SUCCESS IS HOW YOU DEFINE IT: A MUSIC CAREER TRUTH

By: Nana Kojo Mula (@NanaKojoMula) I have always been that consumer who always want the very best for the artists I love and follow. However, for some time now, I have realized that no matter how much a consumer may appear to want more for the artiste, we can never want it more than the artiste. That is because, as a consumer, you may […]

Metadata and Its Importance in Sanitizing The Music Scene

By: KWESI ALLEN “Metadata is the currency of the music industry, providing the necessary intelligence to accurately track and report music usage, royalties and payments. It is the linchpin of any successful music enterprise.”- Head/GM of African Music Strategy & Culture at Sony. Music creation, distribution and monetization has evolved with some unprecedented changes in the past century. Music was largely dominated by live performances, with recordings and distribution limited to a few large companies (gatekeepers). This ‘’System’’ created a direct revenue channel for most relevant artists during their era. Over the years, […]

CULART Picks: 2023 Artistes To Watch

Article by: Jennifer Elorm We are in the month of February, and many people are still recovering from December’s excitement—the concerts, parties, and jams that filled the city. The year 2022 blessed us with lots of good music which we enjoyed, albeit the impact of the songs paled in comparison to previous years. With that said, let’s gauge what the year 2023 have in store […]

In The Chest Of A Frustrated Concert Goer

By: Nana Kojo Mula and Kwesi Allen Before I begin rehashing the heart-wrenching experience of many concert goers, including myself, let me first ask: Did you attend any concerts last December? And what was your experience as an audience? Well for me, I managed to sieve through the tall list of events. I have been to several shows and boy!! […]

Kofi Bruce – The Hottest Talking Point in Palmwine Music

It’s a rarity to find a young musician pursuing a genre of music considered “old” in the midst of more popular and commercially viable genres. For Kofi Bruce, dabbling in the genre of palmwine music – the old genre- goes beyond a matter of interest. It is an attempt to help revive  the popularity of palmwine music  and also, express […]

WTF! Ghana Shows

An obvious fact about December? It is a whirlwind of parties, events and many many concerts. And, like most people like to say, December is the ‘’cocoa season’’ for artists- the term ‘’cocoa season’’ just means a period for artists to make money from shows. One thing is certain in December: All your favourite artists will be passed around, like, blunts, and […]

Legacy Artistes and the Question of Gen Z Experience

Change will always drive evolution. Adapting to it is often arduous especially when it is tied to growth. The thing about change is that, while we may not like it, you can not do away with it. You can insulate yourself from it for a while. But, in due course, the change will find a way to get to your […]

A Tale of Entitlement: A Case Study Of Ghana’s Music Industry

The land of Red, Gold, and Green has always been a home of great creativity, artistry, and talent. For the many things Ghana is known for, our contribution to the arts ranks at the topmost. Over the years, we have had different creatives whose contributions have contributed to the growth of the arts in Ghana and Africa as a whole. From film, photography, fashion, creative […]