music business

King Sunny Ade said he bought his first guitar when he was 16 years old with personal savings and hid the instrument from his family who did not want him to go into music. The 73-year-old Juju singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist said this while being interviewed by a nine-year-old fan, Temidara Onafuye. Apart from singing. […]

For the love of good music and the artistes that makes them, providing them with both the voice and the platform to showcase their talents to the world, a new Record Label; Hot Sounds Records launches in Lagos Nigeria. Hot Sounds Records (HSR) is a record label that focuses on investing in the music and […]

Upon the release of her “Woman of Steel” album, Yemi Alade has signed a licensing agreement with Universal Music Africa (UMA) in partnership with Universal Music France (UMF). Henceforth, UMA will act as the exclusive worldwide recorded music partner for Yemi Alade and her label Effyzzie Music while UMF will serve as the international roll-out […]

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Alicia Keys to an exclusive administration deal, covering the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and producer’s iconic catalog of both existing and future works. That includes hits like “No One,” “Fallin,” “My Boo,” “Empire State of Mind” and “Like You’ll Never See Me Again,” stretching back to Keys’ 2001 debut album Songs […]

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