Erykah Badu Hosts $1 Online Concert & Shares Quarantine Struggles
Written by B87FM on March 26, 2020
As we’re all taking advantage of nowadays underneath quarantine, celebrities have been providing up free residence live shows to assist go the time. John Legend and his spouse Chrissy Teigen hosted an Instagram Live performance from their lounge, as did Anthony Hamilton, Keith City, and DJ D-Good. Music icon Erykah Badu needed to offer again to her adoring followers, so she provided up an internet live performance for $1.
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On Monday (March 23), Erykah streamed her cheap reside present on her BaduWorld Market web site. “I received a home filled with masked engineers, musicians, techs, who’re all out of labor… We now have just a few band members that’s caught in different states.” the singer mentioned, in accordance with Web page Six. “I known as them earlier and informed them at the moment, y’all nonetheless on the payroll though y’all not right here,” she mentioned.
Not solely did Erykah bless followers with all of their favorites hits from the award-winning singer, she took trip to teach her viewers on how issues work behind the scenes for musicians. “How [the music industry] works is, the artists get about eight to 20 p.c [of record sales], but it surely’s not paid till the file label recoups the cash they loaned to you within the type of an advance.”
“It’s actually not designed for us to grow to be rich,” she defined. “That’s why we depend on our reside exhibits. We’re not wealthy folks. We simply play wealthy folks on TV. That is how we make our residing and a few of us solely have one type of earnings and that’s exhibits. I needed to create one other income of earnings and also you’re serving to me do this in a giant method.” Try just a few clips under