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Distribute now your music in Africa for free with Boomplay and MusicDiffusion

 

As a MusicDiffusion member, you can now distribute your music to our new partner Boomplay, the new leading streaming platform in Africa!

 
After being the first and only 360° platform for musicians permitting to distribute its music to Asia market, but also Russia and India market, MusicDiffusion also permits now also to reach the African market with Boomplay. The African music industry has been growing rapidly in the last ten years. It’s even got the fastest growing music market after Latin America. It’s not only African music that’s gaining global popularity, but African people are getting more and more access to the global music market as well.

In this article, you will learn more about the development of the music industry in Africa and why it’s important to distribute your music and artists to Boomplay through MusicDiffusion if you want your music to get into the African music market.

 

 

Why and how the music market in Africa is growing profusely

 
The digital economy of Africa is rapidly growing, due to the fact that more than 30% of all Africans have access to smartphones now. Even though the data costs are still very high compared to other continents, the connectivity is improving and these costs are slowly reducing.

Africa’s biggest streaming and downloading service, Boomplay, said that 70% of its streams is based on music from Africa, instead of music from other continents. It’s no surprise when you look at the globally rising popularity of Afrobeat, Dancehall and some Nigerian musicians, like Wizkid.

Chartmetric found out that 5 of the Top 10 artists on Twitter last year were Nigerian artists with millions of Boomplay streams.

According to a report from PwC and Ovum that investigates the global entertainment and media outlook from 2016 to 2020, the rapid growth of the African music industry comes from three factors: demographics, availability of internet and streaming.

The entertainment and music industry in the 10 youngest markets worldwide is growing three times as fast in spending as in the 10 oldest. This has more likely to do with the age of a country’s population. Since 6 in every 10 Africans are younger than 24 years, it’s the youngest population among all continents.

It’s obvious there’s a lot of potential here, especially when you look at the revenue it’s already brought in the last couple of years. The IFPI global report showed an overall global increase in revenue for the record business sector of 8.2% over 2019. But in EMEA it was about 15%. This makes Africa the world’s second highest growing record business market after Latin America.

And that’s even without the support of DSPs (Digital Service Providers like Boomplay and Spotify) being present in all these markets. According to their own study, PwC estimates that DSPs in Africa would approximately generate $50.8 million in 2022.

Obstacles to overcome to unleash the potential of streaming services in Africa

 
Even though the numbers of streams are rising, there are a few obstacles to overcome to unlock the greatest amount of potential. It’s mainly the high data costs and music piracy are still big issues.

The high data costs are most expensive in South Africa. This could be one of the reasons why the global DSPs are not available in every country. For a few months back, Apple Music was only available in 16 or 17 countries in the north of the Sahara. Spotify announced to expand its service in 80 países, including 40 African countries. Before, it was only available in 5 países.

Piracy is a big problem in Africa as well. Governments in Africa have been trying to solve the piracy sites problem, like the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who signed a copyright bill. But there still have a long way to go. There is still a high level of poverty around. As long as it’s easy to get music for free, choosing to use a paid streaming service is not the most popular.

 

Boomplay, the biggest streaming service of Africa

 

Boomplay – Facebook


 
As mentioned before, the biggest streaming and download service in Africa is Boomplay Music (formerly known as ‘Boom Player’). Here are a few facts about Boomplay:

  • The service was first launched in Nigeria in 2015, and in June 2020, they already had over 75 million users.
  • According to Boomplay’s head of marketing, Tosin Sorinola, it’s the number 1 app in the Play Store across major African countries, and a social media fanbase of at least 1.5 millóns.
  • Boomplay offers a feature that makes it easier for users to avoid the high data costs: users can also download songs to their device – with WiFi – to play them without an internet connection. This is a very important feature, since a lot of people in Africa have to travel for hours through landscapes with little to no internet. And of course, there’s no data connection there.
  • Boomplay also offers the same recommendation and personalization style that made Spotify so big: curated playlists to discover new music, based on users’ preferences, favourite music and moods.
  • But Boomplay offers more than just music: the Buzz section also offers news about entertainment (and music), sports and lifestyle news.
  • Boomplay has even got its own award show. Next to that, Boomplay lets users earn Rewards Points when they play music and engage in the Boomplay Community. These Rewards Points can be exchanged for Boomplay subscriptions, airtime, gadgets, coupons and more.

