Clarification: Mr Eric Ng has clarified to say that he spends $6,000 a year on insurance.
By Kwok Kar Peng
EVERY single part of his body is insured, down to his fingers.
Local composer-producer Eric Ng isn't taking any chances when it comes to his health.
And he's willing to spend on it too, to the tune of up to S$6,000 a year on insurance premiums.
One reason for it is that his hands are his livelihood.
Another reason is that he is one of the driving forces behind Funkie Monkies Productions.
The 34-year-old started the music publishing house as a personal production house in 2000.
In 2004, he was joined by local lyricist Xiaohan and the duo took the company to the next level.
Today, the company promotes local singing and song-writing talent through a combination of artiste performances and album launches.
But it's not easy to bring in the cash, as Ng shared in a recent interview with The New Paper.
Some companies ask Funkie Monkies to send its artistes to perform at events for free.
Their reasoning: The publicity and exposure that these artistes get is payment enough for the performance.
And Ng's response to such requests?