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The DistroPlug! New online music distribution platform outdoored for local musicians

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.

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Footsteps Ghana Is Hunting For The Next-Rated Female Musical Talent: Lady With The Mic

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Footsteps is teaming up with a recognized label like BBNZ and music distribution and marketing portal such as Aftown to prepare a wholesome package for the winner of the maiden edition. Also, an additional mouthwatering package is the chance for the winner to grace one of the biggest musical stages in the United Kingdom, Ghana Party In The Park. A festival organized for Ghanaians and other Africans living in the United Kingdom with big-name acts, the festival has a track record of exposing African entertainers to the UK audience.

At the launch on April 16, 2019, at the premises of BBNZ headquarters in Accra, Footsteps Ghana gave the criteria to qualify one for the audition as starting from age 16 and above, two auditions have already been held with more to roll out in the coming weeks. When selected, organizers will take the ladies through camping and grooming to understand every aspect of music before competitions will be held for the public to vote the winner.

Watch videos of the launch below.

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Keche Pens Managerial Deal With Golden Empire Legacy – A Career Booster

Often at times, the challenge for most musicians is the availability of money to execute the various project they have in mind both short and long term.

Music duo, Keche, a composition of Joshua Kojo Ampah and Andrew Kofi Cudjoe can let go a huge sigh of relief after the group penned a two year managerial deal with Golden Empire Legacy, a company founded and operated by Joana Gyan.

The aspect of the contract revealed to the gathering of media executives, pressmen and the business people from the business industry include, the company handling over a cash amount of 500,000 Ghana Cedis, one brand new Elantra cars to each member of the group and also two three-bedroom houses.

Speaking to the group after the signing, with a lot of excitement written all over their faces, both Joshua and Andrew were emphatic in their submission, stating the deal will go a long way to help carter for the several unreleased projects they have in their warehouse. Also, help stage international shows that will expose the brand more to Africa and the rest of the world.

Watch the interview below.

Nothing really changed from their previous management as the head of George Britton Records, George Britton will continue to handle their day-to-day activities but, will now have to work under Golden Empire Legacy.

 

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It’s Finally Here! Kidi Releases Official Trailer For ‘Sugar’ With Fella Makafui, DBK, Adjetey Anang, Mr Eazi, Others

Kidi is preparing to release a new album called ‘Sugar‘ but, the twist to this project is, he is picturing a bigger destination for it.

He has shot a movie bearing the same title in partnership with Fella Makafui, DKB, Adjetey Anang, Mr Eazi, Stonebwoy, the list is endless.

Signed unto Lynx Entertainment, the entire production looks in-house. He has released several hit songs including Adiepena, Say You Love Me, Thunder, Odo, Mr Badman et al.

Watch the trailer for Sugar below.

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