Kalenjin Junior Kotestes band and DNA top music earnings in 2014
04 March 2014, 17:23
Nairobi - A not so well known band, Kalenjin Junior Kotestes has emerged as the highest earning group in 2014 in records released by the Music Copyright Society of Kenya MCSK.
DNA follows suit in the list with Nonini, the previous year’s highest earning artist in 3rd place. According to the MSCK website, P unit has emerged as top earners and most popular artists in four (4) radio stations including Kiss 100, Homeboyz radio, Ghetto radio and Hot 96 FM albeit the group was beaten to the number one spot by KALENJIN JUNIOR KOTESTES BAND who emerged as the highest overall earners in the broadcasting category of MCSK royalties distribution declared on 28/02/2014.”
The top ten earners and / or most popular artist’s lists is as follows:
1) Kalenjin Junior Kotestes band
2) Dennis Waweru Kaggia aka DNA
3) Hubert Mbuku Nakitare aka NONINI
4) Collins Mike Majale aka Collo
5) David KamoniMathenge aka Nameless
6) Gloria OwendiMuliro
7) Jean Pierre Nimbona aka Kidum
8) Angela ChibalonzaMuliri
9) P UNIT
10) Linet Masivo Munyali aka Size 8
Daddy Owen and Victor Mbuvi were the fourth and fifth top earning gospel artists having taken 11th and 12th positions respectively. Other artists in the top 20 include the likes of Octopizzo, Sauti Sol, Wahu and Camp Mulla among others.
MCSK have been the epicenter of what I would call the downfall of the music industry in the past few years with a lot of artists signed to them claiming that they have not been paid in years and others claiming bias in the payment process. From the top ten list, it seems that there is a nice spread of artists form different genres and classes and many hope that this will be the changing point in the music industry. All we can do is wait and see what happens next.
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