In the face of technological advancement, musician Lucius Banda is selling his 19th album Crimes on major online music platforms.
In a statement, Banda said the move will enable his fans worldwide access the music easily.
The album can be found on iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play, Boomplaymusic, Deezer, Simfy Africa and Akazoo.
“We have to catch up with global trends. We have no choice, otherwise we will be left behind that it will be impossible to catch up,” he said.
Banda, who sold over one million copies of his Ceasefire album in 1995, said sales lately have been dwindling due to piracy.
“So these online stores provide us with an opportunity to reach out to our fans across the world in a simpler and convenient manner without the fear of piracy. The purchase is just a click of a button away,” he said.
The intention is to upload all of his albums and music videos onto the online stores to make them accessible to a wider audience.
Another artist who has been using online platforms to sell his music is Tay Grin real name Limbani Kalilani.
He told The Nation last year that with all the changes in technology, people no longer need CDs.
“People these days would rather have a memory stick with music than a CD. Latest cars do not even have CD players anymore. As artists we must adapt,” he said. n