By Draxon Maloya
Piracy Impinge on Upcoming Music Star
One of the upcoming musical stars, Aron Mbeu has come out in the open and accused the Copy Right Society of Malawi (COSOMA) for not doing enough to help artist to secure their works.
Mbeu, a resident of Chibavi in the city of Mzuzu blasted the COSOMA at Tukombo in Nkhatabay District on Saturday after performing for Coalition for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA) during the commemoration of this year’s World Safe Abortion Day which falls on every 28th of September.
The multi-talented musician who is also one of the best dancers and advertising agent currently working for JJ&T Entertainment said COSOMA needs to come up with proper mechanisms which can deal with the evils that comes out with piracy apart from just getting fees from the artists.
Mbeu’s works assisted a number of politicians in the Northern Region to gunner popularity during the 2019 political campaign marathon apart from being featured by a number artists including Njex and the popular Tanzanian Yamoto Band.
“Copy Right Society is only there to sell those stickers instead of going out there to enforce what it is instituted for, my two albums have been sold by those pirates selling music in flash disks who have flooded our markets and I yielded not even a single penny,” Mbeu said.
The Managing Director for JJ&T Joseph Chisamba sympathized with the musician but was quick to point out that artists should work in unison to protect their artistic works if they are to yield something from their sweat.
“Indeed it is very sad to see our musicians mainly these upcoming stars failing to establish themselves as musicians just because their works are being pirated by their own countrymen who have scattered across selling their works in flash disks,
“I employed Aron having appreciated his natural talent as a musician, dancer and an advertising agent, and our promotion agency is doing all it can so as to push him to stardom,” Chisamba said.