hands over a cheque to Kenyatta National Hospital children's ward during radio maisha's Konnect na Mtoi drive as part of MCSK corporate responsibility.
GOSPEL RULES THE TOP TEN
MCSK recently declared its fourth and final distribution for the calendar year on the 3/12/2014 .
The distribution relates to the period July - October 2014 and was for Performances in Public Places ( PPP ) class .
The late Angela Chibalonza emerged as the highest earning artist , closely followed by Gloria Muliro and Jaguar , who was the highest earner in the previous financial year distribution . Also within the top ten highest earners were Ben Mbatha , Dominic Muasya Mbithi , Sauti Sol , P Unit , Sarah K , Nameless and Esther Wahome .
This is the first time in the Society history that the top ten highest earners list has been dominated by gospel artistes with top two positions going to gospel artistes .
In the international member category , Mariah Carey dislodged Diamond from the top spot with Rose Muhando , Kidum , Ne-Yo , Kirk Franklin and Chris Brown featuring in the highest earners list .
The list of highest earning artistes signifies songs that the artistes have released which have enjoyed high number of airplays during the period under review .
For some of the artistes who belong in groups , the earnings have to be split within the group members and as such reducing the overall earnings . This is the case with Sauti Sol and also P Unit ..who are both boy groups and who would have been in the top but the royalties are reduced due to the sharing within the group .
To ensure that all artistes maximize on their earnings , the MCSK has developed a system where artistes can themselves log into the Society website and check to see that their music is being monitored for airplays . The more airplays an artist receives the more the earnings .
All MCSK members are asked to kindly log into the website and go to the " MONITORED WORKS " tab . The members will then enter their membership numbers which is the ' access code ' .
Members will then enter their names as the ' user name ' and be able to search and see which of their songs are monitored .
If any song does not appear , the members will then send the song as an attachment together with a declaration form confirming rights to the song . The songs will then be entered into the digital monitoring service to ensure royalties are paid for each airplay .
The race is now on for the title of highest earner in the next year MCSK awards scheduled to be held again on the 20 th October 2015 .
All the best to all our members in the festive season and Happy holidays .
CS MAURICE OKOTH
Dated : 5/12/2014