You used to make us laugh all the time acting crazy you always spoke your mind
I know that you’re with Christ and i feel you left early, everybody has their time
I never will forget your smile the freestyle and the gifts that you possessed
God was tired of waiting to bring you home so He came to relieve you of your strength
(Cam, Heaven Scooped Up a Saint, off the album, The Platform)
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I attended my first Songwriters’ Lounge this past Saturday at the Creatives Garage, GreenHouse Mall. They opened the doors at 1830hrs and was meant to start at 1900hrs but kicked off at 1931hrs because of some of us who didn’t keep time(I got there at around 1920hrs). Continue reading “Songwriters’ Lounge: 2nd Edition: The Review!”
Three weeks ago I did a post for the listener where I tried to make digital music shopping simpler. Today I do one for the musician. Every time you release a record, it is advisable to make it available online either as a free download or on sale. A Youtube video with the song art as the background is not enough in my opinion. I’ll begin with the less complicated option and eventually the more complicated ones.
Continue reading “Demystifying iTunes, Waabeh and Mdundo: The Musician.”
Last week I went on a rant about music piracy in Kenya and partly attributed it to inaccessibility. The next two posts will seek to help the listener know where and how to easily purchase music and help the musician know how to make their music accessible. Continue reading “Demystifying iTunes, Waabeh and Mdundo: The Listener.”
These are some of the tips I’ve gathered from conversations with industry enthusiasts and mentors; my own observations and from research. These are mainly centered on the artist and, I believe, go a long way in complementing good quality videos. I leave the technical aspect to professionals in the field.
Continue reading “Dear artist: Your music video!!!!”
I came across an article the other day. A prominent Kenyan musician was being interviewed and the question, when we should expect an album from him was asked. His answer was one I’m sure many Kenyan artists can relate to. He said he’d release an album the day the government did something about piracy. He made it clear that an album was not in his near future plans. Honestly, I was not shocked. Putting together an album in the industry’s current state is not something I often advise artists to do. Continue reading “Record Sales In Kenya: A Goldmine or a Landfill?”