ZIMBABWE Music Rights Association (Zimura) has paid $0,75 each to five musicians in royalties while the highest paid singer got $40 000, the Daily News reports.
“Musicians are getting 10 times or more than what they got last year, though the value is less as compared to last year. The highest paid musician got around $40 000 while the lowest got $0.75,” Zimura executive director Polisile Ncube-Chimhini said.
“Though $0,75 was the minimum, as an organisation we do not send out such figures; we do not distribute such amounts to the responsible musicians. This year, only about five musicians were at the minimum.”
$5 000 while at least 700 musicians got nothing. Over the years, the music rights organisation and State broadcaster ZBC have fought over the refusal by the latter to pay for the songs played on its stations.