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UMG Secures Majority Ownership Of Mavin Global 

Universal Music Group (UMG) has recently acquired a majority stake in the renowned Afrobeats label Mavin. This strategic partnership marks a pivotal moment for both companies…

Spotify releases documentary to celebrate 10 years of ‘YBNL’ 

Music streaming platform, Spotify has released a documentary to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Afrobeats label, “YBNL”, founded by Nigerian music icon, Olamide. This was disclosed…

UK-based Music Publishing Company Made Music Publishing Launched In Ghana 

Made Music Publishing, a UK-based publishing Company has finally been launched in Ghana. Made Music Publishing is headed by founder Edmond Taylor, general manager Kelvin Boakye,…

Apple Music Celebrates 100 million songs 

Apple on hitting 100 million songs milestone: “Twenty-one years on from the invention of iTunes and the debut of the original iPod, we’ve gone from 1,000…

Charlotte Bwana promoted to Audiomack Africa director of brand and media partnerships 

Audiomack has promoted Charlotte Bwana as director of brand and media partnerships for its operations in Africa. Bwana joined Audiomack as the company’s ambassador in 2019….

Shazam turns 20 

Shazam on 19th August 2022 turned 20 and as of this week, it has officially surpassed 70 billion song recognitions. A mainstay in popular culture, the…

Larry Gaaga Becomes VP of Def Jam Record Label 

Music producer Larry Gaaga has attained new heights as he becomes the Vice President at Def Jam Africa. The news was made official on the 13th…

SAMAs enters partnership with TikTok 

The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) has partnered with TikTok ahead of its 28th presentation ceremony later this year. The announcement comes ahead of the SAMA28 nomination announcement…

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Burna Boy among panelists at Billboard’s first MusicCon 

Today, Billboard announced Billboard MusicCon, a first-of-its-kind event that will celebrate the past year in music while setting the tone for what artists, trends, and songs will dominate the music…

With the FENIX360 App, African Musicians Can Earn A Living With Their Music 

With the help of technology, the playing field has been leveled for both signed and unsigned musicians. With a few taps on a smartphone, musicians can…

Billboard Partners With Afro Nation to Launch U.S. Afrobeats Songs Chart 

Billboard and global music festival brand Afro Nation team up to launch the first-ever United States chart for Afrobeats music, The Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart…

Newly Launched Record label Futura Recording plans to become an “artist-first” record label 

Music entrepreneurs Jonah Chukwu Orji and Chibuzo Madubuko on the 2nd of March announced the launch of Futura Recordings, an artist-first record label based in Lagos,…

Spotify Releases Report For Fourth Quarter 2021: Closed 2021 With 180M Subscribers & $3B in Revenue 

Audio streaming giant, Spotify released its Q4 2021 report, and here are major highlights from the report; Highlights: MAUs, Revenue, Operating Income, and Gross Margin performed…

Jonah Chukwu Orji Launches New Management Company 

Audience Attention Management aims to create a Path to Success for Artists Music Executive Jonah Chukwu Orji has announced the launch of his new management and…

The Official South African Charts Adds Youtube Views to Aggregation 

To kick off the new year, The Official South African Charts (TOSAC) is delighted to announce that eligible streams from YouTube have been added to the…

Warner Music Group Acquires Majority Stake in Leading African Music Company Africori 

Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced it has acquired a majority stake in Africori, Africa’s leading digital music distribution, music rights management, and artist development company….

Shazam Spotlights 5 Artists to Watch in 2022 

At the top of every year, Shazam uses its data to predict five artists to watch — last year it did pretty well with Masked Wolf…

Songs South Africans Listened To The Most in 2021 on Spotify 

Spotify unveiled its annual Wrapped results as they do every year and this is what mzansi was listening to the whole of 2021. Spotify also revealed…

Boomplay Streams Now Count Towards Billboard Charts 

As part of its dedication to helping the African music industry unlock its full potential, music streaming platform, Boomplay, will now have its streams added to…

Guilty Beatz Signs Publishing deal with Sony Music UK 

Multiple award-winning Ghanaian Producer Ronald Banful popularly known as Guilty Beatz has just bagged a publishing deal with Sony Music UK. After working on Beyonce’s ‘The…

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UMG Secures Majority Ownership Of Mavin Global 

Universal Music Group (UMG) has recently acquired a majority stake in the renowned Afrobeats label Mavin. This strategic partnership marks a pivotal moment for both companies…

CKay Premieres “IS IT YOU?” Music Video 
Burna Boy Set to Light Up the 2024 Grammy Awards Stage 
Spotify Predicts Odumodublvck and Tyla to Make Waves in 2024 
Mutale Melissa Mwanza
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Introducing Mutale Mwanza: Zambia’s Charismatic Entertainment Powerhouse Captivates the African Spotlight! 

Zambian media queen Mutale Melissa Mwanza unveils a trailblazing path in entertainment. Kitwe native and renowned media personality, Mutale Melissa Mwanza, age 36, has made her…

Apple Music Announces DBN Gogo as Latest Isgubhu Cover 
Apple Music unveils Africa Rising Class of ‘24 
Features
UMG Secures Majority Ownership Of Mavin Global 

Universal Music Group (UMG) has recently acquired a majority stake in the renowned Afrobeats label Mavin. This strategic partnership marks a pivotal moment for both companies…

CKay Premieres “IS IT YOU?” Music Video 
Burna Boy Set to Light Up the 2024 Grammy Awards Stage 
Spotify Predicts Odumodublvck and Tyla to Make Waves in 2024 
Mutale Melissa Mwanza
Features
Introducing Mutale Mwanza: Zambia’s Charismatic Entertainment Powerhouse Captivates the African Spotlight! 

Zambian media queen Mutale Melissa Mwanza unveils a trailblazing path in entertainment. Kitwe native and renowned media personality, Mutale Melissa Mwanza, age 36, has made her…

Apple Music Announces DBN Gogo as Latest Isgubhu Cover 
Apple Music unveils Africa Rising Class of ‘24 

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