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The Digital Era Has Made Musicians Poorer – Ragga Dee

Veteran singer Daniel Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee has blamed the digital era for making Ugandan artists poorer. Forget what other artistes are always saying that they have earned through these streaming platforms such as Spotify, and YouTube among others.

Raga Dee went ahead to reveal that they used to earn a lot of money from their songs. This was before the evolution of technology to the level it is at right now.

It’s quite difficult and nearly impossible for an artist to earn Ugx 200m from their albums unlike when they used to receive hard cash.

“We used to earn a lot of money from our songs before the advent of the digital age. Now it’s quite difficult for an artist to acquire UGX 200M for the album online, as opposed to when we used to collect hard cash,” said the Ndigida singer.

Actually, most of the artists in the early 2000s who made hit songs are living a modest life. This is especially those who had a business mind and hardworking lifestyle.

The likes of Dr. Jose Chameleone, Bebe Cool, Bobi Wine, Eagles Production, Ragga Dee himself among a few others.

The CDs and tapes back then were bought at very high prices by some of the city dons unlike now. An artiste has to garner lots of views for their albums on online platforms.

These end up earning peanuts with sometimes the initial cost of production not getting covered.

However, some have praised the current digital era more than the earlier manual one. For instance, Baboon Forest Entertainment CEO GNL Zamba a while ago claimed to have earned about a billion shillings from his Spear album.

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