- A German division of Warner Music has demanded that a group of German police officers pay them a large amount of money for using the Jerusalema song
- The police officers are only a few of the thousands of people who participated in the #JerusalemaChallenge that went viral last year
- The music group now wants the police department and a number of other organisations in the country to pay licensing fees for using the song in their clips
A German division of Warner Music has ordered the police system in the country to pay for using Master KG and Nomcebo's Jerusalema in a clip during which they took part in a viral #JerusalemaChallenge.
Warner Music, which owns the rights to the song, has been calling on a number of organisations in the country to pay up after they used the song while taking part in the challenge that went viral after thousands of people around the world used it and took part in it to spread positivity during the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, South Africans have headed online to share their thoughts about Warner Music's demands. Read a few of their comments below:
"Effective enforcement of #Copyright and other #IP is imperative for the sustainability of creativity and innovation."
"It was just a matter of time right..."
"That's great news."
"It ended in tears... Hope Bots companies ba baakantse madi adi challenge"
"Not just the police force. Hospitals, nurses, doctors, basically anyone that took place in the challenge. Maybe it's time for a #boycottjerusalema?"
Briefly.co.za also reported that Master KG really did make a massive hit with Jerusalema. The music producer made a song that went viral worldwide and it continues to top charts. iTunes recently released data that showed that the song remains in the Top 10 streamed songs in the world on their platform.
Jerusalema sits pretty at number six. Other artists on the list include Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, who is dominating most of the positions on the chart. Congrats to Master KG, what a massive achievement.
In other Master KG news, the Jerusalema hitmaker thoroughly enjoyed the year 2020. It was the year that his song became a global anthem and his name became a household favourite. He has also made some major bucks.
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