Compared to Spotify and Tik Tok, Boomplay is globally seen still a small player. But it’s not focused on Western-focused demographics, like the other ones. In Africa, Boomplay is winning, so Boomplay is the right place to be to tap into the African music market potential.

It’s growing and it’s receptive to Western music. Wait until the data costs are declining more, the piracy has been cracked down, more people gain access to the internet and own a smartphone.

But Boomplay is not only planning to operate in Africa alone. It wants to expand to other markets, without directly competing with Spotify or Apple Music: Boomplay wants to target the African populations all over the world, with the music on their platform that’s already a perfect fit for African consumers.

Want to get your music on Boomplay too?

 
Boomplay is one of the channels where you can distribute your music in your MusicDiffusion distribution dashboard. Especially when it’s Afropop or Gospel, because there’s a high demand for it in Africa.

And if you want to give your artists advice in how to grow a fanbase on the African continent, collaboration with popular artists on Boomplay might be a good shot to engage with millions of Boomplay users. You certainly shouldn’t wait to jump on this ship called Boomplay, because before you know it, others will!
 

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MusicDiffusion X Dualo: the revolutionary all-in-one instrument for everyone

 

After have created the first and only 360° platform for musicians and made music distribution easy for all independent artists and record labels worldwide, MusicDiffusion joins forces with the Dualo all-in-one instrument that makes music creation more intuitive!

 

Dualo is the All-In-One instrument for music makers! Including exclusive sound banks, a sequencer, effects and much more, it permits anyone to create a composition from A to Z, easily from anywhere without any computer or smartphone! And now, you also get with your Dualo 50 Euros to spend on MusicDiffusion.

 

With MusicDiffusion X Dualo partnership, it has never been so easy to create and share your next creation with the world!


 

Synthesizer

600 editable sounds
Upload your own samples
8 customizable effects
Stereo headphones audio out

Sequencer

7-tracks looper and 18 loops
69 songs memory
Easy-to-learn system
Online song sharing

Controller

52 pressure-sensitive light-up pads
3 touchable sliders
2-axis movement sensors
Midi out USB


 

 

 


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Distribute and monetize your music for free on Twitch with MusicDiffusion

 

Music is one of the key ingredients for live streaming. Twitch broadcasts aren’t the exception. More and more creators are introducing music to their live gameplays. To cover that need, Twitch is offering users the option to use copyrighted music from its library.

 

What is Twitch?

Twitch is an American video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions. In addition, it offers music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, real life streams. It is operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.

Soundtrack by Twitch: The ultimate tool for gaming creators using licensed music

Back in October 2020, Twitch unveiled a feature called Soundtrack (Beta), which gives creators the option to use licensed music within their live streams.

Users can select the songs from a collection of curated right-cleared music, allowing them to live stream worry free without receiving copyright strikes, DMCA notifications from rights holders or having their audio being muted.

This music library features playlists and stations with songs curated by Twitch music experts and which have previously been agreed to be used inside the platform after licensing deals with the right music owners (record labels, publishers or distributors).

Music right owners can submit their songs to be handpicked by Soundtrack’s team to be featured on these dedicated playlists. Streamers can then select some tracks or listen to specific stations for a more radio-like experience.

Music featured in Soundtrack is only available for live Twitch broadcasts. On-demand videos of live streams (VODs and clips) don’t include the featured songs, just audio from the streamer speaking during the recording. Instead, Twitch Radio hosts music from live streams on a different broadcast feed.

Soundtrack by Twitch also includes a promotion feature that allows viewers to discover the artists behind the music piece playing during a live stream.

