By Tendai Mukaro
Social media outcry over Nash TV’s contracts to artists has pushed NashTV into revising contracts so they consider both the artist and the company’s interests.
This comes after a leaked contract went viral on social media triggering criticism from the public .
The contract revealed that Nash TV was withholding copyrights of work they were doing for artists.
In a statement, Nash TV said the company was concerned with protecting both the company and itself.
“We have always considered ourselves a platform by the people, for the people and for that reason we value public views and feedback of the work we do,” read part of the statement.
“Due to public outcry concerning some of our contracts with artist, we have taken it upon ourselves to release all the copyrights to color vibes, videos, hotspot videos and live shows that we have done.
“Any artist who recorded with us and wants to claim copyrights is free to do that.”
The company said the current contracts were not intended for self gain but rather to protect the company which would have paid for the work at hand in full.
“The leaked contract was designed to give the company maximum protection especially after paying the artist the agreed figure for the music or video in full,” read part of the statement.
Nash TV said it was now working on a new contract which would benefit both the company and artists.
“Going forward we are working on a new contract and will reach out to all artist stakeholders, critics included so that we come up with a contract which seeks to protect not only ourselves but the artists as well,” read part of the statement.
“We will have the contracts debates live on air until we come up with a solid win contract.”
Nash TV said it was not profit oriented.
“We are also opening our financials to public scrutiny and these will demonstrate that as Nash group we have made no profits from Nash TV, as financial gain was never the driving factor in this venture, we are solely driven by the desire to grow the arts industry and bring a feel good experience to our country as proven over time,” read part of the statement.