Zambia Associations of Musicians Former President Michael Zulu has called on government to device strong measures that will help curb piracy in the country.
Michael Zulu said music is an expensive art, stating that it requires a lot of creativity for it to be pursued.
He told ZANIS today that some people are duplicating and selling songs at a very low price, a thing he described as a draw back to the prosperity of the industry.
“It is not fair for people to sell a song at three kwacha when, the composer put in a lot of money to have it produced. People don’t understand the value of music and what it does to the economic life of people involved,” stated Mr. Zulu.
He however, urged the Ant-piracy wing of the Zambia Police Service and other Agencies who help fight piracy to enforce the law in order to combat the scourge.
Mr. Zulu who is also a musician stated that it is high time musicians began to educate the society on the importance of music to the community.
Meanwhile, Mr. Zulu has further urged government to put in long lasting measures that will help end piracy in the country.