Make sure you have enough data because Mode 9 has decided to release his upcoming album online…ONLY!
And the ever increasing rate of piracy in the Nigerian entertainment industry is to blame for this.
The piracy situation has gotten so bad for Modey, in an interview with The Nation he revealed that he did not make a dime from the sales of his last album “Above Ground Level”.
This and the fact that we are in a digital age, informed his decision to release his album online only.
Read what he had to say below,
You give your CDs to the Alaba guys to market for you, and even though you see your CDs all over the place, whenever you call them to ask for your money, they tell you, e no sell. Should you decide to visit them at their shops, they will show you the CDs you gave them to sell, claiming, e no sell, all this in spite of evidence to the contrary. They simply copy the CDs, and sell their own copies, leaving the original copies unsold.
CDs are on their way out anyway. Digital music is the future, and so I have decided to release my forthcoming album online. It will only be available online via downloads for the enjoyment, and convenience of my fans.
This is why COSON’s mantra, Let the Music Pay is apt. Pirates continue to rip off Nigerian entertainers, who more often than not have nothing to show for their creative works. Many entertainers sink their energies, and hard earned money into creating songs and movies, only to end up having nothing to show for their efforts.
ARE YOU IN SUPPORT OF MODE 9’S DECISION TO RELEASE HIS ALBUM ONLINE ONLY?