There is a new money making gig in town, the music scratch cards.
These cards produced by startup company Mdundo.com give the artistes a means to sell their music legally and keep all the revenue raised from selling the scratch cards.
Mdundo.com released its second batch of music cards to 38 artists signed to its music platform this week. The music cards to be given to artistes are valued at Sh3.8 million.
Mdundo are the innovators of a music scratch card service that enables the user to buy and download music to their phone. The user scratches a code on the card, logs into the mdundo.com website, enters the scratched pin and phone number and downloads any five songs from the artiste of choice. The music is also available online on the site.
The platform has been received well by artistes with sign up of up to 80 artistes in the last four months. Here are their sentiments:
Artistes signed so far include Nazizi, Octopizzo, Mbuvi, Juliani, Alice Kamande, Israel Mugisha, Collo, Chris Adwar, Mercy Masika, Bamboo, Dan-Gee, Rock band PLG and Villager's band.
"Scratch cards are a hot Idea. Mdundo is down to earth and easy to use, " said Yvonne Darcq.
"I think Mdundo has opened a new platform for artistes, it gives us a chance to have more power and protection over our own music and how it is distributed," said Vanika.
"Mdundo has made it super easy for artistes...no more excuses let's sell! sell! sell,"remarked Wendy Kimani.
While Big Pin added, "It 2013 and we taking over no excuses for not getting access to Kenyan music, thanks to mdundo."