Browsing: Music Industry

Africa is music and music in Africa. The music and entertainment industry in Africa is nearly reaching $11.5 billion while the 2019 IFPI global report point Africa combined with the Middle East recorded about 15 per cent increase in revenue (for record business)—more importantly, this ascension puts Africa as the world second highest growth market after Latin America.

The most youthful continent in the entire world has been a land of abundance in terms of musical talents, from the record hits of Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz, Davido and Cassper Nyovest, Africa has carved its mark on the global music and entertainment industry.

Consequently, this has drawn the attention of influential musicians and industry-related corporations pouring their resources towards the region—which produce countless hits and talent annually.

From Sony Music, Spotify, Deezer, Warner Music Group and now Universal Music Group (UMG) in collaboration with African music streaming service—Boomplay are landing their …

Tanzanian government has put in place measures to stop use of any Tanzanian, without paying for it.

This pledge was made by the Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Hon. Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe in a public meeting with entertainment industry stakeholders in Dar es Salaam, to discuss merging of three bodies: COSOTA (Copyright Society of Tanzania), BASATA (Arts Council of Tanzania) and the Tanzanian Film Board for better sectorial operations.

“No more using artists properties without paying, in wedding ceremonies halls or kitchen parties, all of them must contribute. How comes master of ceremonies (MC) get paid and use artists music freely” Minister said.

The statement, though it came quite rather late, but still at a convenient move to rejuvenate the lucrative sector, proving to standout amidst competitive entertainment industries form South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.

Just last year two Tanzanian prominent talents and multiple awardees music-artists Hamis …