A new online music distribution platform called DistroPlug was launched on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in Accra to help local artiste generate enough revenue on their creative works.
Distro Plug is a digital media store whose goal is to solve the problem of music distribution from the African continent and more exposure of the underground music community to digital stores for and in turn generate more income to boost their music careers further and a more affordable way to promote.
Created by David Drexx George – a Ghanaian/Nigerian tech investor and entrepreneur – launched the new product on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in Accra to save musicians of the stress.
Addressing the press, Mr George said the platform will give musicians, especially indies, the opportunity to upload their own works without going through the difficulties they go through when using western third-party distribution channels.
He said musicians can walk into their office in Accra anytime and get their works uploaded with just GHC 10. Mr George said the artists who are busy can use their online portal, thedistroplug.com, to submit their works in less than five minutes and the distribution will take effect in just two days.
The Distro Plug digital distribution service delivers music to services including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play and Deezer, enabling artists to manage their assets from a single platform.
The service collects and distributes 100% of the royalties from streaming and downloads directly to artists and any other participating rights-holders.
Artists, managers etc can sign up thedistroplug.com and will be directed to a dashboard which helps them manage their tracks, albums, promotion of their content and also collect royalties.
Distro Plug started in December 2018 as a division of Bunna Empire with plans to be the largest distributor of independent music in Africa.