Mvelani says no ‘pay per upload’ as Malawi Zoom hits on music sites

A new music “streaming” platform  Mvelani says it does not charge artists to upload or doctor its download numbers to favours others, saying they are more “ethical”, after MalawiZoom.com  questioning why Malawian artists have to pay for their music to be on Malawi-music.com, the leading music download site in the country.

Mvelani.com

Mvelani.com

Since the critical lifestyle website Malawi Zoom reported in “pay per upload” on Malawi-music.com, therehas been debate on whether artists should be paying music streaming and download sites to have their music uploaded on the platforms.

Malawi –music.com rejected claims that they charge artists to pay for download.

But music artist and promoter Biggie Lu has come to the defence of the platform and its management, saying the ‘artists pay for promotion’, is good , arguing that promotion of music shouldn’t be free.

“My question is did you know that they [Malawi-music.com] have an office that needs to be paid monthly? Did you know that building a website requires skills, patience, even maintenance? Did you know its got employees which it pays? Are you working for free wherever your working?” questioned Big Lu via social media.

DJ and music enthusiast Kenny Klips earlier said:“I tell people what do you want me to do and what is your budget. Most cats vanish

“Go look for the word promotion in the dictionary, come back to me. It’s a service I’m offering, I have to get paid,” said Klips.

But Mvelani.com director Dumisani Kapanga, said his site does not charge artists, saying that is not right.

“We dont’ charge people to upload or doctor our figures. Everything is algorithimic driven and our artists beneft,” Kapanga told Nyasa Times.

“This is why we are also the leading streaming website n Rwanda,” said Kapanga, 29 a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde University, and working in London.

He created the site for the music, which is often not available through mainstream music channels, as many of the acts involved do not have record labels or publishing deals.

Mvelani launched on 23 January, 2015 and provides music for desktop and mobile devices.

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3 thoughts on “Mvelani says no ‘pay per upload’ as Malawi Zoom hits on music sites”

  1. Chidongo j says:

    Tamaibani ife tizigobenner zabwino zabwino. ndithawinso yomagula nyimbo ino. woyimba wolemera analemera kale ku Malawi industry imeneyinso ili ndi ndalama masiku ona mukalamba nchoncho. nyimbo mukuti mukuimba za love za masiku ano mwanama simunaionere patali mitre zachimidzizo ndi zimene anzanu akupanga nazo malonda chifukwa wa kumudzi agula tape or dvd chifukwa alibe macomputer ambiri. Mupeng muzingoti eeeh gospel, hiphop. ragger. Matamanso kwambiri ndi pa international pomwe simuziwika Mufunsine Wambari Mkandawire kuti zimakhala bwanji basi kumangoti tikaimba ku Uk kapena ku Joni. Nyimbo za Giddies Chalamanda m’mene anthu anzikondera zina zimene zimayenda malond ku Uk ndi RSA nda yu Lulu Mwachenjera darling, Mbenjere. katere mlaka Maliro. Skeffa Chimoto. akanadzagulitsa wokha bwenzi atalemera kwambiri osati enanu. mablacknso amabwera bwino. koma enenu tizingopa pirate palibe chifukwa choonongera ndalama kumagula nyumbo zanu.

  2. Cheza says:

    Ma artist achuluka uhule. Anjiru wama Blacks wathetsa ukwati wa Tamanya Chavula waku Tunisia uja – kapena titi athetserana ukwati. Kumachindana kunamizira nyimbo.

  3. Frustrated Northerner says:

    So is this Mvelani registered as a charity?

    What Kenny Klips said sounds logical.

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