How does one make in the Kenyan music industry and Africa as whole? Be it the Afrobeats of Nigeria’s Wizkid or the melodic pop of Kenyan songstress Dela, Africa’s diverse popular music scene is making noise across the continent and around the world like never before.
- Lack of a structured, centralized body to regulate the production, sale and consumption of music.
- The existence of several and uncoordinated organisations claiming to represent the interests of artistes have only added to their woes rather than make their lives better.
- The Government needs to step in and streamline structures in the music industry to help make it more profitable and attractive.
- What is sorely missing is the enforcement of the Copyright Act to combat piracy”. Kenyan music shops can resort to digital sharing of music as a suitable tool for beating piracy.
- Musicians are becoming producers which leads to a situation where roles replicate and overlap, and that’s dangerous for national music development.
- The Government has consistently given little or no attention to music as a source of revenue to the Treasury and as a means of livelihood to the singers. This lack of Investment in the Industry has stagnated its growth.