Multi-Instrumentalist and Music Producer, Kwame Yeboah, has disclosed the music scene in the era of cassettes was terrible but “we made money out of it than today.”
He explained that in the era of cassettes, revenue from the sale of music product came directly to the artistes and not through third parties.
“Musicians don’t really make money out of music as compared to back in the day. If you sold 100 cassettes back in the day, the money came directly to you. Imagine artistes like Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede and all these guys who played for such a long time selling the physical copies of cassettes, they sold physical copies so the money they made came directly to them and the money was there physically.”
Kwame Yeboah in an interview with Rev Erskine on Y107.9FM’s LeaderBoard Series said unlike today where everything is in the streams, “I don’t think we get that kind of money now.”
The music director indicated that musicians presently have to even pay these streaming platforms to get their music out there. “Before you even start making money you have to pay for it and after that you only get peanuts out of the whole thing unlike before.”
Having worked with Craig David, he disclosed the artiste’s first album sold 7 million copies and compared to the current system of streams, he would have made less from that.
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