What does a license from KECOBO mean?
“It means that we are duly and legally authorized by the office of the attorney general through Kenya Copyright Board to collect royalties inform of license fees from the members of the public who are exploiting copyrighted musical works in public places such as bars, hotels, psvs, broadcasters, shops, salons, supermarkets, malls, airports, railways, content service providers selling music downloads.
Kindly ensure that your licenses are up-to-date as it is illegal to exploit copyrighted musical works in a public place. Please visit any of our regional offices for new licenses, renewals and assessments so that correct license fees are applied.”
PROVISION OF EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES
We wish to invite professional audit firms to submit their applications towards the provision of external audit services to the Company.
The qualifications and minimum requirements are as follow;
- Must be registered with ICPAK.
- Have an external auditing experience of at least five (5) years.
- Has conducted external audits in at least five (5) reputable companies, preferably those with a semblance to the core business of MCSK and with membership of 5000 members and above.
A detailed profile of these clients should be included in the application, with at least three (3) of them being companies that can stand as referees.
- The partners are full time audit practitioners and are in good standing with ICPAK.
- Can demonstrate sufficient quality control measures and are independent in their functions.
- Have valid business permits, are registered for tax and are fully compliant.
Submissions should include:-
Press Release on 30M PPP Distribution
It was all good news for the MCSK and its members as the Society declared its distribution at the same week when the Kenya Copyright Board ( KECOBO ) was renewing the MCSK license . This marked improved performance by MCSK which complied with the terms for renewal of its license and key amongst the terms was condition on increased distribution to members .
The MCSK has declared the delayed June 2015 SCIENTIFIC PPP distribution of kshs 30.3 million . The declaration relates to the revenue collected between April to June 2015 and has been apportioned using log sheets obtained from the new monitoring system " VERICAST " as adopted by MCSK .
Secular music has regained the top position which had previously been dominated by Gospel music with SAUTI SOL emerging as the highest earners and most popular group during the period April to June 2015 . Closely following SAUTI Sol was BAHATI who emerged as number two and reaffirmed the presence of Gospel music with WILLY PAUL at number 4 . At number three was vernacular singer LADY WANJA who is a sister to the LATE QUEEN JANE with another vernacular singer MUM CHEROP rounding up the top five highest earners and most popular artistes based on air play logs in Kenya for the period APRIL to JUNE 2015 .
The full list of the top ten LOCAL ARTISTS is as follows ;