Singer Juliana Kanyomozi to start own record label
25 OCT 2017 1:16 AM
While appearing on the Saturday afternoon show on Dembe FM, the Wakajanja singer talked about the Save Uganda Music meeting that was held at Laftaz, her concerns with UPRS, Uganda Music VS. Nigerian Music and her record label that is about to be launched.Ads
Now that the artists meeting was about UPRS, Juliana was asked what her take was, the 'Right Here' star noted that she has actually had a chat with the Uganda Performing Right Society (UPRS) boss, James Wasula, who she says is a calm person, but as a matter of fact, we do not understand what he is doing.
"Wasula should explain where all our money is. Non UPRS members don't get money, but it's collected, it's important for him to make us understand."
"I personally asked him to show me how UPRS works, how does my money come in, how much and how do they arrive at what they eventually pay, he has never gotten back to me, so don't blame the artists with what they are going through."
Artists should also calm down, Radio and Eddy were both annoyed and their utterances were not in order, Juliana said.
The show host, DJ Jacob Omutuuze went on to say that Ugandan musicians do not appreciate citing a case in point when a Nigerian artist gave out USD200 to each DJ just to promote their songs.
Juliana told him that Nigeria is not Uganda, they are many and can afford to promote their music that way, unlike Ugandans, we earn in shillings, she added.Ads
We are not saying that you should not play Nigerian music, but you should increase the percentage of Uganda music that you play because in Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria, they are all playing their music. In Nigeria, for example, they only play my I'm Still Here, Eddy Kenzo's Jubilation song and another for Moze Radio and Weasel. We can't do away with Nigerians because we need them anyway.
What about Ugandans who are imitating Nigerians, aren't we better off playing the original Nigerian track than playing the copied version by a Ugandan, the show host asked Juliana.
In that case, you don't need to play the Ugandan song, she responded.
A fan raised a concern that the big artists were doing so much in failing the upcoming and young artists, but Juliana was quick to tell the listeners that it was not true as she explains;
"I'm going to start my record label and I did it specifically for the young artists. This is the only way I can give back to society," she concluded.
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