Music legend Zexie Manatsa, who is now a pastor with a local Pentecostal Church, has blamed technology for the decline of the local music industry. Manatsa bemoaned the fact that technology has made it much easier for people to pirate music, thereby depriving artists of their livelihoods.
Speaking to New Zimbabwe, the former great said:
Producing music on vinyl and tapes brought yesteryear musicians fame and fortune
But look now, the coming in of technology! What it has done to our local music! It has brought fame and poverty for the current crop of musicians.
Look at how music is pirated! Music floods the streets, being sold for a song. Ask these musicians how many albums they have sold, how much money they have made: zero. But for vendors, its business as usual-making money without sweat.
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