Monthly Archives: March 2011

MAPEMBA Rescues Musician from Daylight Robbery


Eight years ago, a Malawian musician needed to part ways with K12, 000 to produce an album in a studio. Now a 10 track album can cost the musician close to K50, 000.But within this eight-year period, the musician is … Continue reading

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Royalty Politics Maul COSOMA


For what I think is uncounted times now, I have written about the Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA).COSOMA was established in 1992 and it operates under the 1989 Copyright Act which protects copyrights and “neighboring” rights in Malawi. Although the … Continue reading

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Coss Chiwalo – A sign of BK Beat demise


My urge is not to out rightly look at one Coss Chiwalo as a sign that connote death of the all famous Balaka beat.Yes, the same Balaka beat that was started by Sir. Paul Banda, the same one that made … Continue reading

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TNM Registers Growth amidst Power challenges


Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), one of Malawi’s two mobile phone service providers has released results for the year ended 31 December, 2010 where it is indicating that it would have achieved more growth if Malawi did not experience intermittent power … Continue reading

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Give a Salary to the Musician


The Music industry in Malawi continues to be elusive to the main player who matters in the business. The musician is still a beggar even in the face of all the talent, effort, sacrifice and courage to bring something on … Continue reading

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