Record labels exploit artistes – Irene Ntale


By Ahmad Muto

Singer Irene Ntale who was signed to Swangz Avenue for nearly all her career until she quit two years ago doesn’t really believe in the idea of getting signed to labels.

But first, she advises young artistes that if they are blessed enough to be signed under a record label, it is good because music is not cheap. “Recording music in studio, paying songwriters, shooting videos is very costly so if you get a label willing to sign you, take it.”

Irene Ntale was replaced by Vinka on the Swangz Avenue Record Label. She accuses Record Labels of exploitation

However, she says those that are lucky enough to have the money should not bother with record labels or risk getting exploited.

“Just have a team around you and push yourself because at the end of the day, labels look to make money from your talent so they look to exploiting you and exhausting it as much as they can to get back what they have invested,” she notes.

Interestingly, the comments come after the “Sugar Daddy” singer was revealed to be in talks in international label, Universal records.

While in Lagos, Nigeria, word did rounds that she was busy trying to negotiate her terms of the contract with the label. And apparently, insiders disclosed it out that the singer has been in Lagos to finalize with Universal Music Records.

“Irene has been coming to Lagos to finalise talks with Universal Music Records and it’s like they have finally come to an agreement,” an insider said.

In 2018, the ‘Stamina singer” distanced herself and vowed never work under any music label, because of the dilemma she had with Swangz.

Irene’s replacement at Swangz Avenue Vinka recently  signed a multi-million deal with Sony music Entertainment.


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