3 PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE NIGERIAN RECORDED MUSIC INDUSTRY IN 2020

"Afrobeats has seemingly now hit critical mass in the US urban entertainment community — as opposed to a couple of years ago when most mistook “buzz” for market penetration, which i briefly discussed here. This community has been the primary driver of mainstream music entertainment in that market for almost two decades. So, the penetration of Nigerian music/artists into this segment is a strong indication the US market is now ready/willing to accept Afrobeats as the new hit sound — like ragga and reggaeton have enjoyed in the past."
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MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS: THE BIGGEST LABELS IN NIGERIA?

Traditionally, music and other entertainment products have been owned by those that own/control the means to exploit it. The big music labels today generally began as technical and electrical equipment manufacturers, who also happened to be at the cutting edge of transformational recording and playback technology (gramophones, graphophones, phonographs, jukeboxes). They were not involved in music making. […]
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IS YOUTUBE REALLY RIPPING OFF RECORD LABELS AND ARTISTS?

After years of lamenting the decline in CD sales, music industry executives might  have been popping champagne corks at the latest figures from the Recording Industry Association of America. Revenues from recorded music were up 0.9 per cent to $7bn (£4.9bn) in what the RIAA called “a milestone year for streaming music”. But Cary Sherman, chairman and […]
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NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE 2017

Image Credit : (thenet.ng) We respectfully invite you to join us at the fifth edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference, #NECLive5. NECLive is the marketplace of ideas, products, and services for the Nigerian Entertainment industry. We are now approaching capacity and registration will close in a matter of days. You can find all you need to know about NECLive on www.nec.ng. […]
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“Boomplay”: The fast rising music community for Music Lovers, Content Owners and Celebrities by TECNO Mobile

In 20I5, the leading mobile brand in Africa; TECNO Mobile launched its digital music service which was known as “Boom Player”. Fast forward to 2017, Boomplay is now currently the #1 fastest growing music community, lifestyle and entertainment application with a focus on music, both audio and audio-visuals. The outstanding music app seems to to […]
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: GRAPHIC AND DESIGN ARTISTE

A fast-growing Nigerian entertainment and media company is hiring a purpose driven personnel for the following designation with the respective requirement: Graphic Artist Should be able to create visual concepts of texts, images and audio-visual by hand or using Computer software, using a Computer is added advantage. Should be able to take good angle photos, […]
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SPOTIFY NOW IMPORTANT AS FACEBOOK FOR MUSICIANS

Most artists often think of Spotify as a place where fans listen to music, but it is more than that these days. Yes, fans rely on streaming services such as Spotify more and more every day but need the same interaction from social media platforms such as Facebook to stay updated and continue being listeners. […]
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STREAMING IS MAKING MORE MONEY THAN MUSIC DOWNLOADS EVER DID

[ Reported ] Image Credit : (zimbio.com) It’s a scenario Steve Jobs thought would never materialize. Streaming platforms in the US market are now generating more annual cash from music than digital download services like iTunes ever did. According to RIAA data analyzed by Music Business Worldwide, the peak of download retail sales in the […]
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