Famous Liberian music producer and co-owner and founder of Heartbeat Records, Infectious Michael has sounded a word of caution to Liberian artists to avoid making past blunders that could hold back recent positive strides made in the entertainment industry.
“Every artist needs to exhibit more creativity and coherence in order to ensure that the entertainment industry remains united,” he said.
An email from Infectious warned, “If artists continue to allow disunity to emerge and become a dominant trend in the industry and they don’t set specific standards as celebrities, setbacks will eventually surface in the industry.”
He also disclosed that every artist should stop settling for little or nothing because it will cause him or her to lose focus.
“We understand that being an artist in Liberia is difficult, but it is important that you set standards to govern your lifestyle, creating room for more opportunity,” he explained.
Infectious Michael feels that this is the appropriate time for government, the Musicians Union and stakeholders to give keen attention to artists’ Intellectual Property Rights (Copyright).
His comments came in the wake of the support the entertainment industry has been receiving. He also expressed surprise over the recent visa denials but encouraged Liberian artists to continue giving their careers the best possible option for a successful future.
“Whatever the case may be with the visa denials, artists should keep on improving their art and remain focused,” he added.
Meanwhile, Infectious wants his fans to know that he has been positively doing big things while in the United States.
“You will see the difference by the time I return home,” he teased. “I’m proud of the support and encouragement that is being shown to the entertainment industry in Liberia,” he said.