I'm Suing Apple Music/ iTunes

I'm Suing Apple Music/ iTunes

Apr 04, 2019, 08:15 AM

Durban-based event organiser and artist manager Dogg DBN aka Lindo Buthelezi has come out guns blazing at the recent banning of Mampintsha's music from iTunes music store.

Mr Buthelezi confirmed in a tweet of his that they plan on suing the online music streaming platform for R10 million, yikes!

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Buthelezi lamented by mentioning that iTunes charges artists for placing their music on the platform & that not consulting the artist and their team before banning the songs is a breach of contract.

The artist manager further mentioned that such a move from iTunes is a blessing in disguise as it's teaching black people the importance of ownership  instead of being consumers.

"iTunes is a music store. They CHARGE artists for putting their music. There's contractual agreements in place. There's monies being made. We still want to know who asked them to remove music by Mampintsha without prior explanations and consultation. This is breach of contract & we demand the music being brought back on the site. But it's great coz now we're also learning to create our own platform - my #SoundsAndTaste project is exclusively available on the @fameus_sa website because it's time now we stop this crap of being consumers. We must own our platforms or we will always be subject to such & you have NO say because u'r just a small SA fish in the pond! Chris Brown's music is still being sold so I honestly don't understand why you've singled out Mampintsha @itunes" [sic]


Buthelezi has even gone to the extent of cautioning radio personalities who have publicly mentioned that they would be banning Mampintsha's music from their show's playlist without consulting their station managers.

One of the few radio personalities he has confronted is MC Bonde from G98.7 FM after the radio jock expressed on social media that he would be banning Mampintsha's music from his show.

Buthelezi advised MC Bonde not to do so as he would work hard at ensuring that he got fired from his job for such an act without consulting his managers about this ban.

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In other news, Buthelezi also confirmed to Tshisa Live recently that he is assisting Mampintsha to execute his #FixItFixHim organization aimed to assist men to deal with their personal issues which could potentially lead to abusive behaviour.

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Main Image Credit: Instagram/@Dogg_DBN_


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Zee Dladla

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