After a year of operations in Ghana, over 22,000 subscribers and 300 signed acts; it’s become evident that both artists and music lovers are receptive to the business side of music.
Aftown exists not only to help artistes make money, but also for music lovers to have a one-stop shop to download and stream all their favorite songs from artists they love. So far, artists like Akan, Worlasi, Stonebwoy, EL and more have benefited from the marketing and sales opportunities that Aftown has to offer; selling their singles and albums to thousands of their fans across the country, and across the world.
So when word came in from EchoHouse Ghana of the AfroMusicon initiative, it was only right that Aftown came on board to help push the grand agenda; The Business Of Music.
We believe artists should be able to make a living from their art, and conferences like AfroMusicon play a major role in enlightening the artists with respect to opportunities available and measures they need to put in place to secure revenue from their music. Aftown, along with its partners DGN, BBNZ LIVE and Sound Effects, will be playing a major roll in maiden AfroMusicon conference. Look out for the Aftown music workshop, concerts and panel discussions. Sign up to Aftown and get all the info first hand!
AfroMusicon is hosted by EchoHouse Ghana, in partnership with InnovaDDB and Pulse Creatives and supported by Kuulpeeps, BBnZ, DGN, Ameyaw Debrah Media, NYDJ Live Media, George Britton Media, GhudMusic, Enewsgh, StarrBuzz and TalkMedia GH.
The conference will focus on how musicians can capitalize on existing platforms and opportunities to make money off their passion. Visit www.afromusicon.com or follow @AfroMusicon on all social media platforms for more information or call 0500003344 to sponsor.
Keche Inks A $500,000 Record Deal With Golden Empire Records.
Ghanaian based music recording label, Golden Empire Legacy has officially signed a whooping USD 500,000 music recording deal with multiple awards winning musicians Joshua Kojo Ampah and Andrew Kofi Cudjoe professionally known as Keche, to its label.
The signing of the award winning duo was slated for Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 and hosted at the plush premises of the Gold dealership entity at East Legon, with the objective of unveiling the artistes as first performing acts to debut the company's record label.
As part of the deal, the music duo, Keche received a 3 bedroom house and a brand new Hyundai Saloon car for each.
The event garnered the presence of some notable dignitaries, including the Manager of the lads cum CEO of GB Interactive, George Britton, CEO of Golden Empire Legacy Limited, Mss. Joana Gyan, Rev. Dr. Clottey and some news men, including, bloggers, news writers, promoters, DJ, TV and Radio presenters at the venue.
Speaking at the event, CEO of Golden Empire Legacy Limited Ms. Joana Gyan revealed that, their mission is to grow Golden Empire Legacy records into the music powerhouse of Africa. By collaborating with artists, African creatives, local and international partners, they can become a globally recognized household name and the go-to platform for connecting African music with the world.
Golden Empire Legacy Records is focused on scaling operations to meet the rapidly growing international demand for African music, on growing its rooster and on strengthening its services across A&R, touring, marketing, distribution, publishing and partnerships.
According to the CEO, the record label will work with Keche for the next 2 years adding that, its going to be a 360 [business] relationship where with the help of CEO of George Britton Interactive, Mr. George Mensah Britton, the record label will be managing Keche — Golden Empire Records will be taking care of the group's recordings, distribution and marketing.
Ms. Joana Gyan added that, with immediate effect, Golden Empire Legacy Records will be responsible for everything that has to do with artiste management and their brand elevating as Keche.
Accepting this breathtaking offer, awards winning music group, Keche reiterated their gratitude to the Chief Executive Officer Of Golden Empire Legacy Limited, Ms. Joana Gyan and Golden Empire Records for the epic move and investment in their arts.
They pledge their allegiance and declared their unflinching solidarity to diligently serve and elevate the brand of the record label to reach its diasporas, urging their fans to never layback but, rather be enthuse with this great move as there are more goodies approaching.
Golden Empire Legacy Limited is a limited liability company which was incorporated in Ghana and commenced business operations in January 2006. They undertake Export & Import of Gold, Gold Investment, Mining Services, Smelting & Assaying, Jewelry, Logistics, Real Estate Development.
By: Gerrard-Israel GB
Kojo Manuel Makes a Mark at Repu 2019
Once again, the biggest tertiary hall week celebrations came around and attracted people from all corners of the country.With events ranging from car washes, dogs shows, marathons, basketball tournaments,electrifying concerts and absolutely insane parties and raves.The most popular of these events were hosted by the phenomenal Kojo Manuel from the 15-
year old Epilogo party through Orjinal Beats jams and the Vodafone X Concert with featured Stonebwoy, Yaa Pono, La Meme Gang and Dope Nation. Also, hosted various off campus events.
Working closely with DJs like Neizer, Sleek, Aroma, iPhone DJ and others, Manny Yo further established himself as the rave master and TurnUp General as he drove the crowd through various brand activations and products to energetically jamming with the KNUST crowd. Safe to say, if you were at Repu 2019, you mostly likely jammed with Kojo Manuel at at least
one or two events.
Pacy Mordey drops motivational song titled ‘Boame’
It’s only fitting that Pacy Mordey kicks off the month of April with a song that talks about hope in life. The Worldmap Records signed artiste latest offering, ‘Boa Me’, hits you right in the soul when it's played.Pacy Mordey makes it very clear on the song that present your needs and problems to God.
When in need of encouragement, play ‘Boame’ and get ready to get restored and blown away by the range in her voice aside her touching lyrics.
Don’t sleep on Pacy Mordey; she might not have won an award yet but she has a voice that’ll make your soul rejoice. her music video for "Korti Beka” is still receiving heavy rotations on major TV networks in Ghana.
Da-Costa Surprises Akuapem Poloo with Big Birthday Party
Headline artiste of Weebird Groupe, Da-Costa has released hit song such as ‘National Anthem’, ‘Ghanafuo’, ‘Seiho’, ‘Go Gaga, ‘Deedew’ and many more; is fired up with his music video for ‘Birthday’ hit song.The well-choreographed music video was officially released today to commence the new month - April. The video was shot by Sam Armstrong with production coming from Carpass Nsenku.
Because of how viral the song trended, lovers of the song did their own dance videos to the song with crazy dance videos but the official music video also had some amazing dance moves. In the music video, Rosemond Brown aka Akuapem Poloo was astonished that his boyfriend had not called her on her birthday but Da-Costa wowed her when he popped up surprisingly at her birthday party.
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