Irrespective of your field of work how would you feel if someone steals your work and profiting from it? You will be so mad not only to the person who steal your work but also to the person who bought it or used that work. Well that is what is actually happening to our artists and creative industry on a daily basis.
When the most talked about album of Teddy Afro, Ethiopia released today 500,000 CD copies were printed, to reach his diaspora fans the artist shared on his official page a link to buy his album, his fans calls for a campaign to respect the works of the artist by buying original copies.
But 6 years of waiting, fans commitment to buy original CD, online buying option didn’t stop someone from somewhere in uploading a masterpiece on YouTube. For the person who will probably be Teddy Afro die hard fun it doesn’t matter if the album sold for 200,000 dollar what it matters is that he shared the music. Already YouTube user accounts from abdroid, Bini ጨርቆስ ልጅ and Sami Aki.
Then why should one complain about the quality of works artists put out and why do we expect artist to release album as frequent as Rhianna which is mainly once a year.