Composers, Authors and Publishers Association (Capasso) claims MTN owes songwriters at least R1 million in unpaid royalties for 2014.
The non-profit organisation has issued the mobile network with a ‘take-down’ notice to remove music from all its platforms.
Capasso CEO Nothando Migogo on Thursday said the R1 million represents only a portion of the full amount due to artists, because of outstanding sales reports.
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:
Part of the problem is that we don't know exactly how much MTN owes our members.— Nothando Migogo, CEO of Capasso
MTN is saying that they aren't responsible for paying, and that we must talk to the content aggregators.— Nothando Migogo, CEO of Capasso