• HIGHVIBES PARTNERS WITH SONGTRUST WITH THE GOAL TO EMPOWER ONE MILLION AFRICAN SONGWRITERS, PRODUCERS AND CREATORS BY 2030

    HIGHVIBES PARTNERS WITH SONGTRUST WITH THE GOAL TO EMPOWER ONE MILLION AFRICAN SONGWRITERS, PRODUCERS AND CREATORS BY 2030

    Since 2018, More Than 95% of Songwriters, Producers, and Creators in Africa Are Unpublished, With This Number Increasing As The Continent Goes Digital

     

    TEMA, GHANA, SEPT 29, 2020 -- HIGHVIBES, the simplified music distribution and music rights management platform, has partnered with Songtrust to power its music publishing administration service. This partnership with Songtrust, the world's largest technology solution for global music publishing royalty collection and administration, establishes Highvibes as a multi-tiered option for music rights holders in Africa needing royalty collection on the recording side and now publishing as well.

     

    According to CISAC, music collections in Africa have grown more than 35% over the past five years, only second to USA/Canada which had a 65.2% growth rate over the same period. As Africa rapidly digitizes over the next ten years, and its digital rights infrastructure begins to match that of other continents, music industry experts in Africa and around the world expect to see a quick and continued increase in music royalty collections

     

    In November 2019, Highvibes conducted a music publishing survey at the biggest showcasing and networking event in Africa, Music In Africa Conference for Collaboration, finding that 95% of songwriters, producers, and creators in Africa have been unpublished since 2018. The company’s music publishing offering now powered by Songtrust enables them to offer global royalty collection to these creators and not leave money on the table. Highvibes, which was founded in 2019, has already distributed more than 1MM songs from over 100,000 artists who live across 32 countries. The company makes money through retaining 10% of royalties generated by artists and songwriters who use its platform.

     

    Providing a professional distribution service to clients across the continent, here are a few words from artists that Highvibes works with:

    • Highhvibes’ dedication and guidance for content owners and songwriters is superb, and together we are reaching greater heights.” - Mix Master Garzy | Ghana

    • Highvibes helped me achieve goals I thought were impossible before I started working with them." - Okal | Nigeria

    • Royalty collection has been simplified for us by Highvibes, and we can now focus solely on developing our artists.” - Dr. Maringa, the CEO of Africa Unite | South Africa

     

    Africa is the largest market yet to be tapped into, with an immediate need for stabilization and structuring of digital music distribution across Africa, especially when it comes to publishing administration,” said Highvibes Founder and CEO, Gbolahan Mathias. “Our partnership with Songtrust provides us the ability to publish countless African music rights holders for years to come, which has been estimated to exceed more than one million by 2030.”

     

    In this partnership with Songtrust, all songwriters, producers, and creators in Africa who distribute music through Highvibes, will be able to collect their publishing royalties not only in Africa, but from Songtrust’s entire global royalty collection network which exceeds more than 150 countries and territories. Songtrust, who represents more than 300,000 songwriters around the world and more than 2,000,000 songs, experienced a record year in 2019 and continues to build on that record growth in 2020.

     

    It’s inspiring to see how Highvibes has devoted itself to helping and educating songwriters, artists, and producers across Africa on the importance of protecting their intellectual property, and appreciating its financial value,” said Mandy Aubry, Songtrust’s Director of Business Development for EMEA and APAC, who led the partnership. “Songtrust’s mission is to build a more equitable music ecosystem, and global partnerships like this are another step in the right direction.”

     

    With new content from Africa making waves on the digital stores through business ventures, collaboration, features and investments, the world now looks to East Africa, North Africa and especially West Africa to start doing the right things to ease the transition and digital transformation of Africa.

     

    About Songtrust

    Songtrust is the world's largest technology solution for global music publishing royalty collection and administration. It was founded to simplify music rights management and remove the complexity of the publishing landscape. Songtrust’s core mission is to help musicians, publishers, labels, and distributors easily track and collect global publishing royalties for their music catalogs. Songtrust administers more than 2,000,000 songs and represents more than 300,000 songwriters, including those who have written songs recorded by Drake, Billie Eilish, and Kendrick Lamar. The company works with publishers and distributors such as CD Baby, Downtown Music Publishing, and Sub Pop Publishing. Songtrust maintains the most extensive, accessible publishing network in the music industry by having direct relationships across more than 50 rights societies around the world covering more than 215 countries and territories. Songtrust® is a registered service mark of ST Music LLC, which is owned and operated by Downtown Music Holdings. Songtrust was named a Billboard Magazine Top Music Startup upon launch in 2011. The company is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit:http://songtrust.com/

     

     

  • NAGYI RELEASES HIS ANTICIPATED EP TITLED “SLEEP WHEN I’M RICH”

    Nagyi is one of the fastest rising and most exciting rappers in the Ghanaian music scene. After making impressive numbers with his recent relsease “We Move” which featured Rebotribe’s very own Kwame Yesu, Nagyi is out with his debut EP titled “Sleep When I’m Rich

     

    On 9th April 2021. The title “Sleep When I’m Rich” depicts a story of working hard and grinding for everything we want in life by dedicating time and effort into the craft to achieve success. The EP has a balance of Hip-Hop, Afro beats and RnB with great lyrics, beats and melodies. It holds a track list of seven (7) songs. This amazing EP walks you through the life of Nagyi and the real ghetto Ghanaian environment that affects our daily lives.

