San­dra Nde­bele sells mu­sic on­line

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

DANCER-cum-singer San­dra Nde­bele is now sell­ing her mu­sic on­line as part of ef­forts to gen­er­ate in­come from her hard work.

She said by avail­ing mu­sic on on­line mu­sic stores like iTunes, she also hoped to curb piracy as a wider au­di­ence will be able to ac­cess her mu­sic ef­fort­lessly.

For the first time in her ca­reer, all her singles dat­ing back to her de­but Mama and hits Into Yami, Malaika and Inz­ima Lendlela and seven al­bums are now avail­able on iTunes. An al­bum costs $5 while a sin­gle track costs $2.

“All along, I’ve been drag­ging my feet, not re­al­is­ing that many artistes were mak­ing money from down­loads of their mu­sic on­line. I’m glad to have fol­lowed suit and hope to get some­thing,” said Nde­bele.

“The only way to fight piracy is to flood your mu­sic on­line. At least, some peo­ple who down­load the mu­sic can pay for it and I’ll be able to get money from my hard work in stu­dio.”

Nde­bele said over the years, fans in the di­as­pora had re­quested for her mu­sic and she had opted to send it to them through tra­di­tional routes.

“The only time peo­ple could get my mu­sic was when some­one from Eng­land or USA or Canada would visit Zim­babwe and I’d give them to take it abroad.

“My friends and fans over­seas had been ask­ing for my mu­sic and now I’m happy that they can ac­cess it on iTunes upon re­lease,” said Nde­bele.

She said she hoped that avail­ing her mu­sic on­line would open more doors for her.

“I hope this will open doors for me in in­ter­na­tional mu­sic cir­cles to get book­ings from peo­ple in the di­as­pora,” said Nde­bele.

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