June 3, 2019

Shameless Piracy

Last week one of our loyal visitors pointed me to see that Amazon is
making available loads of records taken from my beloved Global Groove.
Not only complete albums but also my Global Samplers as well as other
of my compilations. A firm called Kipepeo just downloads the files from
my website and sells them using the Amazon web shop. It is astonishing
to see how they even use my artwork without taking the trouble designing
something new. In some cases they also make new artwork for my compi-
lations and make new compilations with my rips. Also amazing to see,
albums with worn out and damaged covers are being sold without
repairing or searching for the sleeves online for example. It is a
shameles exercise all together. I am not sure if Amazon is aware
of this piracy. One way or the other, I am not going to make a big
fuzz about it. The rights of the music don’t lay with me so what
can I do about it. It is painful though, people pay their good money
for music I made available without charge. The whole idea behind
the Global Groove is sharing my collection with the world. I buy
the records, travell to find them and invest time and money,
it was meant to preserve almost lost and forgotten music.
Nothing else. I hope this message reaches many and
prevents people from spending money on stuff they
can just download for free ..

Vorige week kreeg ik bericht van een van onze trouwe bezoekers dat
Amazon een berg platen en compilaties van mijn geliefde Global Groove
te koop aanbiedt in hun webshop. Niet alleen complete albums maar zelfs
mijn compilaties zoals de Global Sampler serie en andere comps. Een firma
met de naam Kipepeo download mijn content en biedt deze te koop aan via
Amazon. Het is verbijsterend te zien hoe deze club zelfs mijn artwork over-
neemt zonder zelfs maar de moeite te nemen iets nieuws te ontwerpen.
In sommige gevallen worden er ook wel nieuwe hoesjes gemaakt en maken
ze ook nieuwe compilaties met mijn rips. Ook is het verbazingwekkend te zien
hoe platen met beschadigde of beschreven hoezen gewoon als zodanig worden
aan geboden zonder bijvoorbeeld online naar een nette afbeelding te zoeken.
Het is een schaamteloze vertoning alles tezamen. Ik weet niet of Amazon zich
bewust is van deze piraterij, hoe dan ook, ik ga er geen groot probleem van
maken, ten slotte zijn de rechten van deze muziek ook niet mijn eigendom.
Het is echter pijnlijk te zien hoe mensen dus hun zuurverdiende centjes
uitgeven aan muziek die ik kosteloos ter beschikking stel. Het hele idee
achter de Global Groove is het bewaren en delen van bijna verloren en
vegeten muziek. I reis naar verre oorden en investeer tijd en geld met
een nobel doel. Jammer. Ik hoop dat dit bericht velen zal bereiken
en dat het voorkomt dat men geld uitgeeft aan muziek die
hier nog steeds gratis is ..

some examples / enkele voorbeelden;

Global Sampler vol. 62
Global Sampler vol. 57
Global Sampler vol. 63
Global Sampler vol. 11
Etsakor Supreme Voices
General Boliviia Osigbemhe, Afeghe
Honourable Vincent Ugabi Dance Band
Professor Adomagbo Irene and his Weppa-Wanno Dance Band
Epoca de oro de Armando Boza
Lanrewaju Adepoju
Om Kalsoum
Ali Chuks
Kyeremateng Atwedee & the Kyeremateng Stars
Kyeremateng Atwedee & the Kyeremateng Stars
Kumapim Royals
Global Sampler vol. 1
Kike Subia
Congo, Tours de Force vol. 6
Congo, Tours de Force vol. 8
Celi Bittsu
Philo Kola
Kyeremateng Stars
Kenya Partout vol. 4
Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey
Kongo Retro Band
Kenyan Sound 1977
African Brothers
African Brothers
Macario Prudencia
made from our rips
made from our rips

.. and many more ../ .. en vele anderen ..

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  1. Martin 3 June 2019 at 10:57 - Reply

    Vultures. I’ve seen it happen before. I believe it was on The blog probably stopped because of this practise, I do hope you will continue.
    Maybe we can all post reviews on Amazon that say the same music if available on this site free of charge. I haven’t tried this myself so I don’t know if it’s possible if you haven’t actually purchased the damn thing.
    I do however doubt that many people fall for this. A simple Google search should quickly point to this blog.

  2. Kostas from Piraeus 3 June 2019 at 14:52 - Reply

    @ globalgroovers,
    You have absolute right!!!
    Thank you for free sharing…

  3. Benoit de Vilmorin 3 June 2019 at 14:53 - Reply

    shame on them ! thanks for your dedication

  4. Rico Le Schwartz 3 June 2019 at 16:01 - Reply

    Moos, the evil manners you point are just a shame. Thank you again for all the work you do for free, that let us discover so many artists. I’ve been following your blog since the begining. Keep going on!

  5. M. Menz 3 June 2019 at 17:48 - Reply

    Hi Moos,
    have been an avid reader and collector for many years
    With an amazon account i have taken your cause and complained to
    Typical of amazon they have given me the royal runaround. I’m submitting written documents to them to stop the Thieves from profiting from your hard work. to make an impact all users should do likewise: complain to call them @ (001) 888.280.4331

  6. Paul S. Harner 3 June 2019 at 18:30 - Reply

    This blog is a gold mine for me. The music you provide on this blog has introduced me to music and artists I would never have found otherwise. Selling this music you have provided freely crosses the piracy line, and we all know that. I am extremely grateful your site, along with other sites have come along.

