Wasafi Classic boss Diamond Platnumz has revealed digital streaming platforms that pay musicians lucrative money.
Speaking during an interview on Tuesday, Diamond stated that Bongo musicians should join Apple Music and iTunes to earn considerable money.
He noted that musicians should stop relying on YouTube as the payment cannot sustain a lifestyle.
“Hela ya ukweli iko kwenye Apple music na itunes. Kwa mfano YouTube kwa estimation unapopata views milioni moja unapata shilingi millioni moja za kitanzania. Huko itunes ukipata downloads milinioni moja unapata bilioni mbili za Kitanzania. Kwa Wasani Apple Music na iTunes ni vitu za kuzingatia,” said Diamond
He further hailed Tanzanian authorities for paving the way for Apple Music to operate in the country.
Tanzania is among the few African countries that are eligible for the American streaming platform. Diamond stated that they had to petition the government to pave the way for Apple music to operate in the country.
Notably, revenue from music has been a major issue facing most Bongo artists. Before the advent of streaming, most musicians used to rely on performances to earn a living. However, Diamond called on musicians to work hard in order to reap more on streaming platforms since music is now paying well, unlike before.
Platnumz also recently expressed his views on rifts within the Bongo music industry according to a report on Mdundo.
In an interview Diamond stated that beefs in the Bongo music scene is necessary for the industry’s growth. His comments came following years of an alleged beef with Ali Kiba over who is the King of Bongo music.
According to Diamond, rifts are common provided that the involved parties do not take it personally and involve families. The singer noted that musicians would relax and fail to drop good music without rifts in the industry.
This article was first posted Mdundo.