What some of these young and upcoming musicians in our part of the world are failing to understand is that the creative arts industry especially has moved from just being entertainment to a business venture and that to get the maximum out of it, you need to invest really big.
Rapper Sarkodie has defended colleague musician Kurl Songx after he was accused for charging an exuberant fee for a collaboration and a music video.
Some few days ago, upcoming artiste K Swagg revealed on Andy Dosty’s Daybreak Hitz that he recorded a song with Kurl Songx which saw him paying Ghs 1,500 for the feature and Ghs 6,000 for music video appearance. The statement from the artiste caused a stir on social media, with many backlashes directed to Kurl Songx describing him as wicked.
Well, Ghana’s most decorated rapper, Sarkodie is taking none of that. In a reply to a post made by Hitz Fm on social media, the rapper defended Kurl Songx by saying music is now a full-time job. He said deciding not to charge for a collaboration is a choice by musicians and not an obligation and that Kurl Songx was never wrong.
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“Y’all don’t get it twisted. First odd music is a full-time job. It’s a choice you give service for free but not a must. If you lucky to get one’s service for free, ou thank the person but it ain’t a must. Don’t make it seem like @kurl songx was wrong, I’m pretty sure there are loads of features he’s done with no fee due to several reasons. New acts coming up should be careful how they treat these issues, you will soon get there. I don’t think it was necessary to sit there and discuss personal business. Not good for both parties”