CEO of Nascam John Max says that Phura’s music is copyrighted for the next 50 years and royalties will go to his selected family members.
Nascam has issued a warning to people who pirate music of the late Ma /Gaisa king Phura Duwe who passed away two weeks ago in Swakopmund after battling an illness. Nascam CEO John Max also confirmed that they have reached out to support the bereaved family of the late singing sensation.
“I was in communication with the late family and NASCAM has already sent the contribution to the family for the funeral arrangements, as we do to all our members during funeral arrangements,” he said.
He added that Phura has, before his demise, notified Nascam whom he wanted to receive his copyright royalties.
“NASCAM has already informed the family about that. NASCAM is warning the public and upcoming musicians who like to take decease music and start making unauthorized copies or reproduce new versions without permission, the late Phura music will still remain under the protection and generate Royalties for the next 50 years as per Namibian Copyright and Neighboring Rights Protection Act of 1994,” he said.
He also said the family of the late Phura has also now been informed whom he has bequeathed his royalty payouts to.
unWrap.online has learned from family sources that a memorial service is scheduled to take place in Swakopmund tomorrow and one in Windhoek on Thursday, while the funeral will take place in Khorixas on Saturday.