One of Nigeria’s early music producers, K-Solo is not happy about the way musicians and the music industry as a whole are treating music producers especially the young ones. He says producers are the ones who produce the hits on the streets, but only artistes gain from it.
They are the ones with big cars and houses and get endorsement deals from songs jointly made by two parties, leaving the other man- the producer broke. K-Solo said this is a chat with Showtime… Hear him;
“Music producers don’t get their due recognition. It’s beyond producing a song. I started the voice signature concept for the songs I produced before every other producer started it.
Aside that, we don’t get any other recognition. Check out many artistes in Nigeria, most of them have big houses and drive good cars, but these young music producers have nothing. Most of them don’t even have a car. They have produced major hit songs that have built houses for some of these artistes. The biggest accolade you get as a music producer is accompanying a popular artiste to an event. That is the end of it. Continue…
In the USA, music producers live like celebrities. How many music producers have gotten an endorsement deal aside from Cobhams and Don Jazzy? We cannot develop the music industry that way. OJB produced African Queen and he died without an endorsement deal. There are only a few of us who have other businesses outside of music”, he said.