DJ Blizzard fights for up-and-coming artistes
Fast-rising producer DJ Blizzard believes too many talented young acts have been exploited and have not been given their due for their work.
"Too many times I have seen the exploitation of up-and-coming talents because they are not knowledgeable about the music business. For instance, when someone makes an instrumental, the credentials should show that person, and a percentage of such should be given, unless there has been a full purchase of the instrumental," he said.
He further said that there are producers who have been covering these details and hiding information from the public and these talents who genuinely love doing music.
His solution is that these up-and-coming acts should educate themselves about the craft and understand that there is a business side to the music.
"I have faced my fair share of problems as an up-and-coming talent, and so have many others like me. It wasn't so bad for me because having Toots Hibbert as a grandfather, I had first-hand experience of the music business," he said.
Despite it all, DJ Blizzard has continued to work consistently in putting out quality music to his growing fan base. He has worked on a few projects that have got him much attention recently.
"I worked on two Vybz Kartel tracks, the first, Miss My Dream featuring Marco, will be published by Sony. The other, Personally, features international superstar Burna Boy, who has done songs with Wale."
He has also released other projects, including Good Vibes by Sizzla Kalonji and Lexi, and Body Drop by Ajoni, featuring Major Mackerel.