Staying in the news, it has come to our ears that 9ice is preparing to drop his 3rd album, Versus, in March. 9ice’s album “Tradition”, was just released late last year, and hasn’t received the wide success his debut album received.
9ice however begs to differ, as he said that his album sold over 750, 000 in its first week of release and in this week alone, another 1.5 million units have been pushed meaning that approximately 2.5million copies of ‘Tradition’ have been sold in CDs.
The singer also indicated that in 2010, he plans to release 2 additional albums after Versus is released in March. According to the singer, the first body of work is nearing completion having recorded songs with Mode 9, Da Grin and soon there’ll be a 9ice versus P-Square. The first album ‘Versus’ will contain 12-tracks.
Curious about why the artiste is willing to commit hard-to-find revenue to recording five new albums which might or might not have full returns, the singer repeated that it’s (Versus) been a long time dream and the fact that he owns a personal recording studio will help cut cost.
Explaining the economics of the music business, 9ice confessed that the highest royalty paid to an artiste on every unit of CD sold is, N10. “The street hawkers get it from the marketer for N45 and sell it for N120, N150 and the cost of production of a CD is N35″, he educated.
We wish him best of luck this year, cos he’ll need it….especially after his recent divorce from his wife earlier this year. Hope everything is not rushed, as we need quality music for 2010.
Source: Vanguard NGR