South African musician Tshego has just made a damning revelation about Family Tree, the record label to which he was allegedly formerly signed.
In case you missed it, the songster recently stated online that he never received a sent from the royalties of some of his songs, including “Garden,” “The Vibe,” “Hennessy,” “So High,” and “Tell Em Say.” He said he never signed any of them away and onwed the masters of them all. You can check out the backstory here.
Although he didn’t mention Family Tree when he ranted about not having being paid for his catalogue, it has since emerged that he was partly referencing the record label owned by Cassper Nyovest.
According to Tshego, Africori, the premier hub for independent artistes and record labels, wasn’t the reason he wasn’t getting the royalties from his music. Apparently Africori was unaware Family Tree wasn’t sub-accounting to its artistes – or, in this case, Tshego. He claims Family Tree was pocketing everything he was making.
He had to seek redress in court and was successful at it. In a tweet, he said this would be a precedent to other artistes who had been similarly shortchanged. He thanked the law firm instrumental to getting his catalogue back.