     

    The EP features two talented up and coming stars. Nigeria’s Famous independent artist O.L an ex signee of ‘GADone Records’ with his smash hit Selassie which was nominated for MuseAfrica’s Introlude “Banger of the Quarter”. The budding singer has also worked with Mr Eazi’s EmpawaAfrica program in which he released song and a video titled Rihana under their platform. The second artiste who got featured on the EP is Diggy Flex, a popular rapper from Takoradi.

    Production credits go to BonaBeats, Klz productions, Kyle Junior, Mj Nichols, R. Munoz, with mix and mastering by Candy Factory’s in-house engineer/artiste VT.

    Expect more from Ananse Live Inc to come as Nagyi keep serving the masses what they want.

    Follow Nagyi;

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/nagyi_cjp?s=21

    Intagram: https://instagram.com/nagyi_cjp/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nagyi.amoah.71

    Stream/Download - https://songwhip.com/nagyi/sleep-when-im-rich

  • Okal is more than an Artist, believe it or not time will tell

    What I've been up to

    I appreciate my MillionDollar Fans a lot, 2019 made me realize all my years in this game have not gone unnoticed. Had quite limited time to shine it was a crazy run from the moment “ Cost A Thang “ dropped to “ Lover Boy “ ” Spectacula “. Then the pandemic stuck hard which really stalled the entire industry. While waiting for the lockdown to roll over I decided to kickstart my own agency called Milliondollar Ideas Limited. We provide promotional services precisely to the upcoming and fast-rising artist, Although we have every intention to expand to bigger lists of artists with time, Presently our real focus, for now, are the grassroots.

    I noticed a lot of talented creatives want to do music and push their crafts independently and not necessarily have to sign a contract or bind themselves in a deal. A fundamental problem is a way the Nigerian music industry is structured you might not even have a chance as a creative to get heard because you need to build a brand around you and unfortunately the right guidance and advice might not be readily given by anyone. I figured consultancy might be a good way out. At MillionDollar Ideas Ltd, we work according to our client's budget to help them achieve their aims professionally and give advice on further steps to be taken on their brands.

    Okal furthered narrated

    2020 was peculiarly all about collaborations for me, I had to keep my listeners busy I decided to hook up with close Dj s  & Producers' friends of mine by exploring the depth of my sound. I wrote Natural Highness during the lockdown, Dj T Monie had already sent me the beat he wanted to make it a south-south all-bred song and I sent it to Steven Tones to hook us up with the 2nd verse. Lyquid Mix mixed & mastered, we created a powerful song with a great message.

    “ Gentleman “  alongside Dj Oscar P was released to round off the year.

    What s new with Okal?

    “It's good to be back and this time around am here to stay I have so much music to share with the world and i've got plans for my debut body of work, a whole lot of collaborations in place for the year 2021 also “
    The Afro Soul Highlife Singer Is Back With A New Single Titled " Thinking ".
    Thinking is a controversial song that Features a one-sided conversation of a lover analyzing a relationship that seems to be filled with lies and disguise. Hopes & Prayers Does Not Seem Yield Any Good Result, Acceptance Seems To Be The Lovers Only way to find peace.

    Listen And Stream This Classic And Stressless Good Music
     

    https://song.link/thinking

    IG & Twitter @iamokal

     

  • HIGHVIBES EMPOWERS INDEPENDENT MUSIC CREATORS ACROSS AFRICA WITH $5Million (USD)

     

    HIGHVIBES DISTRIBUTION  - Independent music distributor & publisher based in Ghana has unveiled empowerment programs for music creators across the continent. Following its announcement in Q3 2020 in which Highvibes partnered with Songtrust to empower 1 Million music creators.

     

    Some of the programs outlined by Highvibes include but not limited to - Expansion of its  publishing & music distribution structure for music creators and artist marketing funding while creators would still own their masters.

     

    Music producers across the continent are facing difficulties in getting proper credit for their publishing royalties, Highvibes partnership with Songtrust is already filling that bridge with over 10,000 producers now represented by Highvibes Publishing.

     

    Co-Founder & Country manager Nigeria - Highvibes Distribution “Paul Adeogun” - “Since the establishment of HighVibes Distribution in 2019, music creators have been able to have easier access to their royalties.

     

    Highvibes is a simple tool to use for artists at any stage of their career; Built on the flexibility of Ditto’s technology, Artists have access to distribute their content to over 260 stores worldwide while they'll still own 100% of their masters. Highvibes currently has artists across 40 countries with over 1Million songs distributed.