  7. Kris 4 June 2019 at 01:02 - Reply

    I am speaking with Amazon fraud right now. Will post my findings.

  8. Kris 4 June 2019 at 02:18 - Reply

    OK. Just spent an hour on the phone w/Amazon Cust. Svc, fraud, etc. They very much want to shut this situation down. Kipepeo Publishing is selling ‘cd’s’ that I know damn well are mp3’s from site all over the internet as some of them I have downloaded myself. There is paperwork to deal with, of course. I explained to them both the copyright issue &, more importantly, that they are receiving & selling fraudulant non-lossless cd (which is what they were primarily concerned with. I have two links: Oops, out of space I’ll continue on another…

  9. Kris 4 June 2019 at 02:19 - Reply

    Part II. First: Author Publisher & Vendor Guides:
    Second, a link sent to me by Amazon:

    Good luck Moos. Contact me if you need further info. Cheers!!

    • Moos 4 June 2019 at 07:25 - Reply

      thank you for all your work Kris, I can’t claim copyright infringement though.
      I do not own the copyrights of most of the albums we speak of. The compilations
      are made by me but with music of others. I am insecure about taking legal action ..

      • Kris 4 June 2019 at 16:28 - Reply

        I understand about the copyright issue. I just wanted to do whatever I could as GG has provided me w/so much great music over the years (as well as education) & I hate to see someone making a profit off your work. No worries & cheers for all you do. Now I am going to convert my downloads from yesterday!

  10. DJ Jonathan E. 4 June 2019 at 07:26 - Reply

    Moos, you are the greatest (nut on the web!) and these others are simply low lifes! I really doubt they’re going to get very far with this nefarious scheme. You, on the other hand, have gone a long way with your generosity of spirit and dedication to keeping this wonderful musical culture alive and heard — and that is surely the point of music, to be heard and stay alive.

    Thank you again for all you have done over the years. It’s not a contest, but you’re a winner.

    — DJ Jonathan E.

  11. Moos 4 June 2019 at 07:49 - Reply

    Good visitors, thank you for your endless support !
    I just ordered one of my own compilations with Amazon,
    thought it would be fun to see how they made it and what
    will be the information on the back of the CD. I’ll frame it
    and hang it on the wall as a trophy .. haha .. such a crazy
    world we live in, I’ll show it to you when it arrives ..

    • Kris 4 June 2019 at 16:29 - Reply

      Well, it will be an mp3 & not lossless, that’s what ticks me off as there’s no mention of it. Amazon didn’t like it either.

  12. Anonymous 4 June 2019 at 09:19 - Reply

    Great Spirit Moos, great Person u are.

  13. Ira Carter 4 June 2019 at 23:26 - Reply

    Very sad to hear about this, that some people are so caught up in the commercial that they miss many of the gifts life has to offer. Carry on, Moos, surrounded by friends who appreciate you & what you do.

  14. Biquette 5 June 2019 at 12:04 - Reply

    Merci infiniment pour l’énorme variété des enregistrements que vous avez publiés que je serais bien incapable d’avoir collationnés, malgré de nombreux voyages.
    J’adore le choix des musiques que vous nous présentez et j’aprécie votre connaissance encyclopédique.
    Encore merci pour tous vos efforts et je suis scandalisé de voir comment ils sont si facilemant exploités sur internet….
    Bien cordialement

  15. Riot Art Room 7 June 2019 at 22:28 - Reply

    You are truly right! love what you do. If you and others like you didn’t shared all this amazing forgotten music for free all the cultural music form all around the world would be lost forever. Keep up the good work!!

  16. bbk 8 June 2019 at 09:43 - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this wonderfull music from all over the world !!!U are the best music lover and blogger for me !!!

  17. Kwabena Boakye 8 June 2019 at 16:02 - Reply

    Very sorry to hear this. Keep doing what you do and leave people to their conscience. Keep sharing the music and we are always here to support you.

  18. Anonymous 9 June 2019 at 07:01 - Reply

    Such greed and deceit has its own reward Moos.

  19. […] Congo, Cadence, Vallenato, Calypso, Compas, Samba, Merengue, Tumbèlé, these are the styles presented on this 64th Global Sampler. Here on the Global Groove it is a free Sampler, probably soon for sale on Amazon published by Kipepeo for $ 14,95. Be smart and get it here, also tell your friends not to go to Amazon .. Shameless Piracy […]

  20. Peacenik 18 June 2019 at 18:56 - Reply

    That sucks! Seems like there’s no end to the greed in this crazy world. In any case, many thanks for all you to keep this beautiful music alive, it’s very much appreciated.

  21. PJ 19 June 2019 at 22:48 - Reply

    I never took time to thank you for all your sharing. I discovered many and many beautiful music with your blog, and it’s really a pity that some shameless assholes make benefits with your work ! Thanks again for your generosity of spirit !

  22. Jimi Kolawole 20 August 2019 at 15:23 - Reply


    I have been a follower of you blog since the very early days. I thank you for all your work.

    I am an attorney and I am currently in litigation against Amazon on the exact matter but concerning Amazon Fashion. Third Party Sellers infringing the rights of others. If you can reach out to me on I can attempt to bring an end to this practice and have the Marketplace seller shutdown.


  23. Pred Hunt 6 December 2021 at 14:03 - Reply

    And Kipepeo continues its misdeeds … Moreover, they provocatively used your name (Global Grooves).
    The crook’s name is Dirk Stursberg and he resides in Kenya.
    I try to eliminate it …

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