25 October 2013

Malawi: Modern Technology Has Lowered Music Industry - Makondetsa

Lilongwe — As technology advances each and every day, the use of Compact Discs (CDs) and Digital Video Disc (DVD) allows professional unique production to be used in the corporate environment, educational programs or any special event, said one famous musician Anthony Makondetsa.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Thursday, Makondetsa said the birth of digital electronic recording has come with ups and downs in music industry.

"The use of CDs and DVDs are way better than the old fashioned way of recording music on cassettes because piracy was not then common.

Each and every person used to buy their own cassettes if they were interested in newly released songs but now technology has made piracy easier." He said.

Makondetsa explained that modern technology has ruined the music industry because people share music through memory sticks, phones, and burning of CDs.

"Even people from rural areas are now exposed to modern technology that they listen to music installed in their phones, and memory sticks," said Makondetsa.

He further explained that piracy is bringing down music industry in the country since they cannot afford to sell a CD unless they get people to their live shows where most of the CDs are sold.

Makondetsa explained that with technology everything is simple and easier but on the other hand it has lowered down music industry in the country.

"Where there is a means to lock something technology, there is also a way to unlock it," he said.

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