Music Business

Why Beyonce Gets it Right in Depiction of Africans in ‘Already’ Video ft. Shatta Wale

When the West volunteers itself to tell Africa’s narrative, it historically tells an extremely offensive post-colonial narrative of a “dark continent” filled with “savages,” in need of a western, usually white savior. Indeed, over the past decade, I have written too many articles to count, criticizing this myopic and offensive view that fails to account …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 138: Meet Adesola Titilayo, the Woman Simplifying Royalties Collection for African Artists

Adesoga Titilayo, (Guest) is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Royalties, Ledgers & Reports Limited where she has devoted over ninety(90) percent of her practice to creative accounting and finance for the last three years. She has extensive knowledge of finance and royalty analysis and is a graduate of Accounting at Babcock University. At the …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 137: Meet Leyla Konjo, Africa’s Music Industry Top Booking Agent (Interview)

Leyla Konjo, (Guest) Born in Ethiopia to a very entrepreneurial family, Leyla Konjo always knew she would have her own business. Leyla herself enjoyed the arts and was a performer in her local city’s Cirque du Soleil like circus shows. However, little did she know that her passion for business would result, after migrating to …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 136: Interview with Cherie Hu, Music Journalist

Cherie Hu (Guest) is an award-winning music writer and researcher, passionate about propelling innovation in the music industry using a combination of in-depth business acumen and data-driven storytelling. She takes a particular interest in how emerging music markets, technologies, leaders, and taste makers make their dent in the status quo. In addition to Forbes, she …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 135: Artist Manager Bond Stanley Ebigbo on New Book, ‘Grounded Ways to the Music Business.’

Bond Stanley Ebigbo, (Guest) is the founder of Grounded Promotions and a seasoned artist manager responsible for guiding the professional careers of Nigeria’s leading artists including hip-hop artist Phyno. Ebigbo, for example, guided Phyno’s career from 0 to over 10 million combined fan base on social networks (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.), world tours, local …