Harmonize to sue Diamond over royalty claims
Konde Boy as he prefers to call himself is threatening to sue his former boss Diamond Platnumz over royalties.
Harmonize, recently featured on Khaligraph Jones’s latest jam, Kwame, is building a team of lawyers to help launch an attack against WCB’s record label.
Since ditching the Diamond-owned record label, Harmonize claims he has been unable to collect his publishing royalties claiming WCB has been taking his cut instead.
The Uno singer further alleged that Wasafi has collaborated with music distribution agency Mziiki to reap of his publishing royalties.
“Wasafi and Mziiki have partnered to mess with me yet I have done them no wrong. It’s been a tussle to get what is rightfully mine from them so that I can feed my family just like they are doing with their families. Why would they deny me access to my Intellectual property rights (IP) and while at it they continue to collect money from my IPs on my behalf,” Harmonize alleges.
Harmonize now wants the newly appointed Culture and Arts Assistant minister, rapper Mwana FA, to help him solve the impulse. The two share a good bond, having recently featured on the same track.
“I am counting on him to help me because I have been unable to collect my publishing royalties for three years.”
Harmonize claims the uncollected royalties run into millions of Shillings, revealing he had just received a call from Ziiki Media-another music distribution agency-to go collect 25,000 US dollars (Sh3.2 million) as royalties from them.
When Harmonized forced himself out of Wasafi in 2019, terminating his 10-year contract prematurely while in the fourth year, he was forced to pay Sh25 million as the buyout of the remainder of his contract.
Harmonize, discovered in 2016 and turned into a star by Diamond, has always maintained the label was exploitative of him.
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