Fast rising Ghanaian music act SelasieSongz who recently signed to Donzylar Records, already known for hits like “Beeshi” which features Mac M of MTN Hitmaker fame shares his thought about DJs wanting Ghanaian artistes to pay them before playing their songs. Below is what he wrote on his social media platforms;
Took me a lot of courage to put this out but i believe its worth the risk. For a week now I have seen djs protesting to get payed by Ghanaian artistes to play our songs. I believe they have made a fair point. Of course they need eat too.
But my Djs honestly i think you guys are being bias here. You have more than1000 songs which u play everytime especially artiste from other countries who dont even pay a penny but get their songs played every now and then.So why put pressure on a young underground talent who doesn’t even have studio fees than to talk of promotion. You play all these songs of artistes from different countries without asking for a penny but come back and request huge sums from your homeland artistes. Why should it be so my Djs? The reason why I had to man up to talk about this is because its we the up-comers that its going to affect most. Please lets make good decisions today so tomorrow’s blessings will be sufficient on us.
You need to get payed that’s a fact but don’t forget that if this industry will be full of wack arts or another country takes over our Music Industry you might be the greatest contribution to that. So please don’t only check on the money. Check on the talents too. Support and cherish your own. I also edge Ghanaians artistes who act rude towards Ghanaian djs to change their ways for their work is as hectic as ours. A very big respect to all Djs who support strictly Ghanaian Music. For you we still do this. God bless the hardwork of our #Djs. Share this if you support #GhanaianMusic.