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Sony Music General Manager Of West Africa, Michael Ugwu Pens Farewell Letter

The General Manager of Sony Music West Africa, Michael Ugwu, also known as ‘Magic Mike’, recently penned a farewell message on his social media. For time well spent, he highlighted his achievements and leaves a stern warning for labels operating in Nigeria to take note of. He wrote;

“Today is my last official day as the pioneer General Manager of Sony Music Entertainment West Africa. I’m super proud to have anchored the first major label in Nigeria validating the massive effort of the independent sector in Nigeria’s meteoric music business growth. Despite all the current challenges we are facing as a nation-state it suffices to say that the Nigerian Music industry is one sector that makes us all immensely proud.

During my time as GM, we saw a number of notable deals materialize notably the Sony signings of bothWizkid and Davido. Both of whom are still signed to Sony Music and still killing it. Despite some public challenges with the deal Ycee’s “Juice” became the most-streamed track in Sony Music Africa’s history. We have sorted our differences and I wish Ycee the best in his promising career! Though it took 3 years to negotiate technical & commercials we become the 1st major label to directly license our entire catalogue to the biggest telecommunications company in SSA (MTN) via the Huawei developed Music Plus service. From an international perspective, one of my personal favorite highlights was bringing Jidenna, Sylvia Rhone and both their teams to Lagos and Enugu, Nigeria (Igbo Kwenu!). More recent highlights would be watching Lil Nas X break the record for the longest run ever at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100(17 weeks and counting) as well as the release of Beyonce’s “The Gift” album under Columbia Records. The full impact of that album on our scene is yet to be really felt but I believe it was a brilliant introduction for some of Africa’s biggest stars to the US market, big congrats to all involved. Collaboration, after all, has been and will continue to be critical on the creative as well as the commercial side of the business.

From a local to a global business perspective we must always recognize that there is a symbiotic relationship between creators, distributors, indies, majors and DPSs and everyone under over and in between today’s music business. I’m fortunate to have met and delivered for some superstar artists but I’m even more proud to have met, worked with and learned from some of the best executives in the global music business. I’ve now participated in almost every segment of the modern music industry value chain and continue to learn a lot about these relationships and structures.

In this day and age of opportunity, awareness and artist direct opportunities unless the major labels deploy considerable resources to market like Nigeria they will not be a dramatic value add to the ecosystem in any way shape or form.

Technology has given creators a massive advantage to grow their careers independently and as the industry continues to grow the majors will hopefully find their rightful place in the local ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa because in truth we all need one another to continue to create local and global value as well as grow this into a truly “sustainable” sector.

Best of luck to the team as they continue to grow the business.

I’m blessed… Now Freeme.

– Micheal “Magic” Ugwu”

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MUSIC BUSINESS AND DRINKS

MUSIC BUSINESS AND DRINKS

You asked for it: Here it is…

You are warmly invited to the second edition of FreeMe Digital’s ‘Music Business & Drinks’ happening at the upcoming Social Media Week 2019 with the tagline: The Realities of Music Consumption In Nigeria: Is Social Media A Vehicle For Piracy?

As usual, we will be educating and enlightening about the dynamics of the Nigerian Music Business (in the best environment and with refreshments too!)

Date: 8th February 2019
Time: 4 PM – 7 PM
Venue: The Freeme Space.

If you’d be interested in coming, kindly send a reply to this mail  or call Mark on 09059814679 so we can make reservations for you

we excitedly look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards

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FreeMe Digital's "Christmas Combo" 2018

FreeMe Digital’s “Christmas Combo” 2018

Freeme Digital is here again with another bigger, better and rebranded amazing giveaway promo for the festive season. Specially designed for upcoming professional musicians to boost their career.

We present to you Freeme Digital’s “Christmas Combo” 2018!
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All you have to do is simply subscribe to our  “Gold Pro” package for just NGN25,000 and you stand a chance to go home with an amazing Christmas package.
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To participate, Call 08035249080. Terms and Conditions apply.
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Freeme Digital – Get Heard, Get Bought and Get Paid.

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Music Business and Drinks With Freeme Digital

Music Business and Drinks With Freeme Digital

Freeme Digital invite you to the first edition of Freeme Digital’s ‘Music Business Over Drinks’.