When using licensed music from Soundtrack’s collection, an overlay on the stream shows information about the song and the artist, as well as a link that directs the user to the artist’s channel on Twitch or his/her profile in other music streaming services like Amazon Music or Spotify.

All the above represent a great opportunity for independent musicians and record labels as they can easily get their music catalog uploaded on the platform and legally be used by millions of creators around the world.

From now, our users can expand their music business and send their music to Twitch through MusicDiffusion, reaching new millions of music lovers around the globe.

 
If you already distributed and monetize your music with MusicDiffusion, you can add all your previous albums to Twitch but also to all the new channels we regularly add – for free – directly from the distribution tab of your albums on your music distribution dashboard:
 

How to distribute and monetize your music to twitch

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New channels available for your music distribution with MusicDiffusion: Triller, Musixmatch and more!

 

Hola MusicDiffusion community 👋

We are happy to announce that thanks to an extension of our agreement with 7Digital, your distribution game just got better with MusicDiffusion and five new channels!

If you already distribute to 7Digital through MusicDiffusion, your content is now available in a whole new set of channels, which translates to higher revenue possibilities and exciting new opportunities to engage with wider audiences. Check them out!

Ride the wave of social streaming thanks to Triller.

Become part of the families engaged in shared music experiences through the Electric Jukebox/ROXi.

Help bars, restaurants, stores, gyms, and many other businesses around the world create welcoming atmospheres thanks to your music, using Soundtrack Your Brand.

Tap into the potential of adding lyrics to the digital music experience with Musixmatch.

Explorar Trebel innovative idea to delivering free, licensed, downloadable music to audiences that are not subscribed to streaming services.

And last but not least, Wir lieben Jazz! as jazzed, the world’s first dedicated audio-visual streaming service for jazz and jazz-influenced music, is now expanding to the German market.

Again, all those new channels and services are included by distributing your music to 7Digital from your MusicDiffusion distribution account! If you already did so, nothing more to do and like always this is absolutely free of charge!

 


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MusicDiffusion NUMBER 1 music distribution in Google Search!

 

Hola MusicDiffusion community,


 

Gracias a ti, MusicDiffusion is now one of the leading music distributors with its first 360° platform dedicated to musicians around the world, according Amazon Alexa Rank.

On top of that, the number of search including MusicDiffusion worldwide made that Google Search is now also ranking us #1 from billions results for the keyword “Distribución De Música” in numerous countries, like France. Before the leaders TuneCore, Believe Digital and Universal Music’s Spinnup! This makes us so proud as musicians to help so much other musicians and to see our hard work be recognized, not just inspiring competitors! 😉

Again, thank you all to made that possible.
Together, and step by step, we are building the future of the digital music industry! And we working on many many new revolutionary products and services that we can’t wait to share with you, so keep connected to our blog and our newsletter to not miss our updates to come 🤫

 

MusicDiffusion is now number 1 from 1 320 000 000 results for the “Distribución De Música” search on Google France!


 

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MusicDiffusion going international! USA, Francia, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and more…

 

MusicDiffusion is now one of the most important community of music creators worldwide, serving every month artists and music labels from more than 195 countries and 8320 cities around the world!
 
Therefor, it’s now time for MusicDiffusion to grow and extend internationally. And we are happy to announce new websites to fit our thousands members localizations, languages and currencies.
 
You can now choose your local MusicDiffusion website and local currency from the main menu, or choose your preferences directly on our new international website!

 


 

MusicDiffusion is now available in these countries:

MusicDiffusion is now available in these currencies:

 

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MusicDiffusion became one of the leading music distributor platforms according Amazon Alexa Rank!

 

So much thanks to all of you! Really we do! MusicDiffusion is now incontestably one of the leading digital music distribution platform and indie music community around, according Amazon Alexa Rank.

