Music In Ghana Doesn’t Pay – D Cryme
Tema based Hip-Life artiste and Twi-pop ambassador, D Cryme has cried out at the current state of the music industry here in Ghana, as he revealed there is no cash in doing music.
According to D Cryme, most musicians we see do so much, not for the financial returns but for the passion they have for music – which he is no exception.
He stated that they invest a lot into their works, but at the end of a hard days work, there is nothing to write home about when one looks at their financial statements.
“What is going on in the music industry is that you put in a lot to get your work out there but you get nothing in return or you get a little. It takes a lot of work for an artiste to produce and shoot a video for a song; in the 2000s it was ok, music was worth pursuing but now it is not at all,” he told Graphic Showbiz.
“Most of the guys you see out there are doing this because of the passion they have for the work and not what they will get financially, I know people who have hung up their music boots because of this,” he added.
As he mark his tenth year in the music industry, the artiste came into the limelight when he dropped his first single “Kill Me Shy”. He has since dropped other singles and an EP called “Unexpected”.