This hangout is aimed at deeply educating artists, content creators and creative executives like yourself, about the dynamics of music distribution and to help address the underlying issues that are critical to your success in the Nigerian Music Business.

This will also be an opportunity to learn new industry tricks, network with other creative experts and basically have a fun Friday evening with like minds.

Date: November 30, 2018
Time: 4pm
Venue: The Freeme Space
Address: Plot 16A / Block 139A Nike Art Gallery Road, Ikate – Elegushi, Lekki, Lagos

If you’d be interested in coming, kindly reply to this mail so we can make reservations for you

I excitedly look forward to hearing from you.

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Black Friday 2018

Freeme Digital Amazing Black Friday Offers

Who said Black Fridays are only about mobile phones and home appliances? FreeMe Digital presents yet another opportunity to maximize its awesome packages and mega offers

Starting from the 19th of November 2018 through 7th of December, Freeme digital is offering a 30% discount on all its premium distribution packages! you definitely heard me right. Get the Silver, Gold Pro, Gold Plus and record Label Platinum offer.

What then are you waiting for? Capital on these juicy deals today by contacting us using the details on your screen or follow us across all our social media for more information.

 

Contact Us:

Email – [email protected]

Tel – 08179905358, 08035249080

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @freemedigital

 

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FreeMe Vs Tunecore

FREEME DIGITAL VS TUNECORE

There are 99 Reasons to choose Freeme Digital over TuneCore but for the purpose of humility & simplicity, we’ll focus on the 5 striking ones:

– You are not billed every time you need to upload new content. You can relax knowing that you can upload an unlimited amount of audios (album and singles) on all platforms with just a one-time annual payment. Trust me, you don’t want to pay another $30 “out-of-your-pocket” every time you need to release a new record.

– Freeme Digital helps you tap into every major music revenue stream, including (but not restricted to the following):

  • Distribution on Int’l Platforms
  • Local Platforms
  • YouTube Monetization
  • Music Publishing Administration
  • Free Video Shoot for Professional Upcoming Artistes

*FM Publishing is available in numerous countries and territories. More details about that soon

– If you ever have questions, our customer service team are always happy to talk or chat… and if you’re NOT IN THE MOOD TO SEND AN EMAIL or speak on the phone, you can walk into our world-class multipurpose studio at the heart of Lekki for a chat with our service team. You’ll be glad you did.

– We’ll give you tools and promotional resources you need to promote and sell your music like breeze. Get FREE access to the same music marketing tools used by the major labels. Monitor your trending reports and analytics with a touch of a button

– Our world-class artiste portal provides you direct access to your revenue as it grows, so the question of transparency is fully taken care of before it arises… Yep, we’re “BAD LIKE THAT”.

Click here to see what other artists are saying about Freeme Digital…

              Freeme Digital VS TuneCore

Features FREEME DIGITAL       TUNECORE
Album Cost A one-time payment of NGN25,000/per annum and you can upload an unlimited amount of audios and videos        $29.99
Single Cost        $9.99
Annual fees for Albums No annual charges for albums         $49
Annual fees for Singles No annual charges for singles         $9.99
Int’l Distribution Partners                            YES          YES
Local Distribution Partners                            YES           NO
Artist promotion and support                            YES           NO
Affordable World-class Production Studio for Quality Content Creation                            YES           NO
Local office for customer care and client services                            YES           NO

Drop us a line anytime via our Help Center

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Music Blogs

GETTING YOUR SONGS ON BLOGS

Here are a few tips on getting your music on blogs:

Emailing

When emailing your music to blogs, make sure you have the correct email address. Also, ensure all the necessary mail properties are intact, in order to avoid your message is sent to the mail spam or is outrightly blocked.

Cover Art

The Cover Art of your music is very important to Music blogs. Not every and any cover art is upload able. There are certain guidelines and requirements that must be met. For more on the cover art guidelines, Click Here…

Music

When sending your content, it is advised to send the streaming links of your song instead of sending the mp3 format. This will aid the monetization of your music. Click here to monetize your content…

Press Release

This is an official statement of what you are sending. i.e music, video, advert e.t.c. It’s an avenue to give a description of what the music or anything you are sending.  Ensure your press release is as brief and straight to the point as it can be.

