The Ghana Music industry has grown and continues to grow. The number of musicians keeps increasing on daily basis. People who are still feeding on their mum’s breast even say they are born musicians. This has put pressure on the handful of sound engineers around.
Just when other sound engineers are increasing their studio recording sessions, Richie is about to do something people will consider unthinkable, but according to him, he is doing this to forestall the rumour that he charges high fees when recording for an artiste.
Richie Mensah of Lynx Entertainment with the sensation ‘You know the name right’ and ‘It’s a hit meeeeen’ has disclosed to GhanaCelebrities.com that he has decided to give out free beat every month commencing this month.
Richie is a sound engineer and owns the one of the youngest label Lyxn Entertainment. He has produced hits after hits for mostly the established hip life artistes in the country.
His works has been acknowledged and accepted outside the shores of Africa. At his young age, he has in his repertoire, two Ghana Music Awards Sound Engineer of the Year awards; 2009 and 2010.
Apart from sound engineering, Yaaro, as he is known because of his midget-lookalike doubles as a musician who has some hits to his credit.
During the World Cup in South Africa, Sony Music Africa requested a song from Lynx Entertainment for their compilation. Talking to GhanaCelebrities.com, he said “I have heard people say, they want me to record for them. But the problem is that Richie charges high when recording for an artiste”. He said, he charges GHC 1.000 per a song and therefore the allegation is false.
“I charge GHC1.000 per a song; I know some of my colleagues’ charge GHC800.00 This false information has forced me to give out free beat every month starting this month December”.
“What I will do is to record the beat, put it online for people to download and use it for free”. He concluded.
The hit maker said, he is doing this, so people can get access to his beat and use it if they can’t afford his studio charging fees. He calls it LFB (Lynx Free Beats).