Malawi: New Digital Marketplace Opens for Malawi Music

1 December 2017

Digital Content

Lilongwe — A new opportunity for Malawian musicians to sell their music has arisen following the opening of an online digital music market called Maluso Music.

Briefing journalists in Lilongwe on Wednesday, managing director for Maluso Music and Raymka Group Mike Mkali said the new platform aims at reducing cases of piracy that are hitting artists hard.

"This is a digital marketplace is a new age solution that will enable artists and music creators to reap from their sweat by protecting their art from piracy.

"We believe that artistry needs to be encouraged because rewarding artists for their labor would trigger a trickledown effect which will eventually benefit communities," Mkali said.

Through this marketplace, artists will get 70 percent of all revenue collected from each song. Out of this, 10 percent will go to the Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA) which an artist can claim in the future.

Mkali said artists will have to open up accounts on their webpage where they will be filtered to verify their authenticity for the account. For a user to buy music, they will have to open up an account too. Read the full article on Manaonline here.