Hip-hop and hiplife artist who used “Vera” song to hit the music industry,born Desmond Blackmore, known as D-Black says due to the internet music is very low now.
D-Black revealed this to TV host, Nii Kpakpo Thompson on Viasat 1.
“Music doesn’t sell anymore because we are in a digital age, everybody can download on their phones,” he noted with concern.
D-Black is not the only Ghanaian musician to lament the declining performance of music sales.
Hiplife act, Itz Tiffany, made similar observations on Drive Time on Joy FM only weeks ago. She mentioned that only a handful of artists will end up on “big shows”, and as the country still does not have a tidy royalty system for the creative arts, it makes it hard for musicians to make adequate returns.
Indeed, this predicament is not limited to local artists as the world over, musicians are complaining about poor album sales due to the internet revolution.
Meanwhile, D-Black also revealed to Mr Thompson that his new album will be out this July; “I feel like it’s time to put out a new body of work. In July, I will put out a new album. It’s a 20 track album and there are lots of features…\”
The multiple-award-winning hip-hop act, as well as head of music, labels Black Avenue Music, which is also home to talented produce by Dj Breezy.