Ace gospel artist Uncle Ato has appealed for rigorous support among players in the music arts industry to rescue the situation from indiscriminate practice of pirates before more talents are unharnessed and destroyed.
The renowned artist, who described the piracy business as a destructive weapon, decried of the current pattern where more musical works are downloaded on pendrives, MP3 players and played in public functions, at the expense of the musicians.
Speaking to Otec News’ reporter Asante-Yeboah Benedictb at the Kumasi International airport, Uncle Ato maintained that “it is time every player in the industry be brought on board to offer their perspectives to help end the practice of piracy”, adding, “the time to win the fight against piracy is now”.
He suggested that IT experts in the industry must also be brought into the discussions so that a device could be used to ensure musical albums became ‘undownladable,’ insisting it could be achieved through codification of the CDs with security features.
He recounted,” I have been approached many times in the traffic with my own downloaded works on CDs with marker used in writing the songs. The Piracy joints are everywhere in the country especially at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle. I think it is time industry players come on board to come out with plans to ensure the CDs with our works can’t be downloaded. This I think could help end the piracy because as it stands now musicians are at the receiving end.”
Asked about his next album, the humble musician disclosed that he was ready to release his next single, preferably, on the August1, 2019, and the album been be released later in the year.
The music artist also commended the DJs in the country for their immense support in his career as a musician stating that his music works are played on air freely.
Uncle Ato who believes in good work pays, asked fellow artists to produce good music since DJs are always ready to plays good music without demanding money.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Asante-Yeboah Benedict