Musicians across the globe, recognising business as a legitimate business venture, have begun spending huge sums of money to create and promote their crafts. This, for many artistes, is considered a proper investment in one’s future and career.
Ratty Bagarang, a Ghanaian-based dancehall act, says he paid for the promotion of his recently released single titled ‘Yah Man’.
His comments about the song were in connection to the financial commitment of event organisers towards music acts in the region.
“I paid every blogger not less than 150 cedis to blog about my song, and I am saying this out loud for everyone to hear. I invest in my music career, so don’t expect me to come perform at your event for free without paying for my outfit and transportation. That I will not do because I understand how the industry works.”
Ratty Bangarang was speaking to Mr. Lexis on A1 Radio’s Entertainment Zone about why he hasn’t been seen performing at events in the region in recent times.
He used the opportunity to call on event organisers and colleague artistes in the region to adapt the attitude of paying artistes and not expecting free performances when they themselves are doing it as business and for money.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Ibrahim Aziz|Ghana