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Careers In The Music Industry


September 30, 2020 |

The music industry has grown beyond just performing on a stage, there are a lot of professionals behind the scene making things work. Not everyone can or should be performing on the stage, there are a lot of careers in the music industry that you can explore to help you make enough money and fulfillment alongside what you currently do and this will require you to be focused, flexible and consistent. A career in the music industry is quite unique and interesting compared to careers in other industries because the modules operandi are different in many ways. Being a creative industry, it has the formal and the informal sides to it with the latter more focused on in this part of the world and it also feels like it is already a saturated industry but I assure you that there are only a few who are fully trained and equipped…    read more 

Tips to becoming successful in the music industry

September 29, 2020 |

In the music industry being a successful artist doesn’t just happen because you can sing well, there are a lot of good artists that are not known, not because they cannot sing well but because they lack some essential information that they need to become a successful artist in the music industry. We all need Edge, patience, consistency, and a sustainable process to follow to get to our desired goal as a music artist in the industry. I will be discussing five crucial tips that you can follow to help you become successful in the music industry. 1. Stay Informed: change is a constant thing in the world which is why in any sphere you meet yourself it’s quite important that you keep yourself updated on everything going on in your industry. know all that you need to know about your industry, know the latest songs, how to produce, get…    read more 


September 8, 2020 |

Hello Dear Friend, We trust that you are doing great today. We are set to reward Nigeria’s best songwriter in an online contest. As our developmental contribution to engender respect for copyrights in the creative industry, we have declared open a songwriting contest with mouthwatering prizes for Nigerian music talents. The month-long online based competition which will begin on 12th of September, 2020, would end on 12th of October, 2020. We have lined up as jury popular Nigerian musicians and songwriting wizards including Johnny Drille, Blackjerzee, Obinna Agwu, and Timi Dakolo, among others. The best songwriting talent will walk home in a winner-takes-all reward of N100,000 cash prize, in addition to other freebies including a photo session, production, and legal consultation with a reputable entertainment lawyer. According to Akinyemi Ayinoluwa, the convener who is a top-rated creative industry influencer and music lawyer, the competition has a goal to impact positively…    read more 


May 22, 2020 |

[ Image Credit : truestaris.com ] A 360 deal is a business relationship between an artiste and a music recording company. The company agrees to provide financial and other support for the artiste, including direct advances as well as support in marketing, promotion, touring and other areas. In turn, the artiste agrees to give the company a percentage of an increased number of their revenue streams, often including sales of recorded music, live performances, publishing and more. 360° deals or clauses in music recording contracts are deals or clauses that ensure that record labels participate in the ‘non-recording’ revenue streams of artistes signed to them. It can be a separate deal or embedded in the recording contract as a clause. This aforementioned business arrangement is an alternative to the traditional recording contract. A traditional recording contract only provides an income stream for the label from record sales. Under the traditional…    read more 

Free Music Distribution Deal

May 1, 2020 |

Free Music Distribution Deal May 1, 2020| Porchmusicbox As performers, we are in very unusual times where there are no gigs, no shows and no form of events holding in countries around the world. This has put a limit on creative expression of artistes and the ability to making any income from their talent. Well, not any longer! Will you like to get your music across continents on all major digital platforms for FREE? Porch Music Box, in collaboration with Broma16, is calling on Artists, Producers, Record label owners and all Music Rightsholders for song submission for free distribution on all major music digital platforms across different continents. Broma16 is a Music Distribution and Licensing Company based in the Netherlands who have distributed music worldwide for over 650 Rightsholders including Publishers, Record labels, Authors, Composers, Performers/Artists. Visit www.Broma16.com for more in Terms & Conditions: – Rightsholders must have 100% rights…    read more 


March 3, 2020 |

After a tedious (or not) search, an artiste finally gets a manager who is expected to be trustworthy, efficient and diligent about the entertainment business of the artiste. However, there are grey areas the artiste needs to “sort out” in the contract before its execution. Activities Covered. The artiste needs to decide on the kind of activities the management contract shall cover. Will it cover everything the artiste does in the entertainment business or it’ll be restricted to activities in only music business. An artiste might start out as a songwriter/performer and later transition into acting/modelling. The manager might just be very capable of handling all entertainment related activities or he may just be an expert in music business, with the know-how of the film and modeling industry. It would be calamitous to hand over all entertainment related business to the manager who is only skilled in music business. The…    read more 

Loud Drugs And Artistes; Are Managers Vicariously Liable ?

March 2, 2020 |

In the List of top 10 managers in music industry who messed over their clients, managers who were greedy and the ones who thought drugs was a good escape for their artistes topped the charts. Yeah! bad managers have their charts too. We are just yet to make a list of them as far as Nigeria and Africa is concerned. From Colonel Tom Parker who received 50% of Elvis Presley’s earnings to Mathew Knowles who had the habit of stealing his daughter’s money, greed is the known ailment for artiste managers. There is an ailment we all have tolerated and might just be the reason why our favorite artistes end up in rehab. If you are an artiste manager, I know you are probably angry saying “What more could I do. That is where (s)he gets inspiration from. I also don’t want to lose my job.” Hollup! Hollup! Dear Angry…    read more 


2019 was an eventful year for the Nigerian recorded music industry. We saw some major international mainstream cross overs from Nigerian artists, foreign investment and partnerships with music companies, as well as continued growth in music streaming across the board. A lot of articles documenting the various highlights of the year are already out there, so here are three predictions about the Nigerian recorded music business for 2020. 1. New Wizkid Solo Project Wizkid has had an interesting couple of years. On the one hand he has barely put out any solo music (singles/projects), but on the other his brand — primarily through non-music related activities — has been growing from strength to strength — meaning his lack of solo music releases has not affected his relevance or standing. However, one can fully expect a project from him this year. The first reason for this prediction is that it has…    read more