Reports: 'City Rain' DJ paid 'co-producer' only R200 for hit song
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Johannesburg - Popular DJ Mobi Dixon is accused of paying a measly R200 to his 'co-producer' for creating the hit song, City Rain.
According to Chosen Music Group's Vaughan Fourie, speaking to the Sunday World, the group co-produced the dancefloor hit "City Rain" with Mobi but were never credited and only paid R200 as a "session fee".
"He told us he would compensate us by featuring us in his next album and gave us R200. He said it was for the time we spent in his studio," says Fourie.
"At that time, we were not aware he was busy on an album or that he was recording those beats. We found out he recorded those beats when he released the song City Rains. He did not even credit us on the album sleeve. If we had an agreement and knew that he was recording the song for his album Tribal Soul, we could have charged him R10000.", he later added.
But Mobi Dixon is having none of it and says the stunt is "a means of trying to be relevant".
"They knew very well I was recording an album. I called them for a session as session musicians," said Mobi Dixon," he told the paper.
"They are lying about producing the album. They did not produce it. All they did was play the guitar and add keys to the song".
Mobi Dixon confirms that he did in fact only pay the group R200 but says he only did so to "compensate" them for the work they had done.
We wonder how Mobi payed the group. Note? EFT? e-wallet