If just ONE made it

You know like sometimes I really wonder what it is that makes successful artists successful.

I'm talking the type of success that has you buying brand new M-Class Benzes for your kids to drive around in, all from sales in music.

More importantly, I wonder whether or not this country has the capacity to produce at least one artist that could make it that big?

I mean, what does it all come down to? Do these guys make it big because they are more talented? I think not, coz I've heard style in M-Dub that outclass most international commercial folk.
So is it about where you from? Guess not, coz most these guys had humble beginnings as far as we are aware. (Except Justin Bieber and Drake, coz they from Canada and nothing bad ever happens in Canada) So I'm guessing there's more to this than where you're from, it's more biased to where you're going, and if you're going there, how you're going.

I guess the real issue here is exposure, getting discovered by these talent scouts that are constantly looking for more people to make them more money.
In such a case, shouldn't just having talent be reason enough for these people to 'discover' you? Another no, coz of all the damn competition. And being from Malawi might just be a disadvantage by default coz face it, we aren't exactly famous for spitting out great musicians, even though I believe personally we have some of the greatest musicians. On a realistic scale, a lot of people would agree that Malawi produces at least the best rappers in the SADC region, but yet nobody is seriously making a living off urban music. I mean so far, Tay's got it locked down but I doubt album sales could cop you a 5 series Beamer, so he must have other investments. I guess that's also why he can afford the promotion he gets, thus making it appear he's top dog.

Thing is, in Malawi not many people take urban music seriously, yet in the 'First World' as they call it, urban music alone contributes more to the economy annually than what Tobacco sales down here do in 5 years.

Those are a lotta zeroes

In addition, they associate urban music with gang violence, sex, drugs, alcohol and other things considered generally 'immoral' in Malawi so it's one of the toughest industries to break out in

I mean, how do you make it when your own parents disprove of what you do?

One of the key reasons me and Waynz started this site was to get Malawian musicians exposed to the World. We're working on sealing links with large record companies like Universal Music Group and Virgin so that we export the top music here directly to them, that increases their chances of getting discovered and doing it big. We also want to get the meaning of urban music out there, to get people to realise that it's just not about all these 'immoral' things it's been stereotyped with.

We work hard at this so that if just one Malawian musician seriously made, just ONE. Then that could change the future of urban music in Malawi. That's our goal, and this is what we're doing to make it happen.

21.02.2011. 12:07

Comments

Spin parker 02.03.2011. 12:00

Guys muli bho

Guy B rapsy 02.03.2011. 12:03

Big up fellaz... Let M-Dubz shine!

Clark Kent 04.03.2011. 10:52

Quality of work needs to step up.Producers need to up their game. I know fruity Loops is the bomb, but those same wack samples wont get us any were. Get new samples, make different types of beats ( not just doom doom cha-- kick kick snare) i mean, using live instruments aint so bad. i mean, synthesizers and the like are cool too. Get new types of equipment ( blah blah blah). Rappers- stop jockin Jay-z. stop duplicating drake , stop copying cool cats from the west. Just do u! RnB Singers - its not wrong to get help from song writers. i have said my peace.

sleezy jeezy 22.04.2011. 16:37

jus to add on to superman... I think we need more original content. Jocking style is jus way too cliche right now and i thnk a platform like this mwtunes is a one way ticket to international recognition. I just dont know how many of our M-dub artist arent getting it.. Mwtunes is free! No charges at all! Artists need to get with the program. Mwtunes is the future.. Artists need to issue more music for uploading..

Earnest 19.07.2011. 08:53

Hey guys, i can see a major development in ur site. Keep up the work

immanuelho 30.07.2011. 13:39

Whatever is being produce has to be apreciated. have heard many western artist copyin each other. the main thing is to add genius to what is being copied. the site need more artist

2faced4face 23.11.2011. 18:01

If only ONE made it, well, let that ONE be Metamore! the chap will win it for Malawi, and i mean it!!

DJSKILLZ 09.12.2011. 00:36

You guys are doing a great job with the site, it keeps getting bigger and better every time I visit. Keep it up guys! I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT CHANGE IN MALAWIAN MUSIC.

maranda 26.01.2013. 21:49

were can I find music from malawi. Do you have it on this site

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