(Also read: Meet Johnny Clegg, a legend of legends on his final journey)
I grew up in a family that emphasised the internal… versus material symbols of status…
Last year I bought a house… hopefully that’s going to be a good asset. I buy some shares sometimes… My brother is obsessed about Bitcoin… My dad is very good [at investing]. He’ll always let me know when there’s a hot share… I always go with his advice…
He [Johnny Clegg] gave me a great tip last year… I bought MTN and made a bit of pocket money; thanks dad!
’s The Money Show interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “ Bruce Whitfield ” feature. Make Money Mondays, Personal Edition
This week Whitfield interviewed singer-songwriter
. Jesse Clegg
Clegg, born in 1988, spent the first six years of his life on tour with his famous father, Johnny Clegg.
Clegg, who plays around the world, has three commercially successful studio albums.
But what is it that Clegg believes about money?
Does it keep him up at night?
Does he spend like crazy, or save compulsively?
How did his childhood experiences shape his views on money?
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
I got to see the unglamorous side of the music business…
The album is almost promotion to get people to your shows… Now, physical albums, people don’t buy them... your income is from streaming… and musicians are having to go out on the road more…
I’ve always been quite cautious with money… my biggest expense is investing back into my art…
As an artist you have to be a good businessman… It’s a lesson I’ve learned over the years; it’s very useful!
I majored in law and English literature… the broadening of your perspective, and vocabulary, it’s very good for lyrics…
I’ve got three more weeks of my 20s! The party’s almost over…
…I lost a lot of money, because we overspent on production…
When you’re in the gig economy, you have to be conservative…
I trust that it’s going to work out… I’ve learned to be calm… and to let things unfold the way they will.
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Jesse Clegg (son of Johnny) opens ups about money and growing up on tour