One of the importance of becoming a member of MCSK is to be paid annually by the institution for your music is has been played. To become member of MCSK,below are the requirements:

Membership requirements are divided in two.

  1. Author, Composer & Arranger
  2. Publisher

 AUTHOR, COMPOSER & ARRANGER REQUIREMENTS

  • One (1) copy of commercially published audio CD of each album/Single; strictly in MP3 Formats.
  • Two (2) passport size photographs and a copy of identity card/passport/birth certificate;
  • Copy of National identity card/passport/birth certificate for next of Kin;
  • Copies of agreements if there is joint copyright ownership.
  • Names of group members and an appointed representative if it is a group/band or choir.
  • Five thousand shillings, application fee. (Nonrefundable).
  • Letters of administration from the courts of law if applying on behalf of a deceased person.
  • Guarantor who has been a member of MCSK for a minimum of four year
  • Preferred bank account number of the applicant/s. ( NO SACCOS)
  • KRA pin certificate.

PUBLISHER REQUIREMENTS

  • A certified copy of certificate of incorporation or business name;
  • One (1) copy of CD of each album published by the company or business entity; strictly in MP3 Formats.
  • Certified copy of PIN certificate for the company or sole proprietorship.
  • Certified copies of contracts/ agreements between the publisher and the composers/authors/writers;
  • Names and nationalities of all Directors or partners of the publishing company;
  • Copies of agreements if the company has acquired control of local/foreign publisher catalogues;
  • Two (2) passport size photographs and a copy of Identity card/passport of the representative/s;
  • Company resolution appointing the representative/s;
  • Guarantor who has been a member of MCSK for a minimum of four
  • Company resolution to join MCSK;
  • Cover letter on the Company’s letter head;
  • Ten thousand shillings, application fee.(non refundable)
  • Preferred bank account number of the publishing company. (NO SACCOS)
  • KRA pin certificate

Benefits of joining MCSK include:

  1. Members will receive royalties whenever their musical works are played on radio, Tv or exploited in public places.
  2. Members receive international royalties whenever their songs receive airplay from other affiliate societies since MCSK has over 120 reciprocal agreements with sister societies.
  3. As proof to ownership of works/songs in case of any legal disputes.
  4. Monetization of their musical works for airplays with our monitoring system that monitors online stations worldwide.
  5. International recognition via IPI (Interested Party Information).
  6. Different revenue streams when MCSK partners with stakeholders administering mechanical services in their platforms.
  7. Benevolent funds as a member.
  8. Medical bill reimbursement.
  9. Free legal advice in terms of copyright.
  10. Technical and legal support to our members.
  11. Better bargaining power as a company in terms of raising society issues and concerns that affect the society.
  12. Attending training seminars that MCSK organizes form time to time in corporation with various stakeholders in the entertainment industry to sensitize performers on various issues that affect them.

What mode of payment does KAMP-PRISK-MCSK use?

A: No cash is allowed. We use our KAMP-PRISK-MCSK M-pesa pay bill number which is 793911 Account: 7702460014 .Cash deposit is also used whereby you will be given the bank account numbers. KAMP-PRISK-MCSK cheques are also allowed.

MCSK regional offices and branch location

Head office Westlands, Waiyaki Way, AK-119, House no. 1 (Between Malawi High Commission and Toyota Kenya)  P.O.Box 14806-00800 Nairobi. Kenya.

  1. NAIROBI – TOWN OFFICE, CBD – Veteran House – 3rd Floor, Moi Avenue Street.                       
  2. CENTRAL – NYERI OFFICE – Peak Business Centre, 1ST Floor, Kanisa Road, off Kenyatta.           

THIKA OFFICE –Witeithie House, 4th Floor, Room 413, Kwame Nkrumah Road.

  1. EASTERN

MACHAKOS OFFICE (LOWER EASTERN) – K.C.B Building, 4th floor, Mbolu Malu road.

MERU OFFICE (UPPER EASTERN)  – Electrical House, 2nd Floor, Room 11, Ghana Street(Opposite Uchumi)

 WESTERN BUNGOMA OFFICE – Co-operative Bank Building, 2nd Floor, Room 7.

            KAKAMEGA OFFICE – Church House, Kisumu road, opposite Muliro Gardens.

  1. NYANZA KISUMU OFFICE – Harleys Building, 2nd Floor, Room B3, Oginga Odinga Street.

            KISII OFFICE  – Orange House, 1st Floor, Hema Hospital Backstreet.

  1. RIFTVALLEY ELDORET OFFICE (NORTH RIFT) – Kirem Arcade, 2nd Floor, Wing 15, Ronald Ngala Street.

            NAKURU OFFICE (SOUTH RIFT) – Ereto Plaza, 4th Floor, Mburu Gichua road. 

  1. COAST MOMBASA OFFICE – Zulijana Centre, 3rd Floor, Moi Avenue Street, Opposite Uhuru Gardens.



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February 8, 2024

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