The gospel music industry may seem as though it doesn’t fetch enough for gospel artists, considering the nature of videos some of them put out there and how much they even charge for concerts, but Joe Mettle has a different story to tell.
The award winning gospel musician, Joe Mettle has disclosed that he is not poor and invests so much into his music career in a bid to deliver good content to people.
In an interview with KMJ on Hitz Fm’s DAYBREAK HITZ, the BO N)) NI hit maker said he doesn’t see himself as a poor gospel artiste even though it will be too much of an exaggeration to call him rich. He further stated that he pays keen attention to his music and delivery, because it’s the career he has at the moment and that’s what pays him. “I won’t say I am rich but I am not poor. Am one of those people who put back into what I do. I know what I need to keep doing it so I need to put back into my music so that the quality doesn’t drop. I invest into my music.”
The gospel artiste said he wants to leave a legacy worth celebrating years to come and that’s what pushes him to do what he does. “I invest more. 20, 30 or 40 years from now, I should watch my videos and see them as relevant.”
Describing how it feels to hear how much circular musicians charge for concerts and whether he feels disheartened about the fact that gospel artists charge peanuts compared to their colleagues, Joe Mettle mentioned that he doesn’t see what they do as a competition and charges what he charges based on the services he and his team renders. “for me, it’s not a completion. We give you the budget and you give us what we are requesting. For me, I don’t think about what the other person is earning.”
As monitored by ghlinks.com.gh, the gospel artist spoke about how some section of society perceive some of the gospel artists as focusing on business rather than propagating the gospel they are supposed to preach. He said it’s a personal thought that runs in the minds of those people and that they are free to think whatever they like. He added that most at times, he personally doesn’t tell everything that he does in the ministry of God. He said there are times when they travel to play shows and people’s lives transform and they receive Christ through his ministry. He noted that business is an aspect they can’t forego because they need money to fuel their activities. “How else do you fuel the music if you don’t think about business? We do both but what matters is that we inspire people.”
The award winning gospel musician described the last 6 years of his music career as amazing and full of blessings. “By the grace of God, I’ll say I’ve had an amazing 5 or 6 years”.