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Master KG sues companies that commercialised Jerusalem Challenge

Master KG’s record label sues companies who participated in the Jerusalem Challenge for their commercial purposes, after the challenge trended last year with companies worldwide participating.

Jerusalema by Master KG ft. Nomcebo Zikode made waves internationally, with 343 million YouTube views, 155 mil Spotify streams, 12.8 million Audiomack streams, 1.2 billion total Tiktok views as at publishing.

Master KG’s associates, Warner Music, have written to many organisations in Germany demanding license fees amounting to several thousand euros in some cases, according to Focus Weekly News Magazine.

Werner said with the illegal use of a song, artists lose out on income streams especially in a pandemic where artists are struggling to make ends meet.

“Our job is to ensure that artists receive fair compensation for using their music.

Companies are legible to pay licensing fees if there is an advertising or image-promoting effect in favor of an institution, organization or company,” Werner said.

Source: German Focus Weekly News Magazine

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