     

    “Welbeck Tawiah” - Head of Publishing and Artist Services 

    “I joined Highvibes in 2020 and immediately saw the vision to inspire artists across the continent mostly in the publishing aspect. Over 60000 songs are being published each month through Songtrust. We currently have over 1,000,000 songs properly registered for publishing.

     

    With funding being a major obstacle for independent artists, Highvibes has launched its virtual card which has been pre-funded with $5,000,000.

    The virtual card is available to all new and existing Highvibes artists and it's been pre-funded in other to make artist promotion easier on digital platforms.

     

    “Doctor Maringa” - Country Manager - South Africa

    “Several artists in South Africa are now distributing their songs through Highvibes due to the uniqueness of  our service, with a steady growth rate of 13.2% weekly Highvibes presence in South Africa is growing rapidly.

     

    About Highvibes

    Highvibes is a 100% independent online music distributor and publisher founded by Adeogun Paul, Doe Dornyo and Ogunade Gbolahan in February 2019. Its mission is to serve as the easiest tool for artists across Africa to get their songs on the world's leading digital services, like Apple Music and Spotify. With offices across Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria, Highvibes is helping artists to reach and connect with a global audience. For more information, please visit their website at http://highvibesdistribution.com/.

  • HIGHVIBES STRENGTHEN ITS MISSION IN EMPOWERING RIGHT OWNERS ACROSS AFRICA

    HIGHVIBES OPENS DEDICATED PUBLISHING DEPARTMENT TO STRENGTHEN ITS MISSION IN EMPOWERING SONGWRITERS ACROSS AFRICA

    Between October 2020 and December 2020, Highvibes has been able to publish more than 3,000 songs due to its partnership with Songtrust

     

    At the end of the 3Q20, Highvibes announced its partnership with Songtrust, the world’s largest and most accessible music publishing administrator, with the goal to empower one million African songwriters, producers and creators by 2030.

     

    By partnering with Songtrust to offer rights holders, songwriters, creators, and businesses the ability to collect worldwide publishing royalties with a professional global administration network, Highvibes has been able to publish more than 3,000 songs between October 2020 and December 2020, the first quarter of the partnership. Highvibes is currently maintaining a weekly growth rate of 13% in music creators, setting a giant pace in music publishing across Africa.

     

    In order to meet the increasing demand from songwriters across the continent, Highvibes has opened a dedicated publishing department for its music creators. The company has hired Welbeck Tawiah to oversee its publishing services as he has been an artist manager for The defunct - Tema Reggae Band, Abakade, Addi Shyne, Alpha Bankz, King Pauldgreatest and various artists for more than a decade, and has gained a lot of experience in handling afro-centric publishing needs for artists over the years.

     

    With 35% of Highvibes’ music creators living in South Africa, Highvibes also employed Dr. Maringa as its new South Africa Country Manager. Dr. Maringa was the CEO of Africa Unite Pty Ltd, a record label which has worked with over 500 artists from across South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.

     

    After the music publishing survey conducted by Highvibes in November 2019 at Music In Africa Conference for Collaboration, the biggest showcasing and networking event in Africa, Highvibes found that 95% of songwriters, producers, and creators in Africa have been unpublished since 2018.

     

    “Backed by Songtrust’s technology, Highvibes is offering the best bespoke services for music creators across Africa as the continent discovers the Digital Market. There is more to Africa,” said Doe Dornyo, COO and Co-Founder of Highvibes.

     

    “Songtrust has been a priceless asset for songwriters, producers, and artists for collecting their publishing royalties from more than 215 countries worldwide. Since Highvibes partnered with Songtrust back in October 2020, Highvibes has been able to publish over 3,000 songs within such a short period" - Welbeck Tawiah, Head Of Publishing & Artist Services at Highvibes.

     

    According to PWC, by 2023, total E&M revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R170.5 billion, up from R128.9 billion in 2018. With 35% of Highvibes music creators from South Africa, Highvibes’ physical presence in the country is essential and initiated Dr. Maringa joining the Highvibes global team as the Country Manager in South Africa.

     

    ‘I've always been an advocate for independent artists across South Africa, the goals at Highvibes and Songtrust align with what I represent, I'm excited to be a part of Highvibes,’ said Dr. Maringa, Highvibes’ Country Manager for South Africa. 

     

    With the steady growth of Highvibes which has been exceptional and its unique services  powered by Songtrust’s technology, Highvibes is on track to publish over 100,000 songs for music creators across Africa by the end of 2021.

     

    About Highvibes

    Highvibes is a 100% independent online music distributor and publisher founded by Adeogun Paul, Doe Dornyo and Ogunade Gbolahan in February 2019. Its mission is to serve as the easiest tool for artists across Africa to get their songs on the world's leading digital services, like Apple Music and Spotify. With offices across Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria, Highvibes is helping artists to reach and connect with a global audience. For more information, please visit their website at http://highvibesdistribution.com/.