Articles tagged 'zimura'

Zanu PF threatens to end piracy 19 December 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF has promised to stamp-out piracy, a monster that has ravaged the arts industry for decades, through the introduction of “strong legislation” next year. The resolution, among others, was made at the party’s recently held 17th annual conference in Esigodini. The consolidated ...
Artists hail crackdown on vendors 24 October 2018 HARARE - Arts representatives have hailed the government crackdown on street vendors saying it is in a way helping in the fight against piracy as this action has chased away pirates off streets. They have urged recording labels to take advantage of the crackdown on vendors, and set up record b...
Scores of artistes grace Zimura workshop 18 September 2018 HARARE - Scores of artistes gathered in Harare on Friday to celebrate The African Copyright and Collective Management Day, courtesy of the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) in conjunction with arts promotions organisation, Devine Assignments. The African Copyright and Collective Manag...
Zimura, Devine holds copyright workshop 13 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) will hold an African Copyright and Collective Management workshop in Harare tomorrow. The workshop, being held in partnership with arts promoters, Devine Assignments, is being held in commemoration of the African Copyright and Collective Mana...
Musicians furious over radio royalties 29 June 2018 HARARE - Local musicians have once again contemplated stopping radio stations from playing their music after they were given pittance as royalties this year. Musicians' revenue collecting agency Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) recently revealed the State-owned broadcaster ZBC has fa...
Zim celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 13 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Intellectual Property Day on April 26. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life as we...
Artistes paid $5K per month to clear debt 16 May 2017 HARARE - State-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is currently paying an average of $5 000 per month to liquidate its legacy debt which stood at $478 080 as at April 31, Broadcasting Services deputy minister Thokozile Mathuthu has said. Mathuthu told the Senate last week that the mont...
'ZBC prejudicing composers' 15 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) says Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is prejudicing their members in terms of music royalties because of their manual log-in system. When a broadcaster plays music, they are supposed to log in the song, internationally it is done thro...
Zimura spending raises stink 31 May 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) expenditure took up 53 percent of cash collected last year, leaving 47 percent to royalty payments. This has raised a stink with musicians, who feel that the association is using too much of the funds which are supposed to go towards roya...
Macheso blasts recording studios 30 December 2015 HARARE - Sungura music ace Alick Macheso has lambasted recording studios for mistreating struggling local artistes. Speaking at a recently held Zimbabwe Music Rights (Zimura) function, an emotional Macheso said musicians were being robbed of their work by some unscrupulous recording studios. ...
Zimura writes off ZBC debt 17 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) has written off royalties that the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (Zbc) should have paid to musicians between 2011 and 2014. Zimura Director Polisile Ncube told the Daily News that the writing off the debt was a result of the consultations...
Zimura hails Star FM, ZiFM 8 July 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) has said two new local radio stations are showing goodwill in their payment of royalties to artistes even under tough economic times. Zimura’s finance officer William Nanaire said Star FM and ZiFM were trying their best to meet their end of t...
Zimura fails to pay international artistes 1 July 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) said they owe international as well as regional artistes royalties. William Nanaire, the society’s financial officer, said they collect cash for all artistes but have their priorities set on local artistes. “We owe international artist...
Find formula for sharing royalties 20 June 2014 HARARE - The $300 000 that the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) is distributing to its members is encouraging. This a welcome respite to the country’s musicians that have been turned into paupers due to rampant intellectual piracy that has been allowed to run riot on the streets of Z...
Zimura tackles diminishing returns 3 February 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) director Polisile Ncube says her organisation is generating less revenue due to widespread closure of businesses that pay for using music. The music rights body generates royalties for member musicians by licensing radio stations and other en...
Zimura engages ministry over ZBC debt 30 December 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) and the Media, Information and Broadcasting Services ministry are locked up in talks over $600 000 that the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) owes musicians. Zimura director Polisile Ncube told the Daily News this week that talks betwee...
Zimura elects new board 6 December 2013 HARARE - Gospel star Charles Charamba and poet-cum-musician Albert Nyathi have been included in a new seven-member Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) board voted into office on Tuesday. The two popular artistes will be joined by Joyce Simeti, Bob Nyabinde, First Farai, Metro Studios pr...
Tackle the piracy scourge 5 December 2013 HARARE - The election of a new seven-member board to take charge of the affairs of the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) presents yet another opportunity for Zimbabwean musicians to consolidate efforts to accrue more out of their artistic compositions. With piracy exploding out of con...
ZiFM, Zimura in payment deal 3 December 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) has finally managed to reach an agreement with local commercial station ZiFM following the signing of a contract on November 22. Zimura director Polisile Ncube said as an organisation they were pleased with the outcome. “We signed the cont...
Zimura to embark on anti-piracy blitz 23 October 2013 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) says musicians will mount a blitz against music pirates from next month until the end of the year. Clarence Garura, Zimura branch manager for Bulawayo told the Daily News the planned blitz is intended to reenergise the anti-piracy drive th...
ZBC defaults on music royalties 2 August 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is failing to meet contractual obligations it entered into with the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) to clear over $600 000 in music royalties the national broadcaster owes musicians. After the High Court authorised the deputy sheriff ...
Zimura threatens ZBC 26 November 2012 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) has threatened to bar the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) from playing its members music so as to force the national broadcaster to settle a $600 000 royalties bill. Two weeks back, the High Court passed a judgment directing ZBH to pay ...
Zimura threatens ZBC 23 November 2012 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) has threatened to bar the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) from playing its members music so as to force the national broadcaster to settle a $600 000 royalties bill. Two weeks back, the High Court passed a judgment directing ZBH to pay ...
Zimura applauds Apoz's licence cancellation 3 October 2012 HARARE - Zimbabwe Music Rights Association, Zimura yesterday applauded the ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs move to revoke the licence of Innocent Matsengarwodzi s Anti-Piracy Organisation of Zimbabwe (Apoz). Polisile Ncube, Zimura director said: In response to the revocation to the license ...