Corruption has become part of Ghana’s music industry – Reggie Rockstone
Rap icon Reggie Rockstone of Ghana has disclosed that the music industry in his country is plagued by widespread corruption, with some musicians purportedly purchasing internet streams to increase their visibility.
Reggie Rockstone recently voiced his concerns on Property FM regarding Ghanaian musicians who are not getting real streaming numbers and are instead buying streams online to increase their notoriety.
“We need to talk about the corruption that has crept into music these days; the enormous amount of streams some musicians receive are occasionally not real because they have streaming farms,” he stated.
The renowned hip-hop artist revealed how the developers and inventors of well-known digital streaming services, such as Spotify, are making enormous profits at the expense of the musicians themselves. He further stated that the money made from those platforms mainly helps those who implemented them, especially foreigners.
He continued, “We have a lot of things that we have to look at because the white people are enjoying our money out of the digital streaming platforms they have created, like Spotify and the rest; they are really spending our money, and they always find a new way to rip.”