Kujata Jata Hitmaker, DT Bio Mudimba, Bemoans Piracy
Sungura artiste DT Bio Mudimba, whose real name is Day Tawanda Mudimba, says he is a victim of music piracy after his latest release “Aluse…Mushe Mushe” was unlawfully uploaded online.
Mudimba, who rose to fame following the release of the track “Kujata Jata”, released his new track on 20 July, “Aluse …Mushe Mushe” loosely translated to “through grace everything will be fine”.
In a post on Facebook, Mudimba narrated his unfortunate experience with a music pirate only identified as Fuga. He wrote:
Guys, I am so pained. Someone called Fuga stole Aluse Mushe Mushe and uploaded it on all online stores the very week it was released. I was banned from putting it on stores yavekunzi haisi yangu.
Now yatevererwa paYouTube channel yangu where I uploaded it first and it has been barred from monetisation claiming that it now belongs to Fuga.
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Is it the way we should make money from the underprivileged who are struggling to earn a living from their hard work as Zimbos?
May the almighty bless him who has decided to take the little bread for my children to feed his own.
The song has received 110 000 views on YouTube since it was uploaded on the official DT Bio Mudimba channel.
Music critic and artiste manager Marshal Shonhai advised artistes not to release songs on WhatsApp before uploading them to online stores. He posted on Facebook:
Dear artists, please put your music on online stores first before releasing it on WhatsApp.
This is how piracy looks in 2022, it no longer burns CDs, it has now gone digital.
What pains me about this is the same happened with Kujatajata.
Imagine for all the impact the song made, the artiste did not make anything out of it online.
More: The Standard