Jazz musos fight over copyright

Thabang Garogwe. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Thabang Garogwe. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Two local jazz maestros, Thabang Garogwe and Lister Boleseng are in dispute over copyright violation, as they accuse one another of stealing the intros of either song.

In an interview with Arts&Culture, Garogwe said he was surprised to get a call from Boleseng who accused him of stealing intros of his two songs titled Music Sung by the Lord and Pelo Yame infusing them into his song titled, Se Bolae Mosadi. However, Garogwe claims to have long released his song in 2013 while Boleseng released his album encompassing the above-mentioned songs last year.

Garogwe also said he was the one whose song copyrights were infringed by Boleseng claiming to have long registered his songs with COSBOTS and having a Certificate of Accreditation As A Profound Producer, which he submitted a copy to this publication. He took the matter to COSBOTS where he also wrote them a notice letter of copyright infringement.

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