MCSK Membership Registration Requirements

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Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) Membership Registration Requirements. MCSK is   non-governmental, non-profit making organization that is mandated to administer economic rights for authorscomposersarrangers and publishers of musical works in Kenya and other affiliate societies by collecting royalties from music users and distributing the same FAIRLY to the rightful owners.

MCSK is registered under the Companies Act (Cap 486 of the laws of Kenya) as a Company Limited by Guarantee.The society was registered in 1983 as a company under number C.5/83

The first directors were as follows

  1. Mr. Laban Juma Toto (Composer Musician)
  2. Mr. David Amunga (Composer Musician)
  3. Mr. Rajab S. Chumbii ( Musician)
  4. Mr. Daudi Kabaka (Composer Musician)
  5. Ms. Betty Njeri Tett (Producer)
  6. Mr. Griffith Justus Siboe (Director of Culture)
  7. Mr. Rautta Athiambo (Civil Servant)
  8. Mr. Robert Noel Simpson (Business Man)

Since then, the Society has grown in leaps and bounds in spite of many challenges and it is moving to greater heights to achieve its objectives.

Membership requirements are divided in two.

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  1. Author, Composer & Arranger
  2. Publisher


  • 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.


  • 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

Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) Contacts


Waiyaki Way (Outer road) – Westlands
Between Malawi High Commission and Toyota Kenya

TELL, 0700635806, 0784635806




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