Following the aftermath of Jude Okoye’s outburst in the ongoing row between award winning Pop stars, P-Square and popular music channel, Soundcity TV, the station has swiftly reacted to Jude Okoye.
In the response, Soundcity TV subtly subbed Jude Okoye via a picture post on Twitter before releasing a statement addressing Jude Okoye’s claims via its website addressed to Jude Okoye and Soundcity fans, @Souncity denied claiming it is doing Psquare or any other artistes any favour, “Of course, we did not think we are doing your group a ‘Favour’. Just like any other artistes, if you have a great material, we will showcase it on our channel and various platforms. Supporting, promoting, nurturing a talent isn’t a favour. It is obligatory, indeed?”
Stating further the urban channel revealed why it does what it did for P-square out of love, “Begging P-square’ to Tour with? We needed the content? Soundcity is a music and lifestyle channel, music and music programming forms 80% of our content while lifestyle handles the remainder. We are pretty sure the expense of touring with you then was much more than rotating music videos, make a business case out of this and you’ll see for yourself why we wouldn’t have ‘begged’ as you have claimed in your tweets…but hey! We did it for the LOVE!”
Revealing Jude Okoye’s role behind Psquare music videos as a co-director, @Soundcity claims it never ask Psquare to come and perform for free, “We suggest rather than you wanting to ‘create’ a union in ‘we artiste’…you should speak and deal with your group squarely. NOBODY ever asked for your group to perform for FREE, only that we asked for a reasonable performance fee. You wanted to charge 10 or 12 Million or so. We are glad that a lot of artistes came through and yes; they played to their fans at the free event, for free.”
Jude accused @soundcity of not paying royalties, but @soundcity fires back at Jude by claiming he is not doing his job as a manager by not getting his artiste’s royalties, “Your job as a manager is to ensure your artistes’ get their royalty pay cheques. Check with COSON and MCSN, SOUNDCITY pays Royalties every calendar year for music use on Soundcity and on sister channels, the platform carriers (DStv) doubles that effort too. Perhaps you should ask your colleagues in the industry about how that works. COSON is the Copyright Society of Nigeria and MCSN is the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria…”

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