Dispute over popular song 'Labantwana Ama Uber' has turned ugly

Dispute over popular song 'Labantwana Ama Uber' has turned ugly

- Labantwana Ama Uber is easily one of the biggest hit songs of the year

- Mzansi loves the song with the lyrics about washing in the kitchen with your aunt's 'waslap'

- However, now that royalties have to be paid, there is a big debate over who should get paid and who shouldn't

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The people responsible for giving South Africa Labantwana Ama Uber are in a dispute over royalties.

The distribution of royalties has not been settled upon after the song became one of the biggest hits of the year.

Semi Tee owns the song and is signed with Jozi Entertainment, who feels that Universal Music did not play a part in marketing the track.

Jozi Entertainment signed an agreement with Universal Music, according to ZAlebs.

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Lebo Mlangeni of Jozi Entertainment says Universal Music did not keep to the agreement to promote Labantwana Ama Uber, and feels they should not have to been paid.

But Universal Music wants its cut of the profits.

Lebo said:

"The problem we are faced with here is that it has now come a time where the royalties of the song need to be distributed fairly. I spoke with Universal Music trying to find out from them what did they do to market the song as per our agreement.
"At the moment I did not find any evidence of the work they did. My company and I have done the majority of the work."

This comes after other drama revolving around the song. Briefly.co.za gathered that social media users accused Semi Tee of stealing Labantwana Ama Uber from another artist.

Apparently, this issue has been resolved since then.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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