Recently, many South African performing artists have parted ways with their record labels.
In 2017 alone, we've seen that messy Ambitiouz Entertainment exodus that saw Fifi Cooper, A Reece and Benchmarq suddenly announce that they are no longer affiliated with the music label. A - Reece and rap duo Benchmarq first aired their grievances with Ambitiouz Entertainment on their social media platforms, before giving V-Entertainment the exclusive scoop when they came by the studio in February.
Gemin Major did the same on V-Entertainment last week when he allayed fears of a nasty fall out with Cassper Nyovest following his departure from Family Tree, a record label owned by Nyovest.
And most recently - and perhaps even more controversially - Riky Rick this week announced that he is no longer with Mabala Noise, to whom he famously got signed last year.
It all started when the Sidlukotini rapper lashed the industry for being 'sold', claiming that major record labels pay their way through award shows and radio airplay at an awards shows by a radio station.
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Because we are always get your take on things, we asked you why you think many of our local artists are walking out from their labels. Here's what the streets are saying:
Why do you think so many SA artists are deciding to leave their record labels? #VEntertainment pic.twitter.com/ADDizGvFqR— V Entertainment (@VEntertainment) March 14, 2017