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“I was wrong for slapping you but I am human” is NOT an apology from Peruzzi or his boss Davido

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By now those of you in the African music ecosystem have probably heard of the viral story concerning Peruzzi (an artist signed to Davido’s Nigerian record label DMW) assaulting Pamilerin Adegoke, a social media influencer. If you haven’t, the facts are rather straightforward. About six months ago, January 6, 2019, Pamilerin tweeted several tweets comparing Teni the Entertainer and Peruzzi, …

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MIDEM 2019: Creating a Common Narrative to Put African Talent on the Global Music Map

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The focus on streaming, digital distributors and distribution continue at MIDEM 2019. For this panel, the focus is on the African continent. Discussions center on infrastructure, copyright protection, and IP enforcement, and creating a common narrative to put African talent on the global map, among other things. Panelists are: Temi Adeniji, Director, International Strategy & Operations, Warner Music Group (USA) …

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MIDEM 2019: Troy Carter on the Future of Music, Digital Distribution & More (Video)

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Midem 2019 just kicked off and the emerging theme is that of streaming and a focus on digital distribution. Troy Carter, one of the keynotes for this year’s event, addresses these issues in a discussion about the future of music and his new company Q&A. One thing about Troy is that there is never a dull moment with his interviews/discussions. …

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AML 126: The Third Wave: Surfing the Emerging Streaming Landscape #MusicBiz2019

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I had the pleasure of attending AML super fan Iredumare (Ire) Opeyemi’s panel session held on May 6, 2019, at the Music Biz 2019 conference in Nashville, produced by the Music Business Association. If you have been following this blog and podcast for a while, then you know seven years ago, Ire stumbled on the blog, became a super fan …

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Tiwa Savage Signs Global Deal with Universal Music, But Can Efe Ogbeni Deliver Results?

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Nigerian singer, songwriter, and recording artist Tiwa Savage has just signed an “exclusive global recording agreement” with Universal Music Group (UMG). The excitement and news surrounding the deal has attracted global attention primarily from fans and mainstream music industry trade publications like Billboard.com, and Music Business Worldwide. A day prior to Tiwa’s announcement, however, Burna Boy, “Mr. African Giant,” put …