Although we are a recent platform for the indie musicians around the world, MusicDiffusion is today better ranked than leaders Tunecore.fr, iMusiciandigital.com, Horusmusic.global and many more in term of internet trafic and engagement. Meaning that our platform actually getting more visitors than these competitors, but also that our users interact way much more on our platform by staying more than 14mn connected to our services. Increíble!

These numbers make us very proud as we work hard to build since 2017 the best platform for all music creators around the world. With MusicDiffusion artists and music labels have access to the best digital music distribution, starting from free plan to unlimited without ANY HIDDEN COSTS like most of our competitors. Other will charge you to get obligatory UPC or ISRC codes, or an annual fee to get you out on Shazam or monetize your music on social media like Youtube or Instagram… We don’t and with MusicDiffusion everything is included. And better, you can even release your music on channels that you would even not expect to find anywhere (Asia, India or Russia market for exemple)!

MusicDiffusion doesn’t just propose the best music distribution. MusicDiffusion is a complete platform for music creators at the digital times. We thought it would be a non-sense to take care to distribute so much talents around the world and to not connect them to share and put their experience in common… With this idea in mind, MusicDiffusion has also launched the first social network for musicians that connect all our members, musicians, music labels and more together. You can get more info here.

MusicDiffusion also proposes a ton of additional services for music creators, like promotion exclusive tools, samples and beats to get inspiration for your next track and still much to come into our Servicios de Artistas. We think global since day one and we are now recognized as the ultimate platform for musicians worldwide. Thank you again from the bottom of our musician hearts for that 🙏

 


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New: Royalty free beats, audio samples, sounds, loops… Discover MusicDiffusion Creative Tools

 

No. We are definitely not just another digital distribution only permitting to distribute your music and collect royalties from all digital platforms, MusicDiffusion thinks global since day one and that’s certainly why you are more than ever to join our music community each day. Thanks to each one of you, sincerely. Today, MusicDiffusion introduces its new exclusive ressources and materials collection for music creation: the MusicDiffusion Creative Tools!

After having considerably decrease the music distribution costs for thousands indie artists and music labels worldwide, MusicDiffusion has become the first 360° platform for music creators: the place where to distribute and share your music with fans and collect royalties through all digital services worldwide (check our partners list here), the place where to promote and market your music and artist career with our exclusive artist services, the place to connect and share with our community and music professionals, and where to find new collaborators with our exclusive dedicated Social Network.

Today, MusicDiffusion launches its own ressources and materials collection for music creation: exclusive instrumental beats, audio samples, sounds, loops, plugins and more under the name MusicDiffusion Creative Tools. MusicDiffusion Creative Tools are top quality ressources and materials, 100% royalty free and ready to use for any kind of music projects or videos, created by our exclusive and multi-platinum music producers team!

Check out now our dedicated section for our MusicDiffusion Creative Tools, we really hope you will enjoy these exclusive ressources to get inspiration. More is coming soon 😉🔥

 

 

Discover some of MusicDiffusion Exclusive Creative Tools bellow:

 

 


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MusicDiffusion’s new partners: Tik Tok, Anghami, JioSaavn, Yandex, VKontakte…

 

MusicDiffusion is happy to welcome new partners for its digital music distribution: TIK TOK, ANGHAMI, JIOSAAVN, YANDEX, VKONTAKTE…

 

Primero de todo, nos gustaría agradecerle por ser parte del éxito de MusicDiffusion, ahora más que nunca puede utilizar nuestra plataforma dedicada a todos los creadores de música de todo el mundo! Gracias a ti, last month we blasted all our previous records 🚀🙏 This motivates us even more to create each day a better service and be helpful to our community during this hard period. Community that you can join on our exclusive social network for musicians now also available on mobile with our new applications.

 
Today we are happy to announce new partners for our music distribution, already available in our music distribution dashboard. With no additional fee, our members can now deliver previous releases or new music on all those new channels:
 
TIK TOK: TikTok is a global video community powered by music. With this app you can discover, create and edit amazing videos, and easily share them with your friends and the whole world. Create and edit videos instantly using special filters, funny stickers and much more.

