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Challenges Song Writers Face In The Ugandan Music Industry.. Ray Signature Breaks It Down

Ray Signature real names ‘Raymond Joseph Mugerwa’ is one of the most talented or gifted minds when it comes to writing music. The star has been one of the leading forces in the music industry and has established himself as a major force to reckon with. He is the name behind several hit songs dominating our airwaves.

His passion for song writing started from church. His dad was a preacher so he grew up in the church, singing in the mass choir. In his S6 vacation he was involved in a talent search organized by Mr Silver Kyagulanyi that involved over 100 participants. Larry, Scar and
him were the best and formed a group called BigTym.

They were together for close to three years from 2009-2011. In 2011 he went solo with the famous Kasenyanku song. His talent for writing was uncovered by Silver Kyagulanyi, who is himself one of the most prominent writers. Silver mentored him and often gave him projects to work on that he supervised.

Ray Signature talks about his career path.

Ray Signature talks about his career path.

In an exclusive interview with Chano8, Ray Signature revealed what it takes to come up with a hit song,

First of all you have to have the talent to write songs, you need to research the theme so that each song tells a story with a beginning, an end and have a flow with consistency. The song has to have a melody.

It is important to study the vocal range of the artiste for whom you are writing and ensure that the production is good and brings out the intended rhythm.

On challenges he faces as a songwriter he said,

‘A lot of people do not respect song writers and some people I write songs for do not complete making payments.’

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