Reggae/Dancehall artist, Sean Taylor was on Trigmatic’s show on YFM to talk about his latest single, ‘Ginger’ and ended up making some salient points regarding the Ghana music industry from collection of royalties to what makes him a dancehall artist with a difference.
Describing his journey in music, the dancehall artist signed to UK based record label, Paper4life said, “So far so good, it’s been a rocky road but at the end of the day it is what keep us going, reggae dancehall.”
On what makes him different, Sean Taylor explained: “I would say at this stage, I am trying to build a firm foundation before I spring out. I don’t want to have a short stay in the business. Sean Taylor is not a new name; I started with a lot of the guys from Stonebwoy to Jupitar and the rest. I wanted to be a dancehall artist with a different twist, so I had to pursue my degree in the University of Ghana.”
He added that he graduated with a second class – upper. When Trigmatic asked whether his music was paying now, Sean Taylor went in deep highlighting what he sees at the biggest cancer in Ghanaian music industry.
“I would not even say we have a music industry in Ghana yet because there are no laid down structures. I studied a music course at the Berklee College of Music, After my university, I did an online course to get a basic idea about the field I am going into because I feel it is important. With what I found out, comparatively we are not getting paid because when an artist is not active in performance, he is not making any money and that does not make any sense,” he said passionately.
Before signing off from the rather engaging and energetic radio interview, Sean Taylor squeezed in a bit of his upcoming feature with Jamaican sensation, Vershion. He went ahead to claim that he was the first Ghanaian to record with Vershion and so Ghanaians should not believe any other hype.
Check out the full interview below