Law & Policy

Things to Know Before you Sign a Music Contract!

As Nigeria’s (Naija) entertainment industry grows, we see it becoming sophisticated and talents and entertainment companies looking to the court system to resolve disputes. While Nigeria might not have a great criminal justice or civil law system, when it comes to commercial/contract disputes (a subset of Nigeria’s civil law system), we find that Nigeria’s legal …

Music Business

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,” Press Release-What’s the Fuss all About?

Have you all ever noticed an article that says “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE” on it. It seems to have some sort of urgency and you wonder what the fuss is about. If you have paid attention, you have noticed Nigerian artists such as Duncan Daniels, Zara, Naeto C or their representatives send you this kind of …

Music Business

“How to Start Your Own Record Label”

Today, it is not uncommon to see many independent record labels in Nigeria’s music industry. Depending on who you ask, this is a bad thing. In my view, this a good thing. From a few formidable labels like Kennis and Storm to more labels like Chocolate City, Alapomeji, Mo’Hits and Capital Hill, the emergence of this labels serves as a great economic …

Music Business

5 Tips to Get Media Buzz for your Music!

Nigeria’s music industry is growing in leaps and bounds. With the success of artists like D’Banj, M.I and P-Square, it’s almost like the industry is churning out new artistes everyday! In the sea of all these artists even with great music, it is becoming very hard to attract “media buzz” to help take your music …