One of the household names in music production, Percy Manyozo has admitted that studios in the country are not doing enough to get tough in terms of producing quality work.
Manyozo, who owns Pro-Pee Studios in Blantyre, said some studios have thrown ethics to the wind and do not give musicians restrictions but rather record based on quantity and not quality.
Industry pundits have blamed producers and studios in the country for the influx of sub-standard music in the country but Manyozo is also quick to point out that musicians themselves share the blame.
" There are two ways to explain some of the poor quality music on the market, sometimes the musicians themselves are not fit to be called musicians but some insist they be recorded provided they pay and many studios just leave the person to do the work on their own without giving them directions. This is what is needed," he said.
Despite these being hard times, the producer said it is time musicians and producers worked together to produce quality work.
The youthful producer assisted Maskal in his debut album Nthawi and has recorded music for several other musicians who include Young Kay, Piksy, Armstrong, Dan Lufani, Code, Sam Simakweli, Third Eye, Lomwe, Tigris, Cyclone, Kumbu, Blasto and Black Missionaries.
"I love music and get motivated by a beautiful voice and had it been I had more money I could have been assisting artists even for free but I have to survive hence the charging. All I strive to do is to correct mistakes of musicians on their songs and turn them into hits," he said.