Getting Music onto Mvesesani
So, what does it take to get content onto Mvesesani?
It’s as easy as signing the Mvesesani artist agreement & following that, submitting music that is then put into the Mvesesani Store.
As with every sales platform, the legal stuff is important so Mvesesani’s first point of call was to come up with an agreement that artists/publishers needed to sign. However the biggest challenge faced was finding a lawyer who specialised in entertainment law in Zambia. After a great deal of research and numerous calls, a firm was found called Legalese which is based in Cape Town whose founder, Eitan Stern, specialises in working with startups & entertainment related matters. After a few weeks of back and forth in late 2016, a simplified agreement was finally put together.
The Mvesesani artist agreement is a pretty standard document comparable with most online music sites though the biggest hurdle to overcome for the co-founders was the revenue share which the artists agreed to during the launch of the service. At the launch of the platform at the beginning of 2017, the split settled on was a 40/60 split; with the artist taking 40%.
So over 2017, what changes have been made?
A year on; and the terms have been adjusted and are now operating on a 50/50 basis as a review was done towards the end of 2017. The hope is that this adjustment will be seen as a way to attract more artists to get on board hence giving the fans of Zambian music greater choice. This in turn should increase revenues in the coming months and years, allowing Mvesesani to further adjust this revenue share in favour of the artists.
So in summary?
All artists need to do is sign the Mvesesani artist agreement then their content is uploaded onto the platform. In addition, it is important to stress that there is no fee to pay to sign up and have content added to the store. For those interested, email the co-founders on email@example.com
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A former ZRA accounts assistant slapped three years imprisonment for stealing over K170,000
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Court has convicted and sentenced a former Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) accounts assistant, Sami Sami to three years imprisonment with hard labour.
Magistrate Faides Hamaundu entered a statutory judgment and ordered the convict Sami to pay Zambia Revenue Authority the money that he had stolen.
Sami aged 43 was convicted on 18 counts of the offence of Theft by Public Servant contrary to section 277 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
The court heard that Sami an account assistant at ZRA on dates unknown but between the 16th day of August 2018 and the 31st day of July,2019, being a person employed in the Public Service namely ZRA stole K174,566.59 cash which came into his possession by virtue of his employment.
And ZRA has sternly warned its members of staff that there are no sacred cows as any officers found wanting will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 25th January, 2023)
ZRA dismisses fake social recruitment post.
THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has dismissed reports circulating on social media platforms purporting that the authority has advertised for jobs.
ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Oliver Nzala said the social media reports are fake adding the general public should not be duped by unscrupulous people who are forging and coming up with fake ZRA documents in order to swindle unsuspecting people.
Mr Nzala said the fake recruitment adverts are a concern to the authority because some members of the public who are desperate for employment get swindled.
He urged the public to be on high alert concerning the scam, saying the unscrupulous people should be reported to the nearest police station or any ZRA office.
Mr Nzala also dispelled reports that the authority had set up a trust fund.
“The ZRA would like to warn and urge members of the public to strongly ignore and treat social media posts circulating, purporting that there is a Zambia Revenue Support Trust Fund Program and that the Authority has advertised for jobs, as fake. We have noted with great concern fake recruitment adverts circulating on social media purporting to have been issued by the ZRA. This is a big concern for the Authority because some members of the public who are desperate for employment get swindled,”he said.
He said ZRA’s recruitment process is anchored on core values of transparency, professionalism and integrity.
Mr Nzala said that ZRA advertises job vacancies on their website and in the print media.
He said in the past the authority has received cases from some being swindled of hard-earned cash by unscrupulous people purporting to be recruitment agents for ZRA.
He explained the swindlers send fake messages inviting the unsuspecting general public to attend interviews or assessment tests, conduct police clearance, undergo medical examinations and report for work.
(Mwebantu, Sunday, 22nd January, 2023)