Be ahead of the Schedule

It is also very vital to contact the blogs way before the scheduled date of your musical event. Sending your publications few hours to the event will imply a lack of organization from your end and as such, many blogs, especially the blue chips, could disregard your entries.

Also, ensure you send follow up emails to the blogs, notifying the blogs of the number of days, weeks leading up to the event. However, it is important to stress that you shouldn’t be a PEST to the blogs. It is fine to communicate your interests and expectation but not to a point when it gets over bearing for the blog. Make sure you know the blog and develop a healthy relationship with them. It makes your work with them easier.

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Platform Partnership - Freeme Digital

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

After 4 years of delivering world class services in our local entertainment ecosystem, FreeMe Digital is pleased to announce our latest partnership with the leading Music Distribution service providers in China, Japan, and the entire Asian continent.

In our bid to further improve our services and spread our tentacles to emerging markets in neighboring territories, a brand new content sale partnership with Ghana’s Music Streaming Service, ‘Aftown’ has also been sealed.

With access to an estimated user-reach of about two (2) billion people active, FreeMe Digital can now pioneer the delivery of fine African content to other parts of the world now, through Kugou, Kuwo, NetEase and Ali Music.

These partnerships now places FreeMe in a position to well continue with her culture of delivering only the very best services with a team that’s committed to making good content available and accessible to its consumers.

 

 

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Houselist

Mark’s Houselist Compilation

Hey guys we trust y’all are excited just as we are about the Houselist compilations. Hope you enjoyed Ebenezer’s List, Kemi’s List and Kanayo’s List? We bring you yet another awesome playlist “Mark’s List” and check out a few of the tracks to enjoy on this one

1 – GreyC feat Patoranking: RudeBoy
2 – LA: Faraway
3 – Erigga: Motivation
4 – Tetta: Radio
5 – Jamal Swiss: No Stress
6 – Adekunle Gold: Ire
7 – D-Truce: Talk To You
8 – Johnny Drille: Romeo And Juliet
9 – John Networq: Please
10 – Davina Oriakhi: Juju

Houselist

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Blaizman

BLAIZMAN’s new single is lit and it!

1605 Studios’ talented and creative vocalist Lanre George, popularly known by his stage name BLAIZMAN has released a powerful and infectious inspirational smashing song, BELIEVE IT and it is a top choice for everyone. The well curled single was premiered with a detailed and crispy lyrics video to enhance learning of the song, as it is currently the talk of the town.

Born in Lagos on 16th May, in the early 1980s. BLAIZMAN is a graduate of Mathematics and a certified Marketing Communication Strategist. He developed the interest in music at an early age while listening to songs by music legends like; King Sunny Ade, Sir Shina Peters, Adewale Ayuba, Platashuz Boys, Remedies and other trending Lagos based musicians in the 90s.

He started music professionally in 2015 and his debut single “MIGRATE” was released with a video that got good rotation on both local and international music platforms including lots of views on Youtube. His follow-up song, titled “INVOLVE ME” featured YQ. The song and video received massive airplay on various terrestrial and satellite television stations and it is still receiving positive reviews from music critics and consumers.

The 1605 Studios managed artiste, is quite in tune with the Nigerian entertainment industry where he has paid his dues, haven been in the game of recording good music since his days at the university where he graduated with a first degree in Mathematics. It is not surprising that he brings a spice of intellectualism and class to his music and personality. The stage name BLAIZMAN is coined from an acronym; ”BLACK IS A ZEALOUS MAN” – this statement drives me to BELIEVE, FOCUS and ACHIEVE; says Lanre George aka BLAIZMAN.

‘BELIEVE IT’ is curled from my personal experiences in life ( the troubles, struggles, mistakes and fears) and the song re-emphasized and re-confirms the need to have a clear vision in your life, the importance to believe and go confidently in the direction of your dreams and not second-guess what you hear God’s voice say to you. Sometimes it is that tiny barely audible voice that reaches your heart and you know. Hence, the need to Believe it!

I recommend that you buy, stream and download ‘BELIEVE IT’

Song written by @iamblaizman

Stream full video by coping link below to your browser or check @iamblaizman ‘s bio for navigation link.

Believe it (Lyrics video ):