As a few local artists arise against local websites uploading their music and not paying loyalties, rapper Gravity Omutujju does not see the benefits from Ugandan music streaming apps.
A few weeks ago, a new music platform UgaTunes was launched with an aim of helping artists earn directly from their music through streams.
The app was launched to ease the distribution of local music to international streaming platforms from which the artists would earn loyalties.
Gravity Omutujju, however, believes it is all “a waste of time” and such apps are only created to support the financial agendas of the owners.
During an interview, the ‘Winner’ singer equated UgaTunes to the support fund which the government gave to artistes which he claims was not evenly distributed.
“We trusted those companies but we never earned anything because they only gave the big artists. You have tortured us enough. They should just release us to look for our own money,” Gravity noted.
The rapper has always been clear with his views of letting each artist work hard to earn his money in the crude ways rather than relying on online apps for revenue.
I know where I can get my own money from, not from anyone’s app. My songs may be useless according to how you see them but I know how I earn from them. That is the reason our shows are still blocked because these useless apps are promoting their agenda.Gravity Omutujju