itemprop=”headline”>Late Music Promoter Kasiwukira’s Family To Sue Artistes Over Reselling Copyrighted Songs
Posted on August 11, 2021
The family of the late businessman and music promoter Eriya Ssebunya Bugembe, also known as Kasiwukira said they will go to court to sue artistes who will resell their copyrighted music to UgaTunes
Speaking at a press conference they held in Kampala on Monday 9th of August 2021, they said they still have rights over music albums of some of Uganda’s prominent musicians including Jose Chameleone, Catherine Kusasira, Ragga Dee, Maddox Sematimba, Bobi Wine, Lord Fred Ssebaata among others.
One of the family Lawyers Kirumira Arthur said they that still have copy right to some of the albums these artistes produced between 2000-2008 when the late Kasiwukira was still in the business of buying and publishing of Ugandan music.
“This music is still for our client and that is the family of the late Kasiwukira, so we warn artistes not to resell it again,” he said
Kasiwukira’s heir Mr. Bbosa Ssebunya told journalists that they bought Chameleone’s albums of “Mama Mia”, “Dorotia”, “Mambo Bado”, “Shida Za Duniya” , “Sivio Ndivio” among others.
“Our father lost interest in this business because he never had capacity to manage music that is in the form of digital but we still own rights to these songs and whoever will use them must pay our family money,” he said.
Recently, there were rumors that Chameleone had agreed to sell all his songs to UgaTunes, a new digital music distribution company owned by General Salim Saleh but he has not yet come out to clear the air over the matter.