Speaking out against the corruption in the Ghanaian music industry, Hiplife legend,Reggie Rockstone has accused certain musicians of purchasing internet streams in order to appear more well-known than they actually are.
Reggie Rockstone expressed concern that many Ghanaian singers are not receiving legitimate streaming numbers and are instead utilizing streaming farms in an interview with Property FM in Cape Coast. Streaming farms are practices that artificially increase streaming numbers through a variety of techniques.
The hitmaker for Me Na Me Kae did not hold back when calling attention to the corruption in the music industry and asserting that it merits a thoughtful debate
“The massive number of streams some musicians claim are sometimes fake because they use streaming farms. The corruption that has crept into music these days is a whole topic for another day that we need to talk about,” he stated.
Additionally, Rockstone made the claim that the creators of well-known online streaming services, like Spotify, are profiting greatly at the expense of the musicians.
He also said that the income generated from these platforms mainly benefits those who created them, especially people from other parts of the world.
“The white people are really having a good time with our money from the digital streaming platforms they’ve made, like Spotify and the rest.
They’re really taking our money, and they always find a new way to cheat, so we have a lot of things that we need to look at,” he said.