Albums Pay More Than Singles. – Eddy Kenzo Explains New ‘Albums Over Singles Culture’.
Written by Derrick Asaba on June 7, 2021
By Derrick Asaba
Not so long ago, BET Award-winner Eddy Kenzo released his other album dubbed, ‘Made in Africa’ which is built up with 21 songs of various genres.
Speaking to Record FM, Kenzo explained that releasing albums is a drift the Entertainment industry is emulating because it pays more than just releasing singles.
“When you sell one song you receive money for that specific song and it varies with the number. It is better you put out an album and promote it to make some money,” he said adding that there is an open online market which all artists ought to effectively utilise.
He advises musicians not to focus on just making hit songs but to utilise the online market, a clean platform to make money.
Artistes on the other hand argue that albums tend to be costly in terms of production, distribution and promotion unlike singles where a single will cost less and if it turns out a hit, it’s revenue can sponsor the next single.
Fans also argue that the artists should also focus on albums and music in general that is worth paying for.
In his newest album, Kenzo explains the beauty of being born in Africa, and promotes Uganda to the world.
“We are born and made in Africa and need to celebrate who we are. Even though we go to umpteen places internationally, we have to remember where we came from, promote and build our motherland,” Kenzo explained.
Still on the album, Kenzo seeks to educate, entertain and take away depression from those that listen to the songs since there are a number of songs. Also, the album is meant for artists to analyse and see what can be changed or spot the mistakes therein.