A Pass advises artists on alternative ways to make money
May 04, 2020 09:52 AM @ugandaonline
A Pass has come out to explain the alternative ways of how artists can make money especially during these times when there is still a ban on public gatherings like concerts due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
A Pass having a chat with J Kazoora on alternative ways artists can make money
Alexander Bagonza, 30, going by his stage name A Pass is one artist that continues to earn during this lockdown period that has seen many artists not performing.
Artists have been making their money mostly through concerts and one lucky artist this year was Cindy who had her Lugogo Cricket Oval concert sold out.
Kenzo was next in line, but unfortunately for him, days before the show, the President had banned all public gatherings to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
The President will later today address the nation on the way forward regarding COVID-19, but it is unlikely that a ban on concerts will be lifted this early, so how can artists keep afloat and also have a little something coming into their pockets.
JK Kazoora was having a chat with A Pass and these were some of the highlights;
We need to be more diverse... I sell music online from platforms like Spotify, Tidal, Amazon, iTunes and YouTube.
But that is not all, I get paid for my music that plays in movies, on BBC and other networks.
The Chupa Ku Cupa singer went on to say that it is important that an artist builds a brand that can attract other brands. For example, you cannot work with Airtel or MTN if they don't feel your brand, that means you must be at a certain level.
JK went on to identify other ways that A Pass was making money.
He is an Ambassador for companies like Jumia and Uber that may not only be working with the artist for his music, but because he is funny too, so in that way, he promotes their services on his various social platforms.
Talking about how funny he is, he was once referred to as a goat, just like Kenzo who made lemonade juice out of lemons, A Pass used the goat insult for this abbreviation- The Greatest of all Time (GOAT).