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.
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?”