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The Gleaner Letter Of The Day: Cut Funding To ‘Murder Music’

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

One of the more effective ways to strangle this so-called art form of ‘murder music’ is to hit these deejays where it hurts most – in their pockets.

These deejays don’t make most of their money from the direct sale of their music. Their songs are copied and then pirated to the public. They hardly get anything from music sales. What they make most of their money from are stage shows and the like. If we can cut the funding off from these ‘mass incitement rituals’, we can really begin to make a dent on this culture of crime and crime itself.

Business can demonstrate their real commitment to fighting crime by stop sponsoring these so-called stage shows. Radio and television stations can stop being hypocritical about their anti-crime stance by blocking the promotion of these gangster deejays. Even the security minister himself can help. He can get his own political colleagues to stop promoting the so-called music of these ‘legalised criminals’ that we have for deejays at their political rallies.

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