Piksy says he is humbled being the highest selling artist on online downloads in the country.
According to www.malawi-music.com which has the country’s leading online music store, Piksy tops both on albums and singles sells beating legendary artists such as Lucius Banda, Ma Blacks, Anthony Makondetsa and many others.
Piksy’s “Mthunzi” is the highest selling album while “Mmudzimu” (feat. Mwanache) is the highest selling song.
“Honestly I feel humbled. I thank everyone who took time to buy my songs online, and thanks to Malawi-music.com for the platform. We are benefiting little by little and it’s better than the free downloads,” the Kameneka hit maker said in an interview on Monday.
He then complained on the country’s lack of ICT knowledge, saying: “Just that some other people still don’t understand how the system works, as in how they can buy the songs online.”
Following the closure of the country’s biggest music retailer O.G Issa and advances in technology such as influx of music gadgets, blogs and file sharing websites, the traditional ways of selling music in CDs have been greatly affected CD.
The Malawi music online store currently has over 1000 Users who have registered and are active in buying premium music and albums from Malawi since its launch on May 1st 2016.
Since the launch, the site says it has processed over 1000 transactions either with Airtel Money, TNM Mpamba, Paypal, SMS payments and Credit/Debit like Visa and MasterCard.
A song is selling at K100 and K1000 for an album.
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