YouTube has pulled down a music video by Tanzanian singer Harmonize after a copyright claim was filed by one of Kenya’s leading music producers, Magix Enga.
A spot-check conducted by SDE on Harmonize’s YouTube channel revealed that the ‘Uno’ video has been pulled down, but the audio version is still available.
“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Magix Enga,” a message from YouTube read.
After the song was pulled down, Magix took to social media issuing a warning against anyone sampling his beat.
“1 week imeisha and the song Uno is no longer on YouTube. Don’t sample Magix Enga beats. I repeat don’t! Like I said I’m not going to allow this to happen, not in 254,” wrote the producer nicknamed ‘Beat King.’
Warning to Harmonize
This comes a week after Magix accused Harmonize of stealing his beat, warning of unspecified consequences if the song is not pulled down. Evidently, Harmonize did not heed the warning.
According producer and singer, Harmonize used a beat he created for the famous club banger, ‘Dundaing’ featuring King Kaka and Kristoff.
“Like nothing happened @harmonize_tz Gat some free beats for you bro... I’m giving you 1 week take down the song otherwise... Natoa mwenye let me put it in Swahili so that you can understand what I’m trying to say,” he wrote initially.
After Harmonize seemingly remained mum on the issue, Magix swore to not to let him off the hook.
“It took me a day to come up with the Vibe G you get. This s** has happened before but this time things will be different... I’m not going to allow that to happen not in 254,” he wrote.