ANGHAMI: Anghami is the first and largest legal music streaming platform in the Middle East and is also present in the North Africa region. It has a massive audience of 70 million registered users that generate 1 billion plays per month, according to the last results shared by the company.

JIOSAAVN: JioSaavn is an Indian music streaming service and a digital distributor of Bollywood, English and other regional Indian music across the world. Since it was founded in 2007 as Saavn, the company has acquired rights to over 40 million music tracks in 15 languages.

IHEART: iHeartRadio is a free broadcast, podcast and streaming radio platform owned by iHeartMedia, Inc – USA. It functions as the national umbrella brand for iHeartMedia’s radio network aggregating its over 850 local iHeartMedia radio stations across the United States. iHeartRadio is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles.

KKBOX: KKBOX is a music streaming service established by a group of Taiwanese software programmers in 2004. It targets the Asian market, focusing on regions like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, etc. Working on a freemium and premium basis, listeners can listen to over 20-million songs on smartphones, TVs, media centers and computers.

MIXCLOUD: Mixcloud is a long-form Internet audio platform. The service provides a home for users who create radio shows, Podcasts and long-form audio from around the world. Mixcloud allows all users to browse and stream audio content uploaded on its site. Registered users can upload content such as radio shows, DJ mixes, and podcasts, as well as promote and distribute their content through Mixcloud’s own social networking widget.

MONKINGME : MonkingMe is a music streaming service from Spain. Users can listen to online and offline songs for free, in exchange for viewing advertisements, answering surveys and other advertising actions that generate an economic benefit. MonkingMe has various available services: Music streaming and download, Merchandising, Promotion and Advertising.

RESSO: Resso is a music streaming app that allows users to listen to music as well as generate their own visual content to be displayed in the background while a song is playing. Resso is the new highlight service from ByteDance, the creators of TikTok app

UNITED MEDIA AGENCY (UMA): UMA provides a music service to customers directly and on a B2B basis with the Mail.ru group. Mail.ru owns and operates Mail.ru (https://mail.ru), one of largest email providers in Russia / the Commonwealth of Independent States. Mail.ru also owns and operates the three largest social media networks in Russia/ the CIS: VKontakte (VK) (https://vk.com) Odnoklassniki (OK) (https://ok.ru) Moi Mir (MM) or ‘My World’ (https://my.mail.ru) Además, and as part of the licensing deal, UMA is also making content available in BOOM, a mobile application developed by the group on their behalf which will serve as a standalone music app for the social network users of Mail.Ru Group.

YANDEX : Yandex.Music is streaming service available in Russia, CIS countries, Georgia, Israel. There are 2 models used: Freemium model – Available on desktop and mobile devices (limited functionality). Monetized by audio ads, display ads and contextual ads. Premium model – Available on desktop and mobile devices. Goes under subscription.

 
How to publish the music already distributed with MusicDiffusion on these new channels?

To release your precedent albums distributed with MusicDiffusion on these new channels and collect new revenues, please select your album and go to the distribution tab. You will be able to distribute your album on new channels in the list with no additional cost!
How to distribute your music on new channels in the MusicDiffusion Distribution Dashboard

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MusicDiffusion deploys its mobile applications starting with MusicDiffusion Network for smartphones 📲

 

We are happy to announce the deployment of new mobile apps for the MusicDiffusion community. Starting with our social network dedicated to musicians and the music industry, now also available on smartphones in addition of our desktop version here.

 

 

Discover today Red MusicDiffusion on your mobile: the first social network dedicated to all music creators around the world. Create a profile for free and get connected with thousands potential collaborators for your music projects. Post and get reviews on your music from the MusicDiffusion community, sell and buy services and products on our exclusive MarketPlace, create or apply for jobs in the music industry, create a page for your band, create groups or even crowdfunding for your projects…

Red MusicDiffusion is the most complete social network for musicians, and you will love it!

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