Lock Down has Taught Ugandan Musicians Importance of Online Music Distribution - Azawi
25 September 2020
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Over the past week, Ugandan artistes have been on a rampage after the government failed to reopen entertainment joints and concerts, despite opening places of worship.
A number of artistes took to social media appealing to the president to reopen entertainment joints so that they can resume performances and earn a living.
While many artists are struggling to cope with the current situation, Swangz Avenue's diva Azawi has divulged that artists need to invest in digital platforms and stop relying solely on musical shows.
"It is not good to be on stage every time. You do not have to depend on performances all your life. Good thing the lockdown came with lessons that you can be an artiste, not perform but at the same time work.
"There are more other ways you can commercialize your career and get money. The artistes have just discovered that the internet has power plus companies that do online music distribution. I'm sure some artists didn't know that they can sell a song on iTunes but I know they are now aware. The situation has opened our eyes, we now watch the way we spend and learnt that we all need reserves for emergencies," Azawi said.