Emerging artist Shallipopi discusses the lucrative nature of the music industry, likening the returns to those gained through ritual practices. During a recent interview on the Zero Conditions podcast, the ‘Elon Musk’ singer addressed questions about managing finances amidst the demands of family and friends.
When asked how he balances supporting family, saving for himself, and setting boundaries, Shallipopi shared that the financial gains from his music are so abundant that his pocket never seems to run dry, regardless of how much he gives away. He emphasized that he only realized the extent of the industry’s profitability this year, thanks to the success of his hit singles.
“You will never understand music money. Music money is like ritual, there’s too much money in music that you cannot understand at all. Even if you’re a artiste that came out in one month and your song is just big, no worry.
Me now, I no dey balance anything; if my family request, I dey give because I know that, the music will not stop. Even if I stop singing, the music I’ve dropped will continue giving me money,” he concluded.
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“You will never understand music money. Music money is like ritual”
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